Diary

May 2024
14 - 15 May
London Stationery Show 2024
The ultimate destination for arts, crafts, writing and paper buyers.
Location: BDC - Business Design Centre, London
17 - 26 May
Comité des Floralies - Nantes
The 13th edition of the International Floralies will take place from May 17th to 26th, 2024.
Location: Nantes
20 May
World Bee Day

World Bee Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of bees. Bees are important insects that help preserve balance within ecosystems.

Location: National
21 - 25 May
RHS Chelsea Flower Show sponsored by The Newt in Somerset
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023 saw amazing garden designs, gorgeous floral displays and exclusive shopping, make sure you don’t miss the show in 2024.
Location: Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, SW3 4SR
22 - 23 May
Traffex Parkex 2024

The UK's leading road and highways tradeshow.

Location: CBS Arena, Coventry
24 - 27 May
Countryside Live

From inspiring ideas, to innovative products and on-trend solutions for your home, The Ideal Home Show Scotland, brings together 100’s of brands to shop from.

Location: SEC Glasgow
24 - 27 May
Ideal Home Show - Scotland
Across the 4 days of the show there is so much to see and do to keep you entertained, and supplied with ideas and inspiration for your home!
Location: SEC, Glasgow
24 - 27 May
The Eat & Drink Festival Scotland

The UK’s favourite indoor food festival- celebrating the best in modern cuisine, mixology, delicious global dishes, and independent produce all under one roof.

Location: SEC, Glasgow
25 May - 2 Jun
National Children’s Gardening Week 2024

Save the date! National Children's Gardening Week is 25 May - 2 June and we are excited to be partnering with The World of Peter Rabbit again.

Location: Nationally
27 May
Spring Bank Holiday
27 - 29 May
ISF World Seed Congress 2024

Join us as we celebrate not only the association’s century-long journey but also the transformative power of seeds to shape a food-secure future

Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands
30 May - 1 Jun
Royal Bath & West Show 2024

Over three days there are action packed events for all the family, and a haven for all enthusiasts of rural life.

Location: The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN
June 2024
4 - 6 Jun
IFTEX 2024

IFTEX stands for International Flower Trade Expo and is a prominent global event in the horticulture industry.

Location: Visa Oshwal Center Ring Road Parklands Nairobi (Parklands) Kenya
5 - 7 Jun
International Expo 2024
North America's largest B2B Event exclusively for Floral.
Location: Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL
6 Jun
GIMA Charity Golf Day 2024
The 2024 GIMA Charity Golf Day is returning to Belton Woods Hotel and Golf Course on Thursday, 6th June to play the Lakes Course.
Location: Belton Woods, Grantham
11 - 12 Jun
The Exclusively Show

The UK’s premier showcase of housewares, tableware and small domestic appliances.

Location: BDC - Business Design Centre, London
11 - 13 Jun
GreenTech Amsterdam

The #1 horticulture technology platform in the Netherlands, where industry professionals from all over the world come together to connect, network, share knowledge and do business.

Location: RAI Amsterdam Europaplein 24, 1078 GZ Amsterdam The Netherlands
11 - 14 Jun
FlowerTrials 2024

59 breeding companies in three regions present their latest innovations and future developments in pot and bedding plants.

Location: Various
13 - 16 Jun
BBC Gardeners’ World Live

We can’t wait for another Show next summer filled with garden inspiration, expert advice, tip-top shopping, live entertainment and much more!

Location: NEC, Birmingham
14 - 16 Jun
Royal Three Counties Show 2024

The Heart of England’s premiere celebration of the countryside and rural life. It’s a hearty feast of farming, food and family entertainment.

Location: Three Counties Showground Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW UK
16 - 18 Jun
spoga+gafa

The spoga+gafa trade fair is the leading international trade fair for the garden and leisure industry.

Location: Koelnmesse trade fair hub of Cologne
19 - 20 Jun
National Plant Show 2024

Following a successful return in June 2023, the HTA is excited to host the 13th National Plant Show from Wednesday 19 to Thursday 20 June 2024 at NAEC Stoneleigh.

Location: NAEC, Stoneleigh
21 - 23 Jun
Blenheim Palace Flower Show

The Blenheim Palace Flower Show will be returning to the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace on Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2024.

Location: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP
25 - 27 Jun
Glee has been moved to September
July 2024
2 Jul
The Colegrave Seabrook Foundation Garden Party
The Colegrave Seabrook Foundation celebrates its 30th year of awarding scholarships to students studying horticulture with a Garden Party.
Location: Ball Horticulture, West Adderbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 3EY.
2 - 7 Jul
RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival
RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is a bonanza of glorious gardens and fabulous flowers.
Location: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
9 - 11 Jul
Solex 2024

The outdoor living event organised by the industry for the industry.

Location: NEC, Birmingham
9 - 12 Jul
Great Yorkshire Show 2024

The Great Yorkshire Show is rapidly becoming known as one of the best agricultural shows in the UK, welcoming 140,000 people to the 250-acre showground.

Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ
9 - 25 Jul
2024 Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase
We are really excited to invite our trade customers to spend a day with the plants at the BALL 2024 SUMMER SHOWCASE.
Location: Ball, Milton Road, West Adderbury, Banbury, Oxon OX17 3EY
10 Jul
Fruit Focus

Fruit Focus is the UK's premier technical event for the fruit industry.

Location: East Malling Research Centre, Kent
17 - 21 Jul
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, is a day out for all the family, with unique gardens, talks and tips, children’s activities, floral installations, markets, stalls and lots of tasty food and drink to enjoy.
Location: Tatton Park, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN
21 - 24 Jul
Home & Gift 2024

Home & Gift, the industry's favourite buying event is as much about buying as it is about networking, connecting and socialising with brands and retail buyers' alike.

Location: Harrogate Convention Centre
26 - 28 Jul
The Game Fair

The Game Fair is unique in its make-up and remains the world’s largest and spectacular premium festival for the great British countryside.

Location: Blenheim Palace
August 2024
2 - 3 Aug
Taunton Flower Show
Experience the oldest flower show in the country, set in the heart of Taunton.
Location: Vivary Park, Taunton, Somerset, England
14 - 16 Aug
Superzoo 2024

North America’s largest pet retail event. It’s the ultimate destination for pet pros to get business done.

Location: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas
18 - 19 Aug
Scotland’s Trade Show - Autumn

Over 200 companies exhibit thousands of products to retail buyers looking for a Christmas stock top up or an early look into the year ahead.

Location: SECC, Glasgow
21 - 22 Aug
PLANTARIUM / GROEN-Direkt - Autumn Edition

The event for the European garden plant retail sector.

Location: International Trade Centre Hazerswoude/Boskoop
21 - 23 Aug
Farwest Show

The biggest green industry show in the West.

Location: Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon
26 Aug
Summer Bank Holiday
30 Aug - 1 Sep
BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair

Explore specialist growers and nurseries to exhibitors of gardening kit, tools and accessories. Look out for the BBC Good Food Market for some tasty treats and street food, and take advantage of the Plant Creche to enjoy your day bag-free!

Location: Audley End House and Garden, Saffron Walden, Essex
September 2024
1 - 4 Sep
Autumn Fair 2024

Find out why Spring Fair is the UK's most important retail event. Experience unmissable home, gift and fashion products while making exciting industry connections.

Location: NEC, Birmingham
3 - 4 Sep
Four Oaks

Four Oaks Trade Show is the UK’s leading international exhibition for the whole of commercial horticulture.

Location: Farm Lane, Lower Withington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DU
8 - 10 Sep
Top Drawer Autumn/Winter 2024

Source the freshest designs for the new season.

Location: Olympia, London
10 - 12 Sep
Glee 2024
NEW DATE!
Glee connects the garden industry to inspire change, drive growth and launch innovation, with the next edition of Glee confirmed for September at the NEC, Birmingham and not as originally planned in June.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
13 - 15 Sep
Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

This years Autumn Show promises both beautiful floral displays as well as exceptional produce from the allotment.

Location: Newby Hall, North Yorkshire
18 - 19 Sep
lunch!

lunch! – the must attend event for the food-to-go sector.

Location: ExCeL, London
19 - 21 Sep
APF 2024

The APF Exhibition is the UK’s largest forestry, woodland, arboriculture, firewood. fencing, trees and timber trade show.

Location: Ragley Estate, Alcester, Warwickshire
25 Sep
Horticulture, The Conference

The annual HTA Conference and Dinner.

Location: ICC Birmingham
29 Sep - 1 Oct
PATS Telford 2024
PATS Telford to become a THREE-DAY event in 2024.
Location: Telford International Centre
October 2024
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: The Matford Centre, Exeter, Devon
4 Oct
Perennial Dig Deep Lunch

Join us at our brand new Fundraising Lunch celebrating Perennial and all those that help us support people in Horticulture and their families.

Location: The Cumberland, Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, London, W1H 7DL
8 Oct
FutureGrow Expo

Our brand new event FutureGrow Expo will bring together senior business leaders as well as leads and purchasing decision makers from production management and technical disciplines.

Location: Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth
15 - 16 Oct
Futurescape 2024

The UK’s largest landscape expo & trade event, with seminars, live debates & fantastic variety of exhibitors.

Location: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock 1 Western Gateway London E16 1XL
15 - 16 Oct
Garden Centre Expo

The first Garden Centre Expo will run on the 15th & 16th of October 2024 at London Excel. 

Location: London Excel
November 2024
7 Nov
GIMA Awards Gala Dinner 2024

GIMA has confirmed that its annual awards ceremony – one of the most anticipated nights of the year – will take place on November 7th at the five-star Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales.

Location: Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales
December 2024
25 - 26 Dec
Christmas and Boxing days
January 2025
1 - 1 Jan
New Year's Day
26 - 29 Jan
GCA Conference
The Garden Centre Association represents over 200 Garden Centres nationwide
Location: De Vere Wokefield Estate, Reading
May 2025
5 - 7 May
Zoomark International

Zoomark International is a truly international showcase for the pet business community and companies across the industry.

Location: BolognaFiere S.p.A. - Sede Legale viale della Fiera 20 40127 Bologna, Italia