What a difference a year makes…

The old Stephen H Smith Bolton Garden Centre, which was purchased by Summerseat Garden Centre some 18 months ago  has been totally transformed and renamed Bradley Fold Garden Centre. The team at Bradley Fold are putting the finishing touches to its most ambitious Christmas yet… The Christmas experience is situated in the centre of the…

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Dobbies show how to grab customers interest…

Sometimes telling the whole story is, well, just a little bit dull. That’s why we love Dobbies latest Facebook Post So who is she? We look forward to finding out… And while we were searching Dobbies website we loved the way that they were bringing gardening into Christmas with features like this video…   There…

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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…

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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…

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25 – 35 year olds take up gardening

Have you seen this fascinating piece in The Telegraph about how gardening is becoming cool for the 25 – 35 year olds. The findings in this article most certainly ring true with younger people joining Facebook Gardening Groups. If you want to know more about to engage with this new gardening customer, then drop me…

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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…

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