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  • 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 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Stewart Garden set up the Schools Programme to get more children interested in gardening, providing participating schools with a special kit that they can use to set up a gardening project of their ch ...
  • In the town of Roskilde, about 35 kilometres west of Copenhagen, Smiemans Projecten will build a new garden centre for Hobbyland next to their existing building. The owner of Hobbyland wants to divide ...
  • Why Grow Your Own

    08 Jun 2018
    Why Grow Your Own Know what you're eating Modern agriculture today produces more than enough food everyday for affordable prices. The majority of us take this service for granted, but have you ever th ...
  • Standing out from the crowd, know your products and customer engagement were the key themes at the Glee Exhibitor Workshop, which took place on 4th July at Poplars Garden Centre in Toddington. Over 80 ...
  • Getting children into gardening – where to start? Children love getting their hands mucky and a garden is a brilliant playground for children of all ages. Gardening can be the perfect activity to help ...
  • Local disability employer selected for regional finals at National Learning Disabilities and Autism Awards Norfolk Industries for Disabled People has been selected as a regional finalist at the Nation ...
  • RDA was recently appointed by Whitegates Nursery in North Yorkshire to transform its existing tea room into a contemporary country kitchen style cafe. A family business, Whitegates was established ove ...
  • A Special Report in the Financial Times in April 2018 has highlighted Smart Garden Products as one of the fastest growing companies in Europe.   Smart Garden Products are very proud to announce that t ...
  • Aussie start-up, Vegepod, are to be special guests at the world's most prestigious garden and flower show this year, the Royal Horticulture Society's Chelsea Flower Show. The edible raised garden bed ...