• READER PROFILE: Carol Paris

    READER PROFILE: Carol Paris

    Carol paris, a well-known face from the HTA, has helped to launch a new garden centre group. She tells us how it all began. Tell me a little about yourself. What did you aspire to be growing up? I was always mad on horses and always intended to have a career within the equestrian industry.

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  • FOCUS: Farmshop & food hall

    FOCUS: Farmshop & food hall

    Karen Deans reflects on the growth of the farm shop and its opportunities in garden centre establishments The good news for independent retailers is that the climate has rarely been so welcoming, with so many consumer trends to capitalise on and associate opportunities for market differentiation. And nowhere is this more apparent than in the

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  • Hillier Garden Centres Reader Profile

    Hillier Garden Centres Reader Profile

    Chris Francis talks to us about the past, present and future of the nationally renowned Hillier Garden Centres.

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  • Reader Profile: Monkton Elm

    Reader Profile: Monkton Elm

    Monkton Elm is a unique garden centre destination based in central Somerset, nestled in the undulating countryside north of Taunton. We caught up with Mike Lind, Managing Director, to find out what has made this family business successful. What was the origin of the company and when was it started, when did you get involved?

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  • Reader Profile: GROW London

    Reader Profile: GROW London

    Held on Hampstead Heath, GROW London combines the worlds of horticulture and contemporary design like no other show. We caught up with the founder Will Ramsay to find out more about the show.

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  • Reader Profile: Gordon Castle

    Reader Profile: Gordon Castle

    The Walled Garden at Gordon Castle, is being lovingly restored to its former glory. The estate has a café serving home cooked food fresh from the Walled Garden, and a shop that sells luxury Scottish gifts and traditional food and drink­­

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