Diary

February 2024
20 Feb
Garden Press Event 2024

Coming into its 19th year, the Garden Press Event is the first event of the gardening year and has been the launch pad for many companies and products.

Location: BDC - Business Design Centre, London
21 - 23 Feb
Myplant & Garden 2024

The most important international b2b trade fair for horticulture, landscape and garden in Italy.

Location: Fiera Milano – Rho (IT)
24 - 26 Feb
Salon du Jardin

The Salon of the Garden of Bordeaux wants to give light to all the know-how of the sector of the garden to the public.

Location: Parc Des Expositions, Bordeaux - France
25 - 26 Feb
CHSI Stitches

CHSI Stitches brings together thousands of craft buyers looking for the latest products, new ideas and innovative suppliers.

Location: NEC, Birmingham
29 Feb
Leap Year Day
March 2024
6 - 7 Mar
Expowest Cornwall

Expowest Cornwall is a crucial event on the county’s business and social calendar. If you want to get straight to the heart of the Cornish food, hospitality and catering community then this is the one trade show you cannot afford to miss.

Location: Royal Cornwall Showground Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 7JE
10 Mar
Mothering Sunday (Mother's Day)
14 Mar
GIMA Day Conference

As this is likely to be a popular event, members are being encouraged to sign up now in order to guarantee attendance.

 

Location: HTA, Horticultural House, Chilton, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 0RN
15 Mar
The Association of Professional Landscapers Awards 2024
The APL Awards promise to be a day filled with celebrationrecognition, and networking, and we look forward to having you join us.
Location: The Brewery, London
15 Mar
Garden Re-Leaf Day 2024

The plans for Garden Re-Leaf Day 2024 are in full swing and we can confirm the date for the diary is Friday 15th March 2024.

Location: National
15 - 17 Mar
RHS Orchid Show

The Royal Horticultural Society is bringing a slice of tropical life to the heart of London as one of its most popular events, the annual RHS Orchid Show.

Location: Lindley Hall in Vincent Square, London
20 - 22 Mar
Global Pet Expo

The pet industry's premier event featuring the newest, most innovative pet products on the market today.

Location: Orange County Convention Center Orlando, Florida
21 - 24 Mar
Homebuilding & Renovating Show

From practical tips to inspiring advice and the latest products, we’ve got it all under one roof at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show, the go-to exhibition for self builders and renovators.

Location: NEC, Birmingham
22 Mar - 7 Apr
Ideal Home Show - Olympia

From inspiring ideas, to innovative products and on-trend solutions for your home, the show brings together show homes, over 600 brands, free talks, the latest technology and fresh ideas from a team of celebrity guests and experts.

Location: Olympia, London
23 Mar
Springtime Live

Springtime Live is hosted by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society, organisers of the Great Yorkshire Show and held on the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate.

Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate
26 - 28 Mar
JdC Garden Trends

JdC Garden Trends is the definitive venue at which to plan and firm up your collections for the coming seasons.

Location: Parc Chanot, Marseille, France
26 - 28 Mar
National Hardware Show 2024

The 2024 National Hardware Show will take place Tuesday, March 26 - Thursday, March 28, 2024 in Las Vegas!

Location: Las Vegas Convention Center in the South Hall
31 Mar
Easter Sunday
April 2024
14 - 15 Apr
Natural & Organic Products Europe

Europe’s leading sustainable retail event.

Location: ExCeL, London
18 - 21 Apr
RHS Urban Show
the RHS will transform Manchester’s historic former railway station, Depot Mayfield, into an urban grower’s paradise full of small space gardening inspiration to encourage and inspire city dwellers to grow plants for both their indoor and outside spaces.
Location: Depot Mayfield, 11 Baring Street, Manchester, M1 2PY
25 - 28 Apr
Harrogate Flower Show - Spring

The first major event in the national gardening calendar, welcoming the new growing season with a spectacular celebration of the very best in horticulture.

Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ
29 Apr - 1 May
Farm Shop & Deli Show 2024

Experience the best quality local and regional produce, plus the latest in equipment, labelling and packaging solutions from many outstanding suppliers.

Location: NEC, Birmingham
May 2024
3 - 5 May
BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair

The Fair will present a select number of high-quality nurseries with displays and plants for sale, an inspirational collection of planting ideas and a range of gardening exhibitors.

Location: Beaulieu, Hampshire
6 May
Early May Bank Holiday
7 - 10 May
Interzoo 2024
Interzoo – the world´s leading trade fair for the pet industry.
Location: Nuremburg, Germany
9 - 12 May
RHS Malvern Spring Festival

RHS Malvern Spring Festival returns with inspiring gardens, spectacular blooms and plenty of ideas to try at home.

Location: Three Counties Showground Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
10 May
GIMA AGM 2024

Annual General Meeting of the Garden Industry Manufacturers’ Association (1999) Ltd will be held virtually via video conference call.

Location: Zoom
11 - 12 May
Homebuilding & Renovating Show - Glasgow

From practical tips to inspiring advice and the latest products, we’ve got it all under one roof at the Homebuilding & Renovating Show, the go-to exhibition for self builders and renovators.

Location: SEC, Glasgow
14 - 15 May
London Stationery Show 2024
The ultimate destination for arts, crafts, writing and paper buyers.
Location: BDC - Business Design Centre, London
17 - 26 May
Comité des Floralies - Nantes
The 13th edition of the International Floralies will take place from May 17th to 26th, 2024.
Location: Nantes
20 May
World Bee Day

World Bee Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of bees. Bees are important insects that help preserve balance within ecosystems.

Location: National
21 - 25 May
RHS Chelsea Flower Show sponsored by The Newt in Somerset
RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2023 saw amazing garden designs, gorgeous floral displays and exclusive shopping, make sure you don’t miss the show in 2024.
Location: Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, SW3 4SR
22 - 23 May
Traffex Parkex 2024

The UK's leading road and highways tradeshow.

Location: CBS Arena, Coventry
24 - 27 May
Countryside Live

From inspiring ideas, to innovative products and on-trend solutions for your home, The Ideal Home Show Scotland, brings together 100’s of brands to shop from.

Location: SEC Glasgow
24 - 27 May
Ideal Home Show - Scotland
Across the 4 days of the show there is so much to see and do to keep you entertained, and supplied with ideas and inspiration for your home!
Location: SEC, Glasgow
24 - 27 May
The Eat & Drink Festival Scotland

The UK’s favourite indoor food festival- celebrating the best in modern cuisine, mixology, delicious global dishes, and independent produce all under one roof.

Location: SEC, Glasgow
25 May - 2 Jun
National Children’s Gardening Week 2024

Save the date! National Children's Gardening Week is 25 May - 2 June and we are excited to be partnering with The World of Peter Rabbit again.

Location: Nationally
27 May
Spring Bank Holiday
30 May - 1 Jun
Royal Bath & West Show 2024

Over three days there are action packed events for all the family, and a haven for all enthusiasts of rural life.

Location: The Showground, Shepton Mallet, Somerset BA4 6QN
June 2024
4 - 6 Jun
IFTEX 2024

IFTEX stands for International Flower Trade Expo and is a prominent global event in the horticulture industry.

Location: Visa Oshwal Center Ring Road Parklands Nairobi (Parklands) Kenya
5 - 7 Jun
International Expo 2024
North America's largest B2B Event exclusively for Floral.
Location: Fort Lauderdale Convention Center, Fort Lauderdale, FL
6 Jun - 19 Jan
GIMA Charity Golf Day 2024

The 2024 GIMA Charity Golf Day is returning to Belton Woods Hotel and Golf Course on Thursday, 6th June to play the Lakes Course.

Location: Belton Woods, Grantham
11 - 12 Jun
The Exclusively Show

The UK’s premier showcase of housewares, tableware and small domestic appliances.

Location: BDC - Business Design Centre, London
13 - 16 Jun
BBC Gardeners’ World Live

We can’t wait for another Show next summer filled with garden inspiration, expert advice, tip-top shopping, live entertainment and much more!

Location: NEC, Birmingham
14 - 16 Jun
Royal Three Counties Show 2024

The Heart of England’s premiere celebration of the countryside and rural life. It’s a hearty feast of farming, food and family entertainment.

Location: Three Counties Showground Malvern, Worcestershire WR13 6NW UK
16 - 18 Jun
spoga+gafa

The spoga+gafa trade fair is the leading international trade fair for the garden and leisure industry.

Location: Koelnmesse trade fair hub of Cologne
19 - 20 Jun
National Plant Show 2024

Following a successful return in June 2023, the HTA is excited to host the 13th National Plant Show from Wednesday 19 to Thursday 20 June 2024 at NAEC Stoneleigh.

Location: NAEC, Stoneleigh
21 - 23 Jun
Blenheim Palace Flower Show

The Blenheim Palace Flower Show will be returning to the stunning grounds of Blenheim Palace on Friday 21st, Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd June 2024.

Location: Blenheim Palace, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, OX20 1PP
25 - 27 Jun
Glee has been moved to September
July 2024
2 - 7 Jul
RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival
RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival is a bonanza of glorious gardens and fabulous flowers.
Location: Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey, KT8 9AU
9 - 11 Jul
Solex 2024

The outdoor living event organised by the industry for the industry.

Location: NEC, Birmingham
9 - 12 Jul
Great Yorkshire Show 2024

The Great Yorkshire Show is rapidly becoming known as one of the best agricultural shows in the UK, welcoming 140,000 people to the 250-acre showground.

Location: Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, HG2 8NZ
10 Jul
Fruit Focus

Fruit Focus is the UK's premier technical event for the fruit industry.

Location: East Malling Research Centre, Kent
17 - 21 Jul
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, is a day out for all the family, with unique gardens, talks and tips, children’s activities, floral installations, markets, stalls and lots of tasty food and drink to enjoy.
Location: Tatton Park, Mereheath Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN
21 - 24 Jul
Home & Gift 2024

Home & Gift, the industry's favourite buying event is as much about buying as it is about networking, connecting and socialising with brands and retail buyers' alike.

Location: Harrogate Convention Centre
26 - 28 Jul
The Game Fair

The Game Fair is unique in its make-up and remains the world’s largest and spectacular premium festival for the great British countryside.

Location: Blenheim Palace
August 2024
2 - 3 Aug
Taunton Flower Show
Experience the oldest flower show in the country, set in the heart of Taunton.
Location: Vivary Park, Taunton, Somerset, England
14 - 16 Aug
Superzoo 2024

North America’s largest pet retail event. It’s the ultimate destination for pet pros to get business done.

Location: Mandalay Bay Convention Center, Las Vegas
18 - 19 Aug
Scotland’s Trade Show - Autumn

Over 200 companies exhibit thousands of products to retail buyers looking for a Christmas stock top up or an early look into the year ahead.

Location: SECC, Glasgow
21 - 22 Aug
PLANTARIUM / GROEN-Direkt - Autumn Edition

The event for the European garden plant retail sector.

Location: International Trade Centre Hazerswoude/Boskoop
21 - 23 Aug
Farwest Show

The biggest green industry show in the West.

Location: Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon
26 Aug
Summer Bank Holiday
30 Aug - 1 Sep
BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair

Explore specialist growers and nurseries to exhibitors of gardening kit, tools and accessories. Look out for the BBC Good Food Market for some tasty treats and street food, and take advantage of the Plant Creche to enjoy your day bag-free!

Location: Audley End House and Garden, Saffron Walden, Essex
September 2024
1 - 4 Sep
Autumn Fair 2024

Find out why Spring Fair is the UK's most important retail event. Experience unmissable home, gift and fashion products while making exciting industry connections.

Location: NEC, Birmingham
3 - 4 Sep
Four Oaks

Four Oaks Trade Show is the UK’s leading international exhibition for the whole of commercial horticulture.

Location: Farm Lane, Lower Withington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DU
8 - 10 Sep
Top Drawer Autumn/Winter 2024

Source the freshest designs for the new season.

Location: Olympia, London
10 - 12 Sep
Glee 2024
NEW DATE!
Glee connects the garden industry to inspire change, drive growth and launch innovation, with the next edition of Glee confirmed for September at the NEC, Birmingham and not as originally planned in June.
Location: NEC, Birmingham
13 - 15 Sep
Harrogate Autumn Flower Show

This years Autumn Show promises both beautiful floral displays as well as exceptional produce from the allotment.

Location: Newby Hall, North Yorkshire
18 - 19 Sep
lunch!

lunch! – the must attend event for the food-to-go sector.

Location: ExCeL, London
19 - 21 Sep
APF 2024

The APF Exhibition is the UK’s largest forestry, woodland, arboriculture, firewood. fencing, trees and timber trade show.

Location: Ragley Estate, Alcester, Warwickshire
25 Sep
Horticulture, The Conference

The annual HTA Conference and Dinner.

Location: ICC Birmingham
29 Sep - 1 Oct
PATS Telford 2024
PATS Telford to become a THREE-DAY event in 2024.
Location: Telford International Centre
October 2024
15 - 16 Oct
Garden Centre Expo

The first Garden Centre Expo will run on the 15th & 16th of October 2024 at London Excel. 

Location: London Excel
November 2024
7 Nov
GIMA Awards Gala Dinner 2024

GIMA has confirmed that its annual awards ceremony – one of the most anticipated nights of the year – will take place on November 7th at the five-star Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales.

Location: Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, South Wales
December 2024
25 - 26 Dec
Christmas and Boxing days
January 2025
1 - 1 Jan
New Year's Day
May 2025
5 - 7 May
Zoomark International

Zoomark International is a truly international showcase for the pet business community and companies across the industry.

Location: BolognaFiere S.p.A. - Sede Legale viale della Fiera 20 40127 Bologna, Italia