Oyster mushroom

Environment

Pioneering mushroom farm at Blenheim estate

Work has begun on a pioneering mushroom farm on the Blenheim Estate to grow gourmet mushrooms on spawn-inoculated substrate created from organic waste from Blenheim Palace.

Kent & Stowe's Garden Life gardening tools range

Products

Kent & Stowe: Lightweight gardening tools

Kent & Stowe’s Garden Life range of tools are 40% lighter than their counterparts, specifically designed for gardeners of all ages and abilities.

Book Releases

blackbird, songbird

Wildlife

Blackbird facing rapid decline

Experts believe blackbird numbers in Greater London and southern England have plummeted on account of the Usutu virus, first detected in UK in 2020

Festival of Fairytales 2023 photo by Graham Lacdao

Events

Festival of Fairytales at the Garden Museum

This summer the Garden Museum will be transformed into celebration of storytelling and creativity exploring the magic of growing for the Festival of Fairytales.

The Stroke Association's new digital garden

Charity

The Stroke Association launches digital garden

In a charity first, the Stroke Association has launched a digital garden called ‘Strength in Bloom’ to raise vital funds for the charity and support stroke survivors.

Old cash register

Business

Challenging June trading for garden centres

According to the July Market Update by the Horticultural Trades Association, garden centres experienced continued challenging trading conditions in June 2024.

Mayfield Park Manchester

Awards

Mayfield Park wins coveted Green Flag Award

The Green Flag Award has been granted to Mayfield Park in Manchester with the judges declaring that they had ‘never seen such an outstanding urban park in 20+ years of judging’.