UK: Rainy June affects garden center sales

Wet weather throughout June (2022) affected sales in garden centers across the country, according to the latest Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) report. Catering was the only category with positive sales at 5.83% up compared to the same month last year (2021). Iain Wylie GCA Chief…

GCA members to discuss sustainability and hear from experts during webinar

Garden Centre Association (GCA) members will have the opportunity to discuss their centre’s approach to sustainability with other members and experts from the industry during…

Justin Lukoff, Havecon:

"We provide the knowledge that new growers are looking for"

“We’re not just building greenhouses. We are developing entire greenhouses constructions. That combination is exactly what the market needs nowadays,” says Justin Lukoff, Head of Sales USA at Havecon. In a new video by Havecon, he shares trends in the US greenhouse industry that he’s seeing now. Justin…

GCA to host sustainability and catering webinars

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) is hosting two webinars for its members on sustainability and catering this month (July 2022). The first webinar on July 20 will be to…

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Arab and Jewish kids in Israel plant a coexistence garden

More than 300 Arab and Jewish Israeli children recently joined forces to create a sustainable garden at the Al-Hayat School in the Arab town of Kfar Qassem in central Israel. The Kfar Qassem kids were joined in the project by children from the nearby Jewish community of Kfar Saba. Hydroponically grown…

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Gardening Trends in 2022 that benefit the planet, wildlife, and lifestyles

Gardening trends continue to evolve post-pandemic, and there’s no arguing with gardening’s continued popularity given the statistics. Gardening trends are now expanding beyond simply beautifying one’s outdoor spaces or providing homeowners with an inexpensive and effective form of stress relief. Below…

More flowers, fewer cars: the rewilders turning parking spaces into parks

Across the UK and Europe, the 'parklet' movement is gaining pace, transforming dead spaces where cars used to be into pockets of green. As more towns and cities bring in measures to curb traffic and the number of cars on the streets, the idea of converting parking spaces into "parklets" is gaining…


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