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Germany: Innovative roof design for crystal clear ETFE installation

The customers of the German garden center Blumen Beier in Mannheim can now shop for their outdoor plants any time of the year. Thanks to the installation of the innovative 3,000 square meter retractable roof greenhouse, both plants, staff and customers are year round protected against dark, cold and wet.....

US: Applications available for Therapeutic Garden Grants

In 2017, National Garden Bureau and Sakata Seed America are partnering to provide $5,000 in grant money to be split among three therapeutic gardens in North America.National Garden Bureau promotes the health and healing powers of human interaction with plants through a yearly grant program for therapeutic.....

Greenhouse design mistakes to avoid for garden centers

When you are designing a garden center there are many considerations you take into account: location, product mix, store layout, advertising, the amount of parking needed, employee training, etc. And while no aspect of building a garden center is more important than another, the physical greenhouse structure.....

High tech propagation greenhouse for Scottish garden

On Friday, March 31, the new glasshouse development at NTS Inverewe Garden was officially opened by David Knott. He is curator of Living Collections at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh. Inverewe is one of the most well-known gardens in Europe and one of the most visited parks in Scotland. And now, it's.....

NL: Garden center doubles retail area

The Nusselder brothers of the Duiven branch of the Intratuin chain of garden centres have asked Thermoflor to help them take a major step forward in the expansion of their shop to enable them to present all their product groups in a better way all year round.This year, the retail area of Intratuin Duiven is.....

UK: Business rates success for growers

"Since at least 1928, plant nursery grounds have been treated by the Valuation Office Agency as exempt from business rates as part of the general exemption for agriculture. However, following a recent Court of Appeal decision, the Valuation Office Agency has started to bring into business rates buildings at.....

UK: Dobbies appoints Nicholas Marshall as CEO

Dobbies Garden Centres has announced that Nicholas Marshall is joining as Chief Executive Officer with immediate effect.Nicholas has over 30 years' experience in the Garden Centre sector. He founded and built two garden centre chains, Country Gardens PLC, which was sold for over £120m and Country Homes and.....

UK: Garden centre e-commerce platform for sale

An opportunity has arisen to purchase the website platform of W Crowder & Sons Ltd. Since the sale of Crowders Garden Centre in 2016, the company has decided to focus on its core wholesale nursery businesses and is therefore offering their award nominated website for sale.Built by a specialist contractor.....