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August 23-25, Portland

US (OR): Farwest seminar speakers focus on garden retail

At Farwest 2017, August 23-25 in Portland, OR, retail leaders, Leslie Halleck and Gary Lewis, will deliver four seminars on various subjects with relevance for independent garden center owners and employees. Talks will cover topics of customer demography, digital marketing, marketing strategy, and new.....

Italian grower retrofits structure with tailor-made solution

While still challenged by the aftermath of the financial crisis, some entrepreneurs in the Southern European horticulture industry again see their business flourish after quite a few challenging years. For Italian garden center Irisgard reason to retrofit their operations with a new state of the art sales.....

in Nuenen

NL: New garden centre to be an attractive ‘work of art’

Next spring the town of Nuenen in the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant will see the opening of the new branch of a garden centre. In the town where Vincent van Gogh once painted his masterworks, a new masterwork is about to arise.The new branch will be conspicuously situated along the town’s northern ring.....

UK: Tates of Sussex wins Home Grown award 2017

The Home Grown users group presented the Garden Centre of the Year award 2017 to Tates of Sussex, a family company that has been active this year in promoting Home Grown produce.Here the company’s David Finn and Mark Curtis receive their award from Simon Davenport of the BPOA.Tates of SussexRecords can trace.....

UK: Smiemans starts construction on garden center restaurant

In the idyllic coastal town of Bridport (GB) Smiemans Projecten will build a restaurant of 415 m² next to the existing garden centre of Groves nurseries. It is commercially essential for a garden centre in England to have a restaurant; it complements the feeling that people can enjoy going to the garden.....

NL: Intratuin opens 8,000 m2 garden center

In spring 2019 Deventer will have a new shop to its name: the new Intratuin, which will be opening in this old Hanseatic city on the river IJssel. But there is still a lot to be done before then. Which is why owner Hendrik Vreeman commissioned Thermoflor in May 2017 to handle the construction and to.....

UK: Garden centre plants may pose pesticide threat to bees

Plants sold at UK garden centres are tainted by a cocktail of pesticide residues, a study has found. The mix included neonicotinoid pesticides, some of which are banned on bee attractive crops in the EU. The authors report that gardeners could be contaminating their gardens with pesticides harmful to.....