Provisional numbers from the HTA's Retail Business Benchmark survey (58 reports to date) show November sales in garden centres and nurseries 10% higher than November last year, bringing total sales growth for the past three months to 6.1%.
Comparing this result with the latest Office for National Statistics numbers, which put value growth over the same three months at 2.6% for all retailers, this shows garden centres continuing to outperform the wider market.
HTA marketing director Andrew Maxted said: "By all accounts, Christmas lines sold well during November.
"National Garden Gift Vouchers sales have been very strong over the past six weeks and remain on track for a record year."
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