GARDEN RETAIL SUMMIT 2017

The Horticulture Week Garden Retail Summit is the leading knowledge and networking event for senior garden retail executives seeking to connect with the best professionals, be briefed on the brightest innovations, and prepare for the challenges ahead.

Garden Retail Summit Overview

Keep focus on gardening, be bold and collaborate Garden Retail Summit hears

Keep focus on gardening, be bold and collaborate Garden Retail Summit hears

Key themes for garden centre growth highlighted during Horticulture Week's Garden Retail Summit debates.

Garden Retail Summit 2017

Be brave and bold say successful independent garden centres

Be brave and bold say successful independent garden centres

Be bold was the message from those at the helm of three independent garden centres who have seen their businesses boom after being brave and investing big in new buildings.

Dobbies CEO John Cleland reveals vision at Garden Retail Summit

Dobbies CEO John Cleland reveals vision at Garden Retail Summit

Best for plants and gardening, and a restaurant for all, are two key priorities for Dobbies, delegates at the Horticulture Week Garden Retail Summit heard.

Delegates hear call for collaboration in face of Brexit challenges

Delegates hear call for collaboration in face of Brexit challenges

Greater collaboration between suppliers and retailers, with the "pain" of inflationary pressures shared between all parties, is likely to offer the best defence against the potential impact of Brexit, a panel session at the Garden Retail Summit heard.

"Stand out from the crowd" says Newman as he unlocks drivers behind garden centre sector's investment boom

"Stand out from the crowd" says Newman as he unlocks drivers behind garden centre sector's investment boom

Andy Newman from retail consultants mdj2 highlighted the ongoing need to "stand out from the crowd" in a presentation that unlocked the drivers behind the energy in today's garden centre sector which lies in sharp contrast to the "soul searching" on the high street.

What do retailers really want from UK growers?

What do retailers really want from UK growers?

Blue Diamond's Alan Roper, Newbridge Nurseries' Nigel Wait, Dobbies' Steve Guy and Ian Riggs from Jersey Plants Direct discussed how UK growers can exploit post-Brexit changes, at the Garden Retail Summit.

Garden retail trends, education and working with the locality key as Coolings looks to the future

Garden retail trends, education and working with the locality key as Coolings looks to the future

Horticulture Week's Garden Retail Summit 2017 heard Coolings chairman Paul Cooling's insights into how his multi award-winning garden centres have earned their success - and his plans for the future.


Garden Retail Awards

Winners of the 2017 Garden Retail Awards revealed at glittering industry event in London's Covent Garden

Winners of the 2017 Garden Retail Awards revealed at glittering industry event in London's Covent Garden

Three hundred professionals from the garden retail industry gathered at London's Grand Connaught Rooms last night to see the winners of the Garden Retail Awards 2017 unveiled.

Horticulture Week retail power 100

Who are the most influential people in today's UK garden retail industry?