Garden Trade industry news

Create eye-catching signage at garden centres with rainbow chalk liquid pens

Rainbow Chalk Liquid Pens provide a clean, colourful and easy alternative to chalk sticks and permanent markers for creating eye-catching and professional looking retail displays that can easily be updated.

When it comes to DIY tasks in the garden, you don’t have to be an expert to accomplish something beautiful. Whether your garden spans acres of land or you only have a smaller urban balcony, there are endless creative and innovative tasks you can undertake to bring your space to life. From crafting bespoke tree benches, upcycling planters or simply refreshing fencing panels, woodcare expert Sado

Draper Tools is delighted to announce the appointment of Phil Rowley to the Board of Directors in the role of Sales Director.


Phil has worked for the company for over 20 years, most recently as Head of Sales.


BENTS Garden and Home and Castle Gardens have recently (November, 2017) been announced as the national winners of the 2017 Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) annual Christmas competition. 


The garden centres were judged to have the best festive displays in the country by the organisation and will receive their awards at its annual conference in January.


Following a truly fantastic Garden Re-Leaf Day this year, Greenfingers Charity is delighted to announce 2018’s event will take place on Friday 16th March and with some new exciting events planned for next yearpromises to be even bigger than this year…more details of new events will be revealed in the coming weeks... 

Banning the sale of the world’s most commonly used weedkiller, glyphosate, will not be an easy transition.

Houseplants have seen a resurgence within the younger generation according to the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) report for October (2017).


Compared to the same month last year (2016), sales were up 14.27%.


The new collection of Plantpak Indoor and outdoor gardening products was launched in time to make the perfect Christmas gifts for gardeners this year. The collection includes stylish outdoor growing solutions as well as indoor house plant terrariums and even bringing hi-tech hydroponics into the home.

Tiptree based garden centre, Perrywood, is celebrating success in The Garden Centre Association Awards 2017.

FORMER UK Ambassador Charles Crawford has been announced this month (November) as the first speaker booked for the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) 52nd annual conference in Warwickshire in January (January 21 until 24, 2018).