Scoop for the Green Heart of Glee as leading growers return

Hillier and Farplants are returning to Glee after an absence of some years.  They join other top growers at the exhibition’s Green Heart, which will have more exhibitors than ever. Read more

The Big Brands Trade Show is back and bigger than ever

Stax Trade Centres annual Big Brands Trade Show has been announced for 2017, and will once again take place in both Glasgow and Manchester. Read more

Retail Lab @ Glee: the four future facing trends

Split into four sections, the Retail Lab @ Glee will focus on four global lifestyle trends as identified by world-leading trend experts, WGSN, and brought to life by the Retail Lab’s Creative Director, Romeo Sommers, and the supporting team of experts from The HTA, PP8, Pleydell Smithyman, Creative Spaces, and Moore Consulting. These themes will be: Community, Family, ‘Re-Wilding’ and ‘Well-being’. Read more

Retail Lab @ Glee: everything you need to know

Created by a panel of industry experts to create something entirely fresh and new at Glee, the Retail lab @ Glee is set to the be the key focal point of the 2017 show, and will be the exhibition’s interactive hub full of inspiration and the latest trend information. Read more

One week left to go until HTA National Plant Show 2017

The HTA National Plant Show isn’t just a chance to display the latest new plants that you have to offer, but also to show the weird and wonderful ways and ideas that you have to display them in the best possible ways. Not only can this help to highlight the beauty of the plants, but also lead to increased sales. Read more

Two weeks until the unveiling of the new HTA Nursery Supply Show 2017

With a focus on creating a VIP experience for our visitors this year, you would be foolish to miss out on visiting the HTA National Plant Show 2017. We know how hard it is to visit all the stands you want at a busy exhibition, so we have worked to make a long day on your feet as pleasant as possible. Read more

BOPP showcases members at HTA National Plant Show

The BOPP Certification Scheme will be inviting members to attend their stand at the HTA National Plant Show to mark 21 years since the first audit took place. Read more

Great line up of exhibitors for Scotland's Trade Fair in Sept

Christmas seems to come earlier each year but as a retailer it’s good to be organised. So make sure Scotland’s Trade Fair Autumn is firmly in your diary from 17-18th Sept at the SECC, Glasgow. It’s the last chance to order pre-Christmas and there is a spectacular line up of exhibitors this year. Read more

Countdown is on for RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Over 100,000 people are expected to descend on the Three Counties Showground across the four-day event. Making a welcome return to RHS Malvern Spring Festival is the godfather of gardening, Alan Titchmarsh, with other leading horticultural experts alongside Britain’s favourite Frenchman Raymond Blanc and other top chefs. Read more

Memorial garden wins top show garden honours

Top honours in the 2017 Harrogate Flower Show Gardens has gone to 6 Regiment, Royal Logistics Corps with a Gold Award for A Homecoming Prayer. Read more

 A homecoming prayer – 6th Regiment Logistic Corps, Dishforth

Celebrity gardeners Nick Bailey and Jim Buttress to appear at Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2017

Nick Bailey, Head Gardener at Chelsea Physic Garden, London, and Jim Buttress, The People’s Gardener, have joined the celebrity line-up for the Blenheim Palace Flower Show 2017. Read more

Nick Bailey

Elho joins HTA National Plant Show line up plus NSS New Product Awards launched

Whilst the focus at the HTA National Plant Show is clearly on plants themselves it also provides a fantastic platform for exhibitors to demonstrate innovative and inspiring displays that ultimately lead to increased plant sales. Read more

Momentum builds for HTA Nursery Supply Show

The HTA Nursery Supply Show continues to build momentum. Over 30 companies are now signed up to the launch event which will sit alongside the 8th HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, on the 20 - 21 June. Read more

Partnership agreement between the Salon du Végétal fair, HTA National Plant Show and HTA Nursery Supply Show

The international trade fairs Salon du Végétal (France), HTA National Plant Show and HTA Nursery Supply Show (United Kingdom) are united to encourage international buyers to come to their events, the same week in June 2017. Read more

Glee and the HTA confirm new three-year agreement

The organisers of Glee, Ascential Events, are pleased to confirm that the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has confirmed its ongoing support of the show, with a new three-year agreement.  Read more

65-year-old Hotel Catering & Retail Show postponed!

The organiser, Hale Events, is postponing the 2018 Hotel, Catering & Retail Show, citing financial constraints as the main reason that stand sales are not at the levels needed to present a show to market. Read more

Glee reveals the short list of top garden industry buyers

Glee has opened the vote to find the UK's best garden buyers. They have revealed a shortlist of 25 buyers across 5 categories: independent garden centres, multiples, DIY / Builder Merchants, online and other. Read more

Images and tales from Hampton Court

Eye catching models from Perennial, a cuddly display from Easigrass and literal interpretations on Franchi Seeds' autistic kitchen garden entertained visitors at Hampton Court. Read more

Rachel de Thame with models on the perennial garden

Exhibitor stand space at AQUA 2017 ‘sold out’

With still four months to go before AQUA 2017 – the UK’s premier water gardening and aquatics trade event – all the exhibitor stands have now been sold. Read more

News from the National Plant show

News from the NPS: Christmas tree prices could fall; dry weather is likely to affect the tulip harvest; social media drives a houseplant boom. Growers are cautious about next year. Read more

The Nursery Supply Show

Hartley Botanic overcomes torrential rain (and ducks) at RHS Chatsworth to win second 5 star tradestand award of the year

Hartley Botanic, the RHS’ recommended aluminium greenhouse and glasshouse supplier, has been awarded a 5 star tradestand award for its exhibit at RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, despite the heavy wind and rain which challenged the stand’s build and led to the showground being completely closed – marking only the second time in 13 years an RHS Flower Show has been compromised by inclement weather. Read more

Ducks on a very wet Hartley Botanic stand at RHS Chatsworth

Three weeks until HTA National Plant Show 2017 opens its doors

With a focus on creating a VIP experience for our visitors this year, you would be foolish to miss out on visiting the HTA National Plant Show 2017, sponsored by Hortipak. Taking place on 20 and 21 June at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire, this year is sure to be the best one yet, providing a fantastic showcase for UK growers. Read more

Fryer’s Roses celebrate RHS Chatsworth Flower Show with newly launched ‘Duchess of Devonshire Rose’

To celebrate and commemorate the first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show to be hosted at Chatsworth, Fryer’s Roses, owned by Blue Diamond, are delighted to launch a new rose named “Duchess of Devonshire”. Read more

RHS Chelsea Flower Show now sold out

2017 RHS Chelsea Flower Show, which will showcase new content and cutting-edge innovations, is a sell-out event. Read more

New look, new Glee

With a rich 40 year plus history, the leading annual trade exhibition for the garden and outdoor living retail industry – has witnessed somewhat of a style evolution over the last four decades. As we head towards the 2017 show, the show’s branding and creative and has been updated, creating a new look that is bolder, brighter and brimming with freshness. Read more

BBC Gardeners’ World 50th anniversary will be buzzing with celebrities

There will be a buzz of gardening celebrities at the BBC Gardeners’ World Live event in Birmingham (15-18 June, NEC) to celebrate the programme’s 50th anniversary. Read more

Exciting new brands announced for retailers' favourite buying festival

The organisers of Home & Gift in Harrogate are delighted to confirm that the 2017 event will take place from 16th – 19th July, with a record number of new exhibitors. Read more

Masterchef 2016 winner, Jane Devonshire, to speak at HTA Catering Conference Dinner

Reigning Masterchef champion, Jane Devonshire, will be the speaker at this year’s HTA Catering Conference dinner which takes at The Belfry in Sutton Coldfield in June. Read more

Reigning Masterchef champion, Jane Devonshire

New Halls for Glee 2017 and 2018

Glee 17 extends to an extra hall as it introduces the Retail Lab @Glee and the first Flemish growers pavilion. Ascential Events has also announced a complete new layout for the UK’s biggest gardening trade show in 2018. Read more

Garden Press Event moves to the Business Design Centre in 2018

Bookings are now open for the Garden Press Event which in 2018 will take place on Wednesday 28 February 2018 at the Business Design Centre in the heart of Islington. Read more

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