Garden center

Frank Noon

UK: Chiswick Flower Market cancelled for October

Chiswick Flower Market, which was held for the first time in September, will not be going ahead in October. The organisers (of whom The Chiswick Calendar editor Bridget Osborne is one) have released this statement: ‘It is with great regret that the organisers of the Chiswick Flower Market have decided to…

UK: Johnsons Garden Centre celebrates record-breaking year

The firm's Garden Centre Sales Division, which is run by Retail Sales Manager, Mark Reynard has had a turbulent year to say the least when garden centres were forced to shut leading to postponed and cancelled orders of thousands of perishable plants. The division which relied heavily on online plant…

Inuvik Greenhouse

from jalapeños to flowers:

Arctic greenhouse network provides locals with everything fresh

Beneath the clear, polycarbonate dome encasing a former hockey arena, Ray Solotki, executive director of the Inuvik Community Greenhouse, tends to flourishing beds of vegetables and flowers. Temperatures in Inuvik, a 3,200-person Canadian town located 120 miles north of the Arctic Circle, can plummet…

UK: CambridgeHOK completes garden centre extension

CambridgeHOK has completed work extending a Northamptonshire garden centre, adding 1,028 square metres of new retail and leisure space for the owners. The company has been repeatedly chosen to add new facilities at the Bell Plantation Garden Centre, in Towcester, over recent years. This has included…

UK: Ravensworth Garden Centre to expand thanks to £1.1m investment

Ravensworth Nurseries in Richmond, North Yorkshire is investing £1.1m in developing an upmarket retail garden centre to enhance its already successful plant nursery with funding from Reward Finance Group. Having been established for more than 50 years, the family-run business, which is the largest grower…

Charles Kariuki on United Selections' Spray Rose Trials at Subati - Subukia

"We're impressed by the length, number of heads per spray and shorter growing cycles"

Subati Flowers Ltd is one of the leading growers and exporters of standard (single head) and spray roses. Most of these cut flowers are grown at an altitude of 2200m above sea level. In recent years, the company has been focussing on developing their spray rose line even further. In this regard, they…

UK: Transformation of Hillier Garden Centre Marlow now complete

A major transformation project at Hillier Garden Centre Marlow that began just before the spring has now been completed. Visitors to the centre can now enjoy the many significant improvements, which include a 10,000 square metre covered outdoor plant area, completely refurbished restaurant and total…

GCA

UK: Houseplant sales bloom in July

Sales of houseplants at garden centres across the UK bloomed in July (2020) according to the Barometer of Trade report published by the Garden Centre Association (GCA). Compared with the same month in 2019, sales were up 81.82%. After the blistering heatwave in June, July was a much cooler month, with…

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Kenya: Magana Flowers shuts down

After 25 years in the floriculture industry, Magana Flowers decided to close the doors of their farm in Nairobi, Kenya. It might seem to have been quite an abrupt end as they just rebranded last…

Quinton Edwards

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: GIMA announces virtual Buyer Connect session with British Garden Centres

On Tuesday 18th August, GIMA along with buyers from the UK’s second largest garden centre chain, British Garden Centres, will be hosting a special virtual Buyer Connect event.…

UK: GCA and GIMA join forces to enable better communication between garden centres, suppliers

A new joint initiative between the Garden Centre Association (GCA) and The Garden Industry Manufacturer’s Association (GIMA) has launched to enable debate and communication…

Caulders Garden Centres

HTA and Gerald Eve continue to campaign on Scottish garden centres ratings after recent successes

James Barnes, HTA Chairman, and Gerald Eve, the HTA’s preferred partner on rating advice in Scotland, recently attended the Scottish Ratepayers Forum as part of the ongoing campaign to tackle the rates issues faced by garden centres in Scotland. The Scottish Ratepayers Forum is the key platform for trade…

Newest edition of Armitage’s perennial plant “bible” released

Horticulture icon Dr. Allan Armitage’s newest edition of his perennial plant masterpiece launches today. Herbaceous Perennial Plants: A Treatise on Their Identification, Culture, and Garden Attributes, 4th edition, hit the shelves in both hardback and paperback editions. Published by Stipes Publishing LLC,…

Smiemans

Irish garden centre almost completely renovated

In September the expansion of the garden centre The Pavilion will open its doors. Owner of the Pavilion in Cork Charlie O’Leary said: “Despite the circumstances around COVID-19, Smiemans managed to realise this major expansion on time and to the high quality specification that was expected.” On the site of…


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