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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Meet the right people with Glee’s new App

Stand bookings for Glee are up 15%.  During an up-coming workshop for exhibitors, organisers ITE are to unveil a new app for making appointments at the show. Read more

News from The Garden Press Event

Over 100 companies exhibited at the busy 2019 Garden Press Event, with several innovative products to see including Doctor Organic’s Plant Pills, Pop Plants from Kinder Plants and Chesneys wood burning stove that doubles as a barbecue. Read more

Craig Hall with Deco-pak's first Lumipaves

Chelsea themes focus on health and reconnecting with nature

Encouraging people to reconnect with nature is a key theme at the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show with 3 gardens representing natural landscapes, an IKEA garden showing how to grow food in the city and a first garden for the Greenfingers charity. Read more

Welcome to Yorkshire, inspired by canals and waterways

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

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

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

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

The National Homebuilding & Renovating Show postponed

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

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

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

Hillier looks to a next generation for a 74th consecutive Chelsea Gold

The Stihl Hillier centrepiece of the Great Pavillion will be a first Chelsea garden for young designer Lilly Gomm.  She will be backed by a new young team of growers from Hillier Nurseries. Read more

Jo & Emma Fell, Chris Francis, Robert Hillier, Lilly Gomm and Peter Gill

Gardenforum reviews a turbulent year for garden retail

Here’s your chance to catch up with some of the events in the retail garden sector that you may have missed. It was a turbulent year with the collapse of Gardman; around 60 garden centres changing hands or closing, Wyevale, Bunnings, Snow and drought. This is open to all. Read more

Gardman's fire started a turbulent year

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