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A feast for all the senses in National Conifer Week

Garden retailers throughout the UK are being given the opportunity to inspire their customers and boost conifer sales during National Conifer Week, organised by the HTA and the British Conifer Group, which will run between 27 September and 5 October 2014

Alex Gregory

At this time of year,  attention turns to the changing colours of autumn ,with  conifers play a big part in the garden giving year round colour when other leaves have fallen.  This makes these hardy evergreens also the perfect choice for the Horticultural Trades Associaton’s (HTA)Plant

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HTA AGM 2014

Members are invited to come along to the HTA AGM and share in the good governance of your Association.

This year's Annual General Meeting will be held in the Council Chamber at CIPFA, 3 Robert Street, London, WC2N 6RL on Tuesday 14 October 2014 commencing at 4pm. Registration will open at 15.30 and refreshments will be available.


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HTA Garden Futures – Bigger, Better, Stronger…

With the HTA Garden Futures Dinner and Conference 2014 taking place next month it is time to sign up to attend this annual strategic networking event for the garden industry.

Garden Futures 2014

14/15 October, Royal Institute of British Architects, London


This year’s event, sponsored by Hozelock, Scotts Miracle-Gro and William Sinclair is being held at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) in London.


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Glee and the HTA confirm new three-year agreement

HTA has confirmed its ongoing support of Glee


As the garden retail industry gets ready for a revitalised Glee 2014, the show’s organisers, i2i Events, are pleased to confirm that the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has already confirmed its ongoing support of the show, with a new three-year agreement.  This renewed partnership will see the HTA share its industry leading knowledge and insight to help add even more value to Glee, providing benefits for visitors and exhibitors alike until 2018.

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‘Love the Plot You've Got' launches at Glee

GIMB (Gardening Industry Marketing Board) is launching the first ever industry-wide consumer marketing campaign at Glee this year.

‘Love the Plot You’ve Got’

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.

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Horticultural Scholarship Season Opens

The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) Scholarship Season is now open with several scholarships up for grabs.

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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.

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