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Cannova® Bronze Scarlet F1 wins FleuroStar 2014/15
Fleuroselect, the international organisation for the ornamental plants industry, is proud to announce that the FleuroStar Award 2014/15 goes to Canna generalis Cannova® Bronze Scarlet F1 created by Takii.

Garland celebrates its 50th anniversary
Fifty new products are being added to the Garland/Worth Gardening range as part of the Garland Group’s 50th anniversary celebrations.  All of the products will be on show at Glee in September 2014 on Hall/Stand 18H10-K11.

Garland celebrates its 50th anniversary

Pasco tells breeders - 'Consumers don't get your message'
Adam Pasco tells frustrated plant breeders at the Fleuroselect conference that their message is not getting to the consumer. Or is it even the right message? See more...

Summer loving from Giving & Living
You have to be in it to win it, and everyone who booked into Giving & Living in July was in with a chance of winning a fantastic marketing package worth over £1200.

Small Space growing made easy with Suttons Seeds
Introducing Suttons Seeds Small Spaces - in store mid August! Guaranteed to help consumers make the right choice for their gardening space!

Cadix unveils Tutch! at Glee
Cadix will be presenting a new, revolutionary planter at Glee this year with a 10 year guarantee!

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Tackle slimy pests head on this summer with Slug Gone
Slugs and snails can be a problem for gardeners all year round, however during the summer these plant destroying pests can be at their most active.

Strong seminar line-up at PATS Harrogate
PATS Harrogate has secured a strong line-up of speakers for two days of seminars designed to give pet retailers ahead-of-the-game ideas on new lines, new approaches and new profit potential.

Make sure you’ve got it covered!
Whatever the weather, glorious sunshine or torrential thunderstorms, consumers need to protect their garden furniture and with sales of everything from benches and patio sets to BBQs soaring this summer (a growth of 32% year to date) garden covers sales are also set to boom. 

Top Awards for Millbrook's Garden Display at the Kent County Show
Millbrook Garden Company are proud to have won a Top Gold Award for their Show Garden in the Flower Marquee at the Kent County Show; and delighted to have also scooped The KCAS Perpetual Challenge Cup for the best Landscape or Garden Display Exhibit.

Forty British suppliers exhibit latest innovations in ten product sectors of the gardening market
Ten of the 40-strong group of UK garden and leisure product suppliers that will be exhibiting as part of the British exhibitor group at spoga+gafa in Cologne in 2014 will be exhibiting in Germany for the first time.

Average basket size grows more slowly than customer numbers
The half-year figures from the Garden Centre Association (GCA) even out the peaks and troughs of the season and give the first, fairly reliable snapshot of where the industry is. For analysis, see more...

B&Q sales slip in second quarter
Lower sales of outdoor and seasonal products pulled B&Q down in the second quarter against strong comparisons last year. However the year-to-date figures are up. See more...
GIMA Awards 2014

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

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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.

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FCL Global Forwarding
FCL Global Forwarding Ltd


Suttons TPR
Suttons Sunflower Celebration


Weedfree Range Revitalises Gardens




Buyer Connect
GIMA Buyer Connect with Homebase


Scotts Consumer
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company Press Release


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