Boughton expands operations and creates new opportunities with Hinckley depot

Leading landscaping products supplier, Boughton has celebrated the opening of its new depot in Hinckley, South-West Leicestershire. The expansion signals a significant investment by the company and is part of its five-year growth plans to better cater to rapidly-growing demand for natural and sustainable landscaping products. The move will improve service to customers in Birmingham Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Derbyshire, creating new opportunities for the supplier. Continue reading

Durstons Garden Products committed to a sustainable future

As demand for greener products, less waste and the protection of important natural resources increases, Durstons Garden Products reaffirm their commitment to a more sustainable tomorrow and a peat-free future. On the first step of their journey, the family-run business reduced peat across their entire range, launched a brand-new peat-free growing offer, and revamped all packaging, so that it includes more recycled material and is fully recyclable at the end of its life. Continue reading

Giving at Glee 2022

This year’s edition of Glee – taking place in late June (28th – 30th June, NEC Birmingham) – will welcome a number of new initiatives, all designed to help the show’s exhibitors and visitors to “give back” and protect the planet, reduce waste and raise vital funds for the industry’s charity, Greenfingers.    Continue reading

Have you started planning for your trip to Glee?

This year’s Glee (June 28th – 30th) is set to be bigger and better, with hundreds of garden and leisure brands coming together under one roof for a jam-packed three days. Buyers across the industry have the new date in their diary and know this year’s show is the place to be to network, see the latest launches and seek out exciting innovation and new trends. But, with so much on offer in such a short space of time, have you started putting a plan in place to make sure you shop the show effectively and don’t miss a trick? If not, don’t panic because we have a few top tips on getting ahead of the game. Continue reading

Durstons Garden Products committed to a sustainable future

As demand for greener products, less waste and the protection of important natural resources increases, Durstons Garden Products reaffirm their commitment to a more sustainable tomorrow and a peat-free future. On the first step of their journey, the family-run business reduced peat across their entire range, launched a brand-new peat-free growing offer, and revamped all packaging, so that it includes more recycled material and is fully recyclable at the end of its life. Continue reading

Can you afford to miss the Glee Green Heart?

The horticultural hub of Glee, the Green Heart is THE place to see the latest indoor and outdoor plant varieties from a range of leading growers.  An integral part of the show each year, the central atrium location makes Glee Green Heart one of the best attended parts of the show, as buyers and owner/operators from across the garden retail sector flock to this dedicated showcase to optimise the ever-growing popularity of green living. Continue reading

Glee in conversation with….UK garden centres

The garden retail sector is delighted to have live exhibitions and networking events back in the calendar, including a brand-new date in the 2022 line-up, with Glee set to take place June 28th – 30th at the NEC Birmingham. Here, Glee catches up with a handful of forward-thinking garden retailers to find out more about how they shop the show, what they’d like to see more of from exhibitors this year and what impact the new dateline will have on their buying cycles.

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Focus on fundraisers: Evergreen Garden Care

We may only be only a few months into 2022 but already leading garden care specialists, Evergreen Garden Care, has gone above and beyond to support the Greenfingers Charity and help bolster its annual fundraising total, including becoming a Platinum Partner within the charity’s Silver Anniversary Appeal. Here we find out more about what else this industry colossus has planned for the rest of the year to support the children’s hospice garden charity. Continue reading

Home, Gift & Clothing at Glee

Not only have many of the UK’s garden centres become amongst the most successful destination retail outlets in the country, but gift stores have also seen their audience increase as consumers look to source, more than ever, unique and heartfelt gifts for loved ones and to mark special occasions. The diversity of the ever-growing giftware market will be well reflected at this year’s Glee, due to run in late June for the first time, from 28th-30th June at the NEC, Birmingham. Continue reading