Gordon Emslie (GCA Inspector South Thames), Nick Joad (GM Haskins Roundstone), Mike Lind (GCA Chairman & MD Monkton Elm), Dean Ridley (Head of Retail Operations Haskins), David Lilly (GM Haskins Snowhill), Julian Winfield (Chief Executive Haskins), Gary Carvosso (GCA South Thames Area Chairman & MD Coolings)

Today, Harry Haskins’ great grandson Warren Haskins is Chairman of Haskins Garden Centres and is very much involved in developing the business. Well known internationally for its innovative and inventive approach to garden retailing, there have been significant milestones in the success of the business.

And now Haskins is celebrating after taking home several prestigious awards at this year's Garden Centre Association South Thames regional awards.

Plant Area Forum, GCA

THE GARDEN Centre Association (GCA) held a successful Plant Area Forum at Ball Colegrave this summer (July, 2018).

The event was the GCA’s third and was attended by more than 50 delegates, including plant area managers, buyers and supervisors and was facilitated by GCA inspector, Roger Crookes with assistance from Michael Cole.

Iain Wylie, GCA Chief Executive, said:

“Our third annual Plant Area Forum was a huge success and I would like to thank everyone who helped Roger and Michael with the content and presentations and, of course, the delegates from busy garden centres who attended. The day would not have been the success it was without their contributions. I would also like to thank our hosts Ball Colegrave, whose glorious grounds made the event that much more special.”


THE GARDEN Centre Association (GCA) is hosting its third annual GCA Plant Area Forum for plant area managers and plant buyers at Ball Colegrave in July (July 25, 2018). 

The event on Wednesday, July 25 will once again be facilitated by GCA inspector, Roger Crookes, who believes that plants are still the core business for garden centres.