Please see below a selection of the coverage we have received in various trade and consumer publications:

September, 2016


Garden Centre Association step up the search for new inspectors - Garden Centre Retail


GCA steps up search for new inspectors - Local Gardener


GCA Plant Area Workshop success at Ball Colegrave - Garden Forum

 

GCA Plant Area Workshop success at Ball Colegrave - Local Gardener


August, 2016


Ruxley Rose garden centre finalists announced by GCA - Local Gardener


GCA announces area award winners - Local Gardener


GCA announces area garden centre and Ruxley Rose winners - Horticulture Week


July, 2016


Three Garden Centre Association inspectors step down - Insight DIY


Non-traditional categories shine despite June weather - Insight DIY


Non-traditional categories shine despite weather in June - Garden Centre Retail


June sales down in garden centres - Hort Week


Non-traditional categories shine despite weather in June - Local Gardener


Garden centre rising stars take masterclasses - Horticulture Week


Rising Stars participants reach crucial stage in programme - Local Gardener


Alyson, Andy and Ian step down as GCA inspectors - Local Gardener


June, 2016


May Bank Holidays boost garden centre sales - Garden Centre Retail

 

May Bank Holidays boost garden centre sales  - Local Gardener

 

May, 2016


Garden centre plant and compost sales central to May's success - Horticulture Week


April showers dampen traditional garden centre sales - Local Gardener

 

Garden centres record poor April - Horticulture Week


April showers dampen traditional garden centre sales - Insight DIY


April showers dampen traditional garden centre sales - Garden Centre Retail


April, 2016

 
Food halls and farm shops take a bite of March sales - Local Gardener

 

GCA finds food up but seed down at garden centres - Horticulture Week


March, 2016


Garden Centre Association figures reveal strong February for houseplants - Horticulture Week


Sales of houseplants grow in February - Local Gardener


February, 2016


Catering sales kick off the New Year - Local Gardener


Bumper year of hand-outs from GCA Trust - Insight DIY


GCA Trust to focus more on horticulture than garden design - Horticulture Week


Catering and food sales up as wet weather hits gardening sales - Horticulture Week


January, 2016


And the winner is... Garden Centre Association annual awards - Insight DIY

 

GCA reveals garden centres of excellence - Garden Centre Retail


Top garden centres get awards at GCA conference - Local Gardener


Garden Centre team lift the cup after Zubaball game - Local Gardener


Garden Centre Association 2015 figures revealed - Horticulture Week


Less traditional categories see biggest increases in sales in 2015 - Local Gardener


Future of garden centres in the hands of a new shopper - Garden Forum


GCA aims to answer why shoppers buy - Horticulture Week

 

Future of garden centres in the hands of a new shopper - Insight DIY

 

Last call for Worrall Cup entries - Insight DIY


December, 2015


Garden Centre Association reports on November trading - Insight DIY


GCA members reminded to enter the Worrall Cup - Garden Forum


Barton Grange and Castle Gardens win GCA Christmas prizes - Horticulture Week


GCA garden centres sparkle with Christmas displays - GTN Xtra


Comedian Hal Cruttenden to compere GCA dinner - GardenForum


November, 2015


GCA centres sparkle with Christmas displays - Garden Centre Retail

 

GCA Christmas results out - Horticulture Week

 

Retail guru from Germany to inspire GCA members - Garden Forum

 

GCA sees 11 per cent October sales rise - Horticulture Week

 

October, 2015


The names of the six finalists of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) & Westland Rising Stars Programme have been announced - The Happy Gardeners

 

Garden Centre Association and Westland Rising Stars finalists revealed - HortWeek

 

Hurdler Roger Black for GCA conference - HortWeek

 

Conference delegates to be inspired to be champions - GardenForum

 

Olympic medallist to speak at GCA conference 2016 - Garden Centre Retail

September sees sales of clothing and food soar - The Happy Gardeners


September, 2015


Scotland and N.Ireland winners unveiled by GCA - The Happy Gardeners


GCA reveal Scotland and N.Ireland winners - Garden Centre Retail

 

Scotland and N.Ireland winners unveiled by GCA - GardenForum


Raemoir and Gardenwise are GCA Pride of Scotland - GTN Xtra

 

August up 12.65 per cent in garden centres - HortWeek

 

August, 2015


GCA members see standards and profitability improve - GTN Xtra

GCA: garden centres firing on all cylinders - Garden Centre Retail

Garden centres up in July - HortWeek

Inspector leaves after three years - Garden Centre Retail August, 2015 issue


July, 2015


Full results from North Thames GCA Regional Awards - GTN Xtra

Planters and Webbs win main GCA Midlands regional awards - GTN Xtra 

Squires Hersham and Haskins Roundstone are tops in South Thames GCA - GTN Xtra 

Wales & West Best Centre winners are The Old Railway Line and Monkton Elm - GTN Xtra

Ruxley Rose garden centre finalists announced by GCA - GardenForum

GCA Trust award goes to Capel Manor student Sian - Garden Centre Retail

GCA Trust award goes to Capel Manor student Sian - GardenForum

Liz Hutson leaves GCA inspector role - HortWeek

GCA inspector steps down - Garden Centre Retail


June, 2015


GCA announces 50th anniversary venue - Garden Centre Retail


Garden Centre Association conference for Brighton - HortWeek

May, 2015


April sales up in garden centres, says Garden Centre Association - HortWeek

Comfy furniture & sizzling BBQ sales boost April’s figures - Garden Centre Retail

April, 2015

Weather affects plant sales while non-traditional categories soar

February, 2015


GCA’s e-learning initiative to continue to GROW through 2015 - GardenForum

Nominate your GCA Rising Stars 2015 - Garden Centre Retail

GCA offers ‘how to achieve inspection excellence’ tips - GardenForum

January, 2015


GCA announces first batch of award winners - Garden Centre Retail

Supplier team conquers at GCA Roman Games - Garden Centre Retail

Reinvent your retail at the GCA annual conference - Garden Centre Retail

Senior army trainer, entrepreneur and economist to feature at Garden Centre Association annual conference - HortWeek

December, 2014


Bents and Castle Gardens take Garden Centre Association Christmas display prizes - Horticulture Week

Garden Centre Association members see strong November sales - Horticulture Week

Garden Centre Association announces regional Christmas display winners - Horticulture Week

Garden Centre Association announces top car boss as headline speaker - Horticulture Week

Plants up 14.5 per cent in October says Garden Centre Association - Horticulture Week

November, 2014


GCA members invited to compete for the Worrall Cup - Garden Forum

Garden centre returns up by approximately eight per cent year-to-date following strong October - Horticulture Week

Early birds catch a discount for the GCA conference - Garden Forum

GCA and GIMA growing - Horticulture Week

October, 2014


Coolings and Newbridge Nurseries among winners in garden centre plantarea competition - Horticulture Week

September saw garden centre sales rise led by hard landscaping - Horticulture Week

September, 2014


Clothing sales top garden centre charts for August - Horticulture Week

GLEE visitors invited to GCA’s stand - GardenForum

 

August, 2014


Westland Rising Stars set for more garden centre training - Horticulture Week

Garden centre annual catering sales exceed £200m says trade body as department is ranked highest for many outlets - Horticulture Week

Garden centres enjoy strong plant sales lift in August thanks to lower temperatures - Horticulture Week

July, 2014


Podington takes honours at Garden Centre Association event - Horticulture Week

June, 2014


GCA inspector called yet? They are coming this week... - GardenForum

April, 2014


Easter sales 'cracking' say garden retailers, continuing good start to year - Horticulture Week

Me & My Job - Iain Wylie, chief executive, Garden Centre Association - Horticulture Week

March, 2014


February 'hit and miss' for garden centres says GCA - Horticulture Week

Coolings Nurseries boss urges garden centres to get involved in international event - Horticulture Week

New area chairmen announced for the GCA - GardenForum

Sign up for the International Garden Centre Conference - GardenForum

January, 2014


Farm shop, furniture and BBQs all report uplift for 2013 in final Garden Centre Association figures - Horticulture Week

Garden centre team wins Greenfingers Challenge Cup - GardenForum