HTA cancels National Plant Show

The HTA has cancelled the National Plant Show 2020, scheduled to be held on 16-17 June, following Government advice about Coronavirus.  All exhibitors have been informed. Read more

RHS London Spring Launch and Orchid Show

Stock up on spring plants ahead of the Easter gardening weekend at the first RHS Flower Show of the season, the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) London Spring Launch and Orchid Show, 7- 8 April. Read more

Pawexpo - How pets can boost health, wellbeing and the value of the “Pet Pound”

Focusing on the important role pets have to play as a source of companionship and joy cannot be underestimated as Pawexpo, the new trade show launching this September (15th – 17th September, NEC Birmingham), will reveal. Read more

Myplant & Garden is back again!

Myplant is a unique exhibition with its facts, figures and quality, it is a wealth for thousands of companies, operators, associations and professional orders that identify with it. Read more

Gardening for everyone at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2020

Gardening for everyone will be a key theme at the Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival 2020 supported by Viking this summer, 6 – 12 July, as the festival celebrates its 30th anniversary. Read more

APL Avenue landscapers announced for BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2020

For the fifth 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

PetQuip secures government funding for Interzoo

The PetQuip export association has been successful in securing cash grants for the major pet trade exhibition Interzoo, which takes place in Nuremberg, Germany, on 19-22 May 2020. Read more

The UK landscape season is open

One-day landscape showcase for People, Technology and Sustainability in hard and soft landscaping, design, maintenance and supply Read more

Introducing Pawexpo - the new UK pet product & trend exhibition

Pawexpo is a newly launched pet focussed trade exhibition brought to market by the team behind Glee, the UK’s leading annual trade exhibition for the garden and outdoor leisure sector. Read more

UK pet product suppliers get set for Global Pet Expo 2020

Among the many new products being launched by leading British suppliers exhibiting on the British pavilion at Global Pet Expo will be the latest pet food initiatives, healthcare and lifestyle products, calming diffusers and sprays, chicken coop security and a range of packaging solutions. Read more

Naturo - Chef's Collection Adult Dog Food

Strong seminar line-up at PATS Sandown

PATS Sandown, the UK’s Spring pet industry exhibition, 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

Review of 2019

Here is a summary of the news stories published on Gardenforum during 2019:  Wyevale disintegration and the expansion of other groups, the environment, supplier consolidation and people in the news.  This review is open to all. Read more

A look to Glee 2020: where the garden retail sector thrives

The future is looking bright for garden retail. With technology, sustainability, ethical living, and millennials driving this growth, the long-term picture offers a stark contrast to the doom and gloom that is shaping the UK high street. Read more

Italy: the gardening market is growing

The growth trend of the gardening market in Italy doesn’t stop: +100 million Euros in two years (2017-2019). Myplant, International Green Expo that will take place at FieraMilano-Rho from 26 to 28 February 2020. Read more

Cactuses exhibited at Myplant & Garden 2019.

Garden Press Event 80% booked!

It’s time to secure your space at the Garden Press Event 2020. 80% of the prime slots on the main floor are already booked! Read more

RHS cancels all upcoming shows and events

All RHS Shows, Garden events and school visits will be cancelled with immediate effect until 30 June 2020.  RHS Gardens remain open, with a number of increased precautionary measures in place. Read more

Interest grows in AQUA as dates and venue confirmed for 2021 show

AQUA 2021, the market-leading showcase for the UK’s aquatics and water gardening industry, will be returning to the Telford International Centre on Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th October, 2021. Read more

The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show postponed

The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show announces event postponement due to concerns about Coronavirus. Read more

New suppliers at the Garden Press Event

The quest to be environmentally responsible has brought new suppliers of compost and soil improvers to the Garden Press Event and a new approach for some existing suppliers. Read more

Ian Riggs and Balaji Manoharan

Floral Marquee growers resilient in the face of UK storms

As Storm Ciara and Dennis swept across the UK bringing torrential weather and swamping much of the country with flood water - nurseries and exhibitors in the Floral Marquee at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival have remained resilient and battled through the conditions. Read more

PATS Sandown successful start and New Product Awards

Pet retailers braved strong winds and heavy rain to ensure that PATS Sandown got off to a successful start. The winners of the New Product Awards, sponsored by pbwnews, were chosen by a team of expert pet retailers. Read more

Seven stunning show gardens revealed for RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2020 

Details of seven stunning show gardens at the highly-anticipated RHS Malvern Spring Festival have today been revealed by organisers. Read more

Cash grants for UK exhibitors at the National Hardware Show

Gardenex is offering cash grants for eligible SME’s exhibiting at the National Hardware Show, which takes place in Las Vegas, on 5-7 May 2020. Read more

And the winners are….2020 Glee at Spring Fair New Product Showcase winners confirmed

The third annual Glee at Spring Fair New Product Showcase Awards – in association with Garden Trade News - was the centre of much industry buzz as the ‘best in show’ were selected by a panel of industry experts. Read more

Plans to expand PATS Telford and a new grooming competition for PATS Sandown

PATS Telford announce the addition of a third hall and PATS Sandown launch a new competition. Read more

Nine reasons to visit Glee at Spring Fair

The leading showcase for home, gift, garden and lifestyle brands. Spring Fair is the UK’s number one Home and Gift fair, and Glee’s second edition at the show continues to further cement this reputation. Read more

Only 10 days until Scotland's Speciality Food Show

Glasgow is soon to be brimming with buyers from all over the UK as Scotland’s Speciality Food Show opens its doors on 19 Jan and showcases the 150 exhibitors with their stands bursting with new lines, exciting products and launches galore. Read more

‘Music at Malvern’ will see special evening concerts introduced at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

The hills will be alive with the sound of music for the 35th anniversary celebration of RHS Malvern Spring Festival with two spectacular evenings of performances. Read more

Lesley Garrett

Glee at Spring Fair 2020

As the third annual ‘Glee at Spring Fair’ gets ever closer, the show’s Event Director, Matthew Mein, provides an update on what the industry can expect, and why garden retailers should make the event a ‘must attend’ part of their spring 2020 plans. Read more

New exhibitors join big-name brands at PATS Sandown

PATS Sandown is the place for pet retailers to see a host of new and international exhibitors as well as the industry’s big-name brands, all of which will be showcasing their 2020 launches over two action-packed days on February 9-10 next year. Read more

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