Giving & Living trade show aims to help businesses bounce back in ‘21

The UK tourism sector has been one of the sectors hardest hit by the Coronavirus crisis. So the leading specialist gift trade show in the South West is aiming to give the region’s businesses a much-needed bounce back for 2021. Read more

Glee 2020 has been cancelled

Months of ‘will it? won’t it?’ have ended with the news that Glee 2020 has been cancelled along with Pawexpo. Instead there will be a two day virtual forum. Read more

spoga+gafa 2020 forges ahead

Feedback from visitors and exhibitors, says Koelnmesse GmbH, ‘strengthens us in our determination to hold spoga+gafa’ in Cologne in September 2020. Read more

Aquatic firms boosted by rise in popularity of garden ponds

The UK’s aquatics and water-gardening industry has been boosted by a huge surge of interest in garden ponds during the coronavirus lockdown. Read more

2 days to Vote in the Best New Plant Awards

2 days to Vote in the Best New Plant Awards.  Voting closes at 1pm this Wednesday 17 June.  The winners will be announced on the same day! Read more

Some of the finalists

2020 Harrogate Autumn Flower Show is cancelled

The North of England Horticultural Society called off the 2020 Harrogate Autumn Flower Show amid ongoing uncertainty about when the Government will lift the ban on large public gatherings. Read more

Is there an appetite for Glee 2020?

It’s 15 weeks till the start of Glee. Invoices have arrived with exhibitors for final payments to participate in the exhibition. But will the show be going ahead? Read more

RHS announces cancelling rescheduled RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is saddened to announce that due to the continued uncertainty about events amid the ongoing Covid-19 situation, it regretfully must cancel the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival. Read more

Winners of 2020 My Chelsea Garden Competition are announced


RHS and BBC One’s The One Show share some of Britain’s best amateur gardens as winners of 2020 My Chelsea Garden Competition are announced. Read more

Front Garden – Winner  Name of entrant: Rosemary Fletcher from Dunstable

HTA to run New Plant Awards - Virtually

The HTA will be hosting its New Plant Awards as a ‘virtual’ event this year following the cancellation of the National Plant Show in June due to Coronavirus. Read more

Agapanthus ‘AMB001’ ‘Fireworks’ from Fairweather’s Nursery

Virtual Chelsea goes live

Virtual Chelsea goes live with videos and articles from horticulture's finest - all free.  There is also a programme on BBC 2 each night. Read more

Dobbies supports Virtual Chelsea Flower Show

Dobbies Garden Centres, announces its support for The Royal Horticultural Society’s Virtual Chelsea Flower Show, which runs from 18 to 23 May. Read more

Marcus Eyles hosts  Facebook Q&A

PetQuip welcomes new dates for Interzoo and Zoomark

PetQuip has welcomed news that the organisers of the international pet trade exhibitions Interzoo and Zoomark International have worked together to find mutually agreeable dates for their next shows. Read more

AQUA 2021 takes on an even more crucial role

AQUA 2021 will be a crucial event in the aquatics and watergardening industry, according to UK and international suppliers and retailers. Read more

PATS Telford and PetQuip Awards set to reunite pet industry in September

PATS Telford and the PetQuip Awards are set to play an important role in bringing the whole pet industry back together after the current coronavirus crisis. Read more

Drink reception before the Awards are presented.

SPOGA+gafa 2020 has been suspended

spoga+gafa in Cologne in September 2020 has been suspended and moved to new permanent time of year.  For 2021 it will be held from 30 May to 1 June 2021. Read more


RHS brings RHS Flower Show Tatton Park online

Today, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the charity behind the North’s Greatest Gardening event announces further plans to bring the much loved flower show online, launching RHS Flower Show Tatton Park ‘At Home’.  Read more

RHS cancels Cardiff and Chatsworth in 2021

The RHS cancels Cardiff and Chatsworth Shows in 2021 to protect finances, with losses of up to £18m expected this year due to Coronavirus. Read more

HTA Virtual New Plant Awards Winners 2020

Apple ‘Trinity’ from Frank P Matthews is Best in Show at the HTA New Plant Awards 2020. Winner of the Virtual Visitor Vote, with 33% of the total votes was Anemone FP007 ‘Frilly Knickers’ from Fairweather’s Nursery. Read more

Frank P Matthews - Apple Trinity

Recovery from Crisis – the future for Ornamentals

Growers, breeders, traders, retailers and manufacturers, are invited to  the first global online conference for the ornamental horticulture industry, to be organised by the AIPH in association with FCI. Read more

BBC Gardeners’ World Live online celebrations

You can’t go to BBC Gardeners’ World Live this year, so it’s going to come to you on Thu 18 and Fri 19 June - online, with a taste of the gardening inspiration that visitors would have found at the Show. Read more

PATS Telford 2020 – bringing the pet industry back together

PATS is on track to deliver the most important show in its 11-year history at the Telford International Centre on Sunday 27th and Monday 28th September, as the pet industry comes together in 17 weeks’ time, for the first time since the UK’s lockdown was imposed in March. Read more

Virtual Homebuilding & Renovating Summer Show opens online for the first time

Show organisers received confirmation from 80% of the audience that there is interest in seeing a virtual event or webinar series online. In light of this, for the first time ever, the Virtual Homebuilding & Renovating Summer Show will be taking place online from 24-25 July 2020. Read more

Four Oaks 2020 Horticultural Trade Show is cancelled

Four Oaks has postponed celebrations for its 50th show till September 2021. This follows cancellation of this year’s show due to Coronavirus and the 14 day quarantine period at UK airports. Read more

RHS People’s Choice votes announced at Virtual Chelsea Flower Show

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed the winners of its People’s Choice Votes at the Virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show (18-23 May), sponsored by M&G Investments. Read more

People’s Choice RHS Chelsea Plant of the Decade - Viburnum plicatum f. tomentosum KILIMANJARO SUNR

South West Growers Show to be replaced by “ShowCase” for 2020

Kernock Park Plants, hosts of the South West Growers Show for the past two years, has taken the difficult decision to cancel this year’s show. Read more

Vegebag announced as RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced the winner of the prestigious RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2020 as it launches its first ever virtual RHS Chelsea Flower Show, sponsored by M&G, today (Monday 18 May). Read more

RHS Chelsea Garden Product of the Year 2020: Vegebag, by Vegepod UK

Solex has been cancelled

Solex, the UK garden living trade show in July, owned by LOFA, has been postponed till July 2021. Read more

Competitions at virtual RHS Chelsea

Coronavirus has forced the RHS into a virtual 2020 Chelsea Flower Show. It will include a People’s Choice competition for Plant of the Decade and vote for Garden Product of the Year. Read more

Gardenex recruits exhibitors for spoga+gafa

As preparations for spoga+gafa continue ahead of its planned date of 6-8 September 2020 in Cologne, Germany, the Gardenex export association has been successfully recruiting UK exhibitors for the event. Read more

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