SWG ShowCase going live!

We’re pleased to be able to reveal our online, virtual “SWGShowCase” that is now live. Each category is full of great information as our 'Exhibitors' have provided images, videos, posters and much more for you to view. Read more

Deadline approaching for SWGS's Virtual Show!

The deadline for submissions is fast approaching as the launch date for this virtual show will be Wednesday 7th October - the date originally planned to hold the physical show - So get your entries in now! Read more

“Book ahead with confidence,” says South West trade show organiser

Covid-19 has hit the UK tourism sector hard in 2020, although the late surge in “staycations” is now helping to fill up resorts. But what will 2021 hold – especially for the South West, which is so reliant on holidaymakers? Read more

Mike Anderson

Hyve unveils a virtual Glee Gathering

Exhibition organiser Hyve has unveiled Autumn Fair @ Home and Glee Gathering, two virtual forums in September substituting the live shows. Read more

Glee 2020 has been cancelled

Months of ‘will it? won’t it?’ have ended with the news that Glee 2020 has been cancelled along with Pawexpo. Instead there will be a two day virtual forum. Read more

Is there an appetite for Glee 2020?

It’s 15 weeks till the start of Glee. Invoices have arrived with exhibitors for final payments to participate in the exhibition. But will the show be going ahead? Read more

Virtual Chelsea goes live

Virtual Chelsea goes live with videos and articles from horticulture's finest - all free.  There is also a programme on BBC 2 each night. Read more

HTA cancels National Plant Show

The HTA has cancelled the National Plant Show 2020, scheduled to be held on 16-17 June, following Government advice about Coronavirus.  All exhibitors have been informed. Read more

New suppliers at the Garden Press Event

The quest to be environmentally responsible has brought new suppliers of compost and soil improvers to the Garden Press Event and a new approach for some existing suppliers. Read more

Ian Riggs and Balaji Manoharan

Innovation and sustainability at the National Plant Show

The NPS had a busy first day with more colourful displays than ever, crammed into the Stoneleigh venue. The environment, marketing innovation and technology were key themes. Read more

Farplants' Brett Avery with the Wellbeing promotion

Hillier looks to a next generation for a 74th consecutive Chelsea Gold

The Stihl Hillier centrepiece of the Great Pavillion will be a first Chelsea garden for young designer Lilly Gomm.  She will be backed by a new young team of growers from Hillier Nurseries. Read more

Jo & Emma Fell, Chris Francis, Robert Hillier, Lilly Gomm and Peter Gill

Gardenforum reviews a turbulent year for garden retail

Here’s your chance to catch up with some of the events in the retail garden sector that you may have missed. It was a turbulent year with the collapse of Gardman; around 60 garden centres changing hands or closing, Wyevale, Bunnings, Snow and drought. This is open to all. Read more

Gardman's fire started a turbulent year

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

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

New dates for PATS Sandown 2021 announced

Organisers of PATS Sandown have announced the show will be moving to a new date in 2021. The two-day pet industry exhibition will now be held on Tuesday, May 11th, and Wednesday, May 12th, again at Sandown Park, Surrey. Read more

Hale Events postpone 2020 Exeter Westpoint Christmas Shopping Fayre

Sadly, due to continuing Covid-19 restrictions, show organisers Hale Events have had to cancel this year's Christmas Shopping Fayre. Read more

Major pet companies book their stands at PATS Sandown 2021

Bookings for PATS Sandown, which takes place on 14th-15th February 2021, are gathering pace as the pet industry looks forward to the chance of meeting up for the first time since the UK’s lockdown was imposed in March. Read more

Glee gives suppliers a deadline for the Product Showcase

Suppliers have until the 28th August to submit videos for the product showcase at the Virtual Glee Gathering in September. Read more

IPM Essen to go ahead in January

Organisers are confident that IPM Essen will go ahead in January having proved events can be held safely at the venue with the European Bridal Week. Read more

spoga+gafa 2020 forges ahead

Feedback from visitors and exhibitors, says Koelnmesse GmbH, ‘strengthens us in our determination to hold spoga+gafa’ in Cologne in September 2020. Read more

HTA to run New Plant Awards - Virtually

The HTA will be hosting its New Plant Awards as a ‘virtual’ event this year following the cancellation of the National Plant Show in June due to Coronavirus. Read more

Agapanthus ‘AMB001’ ‘Fireworks’ from Fairweather’s Nursery

RHS postpones Hampton Court till September

RHS has postponed RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival and cancelled the Tatton Park and Wisley Flower Shows due to Covid-19. Read more

RHS cancels all upcoming shows and events

All RHS Shows, Garden events and school visits will be cancelled with immediate effect until 30 June 2020.  RHS Gardens remain open, with a number of increased precautionary measures in place. Read more

Review of 2019

Here is a summary of the news stories published on Gardenforum during 2019:  Wyevale disintegration and the expansion of other groups, the environment, supplier consolidation and people in the news.  This review is open to all. Read more

Meet the right people with Glee’s new App

Stand bookings for Glee are up 15%.  During an up-coming workshop for exhibitors, organisers ITE are to unveil a new app for making appointments at the show. Read more

News from The Garden Press Event

Over 100 companies exhibited at the busy 2019 Garden Press Event, with several innovative products to see including Doctor Organic’s Plant Pills, Pop Plants from Kinder Plants and Chesneys wood burning stove that doubles as a barbecue. Read more

Craig Hall with Deco-pak's first Lumipaves

Chelsea themes focus on health and reconnecting with nature

Encouraging people to reconnect with nature is a key theme at the 2019 RHS Chelsea Flower Show with 3 gardens representing natural landscapes, an IKEA garden showing how to grow food in the city and a first garden for the Greenfingers charity. Read more

Welcome to Yorkshire, inspired by canals and waterways

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

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