Diary

February 2017
16 Feb
Garden Press Event 2017
The Garden Press Event is the only event of its kind aimed specifically for the industry to showcase the latest products and stories exclusively to the key names in the garden & home press and media.
Location: The Barbican Exhibition Halls
22 Feb
Garden Retail Awards 2017
Horticulture Week's Garden Retail & Garden Industry Awards.
Location: Grand Connaught Rooms, London
23 Feb
UK Grower Awards 2016
The UK Grower Awards 2017, celebrating the best of UK horticulture.
Location: Grand Connaught Rooms, London
23 Feb
Meet the Buyers - Pet Sector
Several international buyers have expressed their intention to take part at the next ‘Meet the Buyers’ event being staged by the Gardenex and PetQuip export associations. 
Location: TBC
23 - 25 Feb
RHS London Botanical Art Show
Looking at horticulture in a different form, this show is focused on the beauty of plants captured by some of the world’s finest botanical artists
Location: RHS Lindey Hall, London
24 - 26 Feb
12th International Flora Expo 2017
India's Largest Exhibition on Floriculture, Nursery & Greenhouse Technology.
Location: Hindustan Antibiotic Exhibition Ground, Pimpri, Pune-Mumbai Road, Pune, Maharashtra, India
March 2017
2 Mar
British Plant Fair
The British Plant Fair brings together the best of British growers.
Location: Stoneleigh Park
7 - 9 Mar
Expowest Cornwall
Expowest Cornwall is the region’s foremost hospitality and catering trade show and it will be bringing you even more drinks producers in 2017! 
Location: Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Cornwall
13 - 15 Mar
2017 China International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair( Flower Expo China)
Guangzhou Int'l Flowers, Bonsai & Garden Exhibition (GBGE) is a one-stop shopping mall for flower and garden industry.
Location: Guangzhou International Sourcing Centre . Guangzhou. China
13 - 15 Mar
The 9th Guangzhou Intl Garden Machinery Fair (GMF 2017)
The 9th Guangzhou Intl Garden Machinery Fair (GMF 2017) is a one-stop shopping mall from component to end product for garden machinery industry.
Location: Guangzhou International Sourcing Centre . Guangzhou. China
14 - 15 Mar
Hotel & Catering Show
Hale Events organised the Hospitality & Catering Show in Bournemouth for the first time this year. The show took a similar format to previous years, but changes are afoot for 2017.
Location: Bournemouth International Centre
15 Mar
Gardenex/PetQuip ‘Meet the Buyers’ event - Garden Sector
Several international buyers have expressed their intention to take part at the next ‘Meet the Buyers’ event being staged by the Gardenex and PetQuip export associations.
Location: TBA
17 Mar
APL Awards 2017
Each year since 1995 we have been proud to recognise and reward the high standard of landscape contracting carried out by APL registered members.
Location: The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St, London, EC1Y 4SD
17 Mar
Garden Re-Leaf Day 2017
Garden Re-Leaf Day is Greenfingers annual fundraising event in which its supporters come together to raise funds for Greenfingers Charity.
Location: National
21 - 22 Mar
PATS Sandown
The dates for PATS Sandown 2017 have been confirmed as Tuesday and Wednesday, March 22-22.
Location: Sandown
22 - 24 Mar
World Floral Expo
The US cut flower indsutry trade show!
Location: Las Vegas, NV, USA
22 - 24 Mar
Global Pet Expo
Global Pet Expo, the premier industry event, is presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA).
Location: Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL
23 Mar
GIMA AGM and Day Conference
Join us at this years AGM & Day Conference where John Cleland will headline as the keynote speaker. 
Location: Horticulture House, Chilton, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RN
23 - 26 Mar
Homebuilding & Renovating Show
The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the go-to exhibition for self builders and renovators.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
24 Mar - 9 Apr
Ideal Home Show
From kitchens and bathrooms, to bedrooms and basements, fixtures and fittings to fine food, gardens and the latest high tech gadgets, to fashion beauty and gifts, all under one roof at this award-winning show.
Location: Olympia, London
26 Mar
Mothering Sunday (Mother's Day)
29 - 30 Mar
RHS London Spring Plant & Orchid Show
Bursting with top nurseries showing their spring ware.
Location: RHS Horticutural Halls, London
April 2017
4 Apr
Trends Workshop - A GIMA Workshop
Experts from WGSN will give an in-depth presentation on Future trends in Lifestyle and Outdoor Living sector after which there will be break out sessions to provide hands on training on using the system and getting to grips with the available content.
Location: Horticulture House, Chilton, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RN
4 - 6 Apr
Traffex 2017
Traffex 2017 will take place in Hall 5 at the National Exhibition Centre from 4-6 April 2017.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
7 - 9 Apr
RHS Flower Show Cardiff
The RHS and Cardiff City Council join forces to bring together the best of gardening in Wales and capture the excitement of spring in the grounds of Cardiff Castle.
Location: Bute Park, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, CF10 3EA
16 Apr
Easter Sunday
20 - 23 Apr
Harrogate Spring Flower Show
Stroll along The Avenue this spring to admire our fantastic new show gardens and community spirit plot.
Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ
25 - 26 Apr
London Stationery Show 2017
If you buy or sell writing and paper products, or are thinking of doing so, this is the exhibition for you.
Location: Business Design Centre, London
May 2017
1 May
Early May bank holiday
1 May
Springtime Live
The show is a fabulously fun day out for families, especially those with young children. Around every corner you’ll find free activities for children of all ages based around Spring, new life, food and farming and the countryside.
Location: Great Yorkshire Showground
3 - 4 May
The Food & Drink Trade Show
The Show will showcase a unique mix of inspirational speciality food & drink products, from a range of exhibitors; from the small and regional, to those who trade throughout the UK and internationally. 
Location: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW
9 - 11 May
National Hardware Show 2017
Discover thousands of brand-new products, see the biggest brands, and join the entire hardware & home improvement industry—under one roof.
Location: Las Vegas Convention Centre
11 - 14 May
RHS Malvern Spring Festival
The RHS Malvern Spring Festival welcomes families on every day, this show celebrates the finest in both gardening and food.
Location: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
11 - 14 May
Zoomark International
Zoomark International’s role is a compass for the pet care market: an amazing showcase of the latest and most innovative products leading the pet care business to new horizons.
Location: Bologna
14 - 16 May
Pulse 2017
The definitive event for trend-leading giftware, modern living and retail insight.
Location: Olympia, London
20 - 21 May
Homebuilding & Renovating Show - Glasgow
The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the go-to exhibition for self builders and renovators.
Location: SEC, Glasgow
22 - 24 May
ISF World Seed Congress
ISF and the Hungarian National Organizing Committee invite you to join us in Budapest, Hungary from 22 to 24 May 2017.
Location: Budapest, Hungary
23 - 27 May
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The world’s most famous flower show, showcasing the finest examples of horticultural excellence.
Location: Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, SW3 4SL
23 May - 25 Jun
RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show
A three day floral extravaganza taking place against the backdrop of the early summer garden.
Location: RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB
26 - 29 May
Ideal Home Show Scotland
From kitchens and bathrooms, bedrooms and basements, fixtures and fittings to fine food, gardens and gadgets all under one roof at this award-winning show.
Location: SECC, Glasgow
29 May
Spring Bank Holiday
31 May - 3 Jun
Royal Bath & West Show 2017
The Royal Bath & West Show is England’s Biggest Celebration of Rural Life and England’s only 4 day Royal Show.
Location: The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN
June 2017
2 - 4 Jun
Gardening Scotland 2017
Gardening Scotland – the national gardening and outdoor living Show and Scotland’s gardening festival!
Location: Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh
7 - 9 Jun
IFTEX 2017
The industry wide event serving all segments of the Kenian floriculture chain; from breeders, growers, propagators, cargo, suppliers to the trade.
Location: Oshwal Center, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
7 - 11 Jun
RHS Chatsworth Flower Show
The greatly anticipated brand new addition to the RHS Shows calendar.
Location: Chatsworth House, Peak District
8 - 11 Jun
The Ideal Home Show
From kitchens and bathrooms, to bedrooms and basements, from fixtures and fittings to fine food, gardens and the latest gadgets, plus fashion, beauty and gifts, all under one roof at this award-winning show.
Location: EventCity, Manchester
13 - 15 Jun
International Flora Expo 2017
The Largest Floral B2B Trade Show in North America.
Location: McCormick Place, Chicago
14 - 15 Jun
Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical 2017
Exclusively Housewares is an annual trade show run for the housewares retail industry on behalf of the British Home Enhancement Trade Association (BHETA).
Location: Business Design Centre, London
15 - 18 Jun
BBC Gardeners’ World Live
BBC Gardeners’ World Live HQ have been busy confirming a host of exciting new features to inspire your gardening at this year’s Show.
Location: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
20 - 21 Jun
HTA National Plant Show
The premier plant trade show for plants
Location: Stoneleigh Park, Coventry
20 - 22 Jun
Salon du Végétal
A real platform for professional exchange, the Salon du Végétal is THE main event in the plants and flowers sector as it gathers in the same place all the participants in of our industry.
Location: Nantes, Parc des Expositions de la Beaujoire
21 - 24 Jun
House & Garden Festival
The House & Garden Festival bring together three leading lifestyle events: Spirit of Summer Fair, The HOUSE Fair and GROW London.
Location: Olympia, London
July 2017
3 Jul - 6 Aug
RHS Garden Hyde Hall Flower Show
Hyde Hall Flower Show is a four-day floral extravaganza enjoyed by some 27,000 visitors. 
Location: RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET
4 - 9 Jul
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
Gorgeous gardens, fabulous florals & fantastic shopping in an unforgettable setting.
Location: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
10 - 28 Jul
The 2017 Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase
This is a perfect opportunity for visitors to review their current plant range, identify new products for 2018 and view experimental lines being assessed for future introduction.
Location: Ball Colegrave Ltd., Milton Road, West Adderbury, Banbury, Oxon, OX17 3EY
11 - 13 Jul
Great Yorkshire Show
Attracting crowds in excess of 130,000 over three-days, this is a prime selling opportunity for you.
Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ
11 - 13 Jul
SOLEX 2017
This year's SOLEX exhibition promises to be bigger, better and more enticing than ever before.
Location: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
13 Jul
GIMA Awards
This year’s event will take place on Thursday 13th July 2017 and will once again return to the luxurious surroundings of the Celtic Manor Resort in South Wales.
Location: Celtic Manor Resort, South Wales
13 Jul
Gima Awards Night
The annual Garden Industry Awards night
Location: Celtic Manor
16 - 19 Jul
Home & Gift Show 2017
Join us in Harrogate for an inspiring array of new product launches and retail insight, all set in a uniquely social atmosphere.
Location: Harrogate International Centre, HG1 51A
19 Jul
Fruit Focus
Fruit Focus is the leading technical event for the fruit industry, taking place at the East Malling Research Centre, Kent.
Location: East Malling Research Centre, Kent
19 - 23 Jul
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park
A brilliant family day out in the lazy, hazy days of summer featuring young and upcoming garden designers.
Location: Tatton Park, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire
25 - 27 Jul
Superzoo 2017
SuperZoo is a pet professional’s perfect partner, helping you improve sales, boost profits and be better than ever.
Location: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
August 2017
15 - 17 Aug
IGC - The Eastern Show for IGCs
IGC is the world’s largest trade show and conference for independent garden center owners, managers and buyers. It is not open to the general public.
Location: Chicago’s Navy Pier
15 - 17 Aug
IGC Chicago
IGC is the world’s largest trade show and conference for independent garden center owners, managers and buyers. It is not open to the general public.
Location: Navy Pier, Chicago, IL
18 - 20 Aug
RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show
Rosemoor is planning its first ever Flower Show, 18 - 20 August 2017.
Location: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH
23 - 26 Aug
Plantarium
Plantarium is the leading international tree nursery trade fair.
Location: Plantarium Italielaan 4 2391 PT HAZERSWOUDE-DORP Postbus 107 2770 AC BOSKOOP
24 - 27 Aug
Pet Fair Asia 2017
Pet Fair Asia is an international tradeshow for pet supplies and aquariums taking place every year in Shanghai.
Location: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center
28 Aug
Summer Bank Holiday
September 2017
3 - 5 Sep
Spoga+gafa
The meeting place for the garden industry. Look forward to attractive products of the big brands, a diversified supporting programme and plenty of fresh ideas.
Location: Koelnmesse GmbH Messeplatz 1 50679 Koln, Deutschland
3 - 6 Sep
Autumn Fair
The Season’s No.1 Gift and Home Trade Show.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
5 - 6 Sep
Four Oaks Trade Show
Four Oaks is a commercial horticultural show now in its 47th year. Massive displays of plant material with associated supplies and services from production to point-of-sale.
Location: Farm Lane, Lower Withington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DU
10 - 12 Sep
Top Drawer
Top Drawer presents four beautifully curated and complementary worlds: Home / Gift / Fashion / Craft
Location: Olympia, London
11 - 13 Sep
Glee 2017
Glee the UK’s biggest and most valuable garden and outdoor living tradeshow – discover the newest products on the market, source unique products for every category and set your ranges apart from your competitors.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
12 - 13 Sep
The Landscape Show
LANDSCAPE is the UK's leading trade event dedicated to bringing the industry together.
Location: Battersea Park, London
15 - 17 Sep
Harrogate Autumn Flower Show
Great gardens always begin in the autumn and there is no better place to get started than the Harrogate Autumn Flower Show.
Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ
21 - 22 Sep
lunch!
If you are a café, coffee shop, sandwich bar, contract caterer, wholesaler, multiple buyer or deli then lunch! is your most important date of the year! Make sure you’re part of it.
Location: ExCel, London
23 - 24 Sep
Malvern Autumn Show
The 2017 show runs from 23 – 24 September.
Location: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
24 - 25 Sep
PATS Telford
PATS is a must visit for anyone involved in the pet trade. With hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of products. The pet trade all under one roof – FREE.
Location: Telford
28 - 30 Sep
Indonesia Hardware Show
Indonesia Hardwares Show (IHS) caters the current demand of all industry players where most prominent wholesalers and distributors in hardware industry gather at one place.
Location: Jakarta International Expo, Kemayoran
October 2017
4 Oct
HTA Garden Futures
Save the date for the HTA Garden Futures 2017 conference and dinner.
4 - 5 Oct
Elmia Garden
The fair brings together the leading players, who come to develop their knowledge and see all the latest developments.
Location: Jonkoping, Sweden
4 - 6 Oct
GrootGroenPlus
GrootGroenPlus offers visitors a wide range of participants. With about 225 tree nurseries and 75 suppliers/ non-profit organisations, GrootGroenPlus offers its visitors a large platform of interesting products and services.
Location: Zundert, the Netherlands
11 - 13 Oct
GARDEX/EXTEPO 2017
11th International Garden Expo Tokyo (GARDEX). GARDEX is your gateway to enter the Japanese market.
Location: Makuhari Messe, Japan
13 - 14 Oct
Chartered Institute of Horticulture 2017 AGM & Conference
This year’s conference will focus on Healthy Horticulture - Healthy Business, Healthy Food, & Healthy Activities.
Location: The Crowne Plaza, Dublin
18 - 19 Oct
AQUA 2017
Now firmly established as a biennial event, AQUA 2017 looks set to attract the major companies in the trade all under one roof.
Location: Telford International Centre
21 - 22 Oct
Countryside Live
If you're looking for a great day out with the family, that offers you something just a little bit different, then Countryside Live is the event for you!
Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ
25 - 26 Oct
National Fruit Show 2017
Dedicated to showcasing the best of British fruit for over 80 years, the National Fruit Show is going from strength to strength.
Location: Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 3JF
November 2017
1 - 2 Nov
IOG Saltex
SALTEX is one of the fastest growing trade shows in the UK.  It is the annual one-stop-shop for thousands of individuals working to install, manage and maintain the UK's outdoor leisure spaces.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
December 2017
25 - 26 Dec
Christmas Day and Boxing Day
May 2018
8 - 11 May
Interzoo 2018
Interzoo – the International Pet Industry’s Leading Exhibition
Location: Nuremburg, Germany
September 2018
7 - 11 Sep
London Flower Show 2018
In September 2018 the London Flower Show will become the centre for a celebration of the UK's blooming and harvest season.
Location: Osterley Park, London
20 - 22 Sep
APF 2018
APF 2018 will take place on the 20/21/22nd September back on the same site as Ragley.  Exhibitor booking forms will be available from April 2017.
Location: Ragley Estate, Alcester, Warwickshire