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Ornamental Horticulture Sector Unveils Plan to Grow £10 Billion Sector

Lord Heseltine backs move to boost undervalued industry at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

  • Action plan to stimulate growth unveiled at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
  • Leading national organisations back initiative
  • Expertise from within sector and beyond will guide development 

On Wednesday 20 May

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Roses for summer scent and colour

Complete your customersí gardens this summer with a beautiful rose, one of the most popular garden plants and the Horticultural Trades Associationís (HTA) Plant of the Month for June 2015.

Plant of the Month 2014

There is a rose for every garden situation, from Hybrid Teas to miniatures, climbers to floribundas, the choice is endless. They can be large or small, contemporary or traditional and boast both fragrance and colour.

As a perfect addition to any garden environment and being relatively easy

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Book now to benefit from extended early bird rate for Catering Matters - HTA Catering Conference and Dinner

Latest food trends, integrating catering into your garden centre offer, managing people and the growing gluten free market are just some of the key topics for discussion at Catering Matters - the HTA Catering Conference, dinner and exhibition.

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This popular event, sponsored by Vision Commercial Kitchens, takes place at The Belfry, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands on 9 and 10 June 2015.

Book now at to benefit from the extended early bird rate which runs until 29 May 2015. The full conference package offers

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HTA & APL members have a record-breaking year at Chelsea

Not only were there a record-breaking 14 Association of Professional Landscaper (APL) members at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year, all of them have gone home with a medal.

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The winners are as follows:

GOLD - The Cloudy Bay Garden in association with Vital Earth - Rich Landscapes, Big Fish Landscapes
GOLD - The Homebase Garden - Urban Retreat - Adam Frost - Bespoke Outdoor Spaces
GOLD - A Trugmaker's Garden by Future Climate Info - Frogheath Landscapes... Read More >>

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DCF launches new orchid collection to support student growers

The David Colegrave Foundation, the charity for people studying horticulture, is launching a new fundraising collection of Phalaenopsis Orchid at this year's HTA National Plant Show.

DCF launches new orchid collection to support student growers

The charity worked with Garden Centre Fresh which originally approached DCF with the initiative, as well as two young growers who have a passion for orchids to select the collection. 

The collection which offers a distinctive fusion of summer colours and striking markings will be sold

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HTA and APL all set for Chelsea

Members of the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) are busy preparing gardens and exhibits for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show which takes place on 19-23 May 2015.

Chelsea 2012

The APL is thrilled to have a record-breaking 14 members building gardens at this year’s Show, they include:

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  • Bespoke Outdoor Spaces – The Homebase Garden
  • Clifton Nurseries – Royal Bank of Canada Garden
  • Hillier

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