Diary

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
Futurescape Spring
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
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
15 Mar
APL Awards 2019
This year the APL Awards 2019 will be hosted by Jamie Butterworth who will be joined by Adam White talking about the adventures of his career so far.
Location: The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St, London, EC1Y 4SD
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
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
Ideal Home Show
From inspiring ideas, to innovative products and on-trend solutions for your home, the Ideal Home Show, brings together full scale show homes, over 600 companies, 100’s of free talks, the latest technology and fresh ideas from our team of experts.
Location: Olympia, London
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
27 Mar
Gardenex ‘Meet the International Buyers’ event
Meet-the-Buyers events provide an invaluable and cost-effective opportunity for UK-based suppliers to have one-to-one meetings with international trade buyers.
Location: Federation’s head office, Brasted, Kent
28 - 31 Mar
Country Living Spring Fair
The Country Living Magazine Spring and Christmas Fairs are firmly established favourites with both visitors and exhibitors alike.
Location: Alexandra Palace, 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
1 - 30 Apr
National Home Improvement Week
Following the success of the inaugural consumer-facing national home improvement promotion in 2018, BHETA has launched the 2019 follow up initiative, which will take place in April 2019
Location: National
2 Apr
APL Spring Seminar - "Still Stoned"
A vone-day technical seminar.
Location: Horticulture House, Chilton, Oxfordshire
2 - 4 Apr
Journées des Collections Jardin
In business for the past 16 years, the gardening distribution channels’ key buyers and suppliers have been meeting each year at this trade fair.
Location: Parc Chanot, Marseille, France
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
7 - 8 Apr
Natural & Organic Products Europe
The future of health at Europe’s favourite natural business event.
Location: Excel, London
8 - 10 Apr
Farm Shop & Deli Show 2019
At Farm Shop & Deli Show you'll find all the big ideas, innovative suppliers and exciting products you need to make 2019 a year to remember!
Location: NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
9 - 10 Apr
RHS Spring Launch & Orchid Show
The RHS Spring Launch and Orchid Show will kick off the show season in the spring (8-10 April) with fantastic floral displays and spring plants for sale.
Location: RHS Horticutural Halls, London
10 Apr
GIMA AGM and Day Conference
Network with fellow GIMA members and hear from industry and business speakers.
Location: Ettington Chase, Ettington, Warwickshire, CV37 7NZ
10 Apr
Daffodil Day
As part of their centenary in 2019, Taylors Bulbs are working in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) to host a day celebrating the spectacular and varied genus of Narcissus.
Location: Taylors Bulbs, Washway House Farm, Washway Road, Holbeach, Lincolnshire, PE12 7PP
12 - 14 Apr
BBKA Spring Convention
The National Beekeeping Event of the Year!
Location: Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire
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
13 Apr
Springtime Live
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, Harrogate
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
24 - 28 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
27 Apr
SGD Spring Conference 2019
A first-class line-up of speakers from the worlds of garden design, research and horticulture has been announced for the SGD Spring Conference on 27th April exploring the provocatively titled topic: ‘Sex in the Garden – flowers, fruit & foraging’.
Location: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
29 Apr - 5 May
National Garden Week 2019
Royal Horticultural Society celebrates Edible Britain for National Gardening Week 2019.
Location: National
30 Apr
Sustainability Matters – a one-day conference
A one-day conference exploring topical issues around sustainability for the garden industry including plastics, recycling, responsible sourcing and much more.
Location: Horticulture House, Didcot, OX11 0RN
30 Apr - 1 May
London Stationery Show 2019
Stationery Show London provides you with the opportunity to showcase your products in front of over 2,000 writing and paper product buyers.
Location: Business Design Centre, London
May 2019
1 - 2 May
The Food & Drink Trade Show
A unique blend of inspirational speciality food & drink products, from a wide range of exhibitors; from the small and regional, to those who trade throughout the UK and internationally.
Location: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, WR13 6NW
6 May
Early May bank holiday
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
7 - 9 May
National Hardware Show 2019
The National Hardware Show continues to provide an unmatched experience for industry professionals with access to the latest innovations, retail trends & business solutions, face-to-face networking & more.
Location: Las Vegas Convention Centre
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
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 - 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
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
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
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
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
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
November 2019
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
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
December 2019
25 - 26 Dec
Christmas Day and Boxing Day
January 2020
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
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.
May 2020
19 - 22 May
Interzoo 2020
Interzoo – the International Pet Industry’s Leading Exhibition.
Location: Nuremburg, Germany