Solex is back, bigger and better!

Spring has sprung, and we're thrilled to reveal a fresh new look to the Solex website.  Read more - open to all

British Garden Centres sponsors BBC Gardeners’ World Live Theatre

British Garden Centres, is thrilled to annual its return to the prestigious BBC Gardeners’ World Live for the third consecutive year. Read more - open to all

RHS brings radiance of popular orchid show to the capital

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, comes to the capital next month. Read more - open to all

Oncidiums and other orchid varieties will be on display at the RHS Orchid Show

BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair returns to Beaulieu

Fans of the great outdoors can look forward to a spectacular celebration of spring plants, gardens and gardening over the first weekend in May when the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair returns to Beaulieu in the beautiful New Forest. Read more - open to all

10 days until Scotland's Trade Fair opens in Glasgow

Choice, creativity and innovation are the recurring themes at Scotland’s Trade Fair. With an impressive 30% of all exhibitors new to the Show, coupled with the launch of many 2024 ranges from existing suppliers, this is the one event to discover, stock and order products for the year ahead. Read more - open to all

Registration is live for Source Home & Gift

Leading UK sourcing show, Source Home & Gift, will be returning to the NEC Birmingham from the 4-7th February 2024, and you can secure your ticket for free now. Registration is now live. Read more - open to all

Hyve responds to pressure and changes Glee dates

Hyve has moved 2024 trade show from June to September following retailer consultations and pressure from other shows that have also reorganised. Read more - members only

UK pet industry energised by three-day PATS 2024

News that PATS will be a THREE-DAY exhibition in 2024 has delighted UK pet companies eager to showcase their new products to a wider audience. Read more - open to all

Top garden centres back new Garden Centre Expo

There’s a new show in the garden centre calendar for 2024, Garden Centre Expo is attracting leading industry figures as speakers including Alan Roper and Peter Burks. Read more - members only

Almost all stands sold at Scotland's Trade Fair Spring

Scotland’s Trade Fair Spring is almost fully committed after a huge interest in stands from new and established companies. Taking place at the SEC, Glasgow, this show demonstrates that confidence is high after a successful tourist season this summer. Read more - open to all

PetQuip Awards shine as the pet industry celebrates

Last night’s PetQuip Awards hosted a record number of guests as the pet industry convened to recognise excellence and celebrate achievement. Read more - open to all

Gardenex recruits UK exhibitors for National Hardware Show

Gardenex is recruiting for its UK pavilion at the March 2024 Las Vegas show for the lawn and garden, hardware and DIY industries. Read more - members only

Landscape 2023 postponed

The Landscape show scheduled for 27th and 28th September at the NEC has been postponed until the Spring. Read more - open to all

Frustrated exhibitors protest in the aisles at Autumn Fair

Frustration with the ‘shambles’ caused by the Connect appointments system led to a protest by exhibitors in the aisles of Hall 20 and locked doors. Read more - members only

Growers are in a really positive mood

Growers have had a good year says Ball UK at the 2023 Summer Showcase. It has noticed also that retailers and growers are working more together when planning for next year. Read more - members only

Garden Museum Spring Plant Fair 2024

The Garden Museum’s annual Spring Plant Fair returns on Sunday 14 April, gathering specialist plant nurseries and growers from around the country for a day of plant shopping, talks and workshops for city gardeners. Read more - open to all

Exclusively 2024 'Sold Out' already

Exhibition space at the housewares, gift and small domestic electricals show, Exclusively (11th and 12th June 2024) is already 100% sold, says Show Chair, Will Jones. Read more - open to all

Spring Fair 2024 is the launchpad for new products

During the second day of the UK’s largest and longest serving retail show Spring Fair, buyers from retailers were wowed by the sheer volume and breadth of exciting, innovative, inspirational and unexpected new products. Read more - open to all

Spring Fair 24 New Product Showcase

PATS adds new Aquatics Zone to the 2024 TRADE show

PATS 2024, reverting to its original title of the Pet & Aquatics Trade Show, will introduce a focussed Aquatics Zone to its three-day exhibition, which takes place at Telford International Centre from Sunday, 29th September to Tuesday, 1st October 2024. Read more - open to all

2023 news roundup

We highlight the main events of 2023 including the collapse of Wilko, juggling of the trade shows calendar and the deaths of some notable pioneers in the industry. Read more - open to all

YPHA hold meeting at Coolings as tribute for their mentor Paul Cooling

Nine finalists 9 named for IGOTY 2024

Nine growers from around the world, including one from the UK, have reached the finals for the AIPH International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2024. Read more - members only

Spring Fair's community team is your path to meeting new buyers

Spring Fair, the UK's most popular, diverse, and trend led marketplace for home, gift, fashion and everyday, and retail’s definitive wholesale shopping destination, has created a Community Team to serve as a valuable resource for exhibitors and buyers. Read more - open to all

BBC Gardeners’ World Events launches 2024 events

BBC Gardeners’ World Events is thrilled to announce its exciting events calendar for 2024 with news that BBC Gardeners’ World presenter, Adam Frost, will be designing the headline show garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live. Read more - open to all

Source Home & Gift – 25% bigger

The only international sourcing platform of its kind, February's Source Home & Gift unites global manufacturers with key retailers, brands and contractors. Read more - members only

Giving & Living that little bit more!

2024 is fast approaching, which means that the first gift trade show of the year is just around the corner! Giving & Living takes place from 14-16th January at Westpoint in Exeter. Read more - open to all

Hyve pauses Connect programme after Autumn Fair protests

“It is clear that Connect became a distraction and cause of disruption,” says Nicola Meadows as Hyve abandons the programme for Spring Fair, Autumn Fair and Glee in 2024. Read more - members only

Nicola Meadows divisional MD, Hyve.

PATS Telford to become a THREE-DAY event in 2024

The organisers of PATS, the UK’s National Pet Industry Event, have announced the launch of a THREE-DAY exhibition to take place at the Telford International Centre in 2024. Read more - open to all

Gardenforum are partnering with LANDSCAPE once again!

After 12 years of curating successful exhibitions, LANDSCAPE prevails as the essential industry-leading event that welcomes hundreds of companies exhibiting new products and solutions. LANDSCAPE ensures their wide range of exhibitors represent every corner of the industry. Read more - open to all

RHS unveils first large scale indoor urban show

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has announced its plans to hold a new Urban Show in 2024 in Central Manchester.  Read more - members only

Blue Diamond launch a new rose

Blue Diamond Garden Centres and its Fryer’s Roses brand, are to launch a new rose at this year’s RHS Tatton Park Flower Show – rosa ‘Gracious Lady’ on behalf of the well-known Coronation Street actress, Barbara Knox. Read more - open to all

Rosa ‘Gracious Lady’

To see earlier stories - Look in the News Archive