Industry News

  • Help Perennial improve lives this Christmas

    By GCU on December 6, 2018
    As you prepare for Christmas with friends and family, Perennial is urging everyone across the horticulture industry to think of those in our sector who are struggling to make ends meet this festive season. Many people working in our industries are on low incomes and unemployment is rife over the winter months. For those facing redundancy, a life-changing diagnosis or bereavement, Christmas can be a very difficult […]
  • Horticultural company delivers Christmas trees to North West vibrant destination

    By GCU on December 6, 2018
    Johnsons of Whixley, one of the largest commercial nurseries in the UK, has teamed up with award-winning landscaping firm, Ground Control Ltd, to supply and install festive foliage to Spinningfields, Manchester. Spinningfields is one of Europe’s most successful urban regeneration projects. Home to over 165 world class financial and commercial service organisations, Spinningfields is a vibrant destination with luxury international […]
  • Wyevale Garden Centres agrees sale of two garden centres

    By GCU on December 6, 2018
    Wyevale Garden Centres (WGC), the UK’s biggest garden centre operator, has announced the sale of another two centres. Wellingborough has been sold to Higgins Landscape and Garden Centres Limited (part of Higgins Building Supplies Limited), and Wolds View to Woodthorpe Hall Centres Limited. Both buyers are delighted by the opportunity to expand their existing businesses and will continue to operate […]
  • New appointments bolster Stax Trade Centres sales team

    By GCU on December 3, 2018
    Hardware and gardening wholesaler Stax Trade Centres has announced details of two major new appointments which have been made to further strengthen the company’s growing team based at its Manchester branch. Richard Cartwright and Andy Dilworth have joined the company as area sales representatives, with Richard taking on responsibility for North Wales and Merseyside, while Andy will focus on the […]
  • PATS Sandown gears up for new February show date

    By GCU on December 3, 2018
    With just over two months to go before PATS Sandown 2019 opens its doors, preparations are well advanced for what promises to be another successful show for both exhibitors and visitors. It will be the first time the exhibition takes place on a Sunday and Monday in February, and visitors can expect to see an impressive showcase of new products […]
  • Content marketing: the next big thing in online marketing

    By GCU on December 3, 2018
    The next big thing in online marketing is content marketing. Sharing knowledge and information helps to get more followers on social media, gain better Google rankings and ultimately attracts new customers to garden centres. Garden Connect is providing online marketing services to over 300 garden centres in the Netherlands, Belgium, Ireland and the UK and shares the top five trends […]
  • VARTA Consumer Batteries charges up Christmas campaign

    By GCU on December 3, 2018
    VARTA Consumer Batteries is the latest brand to release its Christmas ad in the run-up to the big day. The batteries manufacturer has invested in a Christmas TV advertising campaign that will reach an audience of more than 18 million consumers amid this year’s peak selling period. The advert will be on air from December 3 across multiple channels including […]
  • Juliana Group relaunches Halls greenhouse brand

    By GCU on December 3, 2018
    European greenhouse manufacturer The Juliana Group, formerly known as Eden Halls Greenhouses in the UK, is to relaunch its classic Halls greenhouse brand. Timed for the spring 2019 season, the relaunch comprises a new graphic expression and logo for the Halls brand and a new Halls greenhouse model, set to revitalise the greenhouse market with the first radical new design […]
  • Gardenex, PetQuip and BHETA trade associations join forces to stage post-Brexit export conference

    By GCU on December 3, 2018
    Three of the leading trade associations in the garden and leisure, pet product and home enhancement sectors are joining forces to host a joint conference on The Future for International Trade, ahead of the UK’s departure from the European Union. The day-long event will take place on March 12, 2019 and will be held at the Stratford Manor Hotel in […]
  • Another glowing review for Castle Gardens, as centre wins national Christmas Competition

    By GCU on November 30, 2018
    Sherborne-based Castle Gardens has been announced as the national winner of the Garden Centre Association’s annual Christmas Competition. Up against garden centres from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, including big names in the industry, Castle Gardens has now received this coveted accolade for the ninth time in 10 years. Garden centre business specialist and Garden Centre Association judge, […]