GCA figures reveal garden centre sales boost

August sales were almost seven per cent up in garden centres, taking the year to date up to 1.7 per cent above 2010, according to Garden Centre Association (GCA) members final figures.

New Hopetoun Gardens owner Dougal Philip said August was not as good as July, which was the best month since April.

Heavy rain stopped people gardening in Scotland but Philip reported that the tearoom did well and bulb sales got off to a good start, with the ground wet enough for planting.

GCA chief executive Gillie Westwood said bulb sales, catering and outdoor living sales has boosted turnovers in the month.

 


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