Glee 2019 - Record breaking rebookings

Happy exhibitors mean a bright future for the exhibition, and what better measure of this than the onsite rebooking process. Over 60% of the 2019 floorplan already booked. Not only does this stand Glee in good stead but it also demonstrates the strength that the industry is in as we enter the 2019 season. Read more

Fine food producers amass at Scotland's Speciality Food Show

Summer suns may be disappearing in Scotland but there is plenty of warmth and sunny spirit heading to the SEC in Glasgow next January for Scotland’s Speciality Food Show. Following a very busy summer season in Scotland, Scottish food and drink producers are looking to widen their trade accounts with almost three quarters of the Show’s 150 stands already booked. Read more

Innovation and consolidation at Glee

We look at how consolidation, Gardman’s recovery and innovation were central themes for Glee 18. Read more

Dress-up LED Icebuckets with blue tooth speakers

PATS Telford is THE place to be this September

Hundreds of pet product manufacturers have confirmed there is only one place to be this September…and that’s exhibiting at PATS Telford. Read more

Dame Judi Dench to open RHS Garden Wisley Flower Show 2018

Dame Judi Dench will open this year’s annual flower show at The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Wisley, in Surrey on Tuesday 4 September. The six-day flower festival (4-9 September 2018) offers visitors the chance to enjoy a profusion of plants and flowers, seek the best gardening advice and explore the garden in its late summer glory. Read more

Much-loved star, Dame Judi Dench, will headline the six-day floral extravaganza.

Low cost brochure and product sample display on offer at Spoga+gafa 2018

The Gardenex export federation is offering companies that do not have the full resource to exhibit in their own right at Spoga+gafa in Cologne (2 to 4 September 2018), the opportunity to promote their products via a low-cost brochure display.  Read more

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

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

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

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

AQUA 2019 shaping up to be a fantastic show

With a year to go before AQUA 2019, the UK’s aquatics and water gardening trade exhibition is shaping up to be one of the best shows ever staged in its history. Read more

World record giant veg at Malvern

The Malvern Autumn Show 2018 has seen five world records set in the CANNA UK National Giant Vegetables Championship. Read more

Paul Rochester, record leek grower

PATS Telford 2018 New Product Awards revealed

The winners of the PATS Telford 2018 New Product Awards were presented at the PetQuip Awards after the first day of a hugely successful show. Read more

Glee New Product Awards 2018 - Winners announced

Eleven ground-breaking new garden products have been confirmed as the winners of the coveted Glee New Product Awards 2018, at a special award presentation organised and run by Garden Trade News. Read more

Glee New Products Judging

Glee confirm new Tues - Thur opening days for 2019

Glee has a proven track record of evolving and changing to meet the needs of the industry it represents. The latest update is a continuation of this theme, as it is confirmed that the 2019 event will take place on Tuesday 10th – Thursday 12th September. Read more

GIMA Buyer Connect confirmed for Glee 2018

The GIMA Buyer Connect event has become one of the most highly-anticipated parts of Glee’s programme of content. This year is set to be no different as the trade association confirms the return of these special 10-minute speed networking sessions.  Read more

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

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

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

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

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