Diary

October 2018
10 - 12 Oct
GARDEX/EXTEPO 2018
Japan's largest trade show for garden industry.
Location: Makuhari Messe, Japan
12 Oct
Perennial - Festival Dinner
Launching Perennial’s annual HortAid fundraising campaign, the evening is a great opportunity to come together with colleagues and friends while raising money for the only charity dedicated to helping everyone across the industry in times of need.
Location: The Langham, London
17 Oct
HTA Marketing Forum
This one-day event is aimed at all those delivering marketing and public relations in the garden industry and provides top tips and expert knowledge to help achieve marketing cut through.
Location: Horticulture House, Chilton, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RN
17 Oct
Hort Science Live- North Conference
This one-day practical workshop led event for growers provides hands on opportunities to interact with leading specialists in growing media, plant nutrition and plant protection.
Location: Stockbridge Technology Centre, Stockbridge House, Cawood, Selby YO8 3TZ
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
21 Oct
Tree Conference
Tree Conference to share message that by protecting and regenerating our planet’s forests, we can prevent a global temperature rise beyond 1.5C.
Location: The Merlin Theatre, Frome, Somerset
22 - 28 Oct
National Honey Week
With National Honey Week fast approaching it enables us to delve into all things bees and highlight the amazing life and by products of these little friends of ours
Location: National
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
30 Oct
GIMA Knowledge Workshop: Intermediate + Microsoft Excel
A skills workshop for users who regularly work with complex excel spreadsheets. Users will learn how to manipulate complex data sets with ease and present data in a range of charts to make it easier to spot trends or monitor costs
Location: Horticulture House, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire OX11 0RM
31 Oct
Autumn preview event at Provender Nurseries
To herald the arrival of autumn Provender Nurseries are holding a one day event which is guaranteed to be informal, informative and packed full of food and good company.
Location: Provender Nurseries
31 Oct
GIMA Knowledge Exchange: Presentation Skills
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
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
6 Nov
International Floriculture Forum
Looking ahead - Trade, logistics & product innovation.
Location: IFTF Auditorium, Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands
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
17 Nov
SGD Autumn Conference 2018
GEOMETRY: new angles on gardens and landscape.
Location: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
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 Nov
GIMA Knowledge Exchange: Finance for Non Finance Managers
GIMA’s Knowledge Exchange Programme will this Autumn feature four one-day interactive workshops.
Location: Horticulture House, Chilton Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RM
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
23 - 25 Nov
The Christmas Shopping Fayre
The incredibly popular Christmas Shopping Fayre regularly attracts tens of thousands of festive shoppers. Little wonder too with the show featuring over 250 very diverse stallholders offering their Christmas lines each year.
Location: Westpoint, Exeter
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
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 - 25 Jan
IPM Essen 2019
The world's leading trade fair for horticulture.
Location: MESSE ESSEN GmbH Norbertstraße 2 45131 Essen
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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