Diary

July 2024
2 Jul
The Colegrave Seabrook Foundation Garden Party
The Colegrave Seabrook Foundation celebrates its 30th year of awarding scholarships to students studying horticulture with a Garden Party.
Location: Ball Horticulture, West Adderbury, Oxfordshire, OX17 3EY.
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
9 - 25 Jul
2024 Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase
We are really excited to invite our trade customers to spend a day with the plants at the BALL 2024 SUMMER SHOWCASE.
Location: Ball, Milton Road, West Adderbury, Banbury, Oxon OX17 3EY
10 Jul
Fruit Focus

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

Location: East Malling Research Centre, Kent
11 - 12 Jul
The International People Plant Symposium (IPPS)

With the theme of ‘Cultivation of Human Health Through Horticulture’, the 16th International People Plant Symposium takes place this summer.

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reading, Berkshire
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
31 Jul - 4 Aug
RHS Garden Hyde Hall Flower Show

Specialist plant nurseries, expert tips, shopping and mouth-watering food in the stunning summer surroundings of our Essex garden.

Location: Chelmsford, Essex
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
8 Aug
GIMA Buyer Connect: The Klondyke Group

GIMA’s Buyer Connect events continue later this summer with a virtual event in partnership with the Klondyke Group.

Location: Virtual event
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 - 11 Sep
GroundsFest 2024

GroundsFest is the largest, annual, free must-attend event for grounds staff, greenkeepers, landscapers, designers & architects, gardeners, local authorities, estate managers and contractors.

Location: Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
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 2024

Horticulture, The Conference will focus on ‘Growing a Greener Future’. 

Location: The ICC, Birmingham 8 Centenary Square, Birmingham, B1 2EA
25 - 27 Sep
Flormart 2024

Flormart is the historic professional event dedicated to Nursery, greenery and landscape: a brand and a tradition unique in Italy and Europe.

Location: Padua Exhibition Centre, Via Niccolò Tommaseo 59, Padova.
27 - 29 Sep
RHS Malvern Autumn Show

The Autumn Show celebrates country living with vintage vehicles and fashions, harvest competitions, rural crafts and local, artisan food & drink markets.

Location: Three Counties Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
29 Sep - 1 Oct
PATS Telford 2024
PATS Telford to become a THREE-DAY event in 2024.
Location: Telford International Centre
October 2024
2 Oct
South West Growers show
The South West Growers Show is the South West’s ONLY trade event that is aimed at growers and plant buyers from local authorities, garden centres, retail outlets and the landscaping industry.
Location: The Matford Centre, Exeter, Devon
2 - 3 Oct
Elmia Garden

Elmia Garden - "branschens berså" (the "industry's arbor") - our green enveloping meeting place where good business is done and intimate conversations are held. Here, knowledge, business and friendship can grow!

Location: Jonkoping, Sweden
2 - 4 Oct
GrootGroenPlus

260 participants will welcome you during the 34th International tree nursery trade fair GrootGroenPlus in Zundert.

Location: Zundert, the Netherlands
3 Oct
The Horti House Showcase Day

Our showcase day is a great opportunity for you to explore on of our British growers.

Location: Bury Lane
4 Oct
Perennial Dig Deep Lunch

Join us at our brand new Fundraising Lunch celebrating Perennial and all those that help us support people in Horticulture and their families.

Location: The Cumberland, Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, London, W1H 7DL
8 Oct
FutureGrow Expo

Our brand new event FutureGrow Expo will bring together senior business leaders as well as leads and purchasing decision makers from production management and technical disciplines.

Location: Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth
9 - 11 Oct
GARDEX 2024

GARDEX is Japan's largest show for garden and outdoor industry and the most important place to expand the business in Japan and Asia-pacific market. 

Location: Makuhari Messe, Japan
15 - 16 Oct
Futurescape 2024

The UK’s largest landscape expo & trade event, with seminars, live debates & fantastic variety of exhibitors.

Location: ExCeL London, Royal Victoria Dock 1 Western Gateway London E16 1XL
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
26 - 27 Oct
Mediterranean Autumn Garden Fair

This annual Autumn Mediterranean Gardening Fair will this year be open two days.

Location: FISSUL Exhibition Centre, Silves
30 - 31 Oct
Saltex 2024

SALTEX isn't just an event, it's the heart of grounds management.

SALTEX isn't just an event, it's the heart of grounds management.

Location: NEC, Birmingham
November 2024
6 Nov
National Fruit Show 2024

Come and join the leaders of British fruit growing at the 91st National Fruit show.

Location: Kent Showground, Detling, Maidstone, Kent ME14 7JF
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
28 Nov
Greenfingers Charity Fundraising Dinner
The annual Greenfingers Charity Fundraising Dinner is set to return later this year with even more opportunities for supporters of the children’s hospice garden charity to dig deep and boost the annual fundraising total before the year wraps up.
Location: Pendley Manor in Tring, Hertfordshire
December 2024
25 - 26 Dec
Christmas and Boxing days
January 2025
1 - 1 Jan
New Year's Day
26 - 29 Jan
GCA Conference
The Garden Centre Association represents over 200 Garden Centres nationwide
Location: De Vere Wokefield Estate, Reading
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
June 2025
18 - 19 Jun
National Plant Show 2025

Following a successful show, the HTA is pleased to announce next year’s HTA National Plant Show will take place from Wednesday 18 to Thursday 19 June 2025.

Location: NAEC Stoneleigh
24 - 26 Jun
spoga+gafa Cologne

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

Location: Koelnmesse trade fair hub of Cologne