News & Analysis
The latest news across the UK horticulture industry including garden retail, plant production, edibles production, landscaping, parks, sports turf and arboriculture.
Garden managers looking to boost visits from families over key holiday periods have much to consider, from cost and insurance issues to the right overall mix of visitors.
The tragedy of the Grenfell Tower fire, which claimed at least 79 lives, made hundreds homeless and horrified the country, has brought the issue of building cladding to the fore.
How much will online plants sales be worth after Dobbies links with Ocado and other players enter the market?
Peri-urban woodlands are a valuable but under-utilised resource for dog-owners - a major client group - that could play a greater part in the health of both them and their pets, concludes research carried out for Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) with The Kennel Club and Scottish health partnership Paths for All.
Earlier this month the rose won the vote for Gardeners' World most influential plant of the past 50 years. Could it be on the rise again after falling in popularity over the past few of decades? Today's rose growers certainly think so.
Failure to secure sufficient supply of seasonal labour would not only cripple Britain's thriving soft-fruit industry but would hit affordability and availability of a healthy everyday food, according to a report by agricultural consultancy Andersons Midlands for industry body British Summer Fruits (BSF).
A campaign to increase schoolchildren's fruit and vegetable intake, implemented the UK, US and Europe but most extensively in Ireland, has shown some long-term benefit, according to a new Irish study.
Hazel Dene Garden Centre, in Culgaith, Cumbria, has submitted plans to Eden District Council for 13 houses, a convenience store and restaurant as a redvelopment of the garden centre, which is facing "a precarious future".
Retailers reported that growth in sales volumes picked up in the year to June, according to the latest monthly CBI Distributive Trades Survey.
Gardening Team Leader
Garden Transformation North London
Penshurst Place and Gardens Penshurst, Tonbridge
Private Estate in Scotland Scotland, Argyll and Bute
Grounds Maintenance Team Leader
Leicestershire County Council Leicestershire
Garden and Client Manager (Senior Horticultural Therapist grade)
Thrive Battersea Park, London
At the time of writing - a few days after the general election - sterling has weakened and we still have no idea of what Brexit means.
The president of the RHS was wise to avoid the traditional comment at the Monday lunch that "this is the best Chelsea show ever".
After a disappointing rain-hit May, the garden industry will be heading into this weekend's second key bank holiday period buoyed by better weather - and a final boost for sales from publicity surrounding the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.