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Family Fun at Trentham this May - 2nd May 2019

The much-loved Miss Elizabeth is back for 2019 at Trentham Gardens, awaiting passengers atop the mile-long lake in the stunning grounds. Electrically-powered, ecologically friendly and with the capacity of 42, the catamaran promises a delightful jaunt across the lake that little ones are sure to love.

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May Workshops at Hillier Newbury - 25th April 2019

Throughout the month of May, the Hillier Garden Centre in Newbury will be hosting various exciting workshops designed to enhance your gardening and cooking skills just in time for summer! There are both Hanging Baskets & Planted Container Workshops as well as a Vegetable Feast Cooking Class taking place on various dates in May.

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New Additions to Crane HQ - 10th April 2019

We’ve recently had some new additions on site here at HQ, including four new buildings and a set of display signs providing our visitors with detailed information about our buildings. This means we now have a huge 34 buildings on site that are readily available for you to come and browse at your leisure!

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Notcutts at Cranleigh Sale - 4th April 2019

This week may just be the perfect time to visit us at Cranleigh, as the Notcutts Garden Centre that hosts our show site is having an exclusive sale for Privilege Club members! Should you be a Privilege Member and visit the garden centre between now and Monday 8th April, you will enjoy an incredible 20% off everything! According to the onsite centre manager, Richard Hamlyn, this shopping event is one of the biggest in their calendar.

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Cranleigh Site Developing with Helpful Signag... - 29th March 2019

With our latest show centre in the charming hamlet of Cranleigh, Surrey opening back in February, the site is now close to being complete. We have installed a number of informative signs to complement the buildings to offer valuable inspiration, as well as insight into the manufacturing process and our other services.

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Colour Comes to Trentham - 19th March 2019

In order to celebrate their 15th year and the re-opening of the gardens to the public, Trentham estate is holding a Spring Bulb Festival from the 25th March right up until the 29th May. The gardens promise that the display will be a ‘riot’ of colour, with particular attention being shown to the Italian Gardens.

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Customer Stories: Sewing Room in a National T... - 5th March 2019

Taking its name from the charming Hamlet of Flatford lying in the heart of Dedham Vale, our National Trust Flatford Summerhouse provides the ultimate escape for the bottom of the garden. Flatford itself was the inspiration for many of John Constable’s paintings, firmly cementing itself as a place associated with artists and crafters alike.

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RAF Tornado Flypast at HQ - 28th February 2019

At 3:30pm today our staff at HQ were treated to an impromptu break to admire the flypast of the retiring RAF Tornado jet. One of a series of flypasts held across the country in commemoration of the 40 years of service, it was a stunning show featuring nine of the jets encircling the countryside. There were some reservations about the overcast skies, but this was soon dismissed by a little bit of sun breaking through the clouds just in time for the show.

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Spring has Sprung at HQ in Norfolk - 26th February 2019

Here at our Norfolk Headquarters we have been enjoying the glorious sunshine over the last few days, and it’s safe to say it seems like Spring has sprung a little early! We currently have a wonderful helping of daffodils scattered along the driveway, which is the perfect pick-me-up after a grey and dull few months. With Spring officially beginning on Friday 1st March, we hope that this warmer weather is here to say! 

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The RHS Chelsea Countdown is on! - 20th February 2019

With only 90 days to go until the unveiling of yet another spectacular show at RHS Chelsea Flower Show, preparations are well underway at our HQ in Norfolk, with the design of our trade stand moving from the preliminary stages through to production.

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