Latest news from Bonningtons

Bonningtons Spring Open Week - Winner of the £500 Prize Draw Announced!

The Spring Open Week 2018 is now over and the prize draw to win £500 off your next order has taken place.  The lucky winners are Fitzpatrick Wholesale of Dublin.  Congratulations to them!  Commiserations to all the other entrants - you didn't win this time, but we really hope the special deals we had on offer during the week will make up for this.

National Nest Box Week 2018 with Natures Market

The 21st National Nest Box Week begins on 14th February 2018.  Mid February marks the beginning of the breeding season, and during National Nest Box Week, people across the country are encouraged to put up bird boxes to create a safe haven for nesting birds.  Organised by the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), you can learn more about this event here.

Special Offers and Free Prize Draw announced for Spring Fair Open Week

We are pleased to announce some of the very special offers which will be made available to all visitors to our upcoming Spring Fair Open Week.  As previous visitors would expect we will be offering a selection of core items at fantastic prices (all of which are detailed below).  In addition, the sales team will be taking pre-season orders for Christmas and Heating, with some unmissable special prices yet to be announced.

7 Reasons Why Artificial Horticulture could be the Next Big Thing

Once the domain of offices and public spaces, artificial plants, foliage and hedges are becoming increasingly popular wth householders.  While true gardeners may shiver in horror at the thought of plastic plants and trees, it's easy to see the appeal of a maintenance free, year-round beautiful garden for some consumers.  Whilst fake plants are unable to grow, here are 7 reasons why we believe their popularity is set to soar!

Winter Promotion 2018 is now on!

The Winter promotion 2018 is now on!  We have over 50 seasonal items at very special prices - in gardening, watering, heating,  lighting, homewares, catering, pet and bird care.  

Press Release: Bonningtons are Open for Spring Fair

Bonningtons, the Nottingham based importer and distributor of home, gardening and leisure goods, has announced its next Open Week, which will take place in February 2018.  The company will open its show room from 1st – 9th February 2018.

Christmas and New Year Delivery Schedule 2017/2018

Although the offices and warehouse will be open between Christmas and the New Year, there will be some disruption to deliveries over the festive period.  The schedule is detailed in the table below, and refers to orders placed through the website.  Orders placed via email, telephone and with your sales representative may take longer to process.

Autumn Promotion 2017

The change of seasons can only mean one thing at Bonningtons - a brand new promotion!  Autumn is a great time for all of us, as the leaves start to fall, the days and nights become colder, and thoughts turn to Christmas..there is plenty of sales opportunity.

£500 Prize Draw Winner Announced

The dust has settled following our hugely successful 50th Anniversary Open Event, and it is time to sit back and reflect on 10 days of celebration.....and to reveal the winner of the £500 prize draw!

Would you like £500 to spend on your next order?

The Bonningtons 50th Anniversary event begins in less than 2 weeks!  We're delighted to say spaces are booking up quickly, and our generous directors have just announced we will be holding a free prize draw for every visitor!  One lucky winner will receive £500 to spend on their next order simply for turning up and filling in a quick questionnaire.

Press Release: Team Bonningtons Conquers the Alps

L'Etape du Tour is an annual mass participation event in which amateur cyclists gather from around the world to take on a stage of the Tour de France.  2017 marks the 27th edition of L'Etape, and on Sunday 16th July, over 12,000 lucky riders came together from 72 countries to take on stage 18 of the Tour.

Introducing the new homewares range from Bonningtons - A la Maison

A la Maison is the new homewares range from Bonningtons, combining traditional rustic style with modern design to create a range that is both pretty and practical.  Arriving the in the warehouse during June and July 2017, the range attracts young couples and families looking for design inspiration in the home.

National BBQ Week 207

The 21st National BBQ Week runs from 29th May - 4th June 2017.  It is the ideal opportunity to promote not only your BBQ products, but all Outdoor Living items, such as garden furniture, lighting and even disposable catering. Click here to visit the official National BBQ Week website and find out more.

New Camper Van BBQ

One of the stand-out products launched at Glee 2016 was the red and white camper van BBQ , and it is now in stock available for immediate delivery!

Deal of the Week 20th March 2017

Last week garden lighting sales volumes increased by 61% –  according to the GTN Garden Products Top 50.  Outdoor lighting,and solar lighting in particular is a consistently high seller in the garden industry, especially from Spring time onwards, when the days become longer and warmer.

Friday Fun - 7 Alternative Uses for Bonningtons Products

Candle lanterns are a lot more versatile than you might at first think.  Fill one with baubles at Christmas for an instant table centre piece or stand alone decoration.  Throw in some battery operated string lights and you have a unique indoor Christmas light.

Pet Care Retailers - What Do You Dream Of?

Cruft's, the world's largest dog show, returns this week, with Best in Show announced on Sunday, 12th March.

First televised by the BBC in 1950, the show has become a celebration of dogs of all kinds, and is vital viewing for dog lovers the world over.  With the huge growth in popularity of small breeds, many dog owners now consider themselves "pet parents" rather than owners, treating thei...

Mother's Day - 26th March 2017

Mothering Sunday is only a month away, so now is the time to start stocking up on lovely gift items.  Bonningtons' new brands introduced in 2016 include many gift lines that are ideal for treating Mum.  These include gorgeous Dusk Till Dawn indoor and outdoor lighting, fun garden decor from Read More

National Nest Box Week

The annual National Nest Box Week takes place from 14th – 21st February, and as in previous years, organisations and Individuals will be putting up nest boxes to make up for the lack of natural nesting places for wild birds in an increasingly urbanised environment.

5 Great Reasons to Visit Us at Spring Fair 2017

The stand rota has been set, the hero products have been selected and the special show deals are being written up right now!  After several years' absence, Team Bonningtons is almost ready for our big return to Spring Fair.  Will you be joining us?

Do you Hygge?

Picture yourself on a cold dark evening, snuggled in front of a log fire, drink in hand.  Outside is bleak and damp and the darkness of the room is softened by warm pools of light cast by flickering candles and strategically placed lamps.  For entertainment you have books, a few board games, and your close family, and perhaps a little craft project on the go.  At this very moment you don't need anything else and you are perfectly content.  This is hy...

Bonningtons at Harrogate 2017

Bonningtons continues to expand its Kingfisher Festive range which will be displayed, fully merchandised at Harrogate Christmas & Gift 2017.

Our Core Values Explained - Integrity, Quality, Trust

As well as our new logo, you probably will have noticed the strap line that goes with it - INTEGRITY, QUALITY, TRUST.  This strap line represents our 3 core values upon which we now stake our entire business reputation.  These values were not simply plucked from the air - after detailed consultation with customers from different sectors of the market, we were able to identify that it is these 3 values that we need to adhere to.  Read on to see how we will do this.

Bonningtons Reveals New Brand Identity - PRESS RELEASE

Bonningtons have re-launched their business under a new brand identity that aims to drive their core values of INTEGRITY QUALITY TRUST through the whole operation. Ian Fisher, owner and MD chose to unveil the new identity and strategic plans to the entire workforce at their annual conference last week. Every member of staff was invited to take part in the event which saw presentations from business development consultant Jane Lawler and strategic design partner, Andrew McQueen who e...

6 Top tips for Caring for the Birds this Winter

With the weather about to turn colder, bird and wildlife lovers across the country will be turning their attention to the welfare of our wild birds.  We all know it’s important to provide food for birds who can’t find food from their usual sources when the ground is covered with ice, but what’s best to give, and what else can we do to care for them?