Diary

March 2020
17 Mar
POSTPONED Futurescape Spring
The one-day landscape showcase for People, Technology and Sustainability in hard and soft landscaping, design, maintenance and supply has bee POSTPONED till a date in July.
Location: Sandown Park Racecourse, Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9AJ
19 Mar
POSTPONED: GIMA AGM & Day Conference
Network with Felow GIMA members and hear from industry speakers
Location: Ettington Chase, Ettington, Stratford Upon Avon. CV37 7NZ
20 - 22 Mar
Cancelled - Salon du Jardin
CANCELLED Come to show your know-how, showcase your latest products and meet the French consumers!
Location: Bordeaux Exhibition Centre (Palais 2 L'Atlantique)
25 Mar
POSTPONED - Gardenex ‘Meet the International Buyers’ event
POSTPONED - A great chance for British suppliers to hold one-to-one meetings with international garden trade buyers seeking new products from the UK!
Location: Federation’s head office, Brasted, Kent
26 Mar
POSTPONED - GIMA Consumer & Design Trends Seminar
Find out first hand the latest trends for 2021/22 and beyond.
Location: VOCO St John’s, Solihull
27 Mar - 13 Apr
POSTPONED 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
27 Mar - 13 Apr
POSTPONED 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
28 Mar
CANCELLED Springtime Live
UPDATED - Springtime Live is a family farming event, attracting thousands of visitors to the Great Yorkshire Showground every year.
Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate
April 2020
1 - 30 Apr
National Home Improvement Month
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
3 - 5 Apr
CANCELLED BBKA Spring Convention
The National Beekeeping Event of the Year!
Location: Harper Adams University, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 8NB
7 - 8 Apr
CANCELLED RHS Spring Launch & Orchid Show
Stock up on spring plants ahead of the Easter gardening weekend at the first RHS Flower Show of the season. 
Location: RHS Lindley Hall, SW1P 2QW and RHS Lawrence Hall, SW1P 2QD
12 Apr
Easter Sunday
14 - 16 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 International Permanent Fairground, Hall 38 B Chamran Hwy, Tehran, District 1, Iran
17 - 19 Apr
CANCELLED RHS Flower Show Cardiff
The first major outdoor show celebrates its 15th anniversary kicking off the gardening season with plenty of spring flowers, garden sundries and tools to help you get back in the garden after the winter months.
Location: Bute Park, Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, CF10 3EA
21 - 22 Apr
London Stationery Show 2020
The London Stationery Show provides you with the opportunity to showcase your products in front of 2,000 writing and paper product buyers.
Location: Business Design Centre, London
23 - 26 Apr
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
23 - 26 Apr
CANCELLED Harrogate Spring Flower Show
CANCELLED due to Covid-19 - We welcome over 500 top class exhibitors offering thousands of garden-related products, services and entries at our shows.
Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG2 8NZ
27 Apr - 3 May
National Garden Week 2019
We call on gardeners up and down the country to share their love of home-grown produce with the RHS theme – Edible Britain.
Location: National
May 2020
1 May
GIMA Buyer Connect
Speed networking event with buyers from key UK garden retailers.
Location: TBC
2 May
The Tree Conference 2020
Following two sell out events in the South West, The Tree Conference heads East to Cambridge, with a focus this year on what supports trees to survive and thrive in these times of changing climate.
Location: Babbage Lecture Theatre, Cambridge New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, CB2 3QZ
5 - 7 May
POSTPONED National Hardware Show 2020
POSTPONED - The National Hardware Show continues to provide an unmatched experience for industry professionals with access to the latest innovations, retail trends & business solutions.
Location: Las Vegas Convention Centre
7 - 10 May
CANCELLED RHS Malvern Spring Festival
A festival celebrating all things spring, packed with regional food, flowers and crafts for family fun alongside a line-up of expert speakers.
Location: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
8 May
Early May bank holiday
10 May
Garden Day
Garden Day is a chance for people across the country to down tools and spend some quality time celebrating their gardens with neighbours, family and friends.
Location: National
11 - 13 May
2020 China International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair (Flower Expo China 2020)
As a leading flower expo in the country, Flower Expo China 2020 is keeping making history with 30,000 sq.m. exhibition area, 300+ exhibitors and 11,000+ professional buyers, providing you with over 600 varieties around the world.
Location: Guangzhou International Sourcing Centre
11 - 13 May
The 12th Guangzhou Int’l Garden Machinery Fair (GMF 2020)
As a leading garden machinery expo in China, GMF 2020 is keeping making history with 30,000 sq.m. exhibition area, 300+ exhibitors and 11,000+ professional buyers.
Location: Guangzhou International Sourcing Centre
12 - 14 May
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
19 - 22 May
POSTPONED Interzoo 2020
Interzoo – the International Pet Industry’s Leading Exhibition.
Location: Nuremburg, Germany
19 - 23 May
CANCELLED RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The world’s most prestigious flower show leading the way in innovative garden design, RHS Chelsea is a truly unique day out.
Location: Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, SW3 4SL
23 - 31 May
National Children’s Gardening Week 2020
National Children’s Gardening Week celebrates the fun that gardens hold for kids.
Location: National
25 May
Spring Bank Holiday
29 - 31 May
CANCELLED Gardening Scotland 2020
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
30 - 31 May
Homebuilding & Renovating Show - Glasgow
The Scottish Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the go-to exhibition for self builders and renovators.
Location: SEC, Glasgow
June 2020
4 - 5 Jun
GIMA Charity Golf Day
Relax and entertain customers in informal surroundings with a day of golf and evening entertainment.
Location: Belton Woods, Belton, Grantham NG32 2LN
8 - 10 Jun
ISF World Seed Congress
Attend the ISF World Seed Congress 2020 in Cape Town, South Africa from 8-10 June.
Join us and take advantage of great business opportunities and amazing leisure activities.
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
9 - 10 Jun
Exclusively Housewares and Exclusively Electrical 2020
The UK's premier showcase of preparation, cook, table and serve ware will be found at Exclusively Show 2020.
Location: London Design Centre, Islington, N1 0QH
9 - 11 Jun
International Flora Expo 2020
Exhibiting at IFE puts you face-to-face with serious, qualified decision makers from the mass market, wholesale and retail florist sectors.
Location: Miami Beach Convention Center, Miami, FL
11 - 14 Jun
Ideal Home Show Scotland
From inspiring ideas, to innovative products and on-trend solutions for your home, The Ideal Home Show Scotland brings together 100’s of companies and free talks, the latest technology and fresh ideas from our team of experts.
Location: SEC, Glasgow
11 - 14 Jun
CANCELLED RHS Chatsworth Flower Show
The RHS’ newest show combines tradition with exciting and innovative design for spectacular summer displays in a magnificent setting.
Location: Chatsworth House, Peak District
11 - 14 Jun
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
12 - 14 Jun
CANCELLED Royal Three Counties Show
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
15 - 21 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
16 - 17 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
16 - 17 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
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
17 - 20 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
18 Jun
The Food & Drink Trade Show
The 2020 Source Roadshow brings you the perfect mix of passionate producers, alongside the hottest hospitality and catering companies, and the freshest food service.
Location: Ashton Gate Stadium, Bristol
18 - 21 Jun
BBC Gardeners’ World Live
For the fifth year running, the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) return to BBC Gardeners’ World Live with the much-anticipated Show Garden competition, APL Avenue.
Location: National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham
26 - 28 Jun
POSTPONED 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 2020
7 - 8 Jul
Natural & Organic Products Europe
The future of health at Europe’s favourite natural business event.
Location: Excel, London
7 - 9 Jul
Solex
SOLEX (The Summer Outdoor Living Exhibition) is the Trade Show organised by LOFA is an annual 3-day event attracting national and international retail/contract purchasing directors and managers.
Location: NEC
7 - 12 Jul
RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show
Bringing a colourful festival of summer and flowers to the grounds of the palace with a selection of thought-provoking gardens, abundance of plants, culinary experiences, workshops and much more.
Location: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
8 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
9 - 12 Jul
Homebuilding & Renovating Show
The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show is the go-to exhibition for self builders and renovators.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
13 - 31 Jul
The 2020 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
14 - 16 Jul
Great Yorkshire Show 2020
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
16 Jul
CANCELLED GIMA Awards
The 40th Annual GIMA Awards Gala Dinner.
Location: Celtic Manor Resort, South Wales
18 - 19 Jul
Belvoir Flower & Garden Festival 2020
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
19 - 22 Jul
Home & Gift Buyers Festival 2020
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
22 - 26 Jul
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park
Championing youth in horticulture, new talent and design is at the heart of RHS Tatton Park and makes for a brilliant family summer’s day out.
Location: Tatton Park, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire
24 - 26 Jul
The Game Fair
Europe’s best loved and largest countryside festival. Entertainment, ideas, expert advice, country pursuits, shooting, loads of dogs and tons of shopping.
Location: Ragley Hall, Warwickshire
31 Jul - 2 Aug
Royal Bath & West Show 2020
The Royal Bath & West Show - A Celebration of Great British Agriculture, Entertainment, Food & Drink.
Location: The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN
August 2020
5 - 9 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
14 - 16 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
19 - 23 Aug
Pet Fair Asia 2020
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
20 - 23 Aug
BBC Countryfile Live
BBC Countryfile Live will have a change of location in the south next year. After four very successful years at Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire, the event will move to WINDSOR GREAT PARK in Berkshire.
Location: Windsor Great Park, Berkshire
26 - 27 Aug
Groen-Direkt Autumn Fair
30x a year GROEN-Direkt presents the latest range of plants from hundreds of growers at its trade fairs. You can see, feel and smell the plants yourself at the fairs
Location: Groen-Direkt Boskoop BV, Noorwegenlaan 37 Hazerswoude-Dorp, 2391PW Nederland
26 - 28 Aug
Farwest 2020
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 - 28 Aug
Plantarium
Plantarium is the leading international tree nursery trade fair.
Location: Plantarium Italielaan 4 2391 PT HAZERSWOUDE-DORP Postbus 107 2770 AC BOSKOOP
31 Aug
Summer Bank Holiday
September 2020
1 - 3 Sep
Superzoo 2020
Connect with thousands of buyers from across the World and every segment of the pet industry.
Location: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
6 - 8 Sep
Spoga+gafa
Collect ideas, groom contacts, harvest success: The leading companies of the international garden industry know why they choose to present their company and products at spoga+gafa every year.
Location: Cologne
6 - 9 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
6 - 9 Sep
BBC Countryfile Live
BBC Countryfile Live is coming north to Castle Howard on 6 - 9 September 2020.
Location: Castle Howard, York, YO60 7DA
7 - 9 Sep
Farm Shop & Deli Show 2020
At Farm Shop & Deli Show you'll find all the big ideas, innovative suppliers and exciting products you need to make 2020 a year to remember!
Location: NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
8 - 9 Sep
Four Oaks Trade Show
Four Oaks is a commercial horticultural show which celebrates its 50th year in 2020. The exhibition covers an area of 17,000m² under glass with additional outdoor areas.
Location: Farm Lane, Lower Withington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DU
8 - 13 Sep
RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show
Our late summer show at RHS Garden Wisley features spectacular floral displays, outstanding shopping, the National Dahlia Society Show, expert advice and much more.
Location: RHS Garden Wisley
13 - 15 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
15 - 17 Sep
Glee 2020
Glee is the UK’s leading garden and outdoor living trade show, attracting over 7,000 highly transactional buyers across three days of selling, sourcing and networking.
Location: NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
15 - 17 Sep
Pawexpo
Pawexpo is a newly launched pet focussed trade exhibition brought to market by the team behind Glee.
Location: NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT
15 - 17 Sep
GIMA - Buyer Connect at Glee
Meet with buyers at Glee ready to present ranges for Spring 2021.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
20 - 21 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
21 - 23 Sep
Myplant & Garden – International Green Expo
The most important and complete b2b trade fair for horticulture, landscape and garden
in Italy.
Location: Milano, Italy
24 - 25 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
24 - 26 Sep
APF 2020
The APF Exhibition is the UK’s largest forestry, woodland, arboriculture, fencing and biomass show.
Location: Ragley Estate, Alcester, Warwickshire
26 - 27 Sep
RHS Malvern Autumn Show
A fun-filled weekend of home-grown family fun, with award-winning nurseries, animals galore and the incredible UK National Giant Vegetable Championships.
Location: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
27 - 28 Sep
PATS Telford
If you are serious pet products, only PATS has all the brands under one roof.
Location: Telford International Centre
October 2020
13 - 15 Oct
IFTEX 2020
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
December 2020
25 - 26 Dec
Christmas Day and Boxing Day
March 2021
19 Mar
Garden Re-Leaf Day 2021
Garden Re-Leaf Day is Greenfinger Charity's national fundraising event and it's held every year.
Location: National
April 2021
20 - 22 Apr
Traffex 2021
We have confirmed the dates of the next Traffex as 20 - 22 April 2021 and would encourage you to register your interest.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
October 2021
13 - 14 Oct
AQUA 2021
The market-leading showcase for the UK’s aquatics and water gardening industry, will be returning to the Telford International Centre on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th October, 2021.
Location: Telford International Centre