Preserving rich heritage of Perry pears

Perry pears will be one of the stars of the show with a display aiming to smash a world record at this year’s Malvern Autumn Show held at the Three Counties Showground, Malvern, on September 29-30. Read more

Pot of Prosecco: Woodlodge to support Greenfingers Charity at Glee with pottery raffle

Woodlodge has announced it will once again be raising money for Greenfingers Charity at Glee 2018 by hosting a raffle in aid of this worthy cause. Read more

Malvern Autumn Show is back for a hearty harvest celebration

Malvern Autumn Show, in association with Westons Cider Mill, is back for a bountiful weekend bursting with harvest fun, horticultural know-how and family entertainment on September 29-30. Read more

PATS Telford shapes up to be a memorable show

With so many exciting plans for 2018, PATS Telford is shaping up to be another record-breaking event in September. The two-day exhibition attracted 2,148 visitors in 2017 – the third year in a row that the 2,000 barrier had been broken – and hopes are high that even this record total will be bettered this year. Read more

Landscape Show is back with another exciting line-up featuring the launch of the Future Gardeners Competition

The Landscape Show is bringing together the Landscaping community. Unifying a diverse group of experienced industry professionals all under one roof to select, source and network! From Garden Designers, Contractors and Landscape Designers to Architects, the show features the best people in the business sourcing the latest innovations andtechnologies in the landscaping industry. Read more

Never has the outlook been so unpredictable for growers

The aisles of a busy HTA National Plant Show hummed with discussions about Wyevale, Brexit, technology, early wastage and the shortage of hardy nursery stock. Read more

Brett Avery on Far Plant's busy stand

PetQuip announces Government grant level for eligible British exhibitors at Global Pet Expo 2019

Following the exceptional export sales successes of British firms that exhibited in the PetQuip-organised group at Interzoo in May this year, the association has announced that it has secured funding for another major pet trade exhibition. Read more

1.	British stands at Global Pet Expo 2018.

HTA National Plant Show exhibitors all sign up to responsible sourcing statement

All nursery exhibitors to the HTA National Plant Show, that takes place on 19 and 20 June at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, have signed up to the industry responsible sourcing statement demonstrating their commitment to plant health and biosecurity. Read more

The Final Straw leads to better things!

In 2018 Hale Events supported Final Straw Cornwall at their Expowest Cornwall trade show. Final Straw Cornwall is a campaign to rid Cornwall of single use plastic straws and raise awareness of the damage single use plastics are causing to our environment. Read more

ITE agrees to buy the owner of Glee and Spring Fair

ITE has agreed to buy 7 exhibitions from Ascential, formerly EMAP, that include Glee, Spring and Autumn Fair. Read more

Delighted to have Dura-ID on board at the Nursery Supply Show

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is delighted to announce Dura-ID as the sponsor of the Nursery Supply Show Hub at the 2018 Nursery Supply Show. Read more

Top Chelsea awards for Mr Fothergill’s and Thompson & Morgan

Mr Fothergill’s world launch of Optigrow is RHS Chelsea’s garden product of the year and Thompson & Morgan’s Hydrangea Runaway Bride is the plant of the year.  Read more

More international buyers expected at PATS Telford

PATS Telford in September is set to have a strong international presence with a growing number of pet buyers from abroad expected to attend the autumn showpiece. Read more

Urban chic wins top show garden honours

Top honours in the 2018 Harrogate Spring Flower Show Gardens has gone to Thirsk-based designers, Colour Your Garden. Read more

Garden of Translucence

Entrepreneurs: The garden industry needs you

Start-ups, entrepreneurs and innovators from a wide range of backgrounds are being encouraged to take part in this year’s ‘Innovators Zone’ at the Glee garden, gift, home and leisure trade show (NEC, Birmingham, 10-12 September 2018). With the UK garden market valued at around £5.7bn*, interest is set to be higher than ever before. Read more

Innovators Zone

Autumn Fair approaches!

Groen-Direkt will shortly hold its Autumn Fair. Their range of late summer and autumn plant material is unique to Europe.  At the same fair last August, 70% of the customers came from outside the Netherlands, from other European countries and those even further afield. Read more

RHS cuts London Shows to one

The RHS has cut back the once famous monthly flower shows at the Royal Horticultural Halls in Vincent Square to only one for 2019, The RHS London Spring Launch Show. Read more

Vincent Square

Registration for Glee 2018 now open!

Online registration for Glee (10th – 12th September, NEC Birmingham) is now live, enabling buyers and retailers to get online and book their free ticket to the leading showcase for the garden and outdoor living industry.  Register online today to save yourself £20 and receive free parking and a dedicated show catalogue. Read more

British garden and leisure product exhibitors choose Spoga+gafa to launch latest innovations

spoga+gafa 2018 has been chosen as the launch pad for an exciting array of innovative British products covering many sectors of the garden and leisure industry. Read more

Useful & Practical Ideas latest watering technology

Glee workshop - How to be a successful exhibitor and identify the buying signs

Standing out from the crowd, know your products and customer engagement were the key themes at the Glee Exhibitor Workshop, which took place on 4th July at Poplars Garden Centre in Toddington. Read more

Belvoir Castle opens its gates for new flower show

Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire will open its gates for the first Belvoir Flower & Garden Festival on 14 and 15 July. Set within the beautiful castle grounds, the event will feature around sixty exhibitors including nine show gardens, along with a wide range of popular nurseries, trade stands and much more. Read more

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket® takes best in show at New Plant Awards

Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket® from Frank P Matthews has been crowned this year as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards on the opening morning of the HTA National Plant Show. The show, sponsored by Hortipak, takes place today and tomorrow (19 and 20 June) at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. Read more

 Laburnum anagyroides Yellow Rocket® from Frank P Matthews

All set for a busy National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show next week

In a season that has been challenging it appears that plant sales are holding up which is great news for the HTA National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show. With over 140 companies represented across the two shows (198 stands) is it the place to visit for all your plant needs. Read more

An abundance of inspiration from the HTA Catering Conference

‘A Recipe for Growth’ was the theme of this year’s HTA Catering Conference, held on 5 and 6 June, in the new venue of the beautiful Birmingham Botanical Gardens. The two-day event and exhibition provided a great forum for looking at opportunities and challenges for garden centre catering. Read more

Keynote Speaker for day one was Jim Cregan, Jimmy’s Iced Coffee.

New dates for PATS Sandown 2019 announced

PATS Sandown - which celebrated its 10th show earlier this year - is entering an exciting new era with news that it will be moving to a new date in 2019. The two-day pet trade exhibition will now be held on Sunday, February 10th, and Monday, February 11th, again at Sandown Park, Surrey. Read more

A new HTA National Plant Show app

Garden Connect has launched a brand new app for the HTA National Plant Show and Nursery Supply Show. This year, a brand new application was developed to inform visitors of the show about the exhibitors, events and news. Read more

Terra Firma, raises the ‘For Sale’ signs over Wyevale

Terra Firma has appointed Christie & Co to sell Wyevale Garden Centres as a whole or garden centre by garden centre.  Read more

Wyevale Head Office

LANDSCAPE returns to London’s Battersea Park

The key trade show for the industry LANDSCAPE is back for another year, uniting Garden Designers, Landscape Architects and Contractors under one roof for two days, dedicated to sourcing the latest innovations and technologies in the landscaping industry. Read more

How the home, gift and clothing category is changing garden retailing

Diversification has never been more important in today’s garden retail environment.  With the UK weather remaining unpredictable garden centres have had to find a way to generate revenue outside of peak season.  Read more

Contenders ready! The four young landscapers going forward in the Young Landscapers Award.

Earlier this year, BBC Gardeners’ World Live announced the launch of the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Young Landscapers Award, in conjunction with the Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) and sponsored by Marshalls. Just a couple of months later, the names of the four talented contestants have been named: Read more

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