Diary

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
12 Dec
GIMA Knowledge Exchange: Key Account Management
GIMA’s Knowledge Exchange Programme will this Autumn feature four one-day interactive workshops and a one-day Microsoft Excel workshop.
Location: Horticulture House, Chilton Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RM
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
20 - 22 Jan
Scotland’s Speciality Food Show
Scotland's largest trade sourcing event for the speciality food market.
Location: SECC, Glasgow
20 - 22 Jan
Scotlands Trade Fair - Spring
Breeze into 2019 with the very best products from Scotland and beyond.
Location: SECC, Glasgow
20 - 23 Jan
GCA Conference 2019
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: Luton Hoo Hotel, Luton, LU1 3TQ
22 Jan
AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2019
The 10th International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) IGOTY Awards event, which recognises the very best in the horticultural industry.
Location: Essen, Germany
22 - 25 Jan
IPM Essen 2019
The world's leading trade fair for horticulture.
Location: MESSE ESSEN GmbH Norbertstraße 2 45131 Essen
29 Jan
HTA one-day conference – Healthy Plants, Healthy Business
The HTA, in association with APHA, are hosting an essential one-day conference, Healthy Plants, Healthy Business’, for anyone involved in the production, trading and retailing of plants.
Location: Horticulture House, Chilton, Oxfordshire
29 Jan
Perennial’s 180th Anniversary Party
Perennial will hold its annual Party for Perennial on Tuesday 29 January 2019 and tickets are now available.
Location: La Goccia, Petersham Nurseries, Covent Garden, London
February 2019
3 - 7 Feb
Glee at Spring Fair
Glee at Spring Fair will give retailers the opportunity to see new and best-selling ranges ahead of the spring season.
Location: NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT
6 - 7 Feb
The Source trade show
For buyers in the food & drink sector there's no substitute for testing out products in person, and this trade show is the perfect place for producers to meet buyers, and vice versa.
Location: Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter
10 - 11 Feb
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 a new date February 10-11, 2019.
Location: Sandown, Esher
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
20 - 22 Feb
Myplant & Garden – International Green Expo
The most important and complete b2b trade fair for horticulture, landscape and garden
in Italy.
Location: Milano, Italy
22 - 24 Feb
14th International Flora Expo 2019
India's Largest Exhibition on Floriculture, Nursery & Greenhouse Technology.
Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
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
10 - 11 Mar
Fine Food Show North
The new look Fine Food Show North (formerly Harrogate Find Food Show) is set to be bigger and better than ever before.
Location: Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate, HG2 8QZ
12 Mar
Post-Brexit export conference
Gardenex, PetQuip and BHETA trade associations join forces to stage post-Brexit export conference.
Location: Stratford Manor Hotel, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire
17 - 19 Mar
2019 China International Floriculture Trade Fair (Flower Expo China)
2019 China International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair( Flower Expo China) will be held in Guangzhou International Sourcing Centre during March 17th-19th.
Location: Guangzhou International Sourcing Centre
17 - 19 Mar
2019 China International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair( Flower Expo China)
2019 China International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair( Flower Expo China) will be held in Guangzhou International Sourcing Centre during March 17th-19th.
Location: Guangzhou International Sourcing Centre . Guangzhou. China
17 - 19 Mar
The 2019 Guangzhou Intl Garden Machinery Fair (GMF 2017)
MF is one of the leading garden machinery and tools products events in China. With an area of 10,000 sq.m about 150 established companies attended and displayed their latest products and technology.
Location: Guangzhou International Sourcing Centre . Guangzhou. China
20 - 22 Mar
Global Pet Expo
Global Pet Expo, presented by the American Pet Products Association (APPA) and Pet Industry Distributors Association (PIDA),  is the pet industry's largest annual trade show featuring the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today.
Location: Orange County Convention Center Orlando, FL
22 Mar
Garden Re-Leaf Day 2019
Garden Re-Leaf Day is Greenfingers annual fundraising event in which its supporters come together to raise funds for Greenfingers Charity.
Location: National
22 Mar - 7 Apr
Eat & Drink Festival
Eat & Drink Festival will be returning to London Olympia 22nd March to 7th April 2019, with a show packed full of all your favourite features, plus plenty of new ones.
Location: Olympia, London
28 - 31 Mar
Homebuilding & Renovating Show
The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the go-to exhibition for self builders and renovators.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
31 Mar
Mothering Sunday (Mother's Day)
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
12 - 14 Apr
RHS Flower Show Cardiff
Kick off your gardening year at Cardiff, packed with seasonal ideas for your garden, spectacular floral displays and fun family activities.
Location: Bute Park, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, CF10 3EA
17 - 19 Apr
Iran Green Trade Fair
Iran’s leading, horticulture trade event with many growers of vegetables, fruits, flowers and potted plants that came from all over the country.
Location: Tehran Exhibition Center in Iran
21 Apr
Easter Sunday
May 2019
6 - 9 May
Zoomark International
The International Exhibition of Products and Accessories for Pets is the trade event the global pet supplies market is awaiting to show off, a powerful networking platform.
Location: BolognaFiere S.p.A. - Sede Legale viale della Fiera 20 40127 Bologna, Italia
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
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
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
June 2019
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 - 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
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
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
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
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
September 2019
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
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
October 2019
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 - 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