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+36% by LOFA Members outperforms garden furniture market

Green-tech Unveil their Christmas Number One
The talented singers/songwriters that all year round hide their talents under their Mona Plantsava’s, have unveiled their dead-cert for a landscaping Christmas number one.

Writtle College students given prestigious awards
A mother-of-two who was struck down with a potentially deadly lung condition while running her own garden maintenance business has been honoured with an award from the Worshipful Company of Gardeners.

Writtle College students given prestigious awards

Six students win horticultural scholarships
Following applications from many students, representing 18 colleges across the UK, six students have been awarded Student Scholarships by the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF).

Bermuda is flowing forward
The Scotts Company (UK) Ltd acquired the Bermuda® water gardening brand and products in July 2014, when it purchased the proprietary brands from Solus Garden and Leisure Limited.

‘Love the Plot You’ve Got’ launches at 2015 show
Would-be gardeners looking to transform neglected outdoor spaces can seek inspiration from the Garden Industry Marketing Board (GIMB) when it launches its ‘Love the Plot You’ve Got’ campaign at The Edible Garden and Good Life Live show in London next year.

Garden4Less offers platform to Garden Retailers

Steve Harper to leave Bord na Mona for Gardman

Sunshine lead the way with their bulb display
Sunshine Garden Centre have been announced as the winner of the Taylors Bulbs Bulbland Competition 2014.  The independent garden retailer based in North London fought off strong competition from across the country to walk away with the £200 prize and trophy.

National Trust paving display centres wanted
Westminster Stone is seeking to open National Trust Paving display centres in the Central London area in readiness for the 2015 season.

Mr Fothergill's trade show attendance reflects export and range development
The Mr Fothergill's Group will be attending two trade shows early in 2015, both for the first time.

Taking to the road to drive up sales
Bayer Garden is taking to the road in February 2015 to give garden centre staff the information they need to help and advise their customers.

Mr Fothergill's supports Christmas Jumper Day
Save the Children Jumper Day supported by Mr Fothergill's.

Help your customers 'love their plot' masterclasses now available
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.


Bermuda is flowing forward


Year in Review: comment from GIMA Director, Vicky Nuttall


Children Encouraged into Nature for Stronger Immune Systems


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GIMA's Response to the Chancellor's Autumn Statement


Greenfingers 2015
Greenfingers Garden Re-Leaf Quiz 2015


Scotts Miracle-Gro
Scotts announces combined Sales Force


The Edible Garden Show
The Edible Garden Show - 20-22 March 2015


Gardeners strip off ...


Wildlife World
GIMA Awards Give Warm Praise for Wildlife World's Hedgehog Igloo


Scotts Miracle-Gro
Get children growing their own 'mo' during Movember