Vegans and organic gardeners drive demand for natural garden products as market for planet-friendly gardening gets set for rapid growth21 Oct 2019
Flick through the pages of any trade or consumer horticultural magazine and you’re likely to see a mention of the ‘trend’ for green gardening. In fact, far from being a passing fad, the shift to planet-friendly gardening started in the 1980s when organic TV gardener Geoff Hamilton took the helm of BBC Gardeners’ World. Three decades on, in a world where concern about the planet is escalating, and politicians are declaring a climate emergency, eco-friendly gardening is firmly engrained in British culture.
Garden centre managers predict stylish restaurants to drive footfall and shield retailers from economic storm08 Oct 2019Garden centre catering is experiencing a revolution. From wood-fired pizza ovens to tapas bars, carveries and patisseries, retail managers are channelling millions of pounds worth of investment into s ...
03 Oct 2019Fashions come and go – and landscaping is no exception. Crazy paving and rockeries were big in the 1970s; patios became the focal point for chintzy garden furniture during the 1980s, while timber decking, gravel and water features soared in popularity in the 1990s as television makeovers introduced the nation to the concept of outdoor rooms.