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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.

APL WorldSkills UK finalists revealed
The 2014 WorldSkills UK Landscape Gardening finalists have been revealed at RHS Flower Show Tatton.

Growers shortlisted for International Grower of the Year Awards 2014
Growers from The Netherlands, Canada, China and Denmark are up for the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Grower of the Year Awards 2014 (IGOTY), in association with FloraCulture International.

Sky is the limit at RHS Flower Show for Young Designer of the Year
Sam Ovens, the designer of the garden The Sky's the Limit is named RHS National Young Designer of the Year at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park.

Hortipak sign 3 year deal to supportHTA National Plant Show
The HTA is delighted to announce that Hortipak has signed a 3 year sponsorship deal as Headline Partners of HTA National Plant Show demonstrating their continued support of the event.

Boyd on board for Greenfingers
Greenfingers, the charity dedicated to creating garden’s in children’s hospices across the UK, has today announced that Boyd Douglas-Davies has become a trustee for the charity.

BBC Great Allotment Challenge Judge is back for 50th Anniversary of RHS Britain in Bloom
For the 50th anniversary of Britain in Bloom, run since 2002 by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), Jim Buttress is returning as a judge for the 2014 national finals of the campaign.

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...

Keep up to date with latest issues affecting British Ornamental Plant Producers 
Retailers, growers and suppliers to the garden industry are invited to attend the British Ornamental Plant Producers (BOPP) AGM & Technical Seminar which takes place on Thursday 25 September 2014 at the Oak Tree Stoneleigh Park, Coventry.

Silver-Gilt for BALI show garden at the 2014 RHS Flower Show Tatton Park
Members involved in the creation of BALI’s Tatton Park show garden are celebrating the Silver-Gilt medal awarded to the garden today by the RHS judging panel.

Gateacre garden centre to close at end of July

Hotels fully booked as independents return to Glee

New name... new profile for Wyevale, starting with Xmas
GIMA Awards 2014

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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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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


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Aspin join GIMA as Associate Members


Garden Industry Marketing Initiative Gathers Momentum


Studley Garden Centre Run, Row & Ride Team
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Garden & Home Press Event 2014
The Garden & Home Present Event Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary