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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What is the effect of COVID-19 for consumers of flowers and plants?

What is the effect of COVID-19 for consumers of flowers and plants?

Kew outlines festival plans for 2021

Kew outlines festival plans for 2021

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has outlined the festivals planned for its gardens and Wakehurst this year, subject to restrictions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.

Defra confirms retail nurseries must close under COVID lockdown rules

Defra confirms retail nurseries must close under COVID lockdown rules

Government guidance has added "nurseries" to retailers who cannot open in lockdown #3, which runs until at least mid-February.


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Eleven growers speak on exporting plants post-Brexit

Eleven growers speak on exporting plants post-Brexit

RHS Chelsea Flower Show - nurseries hope it will go ahead but some pull out

RHS Chelsea Flower Show - nurseries hope it will go ahead but some pull out

Greenfingers updates on Garden Re-Leaf day and new hospice gardens

Greenfingers updates on Garden Re-Leaf day and new hospice gardens

Office for National Statistics Christmas figures show marginal growth

Office for National Statistics Christmas figures show marginal growth

APSE asks for parks COVID and finances feedback

APSE asks for parks COVID and finances feedback

British Protected Ornamentals Association conference: how to sell more bedding plants in 2021

British Protected Ornamentals Association conference: how to sell more bedding plants in 2021

Scotland garden centres await reopening

Scotland garden centres await reopening

Garden and retail trends 2021 round-up

Garden and retail trends 2021 round-up

Brexit plant import crunch time approaching

Brexit plant import crunch time approaching

BPOA conference special: Happy Plants' Natalie Porter on drive-thru gardening and new gardeners

BPOA conference special: Happy Plants' Natalie Porter on drive-thru gardening and new gardeners

BPOA conference special: Woodlark's Graeme Edwards on direct bedding plant sales

BPOA conference special: Woodlark's Graeme Edwards on direct bedding plant sales

RHS Rosemoor and Cotswold Garden Flowers take on Plant Heritage collections

RHS Rosemoor and Cotswold Garden Flowers take on Plant Heritage collections

Flower show update: Sandringham off but 40 garden shows still planned for 2021

Flower show update: Sandringham off but 40 garden shows still planned for 2021

COVID negative test verification requirement considered for Chelsea Flower Show 2021 visitors

COVID negative test verification requirement considered for Chelsea Flower Show 2021 visitors

Orders up 30% at Kernock but Brexit logistics issues remain

Orders up 30% at Kernock but Brexit logistics issues remain

This week in numbers to 22 January

This week in numbers to 22 January

New Government advice stops nurseries opening to the public

New Government advice stops nurseries opening to the public

Dutch Government introduces COVID testing for drivers arriving from the UK

Dutch Government introduces COVID testing for drivers arriving from the UK

Seasonal workers guidance for horticultural edibles workers coming to the UK under travel restrictions

Seasonal workers guidance for horticultural edibles workers coming to the UK under travel restrictions

Dutch plants and flowers exports to UK increased in 2020

Dutch plants and flowers exports to UK increased in 2020

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