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

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

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

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

Delighted to have Dura-ID on board at the Nursery Supply Show

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is delighted to announce Dura-ID as the sponsor of the Nursery Supply Show Hub at the 2018 Nursery Supply Show. Read more

Top Chelsea awards for Mr Fothergill’s and Thompson & Morgan

Mr Fothergill’s world launch of Optigrow is RHS Chelsea’s garden product of the year and Thompson & Morgan’s Hydrangea Runaway Bride is the plant of the year.  Read more

Entrepreneurs: The garden industry needs you

Start-ups, entrepreneurs and innovators from a wide range of backgrounds are being encouraged to take part in this year’s ‘Innovators Zone’ at the Glee garden, gift, home and leisure trade show (NEC, Birmingham, 10-12 September 2018). With the UK garden market valued at around £5.7bn*, interest is set to be higher than ever before. Read more

Innovators Zone

Why PATS is a ‘must-visit’ event

The two-day pet trade exhibition at Sandown Park in Surrey was hailed as a great success after hundreds of new products were launched during the show. Now the attention has turned to PATS Telford, which takes place on Sunday and Monday, September 23rd-24th 2018.  Read more

Get your 2019 sales rocketing

After another bumper event in 2018, Harrogate Christmas & Gift is now open for booking for its 2019 show which takes place at the Harrogate Convention Centre from 13th to 16th January 2019. Read more

“Mini Monet” commissioned for limited edition Chelsea Flower Show paintings

15 year old art prodigy, known as “Mini Monet”, commissioned for limited edition Chelsea Flower Show paintings…and you could own one! Read more

What More UK celebrate partnership with new National Home Improvement Week initiative

What More UK are celebrating their partnership with the National Home Improvement Week. The brand-new consumer-facing marketing initiative is coordinated by BHETA (The British Home Enhancement Trade Association). National Home Improvement Week is set to be a landmark event in the home and garden industry. 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

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

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

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

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

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

Terra Firma, raises the ‘For Sale’ signs over Wyevale

Terra Firma has appointed Christie & Co to sell Wyevale Garden Centres as a whole or garden centre by garden centre.  Read more

Wyevale Head Office

LANDSCAPE returns to London’s Battersea Park

The key trade show for the industry LANDSCAPE is back for another year, uniting Garden Designers, Landscape Architects and Contractors under one roof for two days, dedicated to sourcing the latest innovations and technologies in the landscaping industry. Read more

Your recipe for success in 2018

The Food & Drink Trade Show in May is an unmissable event for all those involved in this innovative and fast-moving industry. Whether you are a producer, supplier or a buyer, this unique show enables you to achieve all this, and more, for a very modest investment of time or resources. Read more

Strong start to 2018 for Glee

In a year that sees Glee refresh itself even further for the benefit of the industry it represents, the show organisers have reported that the beginning of 2018 saw the annual exhibition witness an incredible display of support from the garden retail sector. Read more

Bringing the great outdoors indoors at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Get your fill of beautiful houseplants and on-trend terrarium inspiration. Enthusiasm for greening up the indoors is growing and the humble houseplant is bang on trend right now. Read more

Paul Hervey-Brookes is bringing 3 giant 7m terrariums to the show. Right, kokedama displays.

Pats celebrates 10 Years

PATS, The pets trade event organised by Impact Exhibitions, celebrated its 25th show in 10 years yesterday at Sandown Park. Read more

Gordon Thomas and the PATS team

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