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News, in-depth reporting and discussion of garden centres and garden retailing, including plantaria, concessions, pets, catering, green gardening, manufactured goods and retail business.
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Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world
 

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Business advice from Neville Stein, MD of business consultancy Ovation
 

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Garden Retail's ranking of garden centres' performance over the past 12 months

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Top 100 profile - Monkton Elm

Top 100 profile - Monkton Elm

A strong family ethos has helped this long-established centre in Somerset to earn its place in the Garden Retail Top 100 and the management has plans for the future, Matthew Appleby reports.

Actaea

Actaea

Interesting leaf structures help these plants to catch the eye even before they flower, says Kevin Line.

Business Planning - Product development: the route to success

Business Planning - Product development: the route to success

Adding to your product mix can increase sales but simplicity and caution are crucial, Neville Stein advises.

Top 100 profile - Coolings

Top 100 profile - Coolings

Now operating across two sites in Kent, Coolings has built a reputation as a successful family business, won multiple awards and achieved a high rank in the Garden Retail Top 100, Matthew Appleby reports.

Chelsea Flower Show

Chelsea Flower Show

Horticulture Week's exclusive coverage of this year's show

Retail Plant Focus

Ligularia

Ligularia

These ideal water garden plants offer summer colour and year-round ground cover, says Bethan Norris.

Phlox

Phlox

Fragrant flowers in many colours make these plants a favourite in borders, says Miranda Kimberley.

Polemonium

Polemonium

Attractive flowers and foliage have made Jacob's ladder a cottage garden favourite, says Miranda Kimberley.

Olearia

Olearia

Daisy bushes can make ideal evergreen shrubs for hedging or windbreaks in coastal gardens or landscapes, Miranda Kimberley explains.


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