Visitor booking now open for FutureGrow Expo

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is delighted to announce that visitor booking is now open for the highly anticipated FutureGrow Expo, set to take place on Tuesday 8 October 2024, at Stoneleigh Park in Kenilworth. Read more - open to all

Times are tough for Garden Furniture suppliers

Solex closed last night, claiming the volume of orders taken had increased over last year. However, times are tough for garden furniture suppliers. Read more - members only

Celebrate the future of garden retail

The garden retail industry's most anticipated event, Glee, is poised to mark a monumental milestone as it celebrates its 50th anniversary this September (10th – 12th, NEC Birmingham). Read more - open to all

Re-booking opens for HTA National Plant Show 2025

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

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Chat from the HTA National Plant Show

Chat from the aisles of the HTA National Plant Show after ‘an alright’ season include importing from Kenya, under insurance and rising Xmas tree prices. Read more - members only

Hydrangea macrophylla First Editions® Eclipse® wins Peter Seabrook Award

Hydrangea macrophylla First Editions® Eclipse® has been crowned Best New Plant at BBC Gardeners’ World Live and wins grower Allensmore Nurseries the coveted Peter Seabrook Award.


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Apple Peter’s Gold by FP Matthews

Best New Plant at BBC Gardeners’ World Live 

Hydrangea macrophylla First Editions® Eclipse® wins Peter Seabrook Award for Best New Plant at BBC Gardeners’ World Live.  Thrive wins a Gold.  Read more - open to all

Hydrangea macrophylla First Editions® Eclipse®

Meet your new favourite supplier at Glee Home, Gift & Clothing

As the premier event in the garden retail sector gets set for its 50th anniversary, the best of home, gift and clothing suppliers are gearing up to join the Glee community at the NEC, Birmingham, from 10th-12th September. Read more - open to all

Blue Diamond Garden Centres wins RHS Childrens Choice Award

Blue Diamond Garden Centres with the National Trust has won the RHS Childrens Choice award at RHS Chelsea with a garden designed by Ann-Marie Powell.  Read more - open to all

The Blue Diamond Garden

His Majesty The King announced as Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)

The RHS is honoured and delighted that His Majesty The King will be the next Patron of the Royal Horticultural Society – the UK’s gardening charity dedicated to helping everyone to garden for health, happiness and the environment.

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The CHA announces its exhibitor line-up for GreenTech Amsterdam

The UK exhibitors are set to meet global growers and breeders, who attend to learn more about how to grow and optimise production in vegetable, floriculture, glass and open field horticulture.

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PetQuip Awards 2024 now open for entries

PetQuip has announced that entries are now welcome as the association’s prestigious awards are launched. Read more - open to all

 PetQuip Awards 2023

SOLEX Exhibition kicks off festivities with Awards Ceremony and Afterparty

SOLEX Exhibition, the premier event that gathers the best and brightest of the outdoor leisure industry, has announced an Awards Ceremony & Afterparty to kick off the excitement of the summer event on the Tuesday 9 July. Read more - open to all

SOLEX's Fire Food & Outdoor Living Evening

Autumn Fair announces line-up of Bellwether Brands

As the UK’s largest retail marketplace hosted in the second half of the year, Autumn Fair returns on the 1st – 4th September at NEC Birmingham as the indispensable destination for buyers to explore a wealth of new and captivating products from the most coveted brands in retail.

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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

Unpave the Way at Tatton Flower Show

The Environment Agency, United Utilities, and Lancashire County Council are leading on the ‘Unpave the Way’ feature garden project, which showcases alternatives to garden paving at Tatton. Read more - open to all

Spoga+Gafa reacts to customer demands

Spoga+Gafa, the biggest garden and BBQ trade fair in the world, is reacting to the industry's wishes and is changing its schedule. From the next event onwards, the trade fair will begin on a Tuesday and end on a Thursday. Read more - members only

Rosa ‘Believe in Yourself’

The Blue Diamond Group of Garden Centres of which Fryer’s Roses is a part of, will donate £1 from every Believe in Yourself rose sold through their garden centres and through Fryer’s online or by phone, to the Stroke Association. Read more - open to all

Believe in Yourself Rose

BHETA partners with Garden Centre Expo

BHETA is partnering with Garden Centre Expo, the garden trade conference and exhibition being held at the London ExCel on the 15th and 16th October 2024. Read more - members only

Digitalis purpurea Apple Blossom wins Best in Show

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company’s Digitalis purpurea Apple Blossom has been recognised as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards, sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), at this year’s HTA National Plant Show. Read more - open to all

New Plant Award winners

Thrive wins Gold award for wildlife garden

Thrive, the national charity promoting gardening for health and wellbeing has scooped a Gold award for their Beautiful Border at BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC Birmingham, offering a place to pause, rest and reflect with nature. Read more - open to all

Border Designer Alexandra Bailey, Client & Garden Mgr & Sarah Bowers Regional Operations Mgr.

UK exhibitor group for spoga+gafa

Gardenex has announced that it will bring a group of innovative companies to spoga+gafa. Read more - open to all

Wyevale Nurseries puts up seven entries for the New Plant Awards

Wyevale Nurseries has entered seven varieties for the New Plant Awards at the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) National Plant Show at NAEC Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire on June 19 and 20 (2024).

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Philadelphus Petite Perfume Pink

First FutureGrow Expo unveiled by the HTA

The HTA has announced the inaugural FutureGrow Expo, on 8 October at Stoneleigh Park, to connect horticulture growers with technology innovators. Read more - members only

Fran Barnes

Registration for Glee 2024 now live!

As the garden retail sector gears up for a new September edition of Glee (10th – 12th September, NEC Birmingham), including a half century celebration for the leading annual exhibition, it has been confirmed that online registration is now live. Read more - open to all

Biggest re-think of RHS Shows for a generation

Some of the biggest and most exciting changes for a generation are being made to RHS Flower Shows, taking the world-class Shows to stunning new locations around the country. Read more - members only

Urban Garden Show attracts the ‘Urban Youth’

The RHS’s first large scale indoor urban event, held in a former railway station in Manchester until Sunday, shows the cutting-edge of modern gardening.  Read more - members only


RHS Urban Show: Growing in the City

What is urban gardening? This question will be raised at the first RHS Urban Show, to be held from 18 to 21 April at the Depot Mayfield in Manchester. Read more - open to all

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

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