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In The Press

Yarnton Home & Garden’s transformation has caught the attention of the press! Link to local and national features and videos for a snap-shot of media coverage highlights.

The RETAs 2024 – and another win for Yarnton!An awards ceremony with a graphic logo on a big screen stating the Reta awards. A man with short brown hair and wearing a brown and beige check jacket, smiles as he addresses the audience, standing at a glass console and speaking into a microphone. An awards ceremony, with the winners holding up their award after accepting their award on a stage.

We’re delighted winners of the Best Greeting Card Retailer category at the RETA 2024 awards. Hosted by comedian Andrew Ryan for Progressive Retail magazine at London’s Grosvenor Hotel, Yarnton Head of Creative Celia Leeson-Cox accepted the award together with Supplier Relations Manager Emma Bambridge. Pop by and see our award winning cards and stationery department!

Progressive Greetings Worldwide May/June 2024 – Ohh Deer arrives at Yarnton.

Magazine article featuring with photographs of people and displays of greetings cards for the opening of a new stationery department.

Wonderful to feature in Progressive Greetings Worldwide magazine highlighting the opening of our fabulous revamped stationery and greeting card department.  Now four times larger than our original card offer, this dedicated contemporary space of 800sqft is home to an exciting plethora of cards, gift wrap, notebooks and arts and crafts treats.

Welcoming an eclectic array of cards for every occasion, card publisher Ohh Deer joined our Head of Creative, Celia Leeson-Cox, buying and VM team to celebrate the occasion.

Pop in store and see this inviting space, and let out the card and stationery lover you know is waiting to be released!


Glen Sheldrake joins Yarnton Home & Garden as Managing Director

Image of a man in a navy suit and sky blue shirt posing in front of the logo Yarnton Home & Garden

We are delighted to welcome Glen to Yarnton Home & Garden.

Glen cut his teeth in several large multi-site garden centre businesses and prior to joining us, he was Operations Director at Burford Garden Company, playing a pivotal role in making the independent garden centre the huge success it is today. He brings to Yarnton a wealth of knowledge and experience from across the gardening industry.

So, what attracted Glen to the role of MD?

‘The potential of the business. Yarnton Home & Garden has been undergoing a huge transition over the last four years and it has come a long way. I am delighted to work with the team to help it reach its full potential. I believe independent garden centres have an opportunity to retail in a unique and exciting way.

‘Yarnton Home & Garden is exciting because it has set its stall as the garden centre doing things differently, and I am looking forward to delivering a retail space that has sustainability, creativity and a desire to create the best possible retail space for customers at its core.’

Glee – Retail Spotlight

We’re delighted to feature in the Glee Retail Spotlight Film. Glee picked up on our desire to be sustainable and wanted to come and find out how we go about sourcing with sustainability in mind.

Autumn 2022 OX Magazine – Christmas Feels at Yarnton Home & Garden

A magazine page featuring an orange sofa against a backdrop of Christmas trees and a written feature about Yarnton Home & Garden

A magazine article showing images of table of christmas decorations and home cooked cafe food of sausages and mash and a cake plus a questions and answer session



We’re delighted Yarnton Home & Garden and our Head of Brand, Bryony Taylor Edwards, featured in the Home section of OX Magazines to talk all things Christmas, sustainability, and what’s on over the festive season!





August 2022 In conversation…

A blonde lady wearing glasses and dressed in a red and pink floral dress. She is holding a wooden pot and leans on a table full of ceramic pieces for sale.

Yarnton’s Head of Brand and Home & Gift Buyer, Bryony Taylor Edwards, chats to Glee about how we are innovating our business model to stay on top of our game. From our brand new fashion boutique, events and social media, to best sellers online and the importance of sustainability, check out the conversation on the Glee website now!




July 2022 Celebrating at the RETAs!

Hoorah! It was another very well-deserved accolade for Yarnton Home & Garden at the award’s ceremony of this year’s Best Greeting Card Retailers In The UK (affectionately known as The RETAs). Held at the Grosvenor House Hotel on Park Lane, we picked up the gong for best Independent Garden Centre Retailer (if you’ve not visited Yarnton and seen our offer of Greetings Cards, then do!).  Pictured are two members of our chuffed team, Celia Leeson-Cox (Head of Retail Creative) and Emma Baimbridge (Supplier Relations Manager). Well done one and all.

Photo of winners at the RETA Awards for best Independent 2022

A thrilled Celia Leeson-Cox (second left) and Emma Baimbridge, holding the award, at the RETAs.

Picture of a silver award statue against a vibrant background of purple and pink umbrellas












June 2022 It’s the Good Life at Yarnton – Oxfordshire Living Magazine

Cover of Oxfordshire Living Magazine Lady in a pink dress holding a black scruffy dog

Page from Oxfordshire Living Magazine with headline The Good Life about Yarnton Home & Garden Page from Oxfordshire Living Magazine with headline The Good Life about Yarnton Home & Garden Magazine advert including grid montage of various displays at Yarnton Home & Garden






















The Greats 2021 

A magazine article title Countdown to the Greats Awards from August 2021

Magazine article featuring pictures of an award ceremony of Yarnton winning Gift Retailer 2021


In December, we were the proud winners of the Best Garden Centre Retailer of Gifts 2021. It was great to press pause on the daily goings on at Yarnton to make the trip to London to receive this amazing accolade.








Glee 2021 Yarnton take to the stage at Glee

Speaking on the big stage at the 2021 Glee Trade Show: Our Head of Marketing, Bryony, and Head of Visual Merchandising, Celia.


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