Apple refresh their retail offer

Apple have opened their new refreshed Apple Store at Sheffield Meadowhall, and its not about selling product it is about selling the experience of using the product. It is about showcasing creativity not stating specifications… Just think, if we did the same with our plants, if we sold the dream of what the customer could…

Madly, deeply, passionate about…

Houseplants!

We visited Blue Diamond’s Trentham Garden Centre recently and were, to be honest, totally, completely and utterly blown away by their houseplant department.

The images tell their own story, celebrating the plants, championing the role of the great Victorian Planthunters and offering customers an amazing shopping experience.

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…

A shed load of facts

Did you know? 1 in 5 Brits admits to spending time time in their shed to get away from their partners.  9% store secret unhealthy snacks 8% store secret cigarettes 7% store secret shopping receipts 4% store secret love letters from an ex-partner 11% of Brits even admit to using their shed to make secret…

Setting Scene – Timmermans Garden Centre show they are all about plants

We love it when a Garden Centre is able to wow its customers with a fabulous plant offer at the entrance. At Timmermans Garden Centre in Nottingham they are lucky enough to be able to welcome customers with one of the finest plant offers we have seen in Spring 2014. We love the high level…

Adding passion and personality to plants everywhere

We came across this wonderful Hermits Hut at a festival last year. This would add so much passion and personality to any plant offer – at Waring Stewart Towers we love it! It could even make a magical and inspirational Information Centre… Or an office for a Garden Centre Consultant, I love it!   We…

Fantastic Plant Displays at Ferndale Garden Centre

Ferndale Garden Centre do colour, and they do colour with Flair, style and imagination. And from the moment you set foot into the Garden Centre sunglasses are required! It is always refreshing to see plants at the entrance to the Garden Centre, telling customers “this place is serious about plants” Stepping out into the plantaria…

10 Great ideas from Chelsea to use in your Garden Centre today! #10 – Catering special

Chelsea does catering on a grand scale, with seafood and champagne restaurants set up. But what about the catering vans, how are they made to look special? These are not just any chickens, they are fine chickens, cooked on a rotisserie. Notice the use of wood in the dressing of the van and the artisan…