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Performance ahead of the market
Bayer Garden is celebrating a very strong start to the season, performing ahead of the market in its key product categories, gaining market share across the board.

Haxnicks to join forces with Tildenet
The sales and distribution of Haxnicks products is to move from Smart Solar to Tildenet, the netting and ground cover specialist at the end of May. See more...

Working together to sell plants profitably
A Plant Selling Guide for nursery sales staff and retail plant teams has been produced by the HTA to help everyone involved in buying and selling garden plants through independent garden retailers.

Enter the new, improved APL Awards 2015 now!
The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) is inviting entries for the APL Awards 2015 – which is now in its 19th year.

Neil Gow joins Glee
Well-known industry figure and former GIMA director, Neil Gow, has joined the Glee team, helping to drive a number of new initiatives that have been introduced for the 2014 show.

BOPP launches new version of the Packhouse Standard
New BOPP Packhouse Standard (Version 5, 15.4.14) raises the bar for certification in the ornamental horticulture sector.

Vitax launches biodegradable range
Vitax has revitalised its products for 2014 with a new range of effective and easy-to-use biodegradable products which will provide essential moisture and nutrients for vigorous growth.

Garden Centre, Nottingham - Freehold for Sale
An attractive garden centre which sits on a site of 12 acres, benefitting from a farm zoo, a model railway, a large modern restaurant and concessionary income. Our Ref: 0206

Sales agent with existing customer network required
Sales agent with existing customer network required to operate across Ireland selling a vast range of indoor and outdoor plants.

Good progress in Solus talks
Solus says good progress is being made in talks with potential trade and financial investors, but the process will take a few weeks. See more...

Good progress in Solus talks

Mr Fothergill's Ben raises £1000 in Multiple Sclerosis Challenge
Ben Roden of Mr Fothergill's has raised more than £1000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society by walking over burning coals at an Ipswich, Suffolk, hotel.

Nick Knowles and Adam Frost launch 50th Britain in Bloom
TV host and top garden designer celebrate 50th anniversary of campaign now organised by Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) at the start of National Gardening Week 2014 (14-20 April) 

Culture change for Gardman
Stewart Hainsworth started as CEO of Gardman last September. He has spent his first 7 months looking and listening, building a new management team, restoring relations with agents and changing the culture. See more...

Latest TGCG recruits bring the best of the retail industry to the gardening world
GIMA Awards 2014

GIMA is a trade association supporting manufacturers who supply garden and home product to leading retailers.

To see a list of members and the products they supply, with links to their own websites, click here.

The Garden Industry Manufacturers' Association (GIMA) 1999 was formed on 1 January 1999 following the merger of the original GIMA, which was founded in 1982, and the Garden Products Association (GPA).

The membership now exceeds 100 companies, large and small, and represents the major share of all the key sectors in the market excluding green goods. The combined total turnover of members' businesses at retail selling level is now approaching £1.5 billion.  Read here on how GIMA membership can save you over £2,500 a year.

The Objectives of GIMA

GIMA 5 point plan

Saving   Connecting   Promoting   Representing   Supporting

  To find out more click here.


FCL Global Forwarding
FCL Global Forwarding Ltd


Vitax Wood Fair
Vitax sign Wood Fair sponsorship deal


GIMA Seed Corn Fund
GIMA Launches Innovators' Seed Corn Fund


Aspin Logo
Aspin join GIMA as Associate Members


Garden Industry Marketing Initiative Gathers Momentum


Studley Garden Centre Run, Row & Ride Team
Garden Re-Leaf Day Opens The Season


Garden & Home Press Event 2014
The Garden & Home Present Event Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary




GIMA Announces New Council


FCL Global Forwarding
FCL Global Forwarding Ltd


Vicky Nuttall
Some things never change ....