Diary

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
9 - 12 May
RHS Malvern Spring Festival
Set against the magnificent Malvern Hills, our spring festival is packed with flowers, food, crafts and family fun.
Location: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
12 May
Garden Day
Garden Day, a nationwide community benefit project created by the Candide gardening app.
Location: National
21 - 25 May
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
World-renowned, glamorous and quintessentially British, RHS Chelsea is a truly unique and unforgettable day out.
Location: Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, SW3 4SL
24 - 27 May
Ideal Home Show Scotland
Discover Interiors, Gardens, Lifestyle, and the brand new Home Renovation section for a wealth of great brands, exclusive offers and beautiful new products.
Location: SEC, Glasgow
24 - 27 May
Eat & Drink Festival
Eat & Drink Festival Scotland will return to the SEC Glasgow 24th - 27th May with even more mouth-watering Food and Drink from the very best local producers!
Location: SEC, Glasgow
25 May - 2 Jun
National Children’s Gardening Week 2019
National Children’s Gardening Week (NCGW) is to promote gardening to the general public and to encourage garden centres across the UK to hold events throughout the week.
Location: National
27 May
Spring Bank Holiday
29 May
Training the Trainer Chemical workshop
Green-tech has announced the dates for their next two Chemical Workshops - Training the Trainer. The sessions are planned for London and Scotland.
Location: Capel Manor College in Enfield, London
29 May
GIMA - Buyer Connect
GIMA is pleased to confirm the next Buyer Connect session will take place on 29th May and features buyers from Crocus, Wayfair & Haskins Garden Centres.
Location: Royal Berkshire Conference Centre (Madejski Stadium), Reading
29 May - 1 Jun
Royal Bath & West Show 2019
The Royal Bath & West Show - A Celebration of Great British Agriculture, Entertainment, Food & Drink.
Location: The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN
31 May - 2 Jun
Gardening Scotland 2019
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
June 2019
1 - 2 Jun
Homebuilding & Renovating Show - Glasgow
The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the go-to exhibition for self builders and renovators.
Location: SEC, Glasgow
3 - 5 Jun
ISF World Seed Congress

The International Seed Federation and the French Seed Federation warmly invite you to the next ISF World Seed Congress in Nice, France, 3-5 June 2019.

Location: Nice, France
5 - 7 Jun
IFTEX 2019
IFTEX is the leading global event for the Floriculture industry, presenting a diverse range of flowers grown in Kenya.
Location: Oshwal Center, Westlands, Nairobi, Kenya
5 - 9 Jun
RHS Chatsworth Flower Show
A delightful mix of gardening inspiration, spectacular summer colour, have-a-go workshops and unique shopping within a magnificent setting.
Location: Chatsworth House, Peak District
6 Jun
10th Anniversary GIMA Charity Day
Relax and entertain customers at our 10th anniversary golf tournament and activity day then join us for our fun prize giving dinner in the evening.
Location: Telford Hotel and Golf Resort
10 - 16 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
11 - 12 Jun
Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical 2019
The UK's premier showcase of housewares, tabletop and small domestic appliance brands returns in June 2019.
Location: London Design Centre, Islington, N1 0QH
11 - 14 Jun
FlowerTrials 2019 – Where plants meet people
62 breeding companies in three regions present their latest innovations and future developments in pot and bedding plants.
Location: Westland & Aalsmeer in The Netherlands, Rheinland-Westfalen in German
13 - 16 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
18 - 19 Jun
HTA National Plant Show
The HTA National Plant Show is the only UK trade show dedicated to plants for British plant suppliers, from seed, plug and liner suppliers, to specimen plants and heavy trees (and everything in between).
Location: Hall 2 Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ
18 - 19 Jun
HTA Nursery Supply Show
The Nursery Supply Show finds a new home at Stoneleigh Park.
Location: Hall 1 Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ
18 - 20 Jun
International Flora Expo 2019
The Largest Floral B2B Trade Show in North America.
Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL
19 - 23 Jun
House & Garden Festival
The House & Garden Festival is the only event of its kind and an inspiring day out. Bringing together three individual events; The Art & Antiques Fair Olympia, HOUSE & GROW London and Spirit of Summer.
Location: Olympia, London
21 - 23 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
July 2019
2 - 7 Jul
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
A wonderful summer’s day out packed with gardening inspiration, stunning floral displays and workshops in a majestic setting.
Location: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
3 Jul
HTA Catering Conference - ‘A Recipe for Growth’
This one-day event is aimed at businesses looking to develop their catering offer to the next stage or introducing catering into the business for the first time.
Location: Horticulture House, Didcot, OX11 0RN
4 Jul
GIMA Awards
Join suppliers and retailers a the 39th annual GIMA Awards Gala Dinner and find out who’s won this year’s top prizes.
Location: Celtic Manor Resort, South Wales
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
9 - 11 Jul
Great Yorkshire Show 2019
The Great Yorkshire Show is an iconic three-day event and one of the biggest agricultural events in the English calendar.
Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ
9 - 11 Jul
SOLEX 2019
The Trade show for garden furniture and barbecues.
Location: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
10 Jul
Training the Trainer Chemical workshop
Green-tech has announced the dates for their next two Chemical Workshops - Training the Trainer. The sessions are planned for London and Scotland.
Location: SRUC Oatridge Campus in Ecclesmachan, Broxburn, West Lothian
13 - 14 Jul
Belvoir Flower & Garden Festival 2019
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
14 - 17 Jul
Home & Gift Buyers Festival 2019
Home and Gift is the retailer's favourite buying festival with over 12,000 visitors attending the show every year, showcasing thousands of new brands & products.
Location: Harrogate International Centre, HG1 51A
15 Jul - 2 Aug
The 2019 Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase
This year’s event is packed with inspirational retail ideas, growing solutions and New Varieties, such as Beacon™ Impatiens; the ground-breaking Busy Lizzie with high resistance to Downy Mildew!
Location: Ball Colegrave Ltd., Milton Road, West Adderbury, Banbury, Oxon, OX17 3EY
17 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
17 - 21 Jul
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park
A fabulous day out bursting with colourful gardening inspiration, fun family activities, have-a-go workshops and boutique shopping.
Location: Tatton Park, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire
31 Jul - 4 Aug
RHS Garden Hyde Hall Flower Show
The show provides a fabulous day out for family and friends with specialist nurseries, gardening sundries, expert advice, craft and gifts, live music and tasty food and drink, as well as the chance to explore the garden in full summer bloom.
Location: RHS Garden Hyde Hall, Creephedge Lane, Rettendon, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 8ET
August 2019
1 - 4 Aug
BBC Countryfile Live
The summer’s most action-packed countryside day out is back!
Location: Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire
15 - 18 Aug
BBC Countryfile Live
BBC Countryfile Live is coming north to Castle Howard on 15–18 August 2019.
Location: Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA
17 - 18 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
20 - 22 Aug
Superzoo 2019
Connect with thousands of buyers from across the World and every segment of the pet industry.
Location: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
21 - 23 Aug
Farwest 2019
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
21 - 23 Aug
Plantarium
Plantarium is the leading international tree nursery trade fair.
Location: Plantarium Italielaan 4 2391 PT HAZERSWOUDE-DORP Postbus 107 2770 AC BOSKOOP
21 - 25 Aug
Pet Fair Asia 2019
Pet Fair Asia is the benchmark exhibition for pet supplies in Asia-Pacific. The event gives a significant importance to Asian markets and proposes a wide coverage of the supply chain and sourcing needs.
Location: Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Center
26 Aug
Summer Bank Holiday
September 2019
1 - 3 Sep
Spoga+gafa
Year after year spoga+gafa impressively demonstrates its standing as the largest garden trade fair in the world.
Location: Cologne
1 - 4 Sep
Autumn Fair
Autumn Fair is your platform for trade and sourcing. Featuring a new layout, new sector and new outlook, Autumn Fair is truly the UK’s all-encompassing sourcing marketplace for the season.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
1 - 6 Sep
IGCA Congress 2019
The IGCA is an independent non-profit organization committed to the continuous improvement of the garden centre industry worldwide.
Location: Windsor, England
3 - 4 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
3 - 8 Sep
RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show
Our late summer show featured spectacular displays, outstanding shopping from quality nurseries and tradestands, the National Dahlia Society Show, NAFAS floral displays, expert advice and much more
Location: RHS Garden Wisley
8 - 10 Sep
Top Drawer
A perfectly curated platform for both UK and international lifestyle brands to present new ranges and best sellers to the most successful retailers and contract buyers from the UK and beyond.
Location: Olympia, London
10 - 12 Sep
Salon du Végétal
The biggest trade show in France, dedicated to the whole sector of plants & flowers, gardening and landscaping.
Location: Nantes, Parc des Expositions de la Beaujoire, France
10 - 12 Sep
Glee 2019
Glee is the UK’s leading garden retail show, focussing on building year-round profits for buyers and suppliers within the core gardening and outdoor leisure product categories. 
Location: NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
13 - 15 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
17 - 18 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 - 20 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
22 - 23 Sep
PATS Telford
If you are serious pet products, only PATS has all the brands under one roof.
Location: Telford International Centre
22 - 23 Sep
Scotland's Trade Fair
Come and see the very best products from Scotland and beyond that will light up your shop for Christmas.
Location: SEC, Glasgow
24 - 26 Sep
Elmia Garden
Elmia Garden - the most important trade fair in Northern Europe.
Location: Jonkoping, Sweden
26 - 28 Sep
Flormart 2019
Flormart is a business, education and training event that involves all the sectors related to the green world enhancing awareness of the green heritage of our planet.
Location: Padova, Italy
28 - 29 Sep
RHS Malvern Autumn Show
Celebrate autumn with plants, celebrities, giant vegetables and cookery workshops.
Location: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
October 2019
2 Oct
South West Growers Show
The South West Growers Show is the South West’s ONLY trade event that is aimed at growers and plant buyers from local authorities, garden centres, retail outlets and the landscaping industry.
Location: Matford Centre, Exeter, Devon
2 - 4 Oct
GrootGroenPlus
This fair, nurseries, dealers, manufacturers and subcontractors from machinery and working equipment and many suppliers from the Netherlands and Belgium will bring you up to date with the latest developments in the industry.
Location: Zundert, the Netherlands
3 Oct
Chartered Institute of Horticulture Conference
We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting our 2019 Conference at the stunning venue of “Farmers and Fletchers in the City”.
Location: Farmers’ and Fletchers’ Hall, 3 Cloth Street, London, EC1A 7LD
9 - 11 Oct
GARDEX/EXTEPO 2019
Japan's largest garden industry trade show covering all kinds of horticultural and landscaping products.
Location: Makuhari Messe, Japan
11 Oct
180th Anniversary Perennial Festival
The 180th Anniversary Perennial Festival Dinner will take place on Friday 11th October 2019 at the Corinthia Hotel, London with special guest speaker Alan Titchmarsh, President of Perennial.
Location: Corinthia Hotel, London
16 Oct
HTA Marketing Forum
A one day event highlighting tips and case studies of marketing practice from across the industry.
Location: Horticulture House, Chilton, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RN
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
19 - 20 Oct
Countryside Live
Celebrating the very best of the countryside, this two-day event is mostly undercover so you’ll have fun whatever the weather!
Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ
23 - 24 Oct
National Fruit Show 2019
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
30 - 31 Oct
IOG Saltex
The leading turf management event for groundscare volunteers, professionals and manufacturers.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
November 2019
6 - 8 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
6 - 8 Nov
Royal FloraHolland Trade Fair
A week filled with excitement, future trends, concepts and inspiration. We’ve pulled all the stops to show you our true colours in our wide Gerbera assortment.
Location: Booth nr. 14.4, Legmeerdijk 313, Aalsmeer, NL
7 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
13 - 17 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
19 Nov
Futurescape 2019
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
19 Nov
HTA Cultivating Retail Conference
Strategic garden industry conference and dinner.
Location: De Vere Orchard Hotel & East Midlands Conference Centre
19 - 20 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
20 - 23 Nov
Ideal Home Show at Christmas
The Ideal Home Show Christmas kick-started a jolly and merry beginning to the season, transforming Olympia London into a festive wonderland.
Location: Olympia, London
20 - 24 Nov
Eat & Drink Festival
The UK’s favourite indoor food festival- celebrating the best in modern cuisine, mixology and independent produce all under one roof.
Location: Olympia, London
21 - 24 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
23 Nov - 1 Dec
National Tree Week
National Tree Week is the UK's largest annual tree celebration, marking the start of the winter tree planting season (November to March each year).
Location: National
27 - 30 Nov
Growtech Eurasia
Now in its 19th year, Growtech has gone from strength to strength and is now the biggest exhibition in the greenhouse sector.
Location: Antalya Expo Centre
29 Nov - 1 Dec
The Christmas Shopping Fayre
The highly successful Christmas Shopping Fayre at Westpoint, Exeter has been running since 1996.
Location: Westpoint, Exeter
December 2019
5 - 8 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
25 - 26 Dec
Christmas Day and Boxing Day
January 2020
11 - 12 Jan
15th International Flora Expo 2020
The International Flora Expo is a prestigious exhibition related to different spheres of agriculture like floriculture, horticulture, landscape and gardening, has been taking place since last 10 years.
Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
12 - 14 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
12 - 15 Jan
Harrogate Christmas & Gift 2020
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
12 - 15 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
19 - 21 Jan
Scotland’s Speciality Food Show
Scotland's largest trade sourcing event for the speciality food market.
Location: SECC, Glasgow
19 - 21 Jan
Scotlands Trade Fair - Spring
Breeze into 2020 with the very best products from Scotland and beyond...
Location: SECC, Glasgow
19 - 22 Jan
The January Furniture Show
Source new products, discover fresh trends, and meet 100s of suppliers at the UK's biggest furniture show.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
21 - 23 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.
Location: Harrogate International Centre (HIC) King's Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. HG1 5LA
24 - 28 Jan
Christmasworld
Christmasworld is the world’s biggest trend and order platform for the international seasonal and festive decoration sector.
Location: Messe Frankfurt GmbH Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1 60327 Frankfurt a. M.
26 - 29 Jan
GCA Conference 2020
Our conference is attended by a majority of our garden centre members, therefore it is the ideal opportunity to meet new and existing customers and speak to the decision makers.
Location: Mercure Bristol, Grand Hotel
28 - 31 Jan
IPM Essen 2020
The world's leading trade fair for horticulture.
Location: MESSE ESSEN GmbH Norbertstraße 2 45131 Essen
February 2020
1 - 8 Feb
APL Ski ALP Winter Workshop
APL Ski ALP Winter Workshop has simple aims, to promote learning, sharing of best practice and experience, knowledge improvement and to inspire. 
Location: St Christoph, Austria
2 - 6 Feb
Spring Fair
Spring Fair is the UK’s all-encompassing sourcing marketplace - facilitating connections between retailers, exhibitors and marketers.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
5 - 6 Feb
The Source trade show
The 2020 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
7 - 11 Feb
Ambiente 2020
Ambiente sets the pace for the world of consumer goods. The unique diversity in the Dining, Giving and Living areas offers a comprehensive overview and shows the innovative capacities of this pulsating sector.
Location: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main
9 - 10 Feb
PATS Sandown
If you are serious about pet products, only PATS has all the brands under one roof. With hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of products PATS gives you the opportunity to do business with the whole pet trade.
Location: Sandown, Esher
16 - 18 Feb
CHSI Stitches 2020
Your opportunity to access over 6,000 craft buyers in just three days, ranging from independents to multiple retailers and manufacturers to wholesalers.
Location: NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
26 - 28 Feb
Myplant & Garden – International Green Expo
The most important and complete b2b trade fair for horticulture, landscape and garden
in Italy.
Location: Milano, Italy
March 2020
3 - 5 Mar
Expowest Cornwall
Expowest Cornwall is a crucial event on the business and social calendar. If you want to get straight to the heart of the Cornish business community then this is one show you cannot afford to miss.
Location: Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Cornwall
4 Mar
Garden Press Event 2020
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 2020
19 - 22 May
Interzoo 2020
Interzoo – the International Pet Industry’s Leading Exhibition.
Location: Nuremburg, Germany
June 2020
17 - 18 Jun
International Sports Convention
ISC London 2020 will host 9 sports business conferences bringing together key speakers from the industry for informative sessions and lively debate.
Location: Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London