Garden center

Japan: Solar-powered flower bed automatically waters plants

Katsushika Ward in Tokyo, Panasonic Corp and Katsushika Full-of-flowers Urban Development Promotion Council have concluded an agreement on technical cooperation concerning the "Flower Merry-Go-Round" three-dimensional (3D) flower bed, which automatically waters followers by using solar electricity. The…

key theme behind this year’s Cultivating Retail

UK: Creating a sustainable future for the garden industry

Creating a sustainable future for the garden industry is the key theme behind this year’s Cultivating Retail event which takes place on Tuesday 19 November 2019 at the East…

UK: Blue Diamond targets £200 million turnover within five years

Blue Diamond is targeting further UK expansion – including the construction of new garden centres – and aiming for turnover approaching £200m. within the next five years. The…

August 20, Portland

US (OR): Farwest Show Retail Tour to visit independent garden centers

The 2019 Farwest Show, August 21–23 in Portland, Oregon, will showcase four of the area’s best garden centers on its Go-to Garden Centers Retail Tour from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20. Highly rated on Google and Yelp, the retail locations on this tour will inspire registered guests by…

PoS design in line with the Christmasworld ‘essential ceremonies’ style at German garden center

A spring-and-summer interpretation of the Christmasworld trend ‘essential ceremonies’ took root at the Müller Blumen und Garten garden centre in Schallstadt near Freiburg im Breisgau on 2 May 2019. Visual merchandising experts Stefanie Thierfelder and Julia Nawra were once again back at work, at the…

British TV presenter urges gardeners to support specialist UK nurseries

British growers are ‘Cinderella’ of the horticultural world but are vital for preserving the rich variety of plant life, TV presenter says. Amateur gardeners should support specialist UK nurseries that help make gardens “richer and more varied”, Alan Titchmarsh has urged. British nursery growers are the…

US (ID): Treehouse Nursery opens new greenhouse in Rexburg

There’s a new greenhouse on North Second East Street selling flowers and it’s owned by Treehouse Nursery. The Flower Petalers, a retail location for Treehouse Nursery, is a greenhouse that currently sells annual flowers and potted plants for porches and patios as well as hanging plants. Shane Clements,…

CAN (NT): With Fort Smith grad flowers imperilled, a greenhouse steps in

When Hilary Turko heard the truck carrying flowers for Fort Smith's high school graduation might not make it through the highway closure, she invited students to help themselves at her greenhouse – free of charge. Turko, who owns the Roots and Ruminants greenhouse, used to be a high-school teacher. She…

HTA Market Update report

UK: April’s garden centre sales experienced steady growth

Garden centre sales are 27% up based on the calendar year to April 2019 vs 2018, according to the May 2019 issue of HTA Market Update published this week. In April, sales of…

Plant Finder Touchscreen Kiosks

UK: New tool in garden centers reaches a new generation of screen-fingered gardeners

Research by the Office for National Statistics (2018) found 78% of adults use smartphones but according to one hi-tech horticultural company most garden centres are failing to engage with their tech-savvy customers. The study found mobiles were the most popular devices across most age groups, apart from…

US (NY): Playing music by poking plants at Brooklyn Botanic Garden

A new botanical exhibit in Brooklyn invites visitors to interact with plants in a whole new way — by listening to them. Adrienne Adar’s “Sonic Succulents: Plant Sounds and…

Germany: Toom Baumarkt to introduce reusable plant pallets

Germany's Rewe Group has announced that Toom Baumarkt will introduce reusable plant pallets for transporting plants from producers to warehouses and supermarkets. The new Floritray reusable pallets will eliminate plastic waste produced during the packaging of disposable plants. The pallets will be…

UK: The rise and rise of the modern garden centre

People come from far and wide to Urban Jungle in Costessey, Norwich, and its sister nursery, in Beccles, to take photos of themselves with exotic plants and different kinds of cacti – and the result has been a huge business expansion. What started in 2001 with one couple has grown to 40 staff including a…

UK: Garden centre and nursery for sale in 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…

High-tech breeding in Ethiopia

Not only will Stolze start working for Florensis in the Dutch city of Dinteloord this year, but also on two of their production locations in Africa. Florensis has two cultivation companies in Ethiopia: Florensis Ethiopia and Florensis Abyssinia. Stolze has installed the technical installations in both companies, the youngest of…

UK: Strong start to gardening season continues through March

The April 2019 issue of HTA Market Update reports that nationally, garden centre sales recovered well from last March, which saw the UK hit with two large bouts of snow and quashed Mother’s Day (March 31) sales. This year, the first half of March the UK was met with spells of particularly wet and windy…

UK: Spring sees outdoor plant sales soar

The start of spring saw sales in outdoor plants soar at garden centres across the UK (2019). During March, outdoor plant sales were up 90.85% compared to the same month the previous year (2018), according to our Barometer of Trade (BoT) report. Garden centres across the country have enjoyed a fantastic…

US (DE): Willey Farms begins rebirth after fire with garden center, greenhouse opening

Willey Farms, a beloved Townsend marketplace, reopened its greenhouse and garden center Friday as the family store continues its rise from a devastating fire in November. Built up into a market complex over 43 years and burned to the ground in a single night, the loss of Willey Farms was a blow to locals…

US (MD): Nursery & garden center to shut down after 89 years

Stephanie Fleming, VP at Behnke Nurseries, announced that this 2019 Spring season will be their last. "My family has been discussing what to do with our aging property and, for many reasons, the ultimate decision was to close the nursery", she writes in a statement. "The Behnke family and I would like to…


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