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Horticulture Week Awards

Outstanding winners of the Horticulture Week Business Awards 2018 revealed

Outstanding winners of the Horticulture Week Business Awards 2018 revealed

Twenty-three outstanding businesses have scooped awards at the inaugural Horticulture Week Business Awards 2018.

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Horticulture industry reacts to Brexit White Paper

Horticulture industry reacts to Brexit White Paper

The Brexit White Paper on the future relationship between the UK and the EU promises UK will be able to sign trade deals and remain outside the jurisdiction of the EU Courts, proposals generally welcomed by the horticulture industry.

Garden centre leisure: how are retailers driving footfall?

Garden centre leisure: how are retailers driving footfall?

Broadening the offer to include more food outlets and "things to do" is the future, according to some bigger garden centre operators.

What are the prospects for the outdoor furniture and barbecue market?

What are the prospects for the outdoor furniture and barbecue market?

Leisure & Outdoor Furniture Association (LOFA) consumer survey research shows levels of household ownership of outdoor living products have largely remained consistent over the past three years, but the value of sales is up.

Could 2019 be the year of volume plastic alternatives use in horticulture?

Could 2019 be the year of volume plastic alternatives use in horticulture?

Suppliers and growers say 2019 could be the year of volume plastic alternative use, or greater closed-loop plastic pot and tray recycling, after 2018 saw a surge in interest in plastic reduction.

How to make the most of the visitor attraction garden retail supply market

How to make the most of the visitor attraction garden retail supply market

Visitor attractions such as the National Trust, RHS, Kew Gardens and others offer big retail opportunities, with growing, captive, educated audiences, but what do suppliers and the retailers need to do to exploit the market?

Latest garden retail company results: who has done best and why?

Latest garden retail company results: who has done best and why?

Medium-sized groups in the £20m-£100m bracket such as Klondyke, Hillier, Squire's, Notcutts and Blue Diamond look to have done best as 2017 results are released.


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HORTICULTURE WEEK BUSINESS Awards

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New plants

Clematis 'Tranquilite' (Raymond Evison)

Clematis 'Tranquilite' (Raymond Evison)

A plant named to acknowledge the wonderful care that people receive at Les Bourgs Hospice in Guernsey.

Acer palmatum 'Metamorphosis' (Burncoose)

Acer palmatum 'Metamorphosis' (Burncoose)

The distinct yellow leaf in spring sets METAMORPHOSA apart.

Hydrangea hybrid 'Runaway Bride'

Hydrangea hybrid 'Runaway Bride'

Ushio Sakazaki came upon a remote Asian species of Hydrangea in the wild, and crossed this with the well-known Hydrangea macrophylla.


In Depth

Horticulture Week Business Award - Garden Centre Outlet of the Year (small-to-medium)
Horticulture Week Business Award - Garden Product Innovation

Horticulture Week Business Award - Garden Product Innovation

Winner - RHS-endorsed Ergo Deadheader, Burgon & Ball

Horticulture Week Business Award - Business Innovation of the Year

Horticulture Week Business Award - Business Innovation of the Year

Winner - The road to Modiform's EcoExpert

Horticulture Week Business Award - Multiple Garden Retailer of the Year

Peter Seabrook

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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Plant Focus

Maianthemum

Maianthemum

Showy spikes, lush leaves and sweet scent all help to sell these appealing plants, writes Miranda Kimberley.

Kniphofia

Kniphofia

These useful plants are persistent, need little attention and offer striking colour combinations, says Miranda Kimberley.

Paeonia

Paeonia

Stocking a wide range of these impressive flowers from early March until June can boost sales, Miranda Kimberley reports.