• Departments’ demise is “an opportunity”

    Departments’ demise is “an opportunity”

    The declining number of department stores has given out-of-town garden centre owners an opportunity for their businesses to stay ahead and differentiate from the town centre stores with a unique “under one roof “offering, according to the organisers of Glee.

  • Surge in GCA membership

    Surge in GCA membership

    THE Garden Centre Association (GCA) has seen a surge in membership enquiries this year and recruited nine new members in July. They include three from the Notcutts chain, two additional Squires centres and a new Stewarts’ site as well as a handful of other independent garden centres that are new to the organisation. Chief Executive

  • Third Annual Plant GCA Area Forum

    Third Annual Plant GCA Area Forum

    The Garden Centre Association (GCA) is hosting its third annual GCA Plant Area Forum for plant area managers and plant buyers at Ball Colegrave in July.