Coronavirus & the plant trade

The latest developments concerning the impact of coronavirus for professionals involved in buying or selling plants and garden centre products. 

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Chancellor announces VAT cut for tourism sector: industry reaction

Chancellor announces VAT cut for tourism sector: industry reaction

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced he will be cutting VAT on tourism businesses from 20% to 5% as part of a suite of measures designed to help sectors recover from the coronavirus crisis.

Tower of London and Kensington Palace to reopen as Historic Royal Palaces faces £95m coronavirus crisis shortfall

Tower of London and Kensington Palace to reopen as Historic Royal Palaces faces £95m coronavirus crisis shortfall

From 10 July, the Tower of London will reopen after 16 weeks of closure along with Kensington Palace on 30 July.

Homebase finds £5.4bn spend on gardening during coronavirus crisis but worries about neglect as lockdown eases

Homebase finds £5.4bn spend on gardening during coronavirus crisis but worries about neglect as lockdown eases

Homebase has revealed the positive effects Britain’s gardening efforts have had on outdoor spaces during lockdown, but warns these efforts could go to waste if people neglect their gardens as life returns to normal.


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Former GIMA director to close garden centre

Former GIMA director to close garden centre

Mergers and acquisitions expected to stay strong after Bridge Farm identified as 2020 highlight

Mergers and acquisitions expected to stay strong after Bridge Farm identified as 2020 highlight

RHS Chelsea Flower Show design competition announced

RHS Chelsea Flower Show design competition announced

Import restrictions now biggest issue for UK horticulture

Import restrictions now biggest issue for UK horticulture

What funding are parks, heritage and public gardens owners demanding during the coronavirus crisis?

What funding are parks, heritage and public gardens owners demanding during the coronavirus crisis?

How damaging has the lockdown been for the garden industry?

How damaging has the lockdown been for the garden industry?

Retail and restaurants footfall slowly recovering

Retail and restaurants footfall slowly recovering

Syngenta survey finds coronavirus crisis has increased climate change worries

Syngenta survey finds coronavirus crisis has increased climate change worries

German garden retail trade show Spoga Gafa cancels for 2020

German garden retail trade show Spoga Gafa cancels for 2020

What is the latest guidance that first aiders working in horticulture should be following?

What is the latest guidance that first aiders working in horticulture should be following?

Baginton Nurseries, home of the Pot and Bedding Plant Centre, to close

Baginton Nurseries, home of the Pot and Bedding Plant Centre, to close

Virtual garden furniture and barbecue show Solex launches after hot weather sees sales spike

Virtual garden furniture and barbecue show Solex launches after hot weather sees sales spike

Garden centre doubles sales from March-May

Garden centre doubles sales from March-May

Darlac sees post-coronavirus lockdown sales rise

Darlac sees post-coronavirus lockdown sales rise

New urban garden planned for Birmingham Botanical Gardens

New urban garden planned for Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Housebuilding optimism as lead volumes rise

Housebuilding optimism as lead volumes rise

Historic parks and gardens to benefit from £1.57bn Government arts coronavirus crisis bail-out

Historic parks and gardens to benefit from £1.57bn Government arts coronavirus crisis bail-out

Worst of coronavirus crisis over, says European Nurserystock Association

Worst of coronavirus crisis over, says European Nurserystock Association

New research shows £5.5bn fund needed to level up access to urban green space as part of UK’s green recovery

New research shows £5.5bn fund needed to level up access to urban green space as part of UK’s green recovery

Garden centre restaurants see steady sales after reopening

Garden centre restaurants see steady sales after reopening

Help and guidance for horticulture businesses during the coronavirus pandemic
 

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TRACK CHANGES TO HORT EVENTS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS

Follow cancellations and postponements of horticulture events due to coronavirus.  
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Coronavirus horticulture timeline

Coronavirus horticulture timeline

As the coronavirus pandemic develops, Horticulture Week looks back on how the crisis took hold of the international garden trade.

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