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The GCA has unveiled its winners for the North Thames region during a presentation at Poplars Garden Centre. Perrywood Garden Centre Tiptree won Garden Centre of the Year in the Destination Garden Centre (DGC) category. Squires Garden Centre Shepperton picked up the accolade in the Garden Centre category.   Iain Wylie Chief Executive said: “The …

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Wyevale Nurseries has linked with a plant information company to offer customers an eco-friendly POS option. The company has recently been looking at ways to help reduce the amount of single use plastic in garden centres. It can now do so by working with Joy of Plants based in Berkshire.   Carol Dickinson at Wyevale …

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Hayes Garden World is celebrating the 40-year anniversary of their plant buyer, Paul Crossland. Crossland joined Hayes Garden World on their apprenticeship scheme in 1979 aged 16. He’s now the Outdoor Plants Team Leader, a crucial role that supports Hayes’ success.   It’s Crossland’s responsibility to keep shelves stocked with plants that excite customers.   …

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Wyevale Garden Centres [WGC] announce that Podington Garden Centre has been sold to Cherry Lane Garden Centre [CLGC]. The sale is expected to complete by the middle of August, with WGC continuing to operate the centre until this date. CLGC acquired Barnett Hill Garden Centre from WGC in March 2019. Anthony Jones, Chief Operating Officer …

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Coolings wins Commitment to the Environment Award at this year’s Kent Excellence in Business Awards. Coolings Nurseries has committed to the environment since Arthur Cooling began the business in 1913. As well as a reputation for plant expertise, they are aiming to be the ‘Greenest’ Garden Centre in the UK.   They recycle at least …

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Sun, snow, rain, wind, tears and laughter were all experienced as Team Klondyke took on, and smashed, their 3 Peaks Challenge. The Challenge involved hiking up (and down!) Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon. These are the 3 highest peaks in the UK. It was organised to raise funds and awareness of three charities close …

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Farplants launches brand new consumer focused range, Garden your way to Wellbeing. The latest from the nursery co-operative is to promote plants that can give a mood boost.   The collection launched at the HTA National Plant Show with a VR experience.   The increased public awareness of wellbeing is an inspiration behind the range. …

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Stewarts Garden Centres is looking at ways of increasing the amount of waste it recycles. Over the last 12 months, Stewarts has reduced its contribution to landfill by 54 tons.   Although they have received awards for this, director Terry Head is aiming towards zero landfill.   “There are so many practical and emotional reasons …

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Wyevale Garden Centres today announces the sale of 11 garden centres in four separate transactions to British Garden Centres, The Plant Area Limited (t/a Clandon Park Garden Centre), Coolings Garden Centres and Maidenhead Aquatics. British Garden Centres will acquire 8 centres: Albrighton, Birchencliffe, Bressingham, Gardenlands, Hemel Hempstead, Louth, Tarporley and Wolseley Bridge. This follows their …

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Police have arrested three people after intruders gained access to Sanders Garden Centre. The centre in Brent Knoll was breached during the early hours of Tuesday morning. CCTV cameras captured footage of the trio forcing their way into the garden centre grounds shortly after 1.30am. Security staff alerted Police soon after.   A police spokesman said: …

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