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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.

The industry was saddened at GLEE 2017 to hear that the range of DaVinci Home and garden products were no longer available to garden centres as the business had ceased trading due to personal reasons.

Hillmount Ards has opened its doors following a £1 million investment in transforming the site of the original Thriving Life Church at the junction of Movilla Road and Ballyreagh Road into a 10,000sq ft lifestyle garden centre with the creation of 25 jobs for Newtownards.

Staff working at Haskins Garden Centre in Roundstone are supporting a local project to build a sensory room at St Andrew's High School C.E. for boys.

It was my first time but definitely not the last one! Two weeks ago I came back from the International Garden Centre Association trip to Niagara Falls, Canada. With a group of over 200 people from all over the world, we enjoyed the trip through the garden industry in this part of Ontario.

Garden centres across the UK are set to enjoy a closer relationship with a top product supplier, thanks to an impressive new sales recruitment drive. 

This year sees the leading European brand for high quality garden watering and care tools, GARDENA recruit a dedicated network of sales agents to build brand presence and boost sales into garden centres.

AXA investigates the health and wellbeing benefits of gardening

From Peace Lilies to Succulents and everything in between, it’s well known that houseplants can be hugely beneficial to our health.

THE TWO young delegates sponsored by the Garden Centre Association (GCA) Trust to attend the 58th International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) Congress near Niagara Falls in Canada have reported back this month (October, 2017).

 

Justine Newman, Horticultural Sector Manager of IML Labels, looks at the shortage of workers in the horticultural industry, identifies why this is the case, and suggests how we can help to inspire the next generation of gardeners.