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Wreathing machine for sale
Wreathing machine for sale, perfect for Christmas and all year round floristry.

Scotts pushes ahead with Solus integration

Cheshire; 12.4 acre/5.02 h. freehold wholesale plant nursery
Long established desirable family run nursery specialising in semi mature specimen and ornamental plants, however in addition they also have an extensive range of herbaceous grasses and topiary.

Visible Impact to help garden centres’ growth with new itower
Visible Impact, a sales development, marketing & communication consultancy, has created a new communication platform developed specifically for garden centres and suppliers to drive customer awareness and sales.

Bosmere celebrate Debbie’s 25 years
Debbie Curtis of Bosmere recently celebrated 25 years service with the company. The event was marked with a presentation and staff get together at the Crawley offices.

Industry leaders seek your backing for the Santa Run

Massive new site for Architectural Plants

Stewart Garden TV launches online videos with Pippa Greenwood
Stewart Garden has launched its YouTube channel, Stewart Garden TV. On it, TV personality, Pippa Greenwood, demonstrates gardening techniques and ideas in short video clips.

Lifestyle Gardens – Designers at the ready!
BBC Gardeners’ World Live, featuring the RHS Flower Show Birmingham, is on the lookout for talented new Show Garden designers, with a brand new Show Garden competition category.

Surrey Docks Farm to pop up at 2015 show
The award-winning Surrey Docks Farm will be bringing all the fun of the farm to The Edible Garden Show and Good Life Live when they take root at Alexandra Palace next March.

GCA members invited to compete for the Worrall Cup
Members of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) are being invited to put their marketing campaigns to the test this month (November, 2014) and compete for the chance to win the Worrall Cup.

Shoot scoops Double Award Win at Good Web Guide Awards!
Shootgardening.co.uk has scooped two major titles at The 2015 Good Web Guide Awards: Gardening Website of the Year judged by a panel of industry experts and the People’s Choice Award by online public vote.

New Vice Chair and Officers for the 2015 APL Committee
This year’s Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) Annual General Meeting took place on Tuesday 18 November, kindly hosted by FutureScape 2014, Sandown Park Racecourse.

New Vice Chair and Officers for the 2015 APL Committee

Wyevale finally completes purchase of Trelawney Ashford
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.

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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


Day Conference 26/11/2014


Glee 2014
Complete our GIMA GLEE Survey & Win a Majestic Wine Voucher




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Wyevale 'Meet The Buyer Day'


GLEE success for Mo Bacter as DJ Turface makes show debut