Gardening News


First eco-powered park launches thanks to ÂŁ500,000 grant

Saughton Park in Edinburgh has become the UK’s first fully eco-powered greenspace thanks to support from SP Energy Networks’ Green Economy Fund.


Chancellor announces VAT cut for tourism sector: industry reaction

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced he will be cutting VAT on tourism businesses from 20% to 5% as part of a suite of measures designed to help sectors recover from the coronavirus crisis.


Former GIMA director to close garden centre

Neil and Nicci Gow are holding a closing down sale at Fresh@Burcot garden centre near Bromsgrove in Worcestershire.


Greenfingers to create garden play area at children's hospice visited by Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge was pictured visiting Fakenham Garden Centre last month and later helped to create a new garden at The Nook, run by East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), in Norfolk.


EU auditors' report says EU efforts to halt 'insectinction' are 'insufficient'

"Deadlock" between EC institutions, "secretive" decision-making processes for pesticide approvals, lack of resources and ineffective coordination is blamed for "insufficient progress" in arresting the decline of pollinators.


ÂŁ50m glasshouses project planned for north Wales

Low Carbon Farming is planning a greenhouse project between Dwr Cymru’s Five Fords Waste-Water Treatment Works and SecAnim Abattoir near Wrexham, north Wales.