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Sales tips for the bedding plants season

The season for bedding plants is well underway. As the weather gets sunnier, people get in the mood for buying bedding plants and want to bring some colour to their gardens. Because of this, more and more shops are filled with an abundance of welcoming colours and flowers. Unfortunately, the weather in.....

UK: Ebtech complete turnkey glasshouse project

Ebtech Glasshouse Systems have completed the glasshouse turnkey project for the British Garden Centres Group at Woodthorpe Garden Centre in Lincolnshire.The works included the supply and construction of a used glasshouse of 1,228 sq.m. following the demolition of an old wooden structure.Measuring 25.6m wide.....

UK: Oxford garden centre business snapped up

A garden centre and shopping business in Oxford has been snapped up by an independent real estate investment management firm in a deal believed to be worth more than £10m.Yarnton Nurseries consists of 12 acres of garden centre, retail and open storage space to the north of Yarnton, bounded by housing and.....

UK: Dobbies to launch online garden center

Dobbies Garden Centres has signed a five year agreement with Speciality Stores, the general merchandise subsidiary of Ocado Group plc, for the provision of online services. These services will enable Dobbies to launch a new online store early next year serving the whole of the UK.Dobbies will benefit from.....

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.....