In the Floral Marquee, Broadleigh Gardens, Dibleys Nurseries, Hardy’s Cottage Garden Plants, Southfield Nurseries and W Robinson & Son (Seeds & Plants) Ltd all won Gold for their displays.
There were Silver-Gilt medals for HTA members Cooks Garden Centre,... Read More >>
The public interest in the competition this year was at an all-time high, with many members of the public requesting coverage on the BBC to enable them to see how the competitors had got on. There were comparisons to it being a landscaping version the BBC’s Great British Bake Off.
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Described as an ‘agent for positive change’ Echo joined the Home Retail Group Board as Managing Director of Homebase in April 2015. Prior to this Echo worked for Tesco for 10 years in various roles in Asia and the UK and also served as a Non-Executive Director for Dobbies... Read More >>
The event, attended by over 90 growers and retailers, looked at the opportunities for selling more plants in garden centres. Plant sales in the UK are currently worth £1.5 billion and one third of these sales are made through garden centres and retail nurseries.
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Simon Jack, business and economics presenter for Radio 4’s Today Programme and Dennis Reid from Retail Performance Specialists are two of the key speakers taking part in the HTA Garden Futures Conference, sponsored by Hozelock and Scotts Miracle-Gro, which takes place on Wednesday 30 September.
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Following the chancellor’s budget statement yesterday, the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is delighted to hear that that there are moves afoot to relax the Sunday Trading Laws in order to allow all retail businesses, including garden centres, to trade on a level playing field.
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