Diary

April 2017
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 Apr
Glendale Horticulture New Plant Showcase Open Day
Glendale Horticulture will launch its new Plant Showcase at its Coblands Plant Centre in Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 6AA on Tuesday 25th April from 8am - 1pm.
Location: Coblands Plant Centre, Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 6AA
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
27 - 30 Apr
Country Living Spring Fair
The Country Living Spring Fair will return for its 26th edition. Join us for a wonderful day out at the Country Living Spring Fair!
Location: Alexandra Palace, 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 Jun
GIMA Charity Golf Day
The  GIMA Charity Golf Day on the 8th June 2017 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
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 - 14 Jun
HTA Catering Conference
The HTA Catering Conference is designed to inspire and support garden centres with catering operations by tapping into catering best practice from inside and outside the sector
Location: The Belfry, Lichfield Road, Sutton Coldfield
13 - 15 Jun
International Flora Expo 2017
The Largest Floral B2B Trade Show in North America.
Location: McCormick Place, Chicago
13 - 16 Jun
FlowerTrials 2017 – 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 - 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 Jun
GIMA Knowledge Workshop: Demystifying The Digital World
A special interactive workshop entitled ‘Demystifying the Digitial World’ for garden suppliers and manufacturers. Focus on how companies can maximise their online presence, through improved website communication and social media strategy.
Location: Horticulture House, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RM
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
19 - 25 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
20 - 21 Jun
HTA National Plant Show
The premier plant trade show for plants
Location: Stoneleigh Park, Coventry
20 - 21 Jun
HTA Nursery Supply Show
Seven years ago the HTA launched the National Plant Show and to give a platform to more of the industry the HTA introduce the co-located HTA Nursery Supply Show.
Location: Hall 3 Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ
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
26 - 27 Jun
Harrogate Fine Food Show
From craft spirits and biltong to beer bread and matcha, this trade only event promises to give food and drink buyers a first-glimpse and taste of many products that have never before been seen at a trade show.
Location: Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, HG2 8QZ
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
12 - 13 Jul
RHS London Urban Garden Show
From 12 – 13 July, this London show will inspire you to grow, even if you only have space for one houseplant.
Location: RHS Lawrence Hall, London
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
3 - 6 Aug
BBC Countryfile Live
The summer’s most action-packed countryside day out is back!
Location: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
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 - 25 Aug
Farwest 2017
Farwest is the largest green industry trade show in the West. 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
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
25 - 27 Sep
Outdoor Design and Build Show
The only trade fair that shows the entire spectrum of services for the designing, constructing and maintaining of green and urban spaces.
Location: Dubai World Trade Centre SHEIKH SA'EED HALL 1
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
3 - 4 Oct
RHS London Harvest Festival Show
From 3 – 4 October, our fun, family show will give you a wealth of ideas for autumn colour in your garden.
Location: RHS Lindley Halls
4 Oct
HTA Garden Futures
Save the date for the HTA Garden Futures 2017 conference and dinner.
Location: Heythrop Park, Enstone, OX7 5UE
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
25 - 26 Oct
RHS Autumn Garden Show
From 25 – 26 October, our inspirational autumn show has a host of contemporary planting ideas to help extend your gardening season.
Location: RHS Lindley Hall and RHS Lawrence Hall, London
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
1 - 2 Nov
GrowQuip 2017
The cross industry conference, showcase and dinner with something for everyone in the commercial horticulture market.
Location: Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire
8 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
8 - 10 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
9 - 12 Nov
The Ideal Home Show - Manchester
The biggest and busiest winter consumer event in the UK.
Location: EventCity, Manchester
14 Nov
Futurescape
FutureScape brings together landscape contractors (maintenance, design and build), garden designers and architects.
Location: Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ
14 - 17 Nov
Erbil - Iraq FlowerExpo
Iraq FlowerExpo is the leading event in Iraq industry of flower, landscape and gardening. Iraq FlowerExpo also offers to meet with potential buyers during the exhibition.
Location: Erbil International Fair Ground
15 Nov
HTA Marketing Forum
Come along to our one-day event aimed at all those involved in marketing and PR across the garden industry to hear from external speakers, specialists and industry practitioners
Location: Horticulture House, Chilton, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RN
21 - 23 Nov
Food Matters Live
Food Matters Live plays host to six themed visitor attractions, bringing to life the learning from conference and seminars through a series of live demonstrations, tastings and talks on the exhibition floor.
Location: Excel, London
22 - 26 Nov
Ideal Home Show at Christmas
The multi award-winning Ideal Home Show at Christmas is the ultimate festive shopping experience, where you can find everything on your Christmas list all under one roof!
Location: Olympia, London
23 - 26 Nov
Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair
The Country Living Christmas Fair is a festive occasion where the pages of the magazine come to life! The show marks the start to the joyous season where you will find handpicked exhibitors who are artists, crafters and designers.
Location: SECC, Glasgow
29 Nov - 2 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
30 Nov - 3 Dec
Country Living Magazine Christmas Fair
The Country Living Christmas Fair is a festive occasion where the pages of the magazine come to life! The show marks the start to the joyous season where you will find handpicked exhibitors who are artists, crafters and designers.
Location: Harrogate International Centre (HIC) King's Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. HG1 5LA
December 2017
1 - 2 Dec
AfuExpo
Investment opportunities in construction, landscaping projects, energy, telecommunications, transportation, and agricultural sectors, continue to attract foreign businesses.
Location: Baku Expo Centre
25 - 26 Dec
Christmas Day and Boxing Day
January 2018
14 - 16 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
14 - 17 Jan
Harrogate Christmas & Gift 2018
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
14 - 17 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
16 - 18 Jan
SIVAL
SIVAL is the only trade show in France to present a comprehensive range of equipment and services for all types of specialist plant production.
Location: Angers, France
21 - 23 Jan
Scotland’s Speciality Food Show
Why Scotland's Speciality Food Show is a crucial event for both producers and retail buyers.
Location: SECC, Glasgow
21 - 23 Jan
Scotlands Trade Fair - Spring
Over 500 companies exhibit thousands of products in Clothing, Textiles, Jewellery, Fashion Accessories, Clan Products, Beauty & Bath Products, Stationery, Giftware, Gift Food and Speciality Fine Food.
Location: SECC, Glasgow
21 - 24 Jan
The January Furniture Show
The January Furniture Show at the NEC is the most important and comprehensive event in the furniture industry calendar.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
23 Jan
AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2018
The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) invites the ornamentals horticulture industry to save the date for the AIPH International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2018, sponsored by Headline Partner, Royal Flora Holland.
Location: Essen, Germany
23 - 25 Jan
BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME)
The BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) is Europe's leading exhibition for turf professionals and buyers, and an unmissable opportunity to further your education and development through our Continue to Learn programme.
Location: Harrogate International Centre (HIC) King's Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. HG1 5LA
23 - 26 Jan
IPM Essen 2018
The world's leading trade fair for horticulture.
Location: MESSE ESSEN GmbH Norbertstraße 2 45131 Essen
26 - 29 Jan
Floradecora
New ordering platform for fresh flowers and ornamental plants.
Location: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
26 - 30 Jan
Christmasworld
Brilliant concept ideas for decorating large-scale and outdoor surfaces in the wholesale and retail trades, building and DIY markets and the green sector rounded off the portfolio at the world’s leading trade.
Location: Messe Frankfurt GmbH Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1 60327 Frankfurt a. M.
February 2018
4 - 8 Feb
Spring Fair
The UK’s definitive destination for the home and gift industry to come together and do business, amongst the most achingly wantable new products out there.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
7 - 8 Feb
The Source trade show
The 2018 Source trade show provides the perfect mix of passionate producers, alongside the hottest hospitality and catering companies, and the freshest food service.
Location: Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter
9 - 13 Feb
Ambiente 2018
Leading international trade fair for consumer goods.
Location: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main
14 - 21 Feb
National Nest Box Week
NNBW takes place each year from 14-21 February, and after more than 19 years it is now an established part of the ornithological calendar.
Location: National
28 Feb
Garden Press Event 2018
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
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