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  • Lancashire entrepreneur and Glee 2021 New Product Showcase winner Gemma Connolly, who’s created a unique brand of edible greeting cards for dogs Scoff Paper, has secured major backing from BBC Dragons ...
  • In the midst of escalating energy costs and the race toward net-zero targets, the gardening community is leading the charge with innovative solutions. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has set forth ...
  •   After much consideration and having listened to extensive industry feedback, we will be changing the date of Glee from 25–27 June to 10–12 September at the NEC Birmingham! Event director Matthew Mei ...
  • In the dynamic realm of garden retail, there's immense potential to boost sales of eco-friendly products, regardless of store size. As consumers are increasingly starting to prioritise ethical and env ...
  • Glee takes ultimate pride in bringing together the entire garden retail ecosystem each year. Now, following market-wide feedback and insight, it has been confirmed that Glee 2024 will take place in Se ...
  • In recent years, sustainability has become more than just a trend; it's a driving force in the world of gardening and garden centres. Consumers are increasingly making choices based on eco-friendly pr ...
  • The urgency of adopting sustainable practices and products has never been more prominent across various sectors, and this includes garden centres. As consumers increasingly prioritize sustainability, ...
  • The urgency to make lifestyle shifts and adopt sustainable business practices has never been more critical. Sustainability is no longer a buzzword; it's a top priority for consumers and businesses wor ...
  • Bents Garden & Home, a family-run business located in Warrington, has evolved into a thriving destination garden centre. Under the leadership of Managing Director Matthew Bent, the management team has ...
  •   An interview with Kevin Burgess, Leon Boots   After launching Leon Boots at Glee in 2021, Director, Kevin Burgess, tells us about their fantastic new ultra lightweight boot. The father and son busin ...
  • Glee celebrates circularity through our partnership with Flow, Design & Build who are instrumental in supporting us to build the Glee show. Together we’re creating a better future by rethinking sustai ...
  •   2024 Garden and Outdoor Living Trends Tune in as TrendBible’s Madeleine Ritchie introduces the three outdoor living personas you need to know for 2024, including tips on how multi-faceted, versatile ...
  •   An interview with Madeline Ritchie, TrendBible Catch up on Glee TV’s exclusive interview with Visual Trend Researcher Madeline Ritchie as she highlights key upcoming trends.   Other Glee TV episodes ...
  • With over 40 years of experience within the garden retail sector, countless volunteer roles at the heart of the industry and a new venture – The Boyd Partnership – Boyd Douglas-Davies has now added Gl ...
  • The second of Glee’s new-for-2023 registration incentives saw one lucky attendee win £1,000 to spend at the show. The lucky recipient was Sarah Daniel from Pengelly Garden Centre in Cornwall, who has ...
  • Glee 2023 in Review

    01 Aug 2023
    The future of garden retailing takes shape and its resilience is proven As the doors closed on this year’s edition of Glee, the international festive for garden, leisure and pet demonstrated the conti ...
  • The winners of the 2023 New Product Awards have been announced! The awards ceremony, that took place on day 2 of Glee (28th June, NEC Birmingham), is a celebration of the most innovative new products ...
  • The winners of the 2023 Buyers Power List Awards have been announced! The awards ceremony, taking place on day one of Glee (27th June, NEC Birmingham), is a celebration of the retailers making an impa ...
  • In this interview, Rob Sproule, the Founder of Dig Marketing, shares valuable insights on how independent garden retail businesses can harness the power of digital marketing to increase their online v ...
  • Green Heart brings plants to the forefront

    19 Jun 2023 Kimberley Hornby
    Glee’s Green Heart has become a must-see part of the annual garden retail exhibition with growers bringing plants to the fore at the NEC (27th -29th June).  A leading showcase of both UK and internati ...
  • Home, Gift & Clothing will shine at Glee 2023

    15 Jun 2023 Kimberley Hornby
    This year’s edition of Glee - the International Festival for Garden, Leisure and Pet (27th-29th June 2023, NEC Birmingham) – will see a whole new pavilion devoted to Home, Gift & Clothing, where retai ...
  • Pet and Animal Wellbeing at Glee

    13 Jun 2023 Kimberley Hornby
    With Glee just weeks away (27th-29th June 2023, NEC Birmingham), -the show’s sector PAW – Pet and Animal Wellbeing - will bring pet care to the forefront with the best pet suppliers presenting the lat ...
  • Garden retail stores play an important role in promoting sustainable horticultural practices. The Horticultural Trade Association supports the industry's sustainability efforts  through insightful res ...
  • Chelsea Flower Show

    17 May 2023
    The Chelsea Flower Show is an iconic event in the horticultural world and provides a unique opportunity for garden retail businesses to be inspired by those at the top of their game. It is held annual ...
  • The Guardian reported that “the production of UK-grown and marketed tomatoes has fallen from 134,000 tonnes in 1990 to 68,000 tonnes in 2021, and now accounts for just 17% of total UK supply.”   Accor ...
  • As the garden retail sector ramps up activity ahead of the International Festival of Garden, Leisure and Pet, Glee 2023 – taking place at the NEC in late June (27th – 29th) – the team has been busy be ...
  • Many garden centres celebrate Mother’s Day with the traditional afternoon tea. The invention of afternoon tea is attributed to the seventh Duchess of Bedford, Anna Maria Russell sometime around 1840. ...
  • The idea is not new, there is already a lot of research about the impact of gardens on our mental health and wellbeing. But the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is taking a step further by developing ...
  • In just four months the international garden retail, leisure and pet sectors will come together under one roof in the shape of Glee 2023.  An unrivalled platform for growth, networking, sourcing and i ...
  • There's no doubt that gardening is a popular hobby, 87% of UK households have a garden and the amount spent on gardening products is expected to reach over £6.5 billion by 2025.   Google search about ...