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  • Britain is often considered the home of gardening.  It is one of the most rewarding, entertaining and healthy hobbies in the country with over 50 per cent of British people describing themselves as ga ...
  • The future is looking bright for garden retail. According to AMA Research's 2017 Garden Market Analysis Report the UK Garden Products market* is currently valued at £5.7billion and is expected to bene ...
  • Whilst it might not be the traditional high season for gardening, that doesn't mean everything stops for avid gardeners. Our partners over at Grow Your Own Magazine have broken down the top of the cro ...
  • Glee Gathering may be over, but that doesn't mean you can't still discover the latest brands and products, handpicked from our exhibitor community. Find out who featured on the line up for The Outdoor ...
  • From climate change to grow-your-own, the UK's leading supplier of eco-friendly garden products, crafted from recycled rubber, throws the spotlight on factors that will influence the way we garden. Mi ...
  • When it comes to the horticultural supply chain, there's no denying the importance of growers. The UK's network of nurseries is essential for so many garden centres whose customers are looking for bea ...
  • With garden centres now open for business and other UK retailers preparing to reopen, Glee arranged an exclusive roundtable of garden centre owners and industry professionals to discuss the learnings ...
  • Keep gardening fun

    04 Dec 2019
    Keep it fun Don't stress about getting things right or not. It is so important to have fun, experiment and learn new things. Gardening doesn't have to be a serious hobby. It's all about getting outsid ...
  • Retailers and visual merchandisers seeking products of the future and the latest in-store merchandising ideas need look no further than the Retail Lab at Glee. Now in its third year, this inspirationa ...
  • Retail success stories seldom hit the headlines with the UK gripped by Brexit jitters – but the nation's garden centres are riding on the crest of a wave. While Britain's High Streets are facing econo ...
  • 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 plane ...
  • Eleven ground-breaking new garden products have been confirmed as the winners of the coveted Glee New Product Showcase 2019, at a special award presentation organised and run by Garden Trade News. Sel ...
  • The environmental impact of single-use plastic is under the spotlight as the public backlash mounts against disposable products with the potential to pollute the world's oceans. In our second special ...
  • Growing media is a godsend for garden retailers. Regardless of fashions or trends, come rain or shine, consumers will always need compost to fill seed trays, window boxes and hanging baskets – and the ...
  • Green gardening is not a fashion or a passing fad – it's here to stay. With sustainable growing championed by the likes of BBC Gardeners' World presenter Monty Don, demand for eco-friendly gardening p ...
  • Tip 1 Beginner gardening can be quite daunting. There's a plethora of “must do” “don't do” “do it now” advice and to me it comes across as a bit scary and makes you feel you're going to get it all wro ...
  • 1. Start small and grow things you actually like to eat. It's really easy to fall into the trap of trying to grow every vegetable imaginable and ending up feeling overwhelmed. Starting with a small pa ...
  • As a leading showcase of pet product suppliers, trendsetters and emerging brands, Pets at Glee is set to be a thriving platform for any retailers wanting to optimise the ‘pet pound'. Now it has been c ...
  • PAWExpo – a new high-end pet focused exhibition – will launch in September 2020, supported by the team behind the annual Glee trade event. A special ‘first look' at what is to come will be unveiled at ...
  • 'Causing regular mayhem in the office, Herbie from Danish Design loves testing out all of the latest products, especially when it comes to toys. Taking a lot of pride in the design and production stag ...
  • Drawing inspiration from the countryside, Norman Sellers the founder of Wildlife World puts a real importance on using recycled materials, renewable energy and even nontoxic paint in his products. Dis ...
  • A journey of discovery is coming to Glee this September as the key industry event confirms two exciting guided tour opportunities to ensure retailers make the most of their time at the show. As the le ...
  • Garden 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 ...
  • What is your experience of being a woman in business? Currently excellent. When I first started in business almost 20 years ago it was a different story. I remember being on a sales floor surrounded b ...
  • What is your experience of being a woman in the industry? I feel very privileged to be working for Greenfingers Charity which has been supported by so many in the industry for the last 20 years.  When ...
  • What is your experience of being a women in the industry/business? It's not unusual to see a news article on almost a daily basis regarding sexual discrimination in the workplace, or a call to arms fr ...
  • Interview with Romeo Sommers, Glee Retail Lab Creative Director In his second excusive interview, Romeo Sommers, Creative Director of the Glee Retail Lab tells us more about ‘Saving the World – Nurtur ...
  • Retailers seeking products of the future and the latest in-store merchandising ideas need look no further than the Retail Lab at Glee. Now in its third year, this inspirational feature area, in associ ...
  • Interview with Romeo Sommers, Glee Retail Lab Creative Director The circus is coming to Glee 2019! This year the Retail Lab – in association with the HTA - will draw upon the inspiration of the bygone ...
  • Power of One is a new initiative being adopted by Glee to highlight the impact we each have on the environment. Supporting the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Product ...