In This Issue
Welcome to the Glee Daily News 2020 Omnibus Issue
Glee Gathering receives great feedback
Vital hub for the industry
Virtual show is a big hit with Evergreen Garden Care
Glee New Product Awards – hosted by GTN
Triple success for Zest at Glee Gathering
Primeur enjoys thriving event
Vegetable & Seed Growing Kit a winning idea for 2021
Pleydell Smithyman – 2020 and beyond
Time to weave Korbond into your range
#FloralFriday for Greenfingers celebrated at the end of Glee Gathering week
Catch up on demand
The e-commerce conundrum: Creating sustainable online operations
Protecting and Supporting Our Most Values Asset: Our People
Product Showcases
The Landscaping Showcase
The Outdoor Entertainment and Decoration Showcase
The Garden Care Showcase
Behind the Scenes: Traeger Grills Talk Tech and Customer Experience at Glee Gathering
Perennial: here to help people in horticulture create better futures
Making your website your best salesperson
10 top tips for landing a fantastic range
The Grow Your Own Awards 2020: The Winners
Show success for Primus with double award win
EKJU proves popular over Glee
View the extensive Fancy Flames collection
British Meadow: a new ‘RHS Gifts for Gardeners’ collection from Burgon & Ball
READYBLAZE - Safer Firewood for 2020 and beyond
Vitax launch new products, new sizes and packaging
Micro-Grow launch a new display design for microgreens self watering microgreens kits including refills and tools
Bulldog Tools – made from FSC sustainable sources
Grilling with a Traeger is so simple
Growing with Hygeia has never been easier
Southern Trident launches 100% natural peat free coir compost with plastic free packaging
Sipcam launches new products for 2021 under the pioneering ecofective range
Fordingbridge canopy sets off transformation at Hilliers Marlow garden centre
Top of the class performance from Empathy
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Fordingbridge canopy sets off transformation at Hilliers Marlow garden centre

An exciting transformation has been completed at the Marlow site of Hillier Garden Centres. Acquired in June 2019 following the Wyevale closures, the family group has completed extensive internal and external improvements that provide a comfortable and rewarding shopping experience for visitors.


Customers are now greeted by an impressive and welcoming glulam timber canopy provided by industry construction specialists Fordingbridge. The canopy provides a 12m clear span, enabling a more open layout that makes it it even easier for shoppers to find the right plants for their garden – all protected from inclement weather as autumn sets in.


“We are delighted to be working again with the Hillier family following their purchase of the site,” said Stephen Toone, Fordingbridge’s Managing Director. “We have enjoyed a fabulous working relationship for a number of years and are very pleased to have been involved in this project from the outset. Our ethos is to help from a concept stage and assist at every step of the project.

“With a refurbishment scheme such as this, it is incredibly satisfying to see the completed transformation. What was previously a tired site is now completely refreshed and we are delighted to be a part of that.”


The significant retail area with an overall length of almost 65m under the canopy is covered by Fordingbridge’s exclusive Opal 60 fabric, a durable roofing fabric specifically designed to allow optimal light transmission, ensuring a bright welcome for visitors as they journey through the new plant area and beyond into the freshly refurbished store.

With no live Glee this year, Fordingbridge is inviting interested parties to view its nationwide portfolio of canopies and covered walkways in person. If you would like to know more, click here to contact the company or here to email. You can also phone them on 01243 55 44 55.



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