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May Goings on at Cranleigh - 31st May 2019

The month of May at our Surrey show site in Cranleigh has certainly brought much excitement and colour with it, as photographed by our friendly expert on the ground, Paul. The Garden Centre’s stunning show garden has burst to life with an inspiring display of colour and texture, along with stunning floral displays featuring the loveliest blooms (and bicycles!)

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We've Won at RHS Chelsea Again! - 21st May 2019

It's been another winning year at the RHS Chelsea Flower show for us! We have received the 5-star Trade Stand award for our show-stopping display with two of our luxury timber garden buildings nestled into a romantic garden reminiscent of a woodland walk.

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RHS Chelsea 2019 Begins! - 9th May 2019

That time of year is upon us again, with much excitement as our stand comes to life at RHS Chelsea. Our fitting and factory teams down on the ground are working hard in the soggy conditions that will no doubt transform into glorious sunshine for the big week. All of the final elements here at HQ are also coming together, with our bespoke Welsh slate signs arriving, new brochure designs being finalised and our friendly expert advisors preparing for an exciting week of showcasing two of our stunning buildings.

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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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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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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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Celebrity Vet Matt Brash Comes to Crane at Ne... - 6th February 2019

On Tuesday the 12th February, the Hillier Garden Centre in Newbury will play host to a very special guest. Celebrity Vet Matt Brash known for the popular ITV Series ‘Zoo Vet at Large’ will be visiting, to treat visitors to talks of the beloved bird life in our gardens and his own captivating experiences thanks to a lifetime of animal care.

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