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

Major pet companies book their stands at 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. Read more

The Garden Press Event - Perfectly timed to launch new products to the media.

Now in its 13th year, The Garden Press Event is firmly established as the launch of the gardening season, and a key date for all gardening journalists and media to attend. It has inevitably become the launch pad for many new companies and products. Read more

Non-stop growth at Farplants sees key promotion

Following strong growth this year for the nursery co-operative Farplants, Andy Merrick has been promoted to Head of Sales. Read more

Andy Merrick has been promoted to Head of Sales

Feast your eyes on fine food and drink at Scotland's Speciality Food Show

A key date for every deli, farm shop and restaurant in the north of the UK is Scotland’s Speciality Food Show, to be held on 21-23 Jan 2018 at the SEC, Glasgow. Following on from a very busy tourist season in Scotland, all food shops and catering establishments will be looking to source new ideas and products for the forthcoming year. Read more

Flurry to grab the best spaces as Glee relocates

There was a flurry of activity on tuesday night and Wednesday as exhibitors rushed to book the best spaces in the new Glee layout for 2018. Read more

Record number of exhibitors make it the biggest-ever AQUA

AQUA 2017, the UK’s aquatics and water gardening trade event, will stage its biggest ever trade show in October with a record number of over 100 exhibitors showcasing their products and services. Read more

Glee industry update – pre-registration required

The doors open on Glee 2017 in just a week. Retailers and buyers from across the garden, landscaping, pet, home and gift sectors are invited to register for the show to secure their free ticket ahead of the annual exhibition. Read more

Retail Lab @ Glee - Preferred Supplier Partners: Elho

One of the most innovative features at the annual Glee exhibition, the Retail Lab @ Glee – new for 2017 - has secured backing from a wide range of leading suppliers, including ‘Preferred Supplier Partner’, Elho. Read more

Elho’s Sales Manager UK & Ireland, David Nicholson.

Scoop for the Green Heart of Glee as leading growers return

Hillier and Farplants are returning to Glee after an absence of some years.  They join other top growers at the exhibition’s Green Heart, which will have more exhibitors than ever. Read more

The Big Brands Trade Show is back and bigger than ever

Stax Trade Centres annual Big Brands Trade Show has been announced for 2017, and will once again take place in both Glasgow and Manchester. Read more

Images and tales from Hampton Court

Eye catching models from Perennial, a cuddly display from Easigrass and literal interpretations on Franchi Seeds' autistic kitchen garden entertained visitors at Hampton Court. Read more

Rachel de Thame with models on the perennial garden

Exhibitor stand space at AQUA 2017 ‘sold out’

With still four months to go before AQUA 2017 – the UK’s premier water gardening and aquatics trade event – all the exhibitor stands have now been sold. Read more

News from the National Plant show

News from the NPS: Christmas tree prices could fall; dry weather is likely to affect the tulip harvest; social media drives a houseplant boom. Growers are cautious about next year. Read more

The Nursery Supply Show

Hartley Botanic overcomes torrential rain (and ducks) at RHS Chatsworth to win second 5 star tradestand award of the year

Hartley Botanic, the RHS’ recommended aluminium greenhouse and glasshouse supplier, has been awarded a 5 star tradestand award for its exhibit at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, despite the heavy wind and rain which challenged the stand’s build and led to the showground being completely closed – marking only the second time in 13 years an RHS Flower Show has been compromised by inclement weather. Read more

Ducks on a very wet Hartley Botanic stand at RHS Chatsworth

Giving & Living 2018 – presenting you with what your business needs

If you’re looking for exciting new products for your customers, then look no further. Giving & Living is the largest Gift and Home trade show in the South West, and presents a sensational selection of products and lifestyle inspiration for retail buyers at a wide range of price points. Read more

Book your place in front of the media at the Garden Press Event 2018

Exhibitors are encouraged to sign up now for the Garden Press Event 2018, now in its 13th year, as spaces are filling fast. The Garden Press Event, takes place on Wednesday 28 February 2018 at the Business Design Centre, London. Read more

Hortipak continues support for HTA National Plant Show

We are delighted to announce that Hortipak has continued its support as headline partner for the HTA National Plant Show for the next two years. Read more

Growing for the future – Headline partner for HTA Nursery Supply Show confirmed

ICL will be joining the HTA Nursery Supply Show in 2018 as headline partner. With ICL having close relationships with both growers and fellow supply chain businesses they will be supporting the learning and development opportunities within the show. Read more

AQUA 2017 New Product Awards revealed

The winners of the AQUA 2017 New Product Awards were chosen by a panel of highly respected aquatic retail judges, and were presented with their honours at a special dinner attended by over 700 guests last night (Wednesday, October 18). Read more

Packed audience sees twenty-two petcare companies scoop honours at PetQuip Awards 2017

Twenty-two companies in the pet care industry were honoured on Sunday 24 September 2017 at the PetQuip Awards Dinner & Party, which took place in the Ludlow Suite at the Telford International Centre, in association with PATS Telford.  Read more

Lifetime Achievement Award for Terry Brown

Over 300 pet brands on show at PATS Telford

Hundreds of pet companies have confirmed there is only one place to be this September…and that’s exhibiting at PATS Telford. Read more

Gardenforum reports from spoga + gafa

We report on highlights from spoga + gafa, with some hints of what we might see at Glee, plus news of the Westland brand moving into Europe. Read more

Crest's indoor gardening kit with 3 colour light

Stars from TV’s The Yorkshire Vet host new look Countryside Live

TV favourites Julian Norton and Peter Wright will take centre stage at the Great Yorkshire Showground this Autumn with a new “The Yorkshire Vet at Countryside Live” event. Read more

Julian Norton and Peter Wright

PATS Telford gears up for biggest show ever with a strong seminar line-up

PATS Telford is gearing up to be the biggest show ever in the UK’s No.1 pet trade event’s nine-year history and has secured a strong line-up of speakers for two days of seminars designed to give pet retailers ahead-of-the-game ideas on new lines, new approaches and new profit potential. Read more

65-year-old Hotel Catering & Retail Show postponed!

The organiser, Hale Events, is postponing the 2018 Hotel, Catering & Retail Show, citing financial constraints as the main reason that stand sales are not at the levels needed to present a show to market. Read more

Glee reveals the short list of top garden industry buyers

Glee has opened the vote to find the UK's best garden buyers. They have revealed a shortlist of 25 buyers across 5 categories: independent garden centres, multiples, DIY / Builder Merchants, online and other. Read more

Retail Lab @ Glee: the four future facing trends

Split into four sections, the Retail Lab @ Glee will focus on four global lifestyle trends as identified by world-leading trend experts, WGSN, and brought to life by the Retail Lab’s Creative Director, Romeo Sommers, and the supporting team of experts from The HTA, PP8, Pleydell Smithyman, Creative Spaces, and Moore Consulting. These themes will be: Community, Family, ‘Re-Wilding’ and ‘Well-being’. Read more

Retail Lab @ Glee: everything you need to know

Created by a panel of industry experts to create something entirely fresh and new at Glee, the Retail lab @ Glee is set to the be the key focal point of the 2017 show, and will be the exhibition’s interactive hub full of inspiration and the latest trend information. Read more

One week left to go until HTA National Plant Show 2017

The HTA National Plant Show isn’t just a chance to display the latest new plants that you have to offer, but also to show the weird and wonderful ways and ideas that you have to display them in the best possible ways. Not only can this help to highlight the beauty of the plants, but also lead to increased sales. Read more

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