Diary

January 2018
14 - 16 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
14 - 17 Jan
Harrogate Christmas & Gift 2018
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
14 - 17 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
16 - 17 Jan
BPOA Spring Conference & AGM 2018
BPOA, APL and HTA are collaborating by holding conferences and a seminar together to bring growers and landscapers together.
Location: NFU Conference Centre, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, CV8 2TZ
16 - 18 Jan
SIVAL
SIVAL is the only trade show in France to present a comprehensive range of equipment and services for all types of specialist plant production.
Location: Angers, France
18 Jan
Party for Perennial
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: Flamingo Room, O’Neills, London W1
21 - 23 Jan
Scotland’s Speciality Food Show
Why Scotland's Speciality Food Show is a crucial event for both producers and retail buyers.
Location: SECC, Glasgow
21 - 23 Jan
Scotlands Trade Fair - Spring
Over 500 companies exhibit thousands of products in Clothing, Textiles, Jewellery, Fashion Accessories, Clan Products, Beauty & Bath Products, Stationery, Giftware, Gift Food and Speciality Fine Food.
Location: SECC, Glasgow
21 - 24 Jan
The January Furniture Show
The January Furniture Show at the NEC is the most important and comprehensive event in the furniture industry calendar.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
21 - 24 Jan
GCA Conference
The GCA's annual event.
Location: The Crowne Plaza, Stratford on Avon
23 Jan
AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2018
The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) invites the ornamentals horticulture industry to save the date for the AIPH International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2018, sponsored by Headline Partner, Royal Flora Holland.
Location: Essen, Germany
23 - 25 Jan
BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME)
The BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition (BTME) is Europe's leading exhibition for turf professionals and buyers, and an unmissable opportunity to further your education and development through our Continue to Learn programme.
Location: Harrogate International Centre (HIC) King's Rd, Harrogate, North Yorkshire. HG1 5LA
23 - 26 Jan
IPM Essen 2018
The world's leading trade fair for horticulture.
Location: MESSE ESSEN GmbH Norbertstraße 2 45131 Essen
26 - 29 Jan
Floradecora
New ordering platform for fresh flowers and ornamental plants.
Location: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
26 - 30 Jan
Christmasworld
Brilliant concept ideas for decorating large-scale and outdoor surfaces in the wholesale and retail trades, building and DIY markets and the green sector rounded off the portfolio at the world’s leading trade.
Location: Messe Frankfurt GmbH Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1 60327 Frankfurt a. M.
February 2018
4 - 8 Feb
Spring Fair
The UK’s definitive destination for the home and gift industry to come together and do business, amongst the most achingly wantable new products out there.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
4 - 8 Feb
Glee at Spring Fair
A brand new Glee concession taking place at Spring Fair, showcasing a fantastic selection of suppliers from Glee’s core categories.
Location: NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT
7 - 8 Feb
The Source trade show
The 2018 Source trade show provides the perfect mix of passionate producers, alongside the hottest hospitality and catering companies, and the freshest food service.
Location: Westpoint Exhibition Centre, Exeter
9 - 13 Feb
Ambiente 2018
Leading international trade fair for consumer goods.
Location: Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1, 60327 Frankfurt am Main
11 - 13 Feb
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
13 - 14 Feb
Hillier Nurseries open days
Hillier Nurseries has announced the details of its annual trade open days and is encouraging its wholesale customers to book their place on the guest list.
Location: Hillier Nurseries, Ampfield, Romsey, Hampshire
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 Feb
APL Spring Seminar – Faking It
Following on from the success of the seminars in 2017, the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) are continuing their specialist one-day seminars held at Horticulture House, Chilton, Oxfordshire.
Location: Horticulture House, Chilton, Oxfordshire
21 - 23 Feb
Myplant & Garden – International Green Expo
The most important and complete b2b trade fair for horticulture, landscape and garden
in Italy.
Location: Milano, Italy
23 - 25 Feb
13th International Flora Expo 2018
India's Largest Exhibition on Floriculture, Nursery & Greenhouse Technology.
Location: Pune, Maharashtra, India
23 - 27 Feb
IHGF Delhi Fair - Spring 2018
IHGF is amongst Asia's largest gifts & handicrafts fair, held biannually (Spring & Autumn edition) and is organised by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH).
Location: India Exposition Mart Ltd.
28 Feb
Garden Press Event 2018
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 2018
1 Mar
British Plant Fair
This is the only show where garden centre buyers will find a vast range of garden plants available to order on the day and all from British growers.
Location: Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, CV8 2LG
6 - 8 Mar
Expowest Cornwall
Expowest Cornwall is a crucial event on the business and social calendar if you want to get straight to the heart of the Cornish business community.
Location: Royal Cornwall Showground, Wadebridge, Cornwall
11 Mar
Mothering Sunday (Mother's Day)
12 - 18 Mar
National Home Improvement Week
BHETA has created a new National Home Improvement Week for the home and garden industry.
Location: National
16 Mar
APL Awards 2018
Each year since 1995 we have been proud to recognise and reward the high standard of landscape contracting carried out by APL registered members.
Location: The Brewery, 52 Chiswell St, London, EC1Y 4SD
16 Mar
Garden Re-Leaf Day 2018
Garden Re-Leaf Day is Greenfingers annual fundraising event in which its supporters come together to raise funds for Greenfingers Charity.
Location: National
20 - 21 Mar
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 March 20-21, 2018.
Location: Sandown
20 - 22 Mar
World Floral Expo
The US cut flower indsutry trade show!
Location: Rosemont Convention Center, Chicago, USA
21 - 23 Mar
2018 China International Floriculture Trade Fair (Flower Expo China)
2018 China International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair( Flower Expo China) will be held in Guangzhou International Sourcing Centre during March 21st-23th.
Location: Guangzhou International Sourcing Centre
21 - 23 Mar
The 10th Guangzhou International Garden Machinery Fair(GMF2018)
A professional platform for garden machines and maintenance companies and becoming more and more maturer than ever before.
Location: Guangzhou International Sourcing Centre
21 - 23 Mar
2018 China International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair (Flower Expo China 2018)
2018 China International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair(Flower Expo China 2018) will gather flower grower and trader, horticulture dealer together in Guangzhou.
Location: Guangzhou International Sourcing Center
31 Mar
Springtime Live
The show is a fabulously fun day out for families, especially those with young children. 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
April 2018
1 Apr
Easter Sunday
10 - 12 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: Marseille, France
12 Apr
GIMA AGM and Day Conference
Network with fellow GIMA Members and hear from industry speakers.
13 - 15 Apr
Ascot Spring Garden Show 2018
Ascot Racecourse, famous for world class horse racing, has announced a partnership with its local prestigious stablemates, The Savill Garden and The Valley Gardens at Windsor Great Park, to launch a brand-new garden show in April 2018.
Location: Ascot Racecourse
21 Apr
SGD Spring Conference 2018
An international line-up of speakers from the USA, UK and Sweden has been announced for the SGD Spring Conference on the 21st April 2018.

 

Location: Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR
24 - 25 Apr
London Stationery Show 2018
The stationery event of the year is a fantastic platform for meeting and getting your products in front of the leading stationery buyers from every retail sector.
Location: Business Design Centre, London
May 2018
2 - 3 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
7 May
Early May bank holiday
8 - 10 May
National Hardware Show 2018
Discover thousands of brand-new products, see the biggest brands, and join the entire hardware & home improvement industry—under one roof.
Location: Las Vegas Convention Centre
8 - 11 May
Interzoo 2018
Interzoo – the International Pet Industry’s Leading Exhibition
Location: Nuremburg, Germany
13 - 15 May
Pulse 2018
Pulse is the UK’s ultimate boutique trade event for inspiring new gifts, modern living and fashion accessories.
Location: Olympia, London
22 - 26 May
RHS Chelsea Flower Show
The world’s most prestigious flower show that inspires millions through showcasing the best in garden design.
Location: Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London, SW3 4SL
28 May
Spring Bank Holiday
June 2018
5 - 6 Jun
HTA Catering Conference - ‘A Recipe for Growth’
The HTA Catering Conference takes place on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 June. This successful two-day event and dinner is aimed at all those in garden centre catering from business owners and managers to chefs and front of house staff.
Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens
7 Jun
GIMA Charity Golf Day
The  GIMA Charity Golf & Activity Day  is a great way to entertain your customers, build team commitment or get your brand in front of customers and colleagues.
Location: Telford Hotel and Golf Resort
12 - 15 Jun
FlowerTrials 2018 – Where plants meet people
No less than 59 breeding companies in the Westland (NL), Aalsmeer (NL) and Rheinland Westfalen (DE) area will open the doors to show their latest assortment in pot and bedding plants to growers, exporters and buyers from across the world.
Location: 32 individual locations in 3 key geographical regions: Westland & Aalsmeer in The Netherlands, Rhein
14 - 17 Jun
The Ideal Home Show
From kitchens and bathrooms, to bedrooms and basements, from fixtures and fittings to fine food, gardens and the latest gadgets, plus fashion, beauty and gifts, all under one roof at this award-winning show.
Location: EventCity, Manchester
19 Jun
BOPP Technical Seminar 2018
To celebrate the 21st anniversary of BOPP (British Ornamental Plant Producers’ certification scheme) a special event for the ornamentals sector.
Location: NEC, Stoneleigh , Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, CV8 2LZ
19 - 20 Jun
HTA National Plant Show
The premier plant trade show for plants.
Location: Hall 2 Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ
19 - 20 Jun
HTA Nursery Supply Show
Eight years ago the HTA launched the National Plant Show at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry to support our growers and give them the right show at the right time of the year to do business.
Location: Hall 3 Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ
19 - 21 Jun
Salon du Végétal
For its 2018 edition, the Salon du Végétal tradeshow combines plants, sharing and business thanks to its theme "Naturally friendly!"
Location: Nantes, Parc des Expositions de la Beaujoire
July 2018
12 Jul
GIMA Awards
This year’s event will take place on Thursday 12th July 2018 and will once again return to the luxurious surroundings of the Celtic Manor Resort in South Wales.
Location: Celtic Manor Resort, South Wales
14 - 15 Jul
Belvoir Flower & Garden Festival 2018
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
August 2018
27 Aug
Summer Bank Holiday
September 2018
7 - 11 Sep
London Flower Show 2018
In September 2018 the London Flower Show will become the centre for a celebration of the UK's blooming and harvest season.
Location: Osterley Park, London
11 - 13 Sep
GIMA Buyer Connect at Glee
Meet with Buyers at Glee to present ranges ready for Spring 2019.
Location: NEC Birmingham, B40 1NT
19 - 21 Sep
Flormart 2018
Flormart will take place in Padova, Italy on 19-21 September 2018 and will feature ornamental horticultural exhibitors from Italy and around the world.
Location: Padova, Italy
20 - 22 Sep
APF 2018
APF 2018 will take place on the 20/21/22nd September back on the same site as Ragley.  Exhibitor booking forms will be available from April 2017.
Location: Ragley Estate, Alcester, Warwickshire
23 - 24 Sep
PATS Telford
PATS is a must visit for anyone involved in the pet trade. With hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of products. The pet trade all under one roof – FREE.
Location: Telford
November 2018
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
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
25 - 26 Dec
Christmas Day and Boxing Day
October 2019
16 - 17 Oct
AQUA 2017
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