Garden Centre Association members see 11.42 per cent rise in sales in September

Garden Centre Association September figures from 22 garden centres show an 11.42 per cent rise in sales thanks to a huge 25 per cent leap in hard landscaping sales and big jumps in food/farmshop, seed/bulbs and sundries.

Only houseplants continued to struggle, down three per cent in 2009 and in September. GCA CEO Gillie Westwood said: "A lot of garden centres have not got dedicated houseplant areas anymore and are putting them in with gifts. Competition is hitting the sector — houseplants are available everywhere now." She added that the rise of hard landscaping was down to the rise in "staycations", led by the recession.

SectorSeptember (% rise) 2009 year to date (% rise)
Hard landscaping   
250.25
Outdoor plants  
11.7313
Seeds and bulbs16.515
Sundries  
15.513.5
Furniture and barbecues13.53.5
Food/farmshop2217.8
Clothing6.510.8
Overall11.4211

 

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