Interesting information for buyers and marketing plans…

We help several Garden Centres with their marketing and so are always on the lookout for factual information about how people use their outdoor spaces… The RHS have just published the results of a recently commissioned a survey on 2,000 adults across the UK, looking at their thoughts about gardening and growing plants. The RHS…

It’s starting to look a lot like Christmas

We have been looking for an exceptional Garden Centre Christmas Event to blog, and this one from Burston Garden Centre ticks every box for us. As the Facebook post shows the whole centre is involved… Adding in Food Tastings, and a Festive Tea in the restaurant really bring the garden centre teams together at this…

From a Facebook lesson to a brilliant new gardening idea…

I recently received this message from Kim W. on Facebook – “Just read a post on your wall with regards to 25-35 year olds taking up gardening, I am in this bracket, I don’t know what I’m doing but I absolutely love it, I love being out amongst my plants and watching them grow, see…

Wild about Gardens – A marketing opportunity

The 15th – 21st September 2014 is Wild About Gardens Week, which will focus on the plight of the UK’s 1,500 species of pollinating insects. The aim of the week is to encourage people to do more to support our vital pollinators over the winter months. The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) and The Wildlife Trusts (TWT) are…

What a wonderful of way of showing both respect and integrity…

The commemoration of the start of WW1 is a hard one for a business to commemorate and get right.

Thirsk Garden Centre showed good taste and sensitivity in their Facebook post.

This is marketing, community involvement and plain old fashioned common sense of the highest order.

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Why don’t people respect gardeners?

Have you seen the interesting and thought provoking article by Alan Titchmarsh in The Daily Telegraph about Why don’t people respect gardeners? (To view the article just click on the image) I could not agree more with Alan’s argument here. In my horticultural career I have travelled and worked with researchers at various botanical gardens,…

Full circle – Wyevale, renamed Garden Centre Group, become Wyevale again…

The Garden Centre Group have today announced that they will be rebranding all of their centres as Wyevale Garden Centres. In a post on Facebook the company said… “To all of our wonderful followers, we have an exciting announcement!“Over the coming months we uproot as The Garden Centre Group and replant ourselves as Wyevale Garden…