Garden center

UK: Plant Finder updated to include ‘houseplants for every room’

A new section dedicated to houseplants has been launched on Joy of Plants’ Plant Finder software to help meet the recent resurgence in houseplants sales from garden centres. Following figures from the Garden Centre Association (GCA) revealing sales were up 15.38% in November, Joy of Plants has upgraded…

UK: Dobbies proves festive winner as sales grow

Garden centre chain Dobbies has hailed a 6 per cent rise in festive sales as “very encouraging”. The Lasswade-based group, which has 69 centres across the UK, said total sales…

UK: Squire’s Garden Centres turnover reaches £57m amid expansion plans

Squire’s Garden Centres has seen a record year of sales thanks to “excellent weather conditions” throughout the peak season. For the year ending July 31 2019, turnover increased by 15 per cent to £57 million, boosted by the addition of the newly acquired centre at Frensham, which joined the group on…

UK: Garden centre and nursery for sale in County Durham

Green Lane Garden Centre & Nursery is located just to the south of the A181 with a frontage thereto with access directly off the B1278 just north of Trimdon. The A181 links Durham to Peterlee, the major towns of Stockton on Tees and Darlington are to the south and there is good access both to the A19 in…

UK: Dobbies garden centre chain considering return to stock market

The UK’s largest garden centre chain, Dobbies, is gearing up for a return to the stock market after posting a jump in sales. Sales were up by 2 per cent to £166 million in the year to the end of February on the back of six new stores while like-for-like sales rose by 5 per cent. Underlying earnings grew…

Australian nursery builds 'garden centre of the future'

After 50 years of growing a nursery empire, the three brothers at the helm of Flower Power knew they need to cut a site loose to fund the construction of the garden centre of the future. Despite running 10 nurseries, the family business had never built one from the ground up, growing instead through…

GCA Trust sponsored delegates say IGCA Congress ‘exceeded expectations’

Emma Lamb and Sam Clark who were sponsored by the GCA Trust to attend the International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) Congress have reported back about their experiences. Barton Grange Garden Centre’s Emma and Sam, who works for Cowell’s Garden Centre, were picked for the Trust’s Dick Allen…


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