• Plant Botany and Sustainable Horticulture in the Modern World

    By GCU on September 2, 2022
    Bridgwater and Taunton College have launched an exciting new horticulture programme starting in September 2022 to address the important issues affecting horticulture in the modern world. It has been written to cater for gardeners both professional and amateur who want to learn about the importance of sustainability and organic practices. Chemical-free methods and specific organic practices will be paramount in […]
  • Award-winning garden designer Adam Woolcott becomes Handy’s gardening expert

    By GCU on September 2, 2022
    British garden equipment manufacturer Handy is delighted to announce the appointment of multi-award-winning garden designer Adam Woolcott as its new gardening expert. Adam will be producing regular blogs and videos for Handy offering practical advice to retailers and gardeners around the nation, starting in September with the subject of how to revive lawns following the exceptionally hot, dry summer. Adam has […]
  • STV have recently announced a new charity partnership with Greenfingers that will see them commit to raising £10,000 over the next 3 years

    By GCU on September 2, 2022
    Children’s hospices provide crucial care and support to thousands of families with seriously ill children across the UK and much of the hospice fundraising goes towards providing equipment and the vital care which goes on inside the hospice, leaving little funding for their outside spaces. Greenfingers Charity works to create magical gardens for life-limited children and their families who spend […]
  • Glee crowns its first ever ESG Initiative Award winner

    By GCU on August 30, 2022
    Following the first-ever June edition of the Glee exhibition, the show’s organisers have added a new initiative as part of its ‘Power of One’ campaign, introducing the Glee ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Initiative Award. This new award celebrates those brands that are taking great strides to positively impact these three critical areas of their business, with this year’s winner […]
  • Ivyline launches showroom ‘Open Week’

    By GCU on August 29, 2022
    British home and giftware supplier, Ivyline, has confirmed that next month it will be running a special open-door showroom event for its retail customers. Taking place from Monday 5th – Friday 9th September at Ivyline’s dedicated showroom at Stoneleigh Park, the Ivyline event will be the perfect opportunity for retailers to get up close and personal with the company’s trend-led AW22 and […]
  • Zest exhibits at Four Oaks

    By GCU on August 24, 2022
    Timber garden furniture, grow your own and decorative garden structure specialist, Zest is exhibiting at Four Oaks (6th and 7th September) for the 11th consecutive year. The company will be showcasing its new on-trend products for the 2023 season alongside its best-selling range of award winners on stand OP7B. Zest will also present its consumer-facing new positioning: Zest Outdoor Living […]
  • Garden industry welcomes exciting peat-free offer showcased by Durstons at Glee 2022

    By GCU on August 4, 2022
    Durston Garden Products’ collection of peat-free products took centre stage on stand at this year’s Glee, much to the delight of retail buyers from across the sector. With sustainability high on the agenda, visitors to Glee 2022 were on the lookout for products that make gardening easier but have a reduced impact on the planet – and Durstons’ peat-free range meant […]
  • UK horticulture sector reports significant drop in the use of peat

    By GCU on August 3, 2022
    There has been a dramatic drop in the amount of peat used in compost according to new report led by the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and Growing Media Association (GMA). The shift is because of UK suppliers, growers and retailers working together to develop new products and alternatives. The annual Growing Media Monitor* indicates that the use of peat in the retail […]
  • GIMA Awards judging complete – find out who wins on October 20th

    By GCU on August 3, 2022
    Following another incredible year of inspirational new product development, the 200 plus entries to the 2022 GIMA Awards provided this year’s judging panel with plenty of food for thought. Now, with the judging day complete, we must wait until October 20th to find out who will be crowned winners this year. Selecting products from across 13 product and three marketing categories, […]
  • Zest Smashes 2022 Charity Target in Just Six Months

    By GCU on July 25, 2022
    Garden furniture, grow your own and decorative garden structure specialist, Zest has already smashed its fundraising target in support of the British Heart Foundation (BHF), its chosen charity of the year for 2022.  Just six months into the programme, it has already raised almost £10,500, against the annual goal of £10,000! From the Manchester marathon to a month-long ‘dechox’ to […]