Your recipe for success in 2018

The Food & Drink Trade Show in May is an unmissable event for all those involved in this innovative and fast-moving industry. Whether you are a producer, supplier or a buyer, this unique show enables you to achieve all this, and more, for a very modest investment of time or resources. Read more

Strong start to 2018 for Glee

In a year that sees Glee refresh itself even further for the benefit of the industry it represents, the show organisers have reported that the beginning of 2018 saw the annual exhibition witness an incredible display of support from the garden retail sector. Read more

New garden tools, growing accessories, garden decor, leisure products and pest control items to be launched by UK exhibitors at NHS

The UK export federation Gardenex is organising the British pavilion at the 2018 National Hardware Show (NHS) in Las Vegas from 8 to 10 May 2018. It is the 22nd occasion that the federation has organised a group of British exhibitors at the major North American trade show.  Read more

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Pats celebrates 10 Years

PATS, The pets trade event organised by Impact Exhibitions, celebrated its 25th show in 10 years yesterday at Sandown Park. Read more

Gordon Thomas and the PATS team

Pets at Glee 2018 - find out more

With almost 50% of the UK now owning a pet the additional revenue potential that pet products can offer garden retailers is unrivalled by any other product category. Recognising this the organisers of Glee have confirmed a dedicated pet sector – ‘Pets at Glee’. Read more

British Plant Fair closes the door

After nearly ten years, the British Plant Fair closed its door for the final time on Thursday. The British Plant Fair led to the successful launch of the National Plant Show, held every June at Stoneleigh Park Read more

Chat from the aisles of the Garden Press Event

News includes the phasing out of the Viking brand name, unprecedented order levels for Wyevale Nurseries, a new sales and marketing director for Grange and a final goodbye to Paul Hansord, MD of T&M. Read more

Paul Taylor at Grange

BPF opportunity as weather delays plant ordering

With garden centres showing some reluctance to take stock with the dramatic weather forecasts, Thursday’s British Plant Fair at Stoneleigh could not be timed better to inspect home grown stock. Read more

Anticipation builds for British Plant Fair!

With just over a week to go until the much anticipated British Plant Fair, exhibitors and visitors alike are getting ready for the event. Read more

TV gardener David Domoney to partner with Everest again in 2018

Everest Home Improvements will again be teaming up with celebrity gardener David Domoney this year for a series of events and activities, including the RHS Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Read more

How was it after 2 days of Glee at the Spring Fair?

It is too early to judge whether the new Glee at the Spring Fair will become an annual event. Gardenforum believes it has potential, with a change of name and focus. Read our notes from the aisles. Read more

 Andrea and Tony Barnett, whose Potty Feet were named best new product

Battery power drives Stihl’s sponsorship of Hillier at Chelsea

Stihl’s sponsorship of Hillier’s Chelsea exhibit underlines their drive to involve garden centres with the new era cordless garden tools, which will shortly be on sale at Hillier’s garden centres. Read more

Decco exhibits at the Spring Fair

Home improvement and garden wholesaler, Decco is exhibiting at Spring Fair (Hall 10; stand C15) for the first time.  Read more

HTA Catering Conference 2018 - ‘A Recipe for Growth’

Bookings are now open for the HTA Catering Conference 2018, ‘A Recipe for Growth’, which takes place on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 June at Birmingham Botanical Gardens. 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. Read more

AIPH approves Flormart 2018 Trade Fair in Italy

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has given approval to Flormart 2018 to become a D category International Horticultural Trade Fair according to the Regulations of AIPH. Read more

AIPH Secretary General, Tim Briercliffe and Geo Spa (owners of Flormart) Chairman, Andrea Olivi

Why PATS is a ‘must-visit’ event

The two-day pet trade exhibition at Sandown Park in Surrey was hailed as a great success after hundreds of new products were launched during the show. Now the attention has turned to PATS Telford, which takes place on Sunday and Monday, September 23rd-24th 2018.  Read more

Get your 2019 sales rocketing

After another bumper event in 2018, Harrogate Christmas & Gift is now open for booking for its 2019 show which takes place at the Harrogate Convention Centre from 13th to 16th January 2019. Read more

Bringing the great outdoors indoors at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Get your fill of beautiful houseplants and on-trend terrarium inspiration. Enthusiasm for greening up the indoors is growing and the humble houseplant is bang on trend right now. Read more

Paul Hervey-Brookes is bringing 3 giant 7m terrariums to the show. Right, kokedama displays.

“Mini Monet” commissioned for limited edition Chelsea Flower Show paintings

15 year old art prodigy, known as “Mini Monet”, commissioned for limited edition Chelsea Flower Show paintings…and you could own one! Read more

Plenty of flower power at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Plenty to inspire with spirit-lifting scents from record breaking number of specialist nurseries. The finest specialist nurseries from across the country will come together in spectacular style in RHS Malvern’s famous Floral Marquee at the first major RHS show of the season. Read more

What More UK celebrate partnership with new National Home Improvement Week initiative

What More UK are celebrating their partnership with the National Home Improvement Week. The brand-new consumer-facing marketing initiative is coordinated by BHETA (The British Home Enhancement Trade Association). National Home Improvement Week is set to be a landmark event in the home and garden industry. Read more

Interest grows in AQUA as dates and venue confirmed for 2019 show

AQUA 2019, the market-leading showcase for the UK’s water gardening and aquatics trade, will be returning to the Telford International Centre on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th October, 2019. Read more

British Plant Fair still going ahead!

Despite the weather, the British Plant Fair is still going ahead tomorrow (Thursday 1st March)! Read more

UK to exhibit Beijing Horticulture Expo 2019

The HTA and the RHS are backing a British exhibit at Beijing’s massive Garden Expo, confirmed by the Prime Minister, which runs from April to October 2019. Read more

Topping out the China pavilion of Horticultural Expo 2019

Successful Show for Woodlodge at Glee at Spring Fair

Glee at Spring Fair has been a success for Woodlodge – the UK’s leading supplier of pots and planters. Throughout the show the company received great feedback on the ranges on display from a variety of garden centres, high street DIY stores, florists and wedding planners that visited its stand. Read more

The Best of British Growers!

The British Plant Fair, the best place to see the best of British growers all under one roof, is less than a month away!! It will take place on Thursday 1st March 2018. Read more

More international buyers expected at the UK’s National Pet Trade Event

Firmly established as the UK’s National Pet Trade Event, PATS Telford is making every effort to ensure that September’s show is even more successful for its growing numbers of visitors and exhibitors. Read more

Five landscaping companies announced to take part in APL Avenue competition at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2018

For the third year running, the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) return to BBC Gardeners’ World Live with the much-anticipated Show Garden competition, APL Avenue. Read more

Living Gardens ‘It’s not just about the beard’ garden which won gold on APL Avenue last year.

Fine Food Show North serves up three course feast for February

With a keynote talk from food critic, writer and broadcaster, Jay Rayner, The Jolly Tasty pop-up pub sampling Great Taste award-winning beers & ciders, retail clinics with the School of Fine Food and Shopper’s Anonymous all on the line up, the new look Fine Food Show North (formerly Harrogate Find Food Show) is set to be bigger and better than ever before. Read more

Applications invited for inaugural Belvoir Flower & Garden Festival 2018

Applications are now being invited for the first flower show to be held in the grounds of Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire. The Belvoir Flower & Garden Festival will take place on 14 and 15 July 2018 and 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. Read more

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