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  • A garden, for many families, is a place where memories are made. Be it memories of summer BBQ's, birthday parties, or summer days playing a football outside. As we think back, most of us have positive ...
  • Feel good simply comes down to the happiness you feel from being in a garden. That will mean different things to different people, the satisfaction you feel from building something that grows, whilst ...
  • If you're not afraid of bold, decorative designs, the Spice range of house signs from Selene Signs will delight you. The images, inspired by the colours, patterns and henna tattoos of the East, are ex ...
  • Online marketing can be a bit complex, especially when your passion is with plants and not with computers. To help users to get the most out of their website and webshop, Garden Connect introduces fre ...
  • Aylett Nurseries was announced as the winner of the RSPB's Conservation Garden Centre of the Year Award at Glee 2018. The St. Albans based retailer, owned by Julie Aylett and Adam Wigglesworth, was pr ...
  • Many avid gardeners visit Glee Birmingham and want to know how they can recreate or adapt the show displays for their home garden. While the needs of a home garden are different from a professional on ...
  • Fleas can be a big problem all year round. Is your pet scratching? Can you see tiny, dark specks or small insects moving about in your pet's fur? Do you have insect bites? Fleas can be a problem in th ...
  • By Mandy Watson Variegated Swiss cheese plant (Monstera deliciosa) My 45-year-old prickly pear (Opuntia) Houseplants are THE trend of the year, as the lines between indoors and outdoors are becoming e ...
  • by Mandy Watson New life from broad beans Attracting birds with a constant food supple Our horticultural industry is in crisis – not enough young people are coming forward to enter the industry, so th ...
  • Photo credit: Stewart Attwood Dobbies has announced the appointment of Graeme Jenkins as chief executive officer with immediate effect.  Graeme was previously chief operating officer, having joined Do ...
  • About Twedmill Bart Ryan Beswick, Managing Director says: “Having worked in textiles for the whole of my career, I was lucky to acquire the Tweedmill brand (which has been established now for over 40 ...
  • Time is easily our most precious commodity, and to a whole raft of people there is a perception that gardening is time consuming and difficult to succeed at. We believe easy gardening falls into how w ...
  • The millennial garden

    25 Jul 2018
    By Eliza Nicholas     Tech-obsessed millennials and horticulture skills might not be an obvious combination. However, there is a rising interest in gardening among the younger generation.  In London, ...
  • The Pot Company is contributing to the move away from plastics with a colourful and inspiring collection of eco-friendly homeware – made from ground down bamboo. With single use plastics hitting the h ...
  • Introducing Smart Garden Products NEW SPECTACULAR SOLAR GARDEN TORCH! Smart Garden Products are delighted to introduce the new Cool Flame Solar Garden Torch into their Smart Solar product range. The C ...
  • The report is a celebration of the UK's fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses across the UK. To be included in the list, companies needed to show consistent revenue growth ...
  • Grow Your Own Awards

    20 Jul 2018
    This year Glee have partnered up with Grow Your Own, a consumer magazine which will see the introduction of the prestigious Great British Growing Awards at the show this September. These awards recogn ...
  • Ultimately gardens are spaces that make us happy. That could be through the memories you create in them, the happiness you experience getting your hands dirty, or sitting under a tree in the peace and ...
  • The Happy Gardening theme – what is it, and how easy is it for garden retailers to incorporate this into store? And is it influenced by any wider trends? Happy Gardening is about showing everybody, ev ...
  • New Product Showcase The New Product Showcase is one of Glee's most inspirational features and is the place for buyers to source the most unique and sought-after products at the show. The showcase fea ...
  • We all know that kids learn most effectively through play. That's why Robbie Toys Ltd (RTL) are so excited to introduce the incredible new Skillmatics Educational Games… but they don't want to leave a ...
  • Glee Discovery Tour

    13 Jul 2018
    Glee Discovery Tour The brand-new Discovery Tours are open to all visitors on a first come first serve basis and offer attendees an exclusive guided walk around Glee, highlighting ‘must visit' areas a ...
  • Glee Buyers Power List 2018 The Buyers Power List is Glee's own way of celebrating the outstanding talent of buyers in the garden retail industry and their influence on the market. The awards ceremony ...
  • Take a look at some of the very best exhibitors from Glee 2018 as well as their most exciting products. Inspiration, innovation and essential contact details await inside. Read the buyer's show review
  • Earlier this year, the organisers of Glee undertook a tender process to source a new stand contractor to help the show's leading feature – the Retail Lab – come to life. One company stood out, and tha ...
  • Hanging Basket Masterclass at Squire's  Squire's Garden Centres are running their very popular “Large Summer Hanging Basket” planting masterclass on Friday 18th May at 10am and 2pm. Hanging baskets ca ...
  • Garden Connect webinars: Google Analytics and Conversion Optimisation Garden Connect is hosting two webinars this month: one webinar regarding Google Analytics and another concerning the optimisation ...
  • Garden centres up and down the UK are celebrating the fact that summer, does indeed, seem to be here. So as we look forward to the great British public spending weekends in the garden, be that gardeni ...
  • Vegepod stands and wheeled trolleys are a recent invention from the Vegepod team (see their blog 2017: Vegepod In Review for the other inventions they cooked up in 2017). But what exactly are the stan ...
  • Award Winning App SmartPlant is now live on Amazon Alexa to help anyone, anywhere keep plants alive  Over the past few years the gardening industry has embraced a glistening array of innovative gadget ...