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Park Lifes exhibit at GLEE 2022
Pet treat start-up company, PARK LiFE is set to to exhibit for the first time at the Glee Garden Show which takes place from the 28-30 June at the NEC. (Stand 7C31) Regarded at the leading UK show for the garden centre trade, the company is set to attract visitors with their exciting range of natural dog biscuits and Milk Bones. The company which is based in Ireland, manufactures and distributes a range of wholesome, grain-free and 100% natural biscuits for dogs that are full of tasty human grade and gut-friendly ingredients. These come in three varieties, Fris-Bix, Love-Bix and Chill-Bix.…

Abigail Stubbs, Amy Stubbs, Linda Petrons, David Domoney with the Greenfingers Cheque from British Garden Centres fund raining
British Garden Centre became a Platinum Partner of the Greenfingers Charity in January 2022, pledging to raise at least £25,000 before the charity's 25th anniversary in 2024. The first milestone has already been achieved, and TV Presenter and charity Patron, David Domoney, was presented with a cheque at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2022 by Amy and Abigail Stubbs – daughters of the company’s joint founders. Amy Stubbs, daughter of Charles Stubbs, said “It’s amazing to see our centres create awareness and raise money for Greenfingers. This charity means a lot to us, and we support them in…

Hartley Botanic, RHS Chelsea Show Stand 2022 Victorian Lodge (with two additional single gable end doors) in manganese
The Hartley Botanic ‘Calm & Wellbeing’ 2022 RHS Chelsea tradestand: A stylish sanctuary of luxurious relaxation English Greenhouse and Glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic has enveloped visitors to its RHS Chelsea tradestand in tranquility and relaxation, with a stylish stand themed around Calm & Wellbeing. The stand features three enviable Hartley Botanic Greenhouses (and one paying tribute to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee,) all in complimentary and elegant tones of bronze and grey nestled amongst a naturalised planting scheme which focuses on form and texture. Landscaping and…

Rosy Cheeks Little Girl
Greenfingers and the British Garden Centres Group have announced that they will be attending the RHS Chelsea Flower Show as Exhibitors. The show will be running from May 24th-28th and is always set to attract thousands of visitors including the Royal Family.  British Garden Centres have 61 centres in the UK, recently launching the 61st in Hatton, Warwick.  The group has always supported Greenfingers and fundraised money for them through events such as Garden Re-Leaf Day. It’s great to see this business getting involved in the national event.  Boyd Douglas-Davies, Director at British Garden…

barking Bags pet walking accessory - to exhibit at Glee
Award-winning pet accessory company, Barking Bags is set to exhibit at Glee Garden Show (28-30 Jun at the NEC Birmingham.) for the first time. (Stand number 7C33) Award-winning Milton Keynes-based pet accessory business, Barking Bags is set to exhibit for the first time at the Glee Garden Show which takes place from the 28-30 June at the NEC. Regarded at the leading UK show for the garden centre trade, Barking Bags are set to attract buyers with their exciting range of bags which are specially designed for dog walkers but can also be adapted for a number of other uses such as carrying…

Love the outdoors join Great British Garden Festival
If you’re visiting RHS Chelsea Flower Show this year, The Great British Garden Festival has an incredible prize on offer! Simply sign up to join as a member while you’re at the show and you will automatically be entered into a draw to win £1,000 worth of garden products kindly supplied by their Partners!  Membership costs just £10 and gets you all sorts of exclusive access to savings on products as well as entry into gardens and events all year round.  Love plants? Love gardening? Love days out? The Great British Garden Festival is for you!  Join as a member and save on all things…

Vivara plant with butterfly
Wildlife specialist, Vivara, has launched a range of new wildlife borders as part of its plants with purpose campaign, designed to help keen gardeners give a corner of their green space back to wildlife.    Launching this spring, each pack provides everything nature enthusiasts need to create a haven for birds, butterflies, bees and insects, making it perfect for experienced gardeners who want to invite more wildlife into their outdoor area. Designed to fill a one metre by three metre space, the wildlife borders contain a handpicked array of plants which are beneficial and nutritional to…

Glee
Glee is the most important event for the gardening community and the UK’s leading garden and outdoor living trade show - presenting the most exciting brands, innovative products and inspiring garden retail insights. Bringing together the whole of the gardening industry under one roof, Glee is a central hub for face-to-face trading, networking and the growth of new ideas. After the huge success of Glee 2021 as the first in-person event in two years, we’re determined to build on this momentum into 2022 as the industry continues to grow. Join us from the 28th-30th June 2022 for a newly…

Fines Salmon Puppy 12kg SB American Akita Bear
Lots has changed in the UK since the pandemic. How we live, how we work, how we shop and the habitants of our homes. A staggering number of households turned to the comfort of pet ownership during the pandemic. More time at home and companionship are just two of the factors that contributed to the growth of puppy ownership during 2020 and 2022, a trend showing no sign of decline. The estimated number of dogs kept as pets in the UK is 12.5 million as at the first quarter of 2022. Over 3 million of which were acquired during the pandemic. This is about 59% of households, which is an increase…

Gro-Experts 3x silicon - Plant Nutrition
Now in their third year, Gro-Expert are still new kids on the block. Set up mid-2020, Gro-Expert’s aim is to bring innovation to the way the retail industry currently creates and sells plant nutrient products. Gro Expert The retail industry, in general, make plant feeds to meet a price point resulting in low quality feeds which generate a sea of plastic bottles every year. Gro Expert seek to change this trend by offering the highest quality feeds and educate the end use in the use of lower volume feeding to reduce packaging. Gro-Expert come with an excellent pedigree as the latest division…

‘Out of the Shadows’ Kate Gould’s RHS Chelsea Sanctuary Garden Marrying modern lifestyle with beautiful design
Marrying modern lifestyle with beautiful design. Our post-pandemic gardens are being asked to work harder for us than ever. They are being tasked to not only grow plants, but also to provide an outdoor extension to our homes where we can relax, exercise, entertain and eat. But with these extensive demands, are we losing the very essence of what makes a beautiful garden in the process? Kate Gould's RHS Chelsea Flower Show Sanctuary Garden, ‘Out of the Shadows’ is a lesson in how brilliant garden design can seamlessly incorporate modern lifestyle demands into a beautiful and inspirational…

New Magnum Opus Glasshouse RHS Hampton Court
The Hartley Botanic 2022 RHS Chelsea Flower Show tradestand This year, English Greenhouse and Glasshouse manufacturer Hartley Botanic will be returning to the RHS Chelsea Flower Show with a tradestand themed around Calm & Wellbeing. The stand will feature three enviable Hartley Botanic Greenhouses and is being built and planted by Stewart Landscape Construction with design and styling by Llevelo Garden Design. The three large, handmade Hartley Botanic structures to be shown include; a Victorian Lodge, a Magnum Opus and a NEW six pane glass-to-ground Hartley Wisley 8 Grow and Store. The…

Burgon and Ball indoor watering with indoor pots lifestyle
This season Burgon & Ball is making a splash with the launch of new watering cans in both the outdoor and the indoor watering categories. The new options join the line-up in Burgon & Ball’s extensive range of watering solutions. In the garden Burgon & Ball brings new options in outdoor watering to retailers this season. Building on the success of its 5-litre Waterfall watering cans, Burgon & Ball is now launching this popular design in a full-size 9-litre capacity. Created for the serious gardener who wants to invest in a long-lasting, high-performance and stylish full-size…

Freckleface home fragrances
Freckleface was founded in 2017 by mother and son duo, Tara & Noah, as a way to teach Noah what it takes to run a business.  Despite being just 14 at the time, Noah had always been a little entrepreneur and Freckleface began at their kitchen table, making candles and wax melts as gifts for friends and family before moving on to local fairs. In 2020, Tara & Noah opened the doors to their first high street store in historic Stamford, Lincolnshire - less than 12 miles from the Freckleface workshop where all of their products are lovingly handmade and where this exciting journey began.…

table top pizza oven - garden furniture
Don’t miss out on your dream garden by purchasing too late this year! We’ve all been there. You’ve been swooning over a gorgeous furniture set for months, waiting for the first glimpse of perfect weather to appear to click purchase. But when that time finally arrives, you go back to your bookmarked dream design, and it is out of stock… Well, this year, don’t let premature sunny weather spoil your chances of achieving your fantasy alfresco space. Harbour Lifestyle, specialists in luxury and exclusive outdoor furniture, has delved into its most recent sales data, and compared against Met…

Greenman Garden Tools
The gardening boom brought on by the pandemic, shows no signs of slowing down any time soon. The attention lavished on gardens during COVID is something that gardeners aren’t prepared to curtail; they’ve been bitten by the gardening bug! Greenman Garden Tools, a fourth-generation family run business, have seen significant growth over the last 2 years and when you look at how they support their trade customers, it’s of no surprise. We had an opportunity to speak to Adam Greenman, tool specialist and current family owner for Greenman to discuss what has helped stand Greenman apart from the…