• Reader Profile: Baytree Nurseries

    Reader Profile: Baytree Nurseries

    Here Jutta Whitworth-Biehler talks to Garden & Hardware News about her family business, Baytree Nurseries and Nursery in Lincolnshire.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Home Owners Open To Improvement

    Home Owners Open To Improvement

    A study on home improvement, commissioned by the Travis Perkins Group, has revealed that when it comes to bigger, more complex improvement works, the majority of UK homeowners look to a professional tradesman for a solution, but most are confident in their ability to undertake odd jobs and small tasks around the home as DIY

  • A Greener Approach to Display

    A Greener Approach to Display

    Neil Farmer looks at new packaging innovations for flowers that could help prolong the shelf life of gift-style plants in garden centres   We all know how hectic it is for consumers at Christmas. The pressure is intense to get all the shopping and the other 101 things done that are necessary in the lead

  • Bee aware

    Bee aware

    An understanding of the customer’s emotional response is key to successfully selling bird care and wildlife products, says Nigel Clarke, Sales Manager of BeeMat™. Bird care and wildlife related products continue to enjoy a rise in popularity.  The press and the media have made a great deal of the plight of various native species, most

  • Question Time June

    Question Time June

      This month’s question: Are rising house prices having a positive impact on garden and DIY product sales, as people look to improve their homes rather than move?    Increasing house prices and the wait for new builds are encouraging home owners to improve and enhance their property, rather than look to move on. Is

  • Safety first

    Safety first

      Garden centres are quickly becoming one stop shopping and leisure destinations for families with small children. With this growing trend, centres must quickly adapt their offering to appease the little ones visiting with parents. Play areas, cafes and pet departments are just a few of the things many garden retailers are incorporating to ensure children