Diary

April 2018
10 - 12 Apr
Journées des Collections Jardin
In business for the past 16 years, the gardening distribution channels’ key buyers and suppliers have been meeting each year at this trade fair.
Location: Marseille, France
11 Apr
Sales Territory Planning Workshop - A GIMA Workshop
Advice and top tips on the day will help sales leaders to implement new techniques that will help them to prioritise tasks and better plan their time, both on the road and in the office.
Location: Horticulture House, Chilton, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RN
12 Apr
GIMA AGM and Day Conference
Network with fellow GIMA Members and hear from industry speakers.
Location: Ettington Chase, Ettington, Warwickshire, CV37 7NZ
13 - 15 Apr
BBKA Spring Convention
With 20+ lectures and 50+ workshops, the programme offers topics for beginners through to experienced apiarists and something for non beekeepers too.
Location: Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire
13 - 15 Apr
RHS Flower Show Cardiff
The RHS's first major outdoor show of the year really gets the gardening season started with a host of ideas to help your garden grow.
Location: Bute Park, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, CF10 3EA
13 - 15 Apr
Ascot Spring Garden Show 2018
Ascot Racecourse, famous for world class horse racing, has announced a partnership with its local prestigious stablemates, The Savill Garden and The Valley Gardens at Windsor Great Park, to launch a brand-new garden show in April 2018.
Location: Ascot Racecourse
19 Apr
GIMA Knowledge Exchange: New Product Development Workshop
Continuing with the very popular GIMA Knowledge Exchange Workshops.  This Autumn's trio of three, one-day interactive workshops are designed to build skills across management and sales platforms.
Location: Horticulture House, Chilton Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RM
21 Apr
SGD Spring Conference 2018
An international line-up of speakers from the USA, UK and Sweden has been announced for the SGD Spring Conference on the 21st April 2018.
Location: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
22 - 23 Apr
Natural & Organic Products Europe
Europe’s biggest trade show for natural products – making it the ‘must attend’ event for buyers of everything from natural healthcare products, natural and organic foods, through to natural personal care and eco-household products.
Location: Excel, London
24 - 25 Apr
London Stationery Show 2018
The stationery event of the year is a fantastic platform for meeting and getting your products in front of the leading stationery buyers from every retail sector.
Location: Business Design Centre, London
26 - 29 Apr
Country Living Spring Fair
The Country Living Magazine Spring and Christmas Fairs are firmly established favourites with both visitors and exhibitors alike.
Location: Alexandra Palace, London
26 - 29 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
30 Apr - 6 May
National Gardening Week
The country’s biggest celebration of gardening. Thousands of people, gardens, charities, retailers, culture and heritage organisations and groups get involved and you can too.
Location: National
May 2018
2 - 3 May
The Food & Drink Trade Show
A unique blend of inspirational speciality food & drink products, from a wide range of exhibitors; from the small and regional, to those who trade throughout the UK and internationally.
Location: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW
7 May
Early May bank holiday
8 - 10 May
National Hardware Show 2018
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
8 - 11 May
Interzoo 2018
Interzoo – the International Pet Industry’s Leading Exhibition
Location: Nuremburg, Germany
10 - 13 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
13 - 15 May
Pulse 2018
Pulse is the UK’s ultimate boutique trade event for inspiring new gifts, modern living and fashion accessories.
Location: Olympia, London
22 - 26 May
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The world’s most prestigious flower show that inspires millions through showcasing the best in garden design.
Location: Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, SW3 4SL
26 May - 3 Jun
National Children’s Gardening Week 2018
Children love growing plants and being outdoors but can often be impatient for results hence the week taking place at a time of year when results can be more immediate.
Location: National
28 May
Spring Bank Holiday
30 May - 2 Jun
Royal Bath & West Show 2018
The Royal Bath & West Show - A Celebration of Great British Agriculture, Entertainment, Food & Drink.
Location: The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN
31 May - 3 Jun
Ideal Home Show Scotland
From kitchens and bathrooms, to bedrooms and basements, fixtures and fittings to fine food, gardens and the latest in home renovation, to fashion beauty and gifts, you'll find it all under one roof at this award-winning show.
Location: SECC, Glasgow
31 May - 3 Jun
Eat & Drink Festival
Eat & Drink Festival Scotland is BACK! At the SEC Glasgow from 31st May to 3rd June. Following a fabulous first year we are back with even more mouth-watering Food and Drink from the very best local producers.
Location: SEC, Glasgow
June 2018
1 - 3 Jun
Gardening Scotland 2018
Gardening Scotland is a celebration of everything to do with the garden, from design ideas and inspiration to tools and accessories and of course wonderful plants.
Location: Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh
3 - 4 Jun
The National DIY Show
Totally DIY & Tools will be back in 2018 re-energised, refocused and bigger than ever before with a new name The National DIY Show.
Location: TBC
5 - 6 Jun
HTA Catering Conference - ‘A Recipe for Growth’
The HTA Catering Conference takes place on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 June. This successful two-day event and dinner is aimed at all those in garden centre catering from business owners and managers to chefs and front of house staff.
Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
6 - 8 Jun
IFTEX 2018
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
6 - 10 Jun
RHS Chatsworth Flower Show
A show that breaks boundaries and blends tradition with unexpected, innovative design.
Location: Chatsworth House, Peak District
7 Jun
GIMA Charity Golf Day
The  GIMA Charity Golf & Activity Day  is a great way to entertain your customers, build team commitment or get your brand in front of customers and colleagues.
Location: Telford Hotel and Golf Resort
12 - 13 Jun
Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical 2018
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
12 - 15 Jun
FlowerTrials 2018 – Where plants meet people
No less than 59 breeding companies in the Westland (NL), Aalsmeer (NL) and Rheinland Westfalen (DE) area will open the doors to show their latest assortment in pot and bedding plants to growers, exporters and buyers from across the world.
Location: 32 individual locations in 3 key geographical regions: Westland & Aalsmeer in The Netherlands, Rhein
14 - 17 Jun
BBC Gardeners’ World Live
BBC Gardeners' World Live is proud to present much-loved features every year, plus a host of new features to keep the Show fresh and exciting.
Location: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
14 - 17 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
16 - 17 Jun
Homebuilding & Renovating Show - Glasgow
The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the go-to exhibition for self builders and renovators.
Location: SEC, Glasgow
18 - 24 Jun
British Flowers Week
British Flowers Week is the annual nationwide celebration of British cut flower growers and the skilled independent florists they supply.
Location: UK
19 Jun
BOPP Technical Seminar 2018
To celebrate the 21st anniversary of BOPP (British Ornamental Plant Producers’ certification scheme) a special event for the ornamentals sector.
Location: NEC, Stoneleigh , Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, CV8 2LZ
19 - 20 Jun
HTA National Plant Show
The premier plant trade show for plants.
Location: Hall 2 Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ
19 - 20 Jun
HTA Nursery Supply Show
Eight years ago the HTA launched the National Plant Show at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry to support our growers and give them the right show at the right time of the year to do business.
Location: Hall 3 Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ
19 - 21 Jun
Salon du Végétal
For its 2018 edition, the Salon du Végétal tradeshow combines plants, sharing and business thanks to its theme "Naturally friendly!"
Location: Nantes, Parc des Expositions de la Beaujoire
20 - 24 Jun
House & Garden Festival
The House & Garden Festival incorporates The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia, HOUSE, Spirit of Summer and GROW London and presents an eclectic collection of products ranging from antiquity to contemporary.
Location: Olympia, London
22 - 24 Jun
RHS Garden Harlow Carr Flower Show
This three-day floral extravaganza is a great day out, packed with specialist nurseries and trade stands, gorgeous displays, expert advice, tempting food, entertainment and more. 
Location: RHS Garden Harlow Carr, Crag Lane, Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3 1QB
25 - 27 Jun
International Flora Expo 2018
The Largest Floral B2B Trade Show in North America.
Location: McCormick Place, Chicago
July 2018
2 - 8 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
9 - 27 Jul
The 2018 Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase
A key event in the horticultural industry calendar for identifying innovative new varieties, plant collections and colour themes.
Location: Ball Colegrave Ltd., Milton Road, West Adderbury, Banbury, Oxon, OX17 3EY
10 - 12 Jul
Great Yorkshire Show 2018
The 160th Great Yorkshire Show will take place in Harrogate from Tuesday 10 - Thursday 12 July 2018, celebrating the very best of farming, food and the countryside.
Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ
10 - 12 Jul
SOLEX 2018
This year's SOLEX exhibition promises to be bigger, better and more enticing than ever before. Visit us to see the latest designs in garden furniture, barbecues, outdoor lighting, parasols, gazebos and outdoor play equipment.
Location: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
12 Jul
GIMA Awards
This year’s event will take place on Thursday 12th July 2018 and will once again return to the luxurious surroundings of the Celtic Manor Resort in South Wales.
Location: Celtic Manor Resort, South Wales
14 - 15 Jul
Belvoir Flower & Garden Festival 2018
The Belvoir Flower & Garden Festival will offer all those with a love of gardens and gardening in the East Midlands and East Anglia a floral destination for garden inspiration and shopping.
Location: Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire
15 - 18 Jul
Home & Gift Show 2018
Home and Gift is the retailers’ favourite buying festival, showcasing thousands of new brands & products in the beautiful setting of Harrogate.
Location: Harrogate International Centre, HG1 51A
18 - 22 Jul
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park
A brilliant family day out in the lazy, hazy days of summer featuring young and talented garden designers.
Location: Tatton Park, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire
24 Jul
New Nursery Facility Open Day
New Leaf Plants, specialist clematis and climbing plant producers are holding a new nursery facility open day on 6th March 2018.
Location: Evesham, Worcestershire
25 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
26 - 28 Jul
Superzoo 2018
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 2018
1 - 5 Aug
RHS Garden Hyde Hall Flower Show
The show offers an all-encompassing day out with specialist nurseries, gardening sundries, expert advice and demonstrations, as well as the chance to explore the garden in full bloom.
Location: RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET
2 - 5 Aug
BBC Countryfile Live
The summer’s most action-packed countryside day out is back!
Location: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
17 - 19 Aug
RHS Garden Rosemoor Flower Show
The show highlights the very best the South West has to offer in nurseries, atmosphere and local fare, all set against the stunning backdrop of the 26ha (65 acres) garden. 
Location: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Great Torrington, Devon, EX38 8PH
22 - 24 Aug
Farwest 2018
Farwest is the largest green industry trade show in the West USA. No other show offers nearly everything the industry has to offer under one roof, AND the ability to source plant material in the heart of nursery country.
Location: Oregon Convention Centre, Portland
22 - 24 Aug
Plantarium and GROEN-Direkt
Plantarium and GROEN-Direkt join physically in 2018. Plantarium will take place in the hall adjacent to GROEN-Direkt's Autumn trade fair in August 2018. So there will be two trade fairs under the same roof.
Location: Plantarium Italielaan 4 2391 PT HAZERSWOUDE-DORP Postbus 107 2770 AC BOSKOOP
22 - 26 Aug
Pet Fair Asia 2017
Pet Fair Asia is the largest exhibition for pet supplies in Asia-Pacific. The trade show gives a significant importance to Asian markets and proposes a wide range of sourcing options.
Location: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center
27 Aug
Summer Bank Holiday
September 2018
2 - 4 Sep
Spoga+gafa
spoga+gafa is the number one event worldwide among the garden fairs. Here, the global industry demonstrates the state of affairs, the big names and exciting newcomers present the highlights of the current season.
Location: Koelnmesse GmbH Messeplatz 1 50679 Koln, Deutschland
2 - 5 Sep
Autumn Fair
Autumn Fair is the ideal place for retailers and buyers to find amazing new brands and the latest products from thousands of suppliers. Stock up on best-sellers, connect with other retailers, gain retail insight and loads of fresh inspiration.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
4 - 5 Sep
Four Oaks Trade Show
Four Oaks is a commercial horticultural show now in its 48th year. The visitor profile includes commercial growers / grower retailers, garden centres, multiple retailers, farm shops, landscapers & architects, garden designers, local authorities and florists.
Location: Farm Lane, Lower Withington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DU
4 - 9 Sep
RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show
Location: RHS Garden Wisley
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
9 - 11 Sep
Top Drawer
Top Drawer is the UK's leading retail trade event for creative lifestyle buyers, showcasing a curated edit of 1500 brands to top international retailers.
Location: Olympia, London
10 - 12 Sep
Glee 2018
Glee is the UK’s leading and most valuable garden and outdoor living tradeshow, showcasing the freshest and most exciting brands, amazing new products and inspiring garden retail insights.
Location: NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
11 - 13 Sep
GIMA Buyer Connect at Glee
Meet with Buyers at Glee to present ranges ready for Spring 2019.
Location: NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT
14 - 16 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
16 - 17 Sep
Scotland's Trade Fair
The show incorporates Home & Gift products, Fashion & Accessories and last year we introduced a new section for Food and Drink companies specialising in products for the Christmas gift market.
Location: SEC, Glasgow
18 - 19 Sep
The Landscape Show
Established as the essential trade event, LANDSCAPE attracts garden designers, landscape architects, landscape contractors, local authority landscaping professionals, architects, facilities managers and interior designers from all over the UK and beyond.
Location: Battersea Park, London
19 - 21 Sep
Flormart 2018
Flormart will take place in Padova, Italy on 19-21 September 2018 and will feature ornamental horticultural exhibitors from Italy and around the world.
Location: Padova, Italy
20 - 21 Sep
lunch!
lunch! is a truly unique trade show that brings together the entire food-to-go industry under one roof. Packed full of everything you need to take your food-to-go offering to the next level.
Location: ExCel, 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
23 - 24 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
26 - 27 Sep
Elmia Garden
Elmia Garden is an international meeting place where you can make new contacts, gain know-how and ideas, and compare experiences with your industry colleagues.
Location: Jonkoping, Sweden
29 - 30 Sep
RHS Malvern Autumn Show
A celebration of autumn with plants, celebrities, giant vegetables and cookery workshops for the whole family to enjoy.
Location: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
October 2018
2 - 3 Oct
RHS Harvest Festival Show
From 2–3 October 2018, our fun, family show will give you a wealth of ideas for a productive garden.
Location: RHS Lindley Halls
3 - 5 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
4 Oct
Chartered Institute of Horticulture Conference
Details to be confirmed - save the date.
Location: TBC
10 - 12 Oct
GARDEX/EXTEPO 2018
Japan's largest trade show for garden industry.
Location: Makuhari Messe, Japan
20 - 21 Oct
Countryside Live
Countryside Live is brought to you by the organisers of the Great Yorkshire Show and allows visitors the opportunity to get up close to animals, learn about the countryside in an entertaining and interactive way and of course lots of shopping!
Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ
24 - 25 Oct
National Fruit Show 2018
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
31 Oct - 1 Nov
IOG Saltex
The UK's national event for grounds care, sports, amenities, estates and green space management. From turf care and specialist machinery to landscaping and playgrounds, over 300 exhibitors bring the latest products, equipment and expertise.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
November 2018
1 Nov
GroSouth
The GroSouth Horticultural Exhibition is the premier exhibition in the South of England for the horticultural Industry.
Location: Roundstone Nurseries Ltd, Pagham Road, Lagness, Chichester, West Sussex, PO20 1LL
7 - 9 Nov
IFTF floriculture trade fair
An industry wide event serving all segments of the Floriculture & Horticulture industry chain.
Location: Expo Haarlemmermeer in Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands
7 - 11 Nov
Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair - London
The fair offers a unique opportunity to showcase your products to our eager high-end visitors ready to get involved in our shopping experience.
Location: BDC, Islington, London
13 Nov
Cultivating Retail – a new one-day event for retailers, suppliers and growers
The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA) are delighted to announce Cultivating Retail – a collaborative one-day event for retailers, suppliers and growers.
Location: East Midlands Conference Centre and De Vere Orchard Hotel, Nottingham
15 - 18 Nov
Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair
The fair offers a unique opportunity to showcase your products to our eager high-end visitors ready to get involved in our shopping experience.
Location: SECC, Glasgow
20 Nov
Futurescape
The UK’s number 1 landscaping trade event. Don’t miss your chance to network with the biggest names in landscaping, garden design, the grounds maintenance market and more.
Location: Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ
20 - 22 Nov
Food Matters Live
Food Matters Live is the UK's only cross-sector event bringing together the food and drink industry, retailers, foodservice providers, government and those working in nutrition.
Location: Excel, London
21 - 25 Nov
Ideal Home Show at Christmas
Join us for the perfect start to your festive celebrations with inspirational demos, tasty treats from top food and drink producers in Eat & Drink Festival plus shop and sample everything you need to prepare your home for the festive season.
Location: Olympia, London
21 - 25 Nov
Eat & Drink Festival
The very best the country has to offer in the world of food & drink, under one roof.
Location: Olympia, London
24 Nov - 2 Dec
National Tree Week
First mounted in 1975, National Tree Week is the UK's largest tree celebration annually launching the start of the winter tree planting season.
Location: National
26 - 29 Nov
Urban Design & Landscaping Expo
A new dedicated event for the Landscaping, Infrastructure & Urban Development industries.
Location: Dubai World Trade Centre SHEIKH SA'EED HALL 1
28 Nov - 1 Dec
Growtech Eurasia
The 17th International Greenhouse, Agricultural Equipment and Technologies Fair organized by UBM NTSR, growing consistently every year and having become the leader in the agricultural industry.
Location: Antalya Expo Centre
29 Nov - 2 Dec
Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair
The fair offers a unique opportunity to showcase your products to our eager high-end visitors ready to get involved in our shopping experience.
Location: Harrogate International Centre (HIC) King's Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. HG1 5LA
December 2018
5 - 6 Dec
International Sports Convention
The INTERNATIONAL SPORTS CONVENTION 2018 ISC 2018 will take place on December 5-6, 2018 at Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland.
Location: Palexpo, Geneva, Switzerland
25 - 26 Dec
Christmas Day and Boxing Day
January 2019
13 - 15 Jan
Top Drawer
See over 800 leaders in UK and international design at Top Drawer. We select only the best suppliers - the ones combining great design with commercial appeal for easy buying.
Location: Olympia, London
13 - 16 Jan
Harrogate Christmas & Gift 2019
Recognised as the leading event for the Christmas, festive and allied markets Christmas & Gift Harrogate gives the retailer everything for the perfect Christmas.
Location: Harrogate International Centre (HIC) King's Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. HG1 5LA
13 - 16 Jan
Giving & Living
Giving & Living is the largest gift and home trade show in the south west, and covers more coast than anyone else.
Location: Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter, EX5 1DJ
February 2019
27 Feb
Garden Press Event 2019
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 Business Design Centre 52 Upper Street, Islington, London
March 2019
19 - 20 Mar
PATS Sandown
PATS Sandown is set to be a must-visit event for pet retailers and buyers as the industry’s leading companies show their commitment to the exhibition on March 19-20, 2019.
Location: Sandown, Esher
April 2019
2 - 4 Apr
Traffex 2019
Traffex 2019 will take place in Hall 5 at the National Exhibition Centre from 2-4 April 2019.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
May 2019
8 - 19 May
Floralies - Nantes
The ornamental event gathering over 200 exhibitors - plant lovers in all shapes and forms: both professionals in horticulture and amateurs from France or abroad, but also countries & regions.
Location: Nantes, France
July 2019
9 - 11 Jul
Solex
SOLEX (The Summer Outdoor Living Exhibition) is the Trade Show organised by LOFA for LOFA members and held  in July.  It is an annual 3-day event attracting national and international retail/contract Purchasing Directors and Managers. 
Location: NEC
October 2019
16 - 17 Oct
AQUA 2019
AQUA, the market-leading showcase for the UK’s water gardening and aquatics trade, will be returning to the Telford International Centre on October 16-17, 2019.
Location: Telford International Centre