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Haskins Garden Centre in Snowhill

The popular Haskins Garden Centre based in Crawley has opened the doors to its temporary building at the Snowhill site.

Phase one of the Snowhill centre’s redevelopment plan has now been completed, including:

  • New temporary building erected
  • Half of new car park completed
  • Car Park entrance has moved
  • New landscaping and trees in place

The Snowhill centre redevelopment plan is a 12-month project which will culminate in the main centre re-opening for business in spring 2020. In the meantime, Haskins will continue to trade in… Full story

Eden Project

In a true industry first, LifestyleGarden® has confirmed that the leading outdoor furniture brand will be working exclusively in partnership with the Eden Project, helping to further drive their common goal of promoting environmental responsibility and sustainability.

This new partnership will see LifestyleGarden®’s garden furniture ranges supported by the Eden Project branding, helping consumers to make a more considered decision at the point of purchase. The new Eden Project ranges – available for the 2020 season – will also provide retailers with a unique point of difference in … Full story

Charity walkers for Garden Re-Leaf Day 2019

Garden Re-Leaf Day on Friday 22nd March was once again a success, as the garden industry and Greenfingers supporters came together to create a thriving day of activities and FUNdraising events. Whilst the final total is yet to be announced, it has been confirmed that over £50k has already beenpledged.

The Garden Re-Leaf Sponsored Walk
Current total raised: £12,000 and rising

Over 120 people from garden retailers, suppliers and manufacturers along… Full story

Evergreen Garden Care's £3.5 Million Advertising Campaign On TV Screens Now

With warmer weather on the horizon and the first signs of Spring making an appearance in gardens, Evergreen Garden Care’s latest £3.5 million TV advertising and multimedia marketing campaign is designed to communicate the key messages and product benefits of the company’s most tried and trusted brands to millions of consumers across the country.

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New ecofective® Slug Killer

Metaldehyde ban? No problem! New ecofective® Slug Killer has the power to tackle munching molluscs

One of the leading eco-friendly pest control brands, ecofective®, has introduced a new slug killer to help gardeners protect flowers and vegetable plants from attack. Its launch is perfectly timed, as gardeners seek environmentally friendly alternatives to metaldehyde slug pellets ahead of the ban this summer.

New ecofective® Ferrimax® Slug Killer is a high-quality pelleted bait that provides effective slug control using its ferric phosphate formula. Available from Homebase … Full story

WOLF-Garten spades

Every gardener needs a strong and durable spade for digging, breaking and moving soil around the garden.

WOLF-Garten has launched two brand new spade designs for 2019 that have been specifically designed to deal with extreme loads and difficult tasks. The new Straight Spade and Pointed Spade are made from durable and long-lasting materials to provide years of hard work in the garden.

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Garden Day launches in the UK

On Sunday 12th May 2019 a community benefit project, will be launching across the UK. At the peak of the horticultural season, Garden Day - which originated in Somerset in 2017 - will encourage people nationwide to down tools and spend the day celebrating their gardens with friends, family and neighbours.

Anyone and everyone can get involved – from the family gardeners and allotment aficionados, to the urban house plant… Full story

Pyracantha ‘Red Star’

STAFF at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries are celebrating this week (Monday, April 1, 2019) after being granted the sale and propagation licence for an award-winning Pyracantha.

Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford will be growing Pyracantha ‘Red Star’, which… Full story

Haskins Garden Centre in Ferndown announces new partnership with Dorset Wildlife Trust

Haskins in Ferndown has teamed up with Dorset Wildlife Trust to help protect Dorset’s precious wildlife. As a new supporter of the charity, Haskins will help promote a sustainable future for Dorset’s wildlife and people.

As part of its partnership, Haskins will be supporting Dorset Wildlife Trust’s ongoing campaign, ‘Get Dorset Buzzing.’ The charity’s campaign aims to encourage gardeners to make their garden a haven for wildlife, which is a perfect fit for Haskins Garden Centre as the centre also strives to inspire people to protect the wildlife in their garden.

Haskins in… Full story

Garden retail on track to power ahead in 2019 as industry defies gloomy outlook for Britain’s High Streets

Retail success stories seldom hit the headlines with the UK gripped by Brexit jitters – but the nation’s garden centres are riding on the crest of a wave. While Britain’s High Streets are facing economic headwinds that have seen big name retailers consigned to history, garden centres are bucking the trend and experiencing healthy levels of growth.

According to the Horticultural Trades Association, the UK garden market is worth around £5.7billion (excluding landscaping and amenity) and business is booming for the UK’s 2,300 garden centres and retail nurseries. 

The January… Full story

Willow Wands with newly launched trade display units

The team behind the popular Willow Wand has unveiled its new self-contained trolley display units, perfect for helping retailers drive sales instore.

Pre-loaded with 100 Willow Wands, in three sizes, the display unit has been designed to make it unbelievably easy for retailers to start selling; simply unload, wheel into position and let consumers take their pick.

Based on a Euro-trolley design, the new Willow Wand display units serve as both secure transport, and also a superb eye-catching display with full point of sale materials to maximise sales. What’s more, the… Full story
Brambles PAW Helping Wildlife Rescue Centres

Brambles Pet and Wildlife are continuing to run Facebook giveaways where members of the public nominate their favourite wildlife rescue centre to be in with a chance of the rescue winning food and other essential supplies.

David Tracey commented “our last giveaway was for Brambles… Full story