• Bradford Garden Centre relaunches its butchery offering

    By GCU on March 7, 2023
    A Bradford garden centre has relaunched its butchery offering following feedback from customers. Hearty’s Food Hall at Tong Garden Centre has introduced a new butchery department in partnership with East Yorkshire-based Yorkshire Wold butchery. Yorkshire Wold’s MD, Christopher Smith, is excited by the opportunity: “This is our first retail partnership, and we’re delighted to be working with the Hearty’s team, […]
  • Richard Claxton GP joins the Greenfingers Board of Trustees

    By GCU on November 5, 2022
    The Greenfingers Charity’s Board of Trustees has further expanded with the inclusion of Richard Claxton, GP and therapeutic garden designer. Richard, who trained at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals Medical School has specialised in both paediatrics and general practice medicine. After a long career that has spanned over 25 years, Richard has now retrained as a garden designer, and specialises […]
  • Fifty new products launched by Garland Products at Glee 2022

    By GCU on July 1, 2022
    Garland Products launched over 50 new products at Glee 2022 (Stand: 20H30-J31). The items comprised new garden furniture covers, additions to its garden basics range, plant support trellis and a budget friendly propagator. The new cover range extends the company’s popular Super Tough covers which have only been available in green in the past. Now the entire range will be […]
  • Woodlodge extends the top-selling Root Indoor collection at Glee

    By GCU on June 30, 2022
    Bringing the outside in has become fashionable again, with houseplants adorning home offices, living rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms as residents with a lack of outside space start to create their gardens indoors. Houseplants bring many benefits to our lives; the health and well-being benefits are well known and others still being discovered.  With the trend thriving and looking to be […]
  • The countdown to LANDSCAPE 2021 is on

    By GCU on October 7, 2021
    The UK’s premier landscaping exhibition is less than a month away – have you registered yet? Hall 12 on 3rd & 4th November at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham – make sure it’s in your diary! The LANDSCAPE Show provides the first in-person opportunity to reconnect with others in the industry! LANDSCAPE welcomes exhibitors with a vast collection of leading products, […]
  • More exciting brands confirmed for Glee 2021

    By GCU on September 8, 2021
    With less than a month to go until the doors open on the first in-person Glee event in two years, retailers from across the garden retail sector will be busy planning their trip around the show. These retailers will be pleased to learn that this year’s event will be home to both established brands and exciting new grass-root innovators, and […]
  • Don’t miss out on Glee, register now!

    By GCU on September 7, 2021
    As Glee 2021 gets set to open its doors at the NEC from 14th – 16th September, retailers and other trade buyers are invited to register online for the first in-person European event for our industry taking place within the last 18 months. More than 300 brands – including 100 companies which are brand new to the exhibition – will […]
  • Dizmezs’ sustainable soul and sustainable supply

    By GCU on September 2, 2021
    Winter fuel experts Dizmezs have increased their manufacturing site capabilities, following strong growth in 2020. Already a reliable supplier to the UK market, this significant investment will return higher production capacity, strengthening the supply chain and making their business model even more sustainable for future trading. Established in 1996, Dizmezs have 25 years’ experience in supplying winter fuel products across […]
  • GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund

    By GCU on August 19, 2021
    As activity ramps up ahead of Glee 2021, GIMA is encouraging new business and innovators to consider entering the 2021 GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund, with this year’s winner being unveiled at Glee, the leading annual exhibition for the garden and outdoor leisure industries (14 – 16 September, NEC Birmingham). Introduced in 2014 – and supported by Glee ever since […]
  • TV gardener refreshes Wellbeing Garden at Bradford Garden Centre

    By GCU on August 11, 2021
    A Bradford Garden Centre’s Wellbeing Garden has been revitalised with a seasonal planting scheme. TV Gardener, Katie Rushworth, visited Tong Garden Centre recently to refresh the garden that she created in May. Tong’s Plant Buyer, Steve Smith, worked with his network of growers to source the plants: “The Wellbeing Garden has been transformed from a tranquil relaxation space to a […]