Garden center

UK: Cardwell Garden Centre bosses dig in during coronavirus crisis

Cardwell Garden Centre directors Drew, Kieran and Stefanie Gallagher have been looking after thousands of seedlings and plug plants inside a giant greenhouse. The family decided to completely close Cardwell for business on March 23 to protect customers and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staff have…

Roelof Nugteren of Luxaflor Roses, Zimbabwe

"We still receive orders and have cargo flights"

"Fortunately, we are allowed to continue business, our clients are still ordering and cargo is still being picked up in Zimbabwe", says Roelof Nugteren of Luxaflor Roses, a 16ha rose farm in the Zimbabwean town Concession. Roelof Nugteren at the IFTEX 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya.  Agricultural businesses can continueIn…

British garden centres struggling with COVID-19 crisis

Garden centres across England's North-East are calling for greater support following uncertainty around coronavirus, with one currently holding £80,000 worth of stock, much of which it expects to lose. Fiona Dean, from Ravensworth Nurseries, Richmond, believes this "potential total stock write off" is…

British garden centre owner rips up closure order

The owner of a garden centre has ripped up a notice ordering him to close - and vowed to stay open. Tony Joyner, owner of Plants Galore in Exeter and Plympton, said his stock…

Garden Center 911: Instant online revenue — no tech required

As garden centers across the United States are ordered to shut their doors to comply with shelter in place and social distancing measures in hopes of slowing the spread of COVID-19, Little Prince of Oregon Nursery has launched a new online referral program to help businesses maintain service to customers…

Michigan, Ohio and New Jersey garden centres tell their story

"Spring isn't cancelled"

Even though many garden centers in the US had to (because their business was considered as "non-essential" by their state) or decided themselves to close their doors. Also the garden centers that are still open see decline in sales as orders are being cancelled. But they continue promoting gardening as "Spring isn't cancelled",…

It differs per country

Floral Industry, considered as essential or non-essential?

First it was the panic buying of toilet rolls, then staples like rice, pasta and meat — now it's spread to the nursery industry as demand for edible plants and seeds heats up…

UK garden centres selling more online in COVID-19 crisis

Garden centres in the UK are using upgraded website software that recommends not only plants to gardeners but also care products as sales of gardening goods soar in the wake of COVID-19. Joy of Plants’ Plant Finder plug-in has been added to 46 garden centre websites since it launched in 2018 including…

China: 32 floral companies resumed production in Yunnan Province

Recently, the reporter of k.sina.com.cn learned from the Yunnan Flower Demonstration Park (hereinafter referred to as the "Provincial Flower Park") that the provincial flower…

France: Garden centers can only open animal and general food departments

Following the Prime Minister's announcement to "close all places receiving the public that are not essential to the life of the country" on Saturday March 14 at 8 p.m., the…

Green industry experts join forces to benefit independent garden centers

A new coalition of green industry experts plans to help independent garden centers (IGCs) reap the rewards of the millennial market. Centered around Smart Plant Home, an app designed to track customers’ plant purchasing habits and provide expert growing advice—with the ability for retailers to link directly…

US (TX): North Haven Gardens rebuilds after Dallas’ October tornadoes

Four months after violent weather caused $2 billion worth of damage across a wide swath from northwest Dallas to Richardson, hundreds of homeowners and business owners are still deciding whether to rebuild or move on. At North Haven Gardens, the Pinkus family says, along with the initial disbelief and…

Four strategies for marketing your garden center or nursery

Marketing your garden center or nursery is an ongoing initiative which requires commitment and little know-how. By following the four marketing tips outlined below, you can be assured that your continuous efforts will reap profitable rewards. Understand your customers firstBusinesses which make…

UK: Garden centre for sale near Colchester, Essex

Quinton Edwards offers to the market a substantial Garden Centre which is located just 2.2 miles from the A112 and close to one of the fastest growing towns in the UK. The Garden Centre benefits from approximately 25,000 sq ft of internal space, an extensive planteria and coffee shop with river frontage…

Garden Centre Association:

"2019 was the year of the houseplant"

The category with the biggest increase in sales during last year (2019) at garden centres across the UK has been announced by the Garden Centre Association (GCA) as part of its Barometer of Trade (BoT) report. Houseplant sales saw a year to date increase of 17.6% compared to 2018. Iain Wylie, Chief…

UK: Garden centres kick off 2020 with positive sales

Sales across traditional and non-traditional categories at garden centres across the UK were up during January (2020) according to the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) report. Houseplant sales were up 33.01% and outdoor plant sales were up 14.69%, while clothing departments saw…

UK: Sales in houseplants up 8.64% for December

Clothing was a big seller at garden centres across the UK during December (2019) according to the GCA's Barometer of Trade report. Sales were up 9.22% compared to the same…

UK: ‘Garden Centres of Excellence’ winners announced at conference

The winners of the Garden Centre Association's most prestigious awards, including the Garden Centres of Excellence, were announced at the annual GCA conference recently. The awards ceremony took place at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel. The full list of winners announced on Tuesday, January 28 were: Garden…


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