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Adam Frost joins HTA Board

Landscape and Garden Designer, Adam Frost has joined the HTA Board as a Director.

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Adam is also an Ambassador for the RHS and works with Homebase on the Garden Academy apprenticeship scheme and has also designed their Chelsea Garden in 2013, 2014 and now 2015.


HTA Chief Executive Carol Paris comments, “We are delighted to welcome Adam to the HTA Board.

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Last chance for landscapers to book for APL Spring Networking Seminar: Ponds, Pools and Plants

Landscapers are encouraged to book now to attend the Spring APL Networking seminar ‘Ponds, Pools and Plants’ which is taking place next week at 4pm on Thursday 5 March at Classiflora, Essex.

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This seminar will focus on the construction of ponds and natural pools and provide attendees with the opportunity to meet with other landscapers and suppliers.  The evening event will highlight technical difficulties and potential pitfalls and include a discussion on complementary planting to

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New chair elected for Growing Media Association

Steve Harper (Sales Director of Gardman and previously of Bord na Mona, Vital Earth and William Sinclair Horticulture) has been elected as the first Independent Chair of the GMA.

Steve Harper

Ben Malin of Terraqueous (representing the Somerset Peat Producers) is elected as the Vice Chair.


Commenting on his appointment, Steve Harper says, “I am delighted to have been elected to Chair the GMA for the next two years. Having recently moved to Gardman after working

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GIMB call for industry support for Love the Plot You’ve Got

Key players behind the industry wide Love the Plot You’ve Got campaign are encouraging businesses to get behind it to ensure maximum success.


Meeting at the Garden Press Event on 12 February Garden Industry Marketing Board (GIMB) members (GIMA, HTA, LOFA, RHS, Scotts and Westland Horticulture) called for further support for the initiative which is aimed at inspiring new audiences to enjoy their outdoor spaces.

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Love the Plot You’ve Got – your industry your campaign

Garden retailers are being encouraged to sign up to the Love the Plot You’ve Got campaign and maximise the opportunities that this industry wide initiative presents.

Love the Plot You've Got

Aimed at 30-45 year olds Love the Plot You’ve Got seeks to inspire those who have access to a garden or outdoor space but don’t currently make great use of it. Importantly the aim is to de-mystify and not dumb down gardening and provide them with achievable and realistic ideas.

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Save the Date: HTA Garden Futures Conference and Dinner

This year’s HTA Garden Futures Conference and Dinner will take place on Wednesday 30 September 2015 at Heythrop Park in Oxfordshire.

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This strategic event which brings together the key players from across the garden industry explores the challenges and opportunities that face garden retail now and in the future.


HTA Chief Executive Carol Paris comments, “We have decided to move HTA Garden Futures out

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