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.

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

Hillier all set for a Goldrush at Chelsea

Hillier is set to introduce three new plants in its Chelsea Flower Show garden this year. Each year Hillier launches its latest plant varieties at the show and this year there are new plants being showcased, each very different but all complementing the rustic theme of this year’s garden, “Stihl Inspiration” by Hillier. Read more

Eryngium 'Blue Wave'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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