Glee Food & Catering Zone 2015: Catering Design Group’s top 10 do’s & don’ts to optimise catering in a garden retail environment

PrintGarden centre catering is big business. The latest HTA/ Ipsos Moris statistics show that over 50% of garden centres now offer on-site catering facilities, with an estimated 55 million visits to garden centre cafes taking place in 2011 alone.  Here, Catering Design Group – an award-winning restaurant and commercial kitchen design company and exclusive partners of Glee’s Food & Catering Zone during 2015 – shares its top 10 do’s and don’ts for garden centres to consider when running a catering operation.   Continue reading

Glee’s Green Heart grows in 2015

Glee Green Heart 2014Introduced in 2014 to help bring plants back to the centre of Glee, the Green Heart brought together some of the biggest and most respected UK growers to showcase 2015 plant ranges. Incredibly well received the area has undergone some exciting changes ahead of the 2015 show. Continue reading

How to serve up your own championship lawn

DLF-Trifolium Græsplæne / Roskilde Foto: Søren Wesseltoft 28.06.2012

Wimbledon is a British institution, and for many heralds the start of true summertime.  But Wimbledon would be nothing without the glorious green lawns which provide the backdrop to the tears, tension and celebrations that make its one of the most exciting annual sporting events.  However very few people realise how easy it is to create their very own Wimbledon-worthy lawn at home. Here Guy Jenkins from Johnsons Lawn Seed – the UK’s leading UK premium grass seed supplier – explains how. Continue reading