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Garden centres across the UK are being encouraged to take part in Garden Re-Leaf Day on Friday 22nd March and raise vital funds for the Greenfingers Charity, the national charity that creates magical gardens for children’s hospices.
A MEMBER of the sales support team at one of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries in Hereford has recently been awarded a British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours List (January 2019).
Karen Jones, who works at Wyevale Nurseries, received the medal for her long and dedicated service to Kingsland Cub Scouts in Herefordshire.
THE GARDEN Centre Association (GCA) has launched its Worrall Cup competition (November, 2018) that is designed to find the member garden centre with the best marketing expertise.
The garden centre with the best marketing campaign or initiative will be awarded the prestigious cup during the GCA’s annual conference at Luton Hoo from January 20-23.
Garden centre group Haskins has launched its very own Bulb Market, which takes place from Monday August 20 to Monday November 19 across all four of its centres.
More than 250 bulb varieties will be available at Haskins’ Bulb Market, as well as a showcase of rare and unusual bulbs. The festival will also have a special focus on British-grown bulbs, with 24 varieties on sale that are UK-grown.
Lisa Looker, brand director at Haskins Garden Centres, commented: “We’re delighted to announce the return of our popular Bulb Market, with a special focus on embracing and supporting UK bulb growers.
Hot on the heels of last year’s success, Vitax will be taking its experiential marketing stand one step further in 2018 as it continues to showcase its award-winning packaging, point of sale material and new products.
Visitors to Glee will be encouraged to explore Vitax’s product garden as it takes them on a journey of how its leading brands can be used in a real garden setting.
New product lines will be on show as well as additions to key ranges, but supporting garden centres to help educate gardeners and recommend the right product is at the top of the agenda.
JFH Horticultural Supplies Ltd are based in Sandbach and here, sales director Nelson Hutchins discusses the firm’s range of recycled, biodegradable products…
Why are biodegradable products so important to the garden trade?
As an industry I guess we are always looking at sustainability and protecting the environment. Customers are passionate about the ‘green’ vision and saving the environment.
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