Johnsons Lawn Seed, the UK’s oldest grass seed supplier, is celebrating a 40% rise in lawn seed sales over the past two years, as demand strengthens for its market-leading portfolio of quality lawncare products. Continue reading
The sixth Garden Re-Leaf Day Sponsored Walk and Cycle Challenge may only be a few weeks away (March 13th 2020) but that doesn’t mean it is too late to join in! Teams and individuals from across the garden retail sector have already confirmed their place at the start-line, and you can too! Continue reading
The Exhibition News Awards return to Evolution London, Battersea Park on 20th March 2020 to showcase outstanding achievement within the UK and global exhibition industry. This year, amongst the audience, will be representatives from the Glee organising team as the garden retail exhibition’s ‘Retail Lab’ has been shortlisted for an award. Continue reading
(19th March, Ettington Chase, Warwickshire)
GIMA’s forthcoming Day Conference – open to both members and non-members – will be a must-attend for any supplier wanting to hear from two of the UK’s leading garden centres. Continue reading
Leading garden furniture company, LifestyleGarden® is hoping to launch a company initiative to educate the next generation of eco-warriors about the impacts of marine plastic pollution.
With the issues of sustainability and single use plastic galvanising a green revolution, young children are growing up with an understanding of how we can all make a difference to help our environment.
Inspired by activists such as Greta Thunberg and programmes such as Blue Planet II, youngsters feel it is important to reduce plastics being deposited in our oceans and move to a more sustainable future in order to improve the world they live in.
Last month, the company visited Hockley Primary School – local to its UK trade showroom in Basildon – where LifestyleGarden® Merchandiser, Richard Baxter, gave a thought-provoking talk to the school’s ECO Team about how the company repurposes marine plastic waste into sustainable furniture.
The hour-long talk also gave the pupils the chance to learn about and sit in LifestyleGarden®’s ground-breaking DuraOcean® chair, the first commercially available piece of furniture of its kind to be made from ocean plastic waste such as fishing nets, ropes and debris found on the seabeds. The school children were then presented with goody bags and the school received their own DuraOcean chair, which now sits proudly in their Sycamore classroom.
The visit was so successful that LifestyleGarden® is now looking into a series of impactful school talks that will teach the importance of sustainability, look at how much plastic is thrown away and the effect this has, and to possibly look at introducing a special ocean recovery school programme.
Richard Baxter, Merchandiser at LifestyleGarden® said; “It was inspiring to hear from Hockley Primary School’s staff and the pupils from the ECO Team about the actions and activities the school undertakes to embrace and promote sustainability. We were amazed that the Hockley pupils were so astute to the problem of plastic pollution and wanted to play their part to prevent it. It is comforting to see that children are leading the way, taking action, encouraging their friends and family to change and reduce their carbon footprint. We are hoping this could be the start of a new plastic education programme which includes school talks, as well as beach clean-up clubs. Children have a special connection to nature, wildlife and want to protect the environment around them. It is important to engage the next generation on environmental topics, as they are, after all, our future.”
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2020 marks a major milestone for Deco-Pak, the leading garden landscaping and decorative aggregates specialist, who will be celebrating its 15-year anniversary this year. From humble beginnings with just 10 decorative products in the range, the company has grown to now offer an extensive multi award winning offering including aggregates, garden decor, insect hotels, birdhouses and feeders. Here the company’s Marketing Director, Craig Hall, takes a nostalgic look back on how it all started and how far the business has come. Continue reading
Leading garden décor manufacturer, Vivid Arts, is pleased to confirm that its popular Gardening Rabbit figurine will be raising even more funds for Greenfingers this Easter season. Continue reading
The BTO’s National Nestbox Week, a highlight of the ornithology calendar, returns on February 14th – 21st February and leading garden decoration specialist, Deco-Pak is encouraging customers to get their gardens, yards and balconies ready for our feathered friends. Continue reading
Britain is often considered the home of gardening. It is one of the most rewarding, entertaining and healthy hobbies in the country with over 50 per cent of British people describing themselves as gardeners. With the Horticultural Trades Association reporting that over two-thirds of British adults visit a garden centre every year, garden retail in the UK has become a hugely profitable industry as Matthew Mein, Event Director at Glee, the country’s largest garden trade exhibition explains: Continue reading
Exhibitors kick-started the 2020 spring sales season in style at Glee at Spring Fair on 2nd – 6th February, with suppliers reporting strong levels of enquiries from UK and overseas visitors – and healthy order books as the show got underway. Continue reading