Garden ornaments feature on BBC Radio 4

Radio Four's You and Yours consumer show has featured an investigation into garden ornament sales, featuring Bents Garden Centre, Vivid Arts and Horticulture Week.

The 2m listener show found that Bents has doubled sales of decorative outdoor products in the last five years, with managing director Matthew Bent saying solar lanterns, outdoor pictures and plastic hanging flowers had gone well. He said there was still a small market for gnomes.

Horticulture Week gave market insight into the £25m-£30m garden statue market, while Vivid Arts' Paul McGuire spoke about how the company had increased sales of resin garden animals by 15 per cent or more in each of the last 10 years. Presenter was Sam Fenwick.

The piece starts seven minutes into this recording.

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