Your chance to meet wholesalers and distributors from Sweden, Switzerland and Iceland

Gardenex and PetQuip are holding the latest in their successful ‘Meet the Buyers’ events at their offices in Brasted, Kent, at the end of this month. Read more

Successful 2019 IPPS Europe Conference

The 2019 annual IPPS (International Plant Propagators Conference) Europe Conference took place in October in Stratford Upon Avon, attracting over 70 delegates across the three days. Read more

2019 IPPS 6 packers

International interest in British garden products still strong, Gardenex member companies report

British garden product suppliers returning from the spoga+gafa international garden trade fair in Cologne (1-3 September) emphasised that the popularity of UK garden items with overseas buyers is still strong. Read more

Spoga+gafa 2019. British information stand.

Huge Opportunities Identified for Industry at the World Ornamental Horticulture Summit 2019 in Beijing

Following World Ornamental Horticulture Summit 2019 in Beijing, the AIPH Secretary General, says, “There has never been a better time than now to get involved in the Chinese market.”

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World Ornamental Horticulture Summit 2019 panel discussion

Latest designs for traditional garden items, plus new technology on show from British exhibitors

The Gardenex export federation has organised a 23-strong group of exhibitors at spoga+gafa 2019, continuing its 40-year plus association with the world’s largest international garden trade fair. Read more

Darlac new cuttings tools

Practical gardening accessories and pet foods are among items being sought by Canadian and Spanish buyers at next ‘Meet the Buyers’ event

The next event in the highly successful ‘Meet the International Buyers’ programme organised by the Gardenex and PetQuip associations will take place at the Federation’s head office in Brasted, Kent on Wednesday 12 June 2019. Read more

Overseas buyers at March 2019 MTB event.

British garden product suppliers return to National Hardware Show following successes in 2018

The UK export federation Gardenex is organising the British group/pavilion at the 2019 National Hardware Show (NHS) in Las Vegas. It is the 23rd occasion that the federation has organised a group of British exhibitors at the major North American trade show. Read more

Spear & Jackson's new agricultural tools

British firms open up new export markets following international trade fairs

As the Gardenex export federation embarks on a new year of organising export events, member companies have emphasised the major impact the Federation has had on their export sales.  Read more

Thermoflor awaits outcome of sale negotiations

Thermoflor has ceased trading following the bankruptcy of its parent The Grimbergen Group declared at Maastrict last week. Another of the group’s companies is Bright building. Read more

Rosebourne under construction

Hortipak is co-founder of a new international horticulture media group

Hortipak has joined leading horticultural marketing groups across Europe and the USA to form the Media Concept Group. Read more

James Buffoni

Silver for Bransford Webb in international grower awards

The AIPH Awards at the Colosseum Theatre in Essen, Germany celebrated the world’s best in ornamental horticultural production. Bransford Webb was the sole UK winner taking Silver in its category. Read more

Bransford Webb

Download a new toolkit for exporters

Gardenex gives three reasons why garden suppliers should export and the HTA has created an overseas market tool kit, download it now. Read more

GCA Trust sponsored delegates say IGCA Congress ‘exceeded expectations’

Emma Lamb and Sam Clark who were sponsored by the Garden Centre Association (GCA) Trust to attend the International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) Congress have reported back about their experiences (October 2019). Read more

L-r: Sam Clark from Cowell’s GC, Sue Allen, Chairman of the GCA Trust & Emma Lamb from Barton GC.

Smiemans builds biophilic greenhouse for Innovation Campus Planon

Mid November Smiemans Projecten will start the construction of a glass structure that connects two office buildings of the Planon head office. Read more

British group presents new product launches at CIPS 2019

A collection of pet product suppliers is exhibiting in the PetQuip trade association’s group at CIPS 2019. Read more

PetQuip awards event results in memorable night for UK and international pet industry

Twenty-one companies receive awards and Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Dean Richmond of Pets Corner. Read more

Lifetime Achievement. Dean Richmond, Pets Corner with Peter Roy (left) & Amanda Sizer Barrett.

Buyers from Austria, Canada, China, Romania, Sweden, the Netherlands and the US at Glee 2019

The Gardenex export federation will be hosting the International Buyers’ Centre at Glee 2019, which is valued by the international buyers as a business hub within the show. The Centre will be located once again close to the entrance of Hall 6 on Stand N10-P11. Read more

Syngenta acquires of Varinova’s cyclamen business

The acquisition of Varinova’s cyclamen business is a strategic move for Syngenta Flowers that aims for a stronger position in the cyclamen market. Read more

Garden centre staff selected to attend IGCA Congress

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) Trust recently selected Emma Lamb from Barton Grange Garden Centre and Sam Clark from Cowell's Garden Centre to attend this year's International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) Congress. Read more

Emma Lamb and Will Clark - Barton Grange Garden Centre

Belgian company Gediflora wins international AIPH award

Gediflora, a Belgian nursery that focuses for 100% on breeding and propagating chrysanthemums, wins the prestigious AIPH title 2019 ‘International Grower of the Year’. Read more

The Gediflora team celebrates being crowned ‘Grower of the Year’ 2019 with their Golden Rose.

Desch Plantpak has acquired SKY-LIGHT's horticulture activities

Desch Plantpak has agreed to acquire the assets of Danish SKY-LIGHT that are used for the production of horticultural trays and reminds people about the enormous added value of recycled plastic. Read more

Brexit: forewarned is forearmed says Gardenex

Gardenex advises companies to visit them at either spoga + gafa or Glee to get advice on preparing for whatever the eventual outcome of the Brexit negotiations will be. Read more

Amanda Sizer Barrett

Gardenex secures government funding for major overseas garden trade exhibitions

Gardenex has secured grant funding to help UK manufacturers, especially SME’s, exhibit at major overseas garden trade shows. For the first time these will include Myplant & Garden in Milan. Read more

Myplant Garden, Milan

Double joy for Arboretum

Arboretum, Ireland’s leading garden centre, has two reasons to celebrate.  It has been named National Store of the Year and has signed up to buy the National Garden Exhibition Centre. Read more

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