Back to business for industry exhibitions

Organisers of the PATS and AQUA exhibitions have welcomed news that the business events sector will be able to re-open under the revised Tier system when current Lockdown restrictions are lifted on December 2. Read more

2021 Garden Press Event goes virtual

The Garden Press Event in March 2021 has fallen victim to Coronavirus.  The industry event for the gardening press will continue online only. Read more

Scotland's Trade Fair Spring goes virtual for 2021

Given the current restrictions Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring will become a virtual event in 2021. Read more

SWG ShowCase going live!

We’re pleased to be able to reveal our online, virtual “SWGShowCase” that is now live. Each category is full of great information as our 'Exhibitors' have provided images, videos, posters and much more for you to view. Read more

Deadline approaching for SWGS's Virtual Show!

The deadline for submissions is fast approaching as the launch date for this virtual show will be Wednesday 7th October - the date originally planned to hold the physical show - So get your entries in now! Read more

Major pet companies book their stands at PATS Sandown 2021

Bookings for PATS Sandown, which takes place on 14th-15th February 2021, are gathering pace as the pet industry looks forward to the chance of meeting up for the first time since the UK’s lockdown was imposed in March. Read more

PATS Telford launches initiative to bring buyers and sellers together

PATS Telford, the UK’s number one pet industry exhibition forced to cancel because of Covid-19 restrictions, has launched a new initiative aimed at bringing buyers and sellers together online. Read more

Hyve unveils a virtual Glee Gathering

Exhibition organiser Hyve has unveiled Autumn Fair @ Home and Glee Gathering, two virtual forums in September substituting the live shows. Read more

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

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

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

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

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

Innovation and sustainability at the National Plant Show

The NPS had a busy first day with more colourful displays than ever, crammed into the Stoneleigh venue. The environment, marketing innovation and technology were key themes. Read more

Farplants' Brett Avery with the Wellbeing promotion

BBC Gardeners’ World Live, looking forward to 2021

BBC Gardeners’ World Live will be back at The NEC from 17 to 20 June 2021 and tickets are now on sale. Organisers have incorporated a number of measures for a successful event. Read more

The Navigator Garden  - Toby Buckland

Spring Fair in February is cancelled

Due to new UK government restrictions on the reopening of business conferences and exhibition halls, Spring Fair will no longer take place in February 2021. Read more

Green shoots for Harrogate Flower Shows in 2021

Harrogate Flower Shows are sowing the seeds of hope for the UK gardening calendar with plans for a special Spring Essentials event in April. Read more

RHS announces plans for Chelsea Flower Show 2021

The RHS has announced its plans to safely run the 2021 RHS Chelsea Flower Show with many new precautions due to coronavirus to protect everyone at the Show held at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea. Read more

New dates for PATS Sandown 2021 announced

Organisers of PATS Sandown have announced the show will be moving to a new date in 2021. The two-day pet industry exhibition will now be held on Tuesday, May 11th, and Wednesday, May 12th, again at Sandown Park, Surrey. Read more

Hale Events postpone 2020 Exeter Westpoint Christmas Shopping Fayre

Sadly, due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions, show organisers Hale Events have had to cancel this year's Christmas Shopping Fayre. Read more

“Book ahead with confidence,” says South West trade show organiser

Covid-19 has hit the UK tourism sector hard in 2020, although the late surge in “staycations” is now helping to fill up resorts. But what will 2021 hold – especially for the South West, which is so reliant on holidaymakers? Read more

Mike Anderson

Glee gives suppliers a deadline for the Product Showcase

Suppliers have until the 28th August to submit videos for the product showcase at the Virtual Glee Gathering in September. Read more

IPM Essen to go ahead in January

Organisers are confident that IPM Essen will go ahead in January having proved events can be held safely at the venue with the European Bridal Week. 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

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

RHS postpones Hampton Court till September

RHS has postponed RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival and cancelled the Tatton Park and Wisley Flower Shows due to Covid-19. 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

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

To see earlier stories - Look in the News Archive