Under the campaign title ‘Love the Plot You've Got', the campaign will work to demystify and popularise gardening amongst consumers who currently see the pastime as hard work and primarily for older people.Read More >>
Young horticulturists have two months to apply for one of five Student Scholarships and five months to apply for a Sponsored Scholarship.
This year sees a new scholarship opportunity from the South West Growers Show offering £1,500 financial support to a student, as well as the relaunch of the Wyevale Garden Centres Scholarship, formally the Garden Centre Group Scholarship. Wyevale Garden Centres is offering two students a £1,500 study support payment each and the opportunity to organise paid weekend and/or holiday work at a Wyevale Garden Centre.Read More >>
Today in 1994, the Sunday Trading Act came into law. Twenty years later, some of the regulations introduced by the Act seem particularly outdated. This is especially the case for garden centres, which are covered by the Act purely due to their need to be a large size, a necessity for display their live products.Read More >>
Changes in the number and size of gardens and the levels of home ownership are identified as key factors that will impact the market over the coming years.Read More >>
Chairing the Board is Andrew Richardson of Johnsons of Whixley, while Dougal Philip of New Hopetoun Gardens steps up as Vice Charirman. Tim Woodland of Simple Pleasures, a bulb wholesaling company, joins as a new Trustee to sit alongside existing Trustees Robert Hillier of Hillier Nurseries, Tom Wood of Oakover Nurseries, and Eddie Topping of Barton Grange Garden Centre. Jeffery Bernhard of Bernhards Nurseries has now stepped down as a Trustee.Read More >>
A classic late flowerer is the pretty Japanese Anemone, a favourite with gardeners and the perfect choice for the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) Plant of the Month for September.
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