PATS Telford shapes up for biggest-ever show

With so many exciting plans for 2023, PATS Telford is certain to be an unmissable show with more stand space being allocated in three packed halls at the Telford International Centre in Shropshire. Read more - open to all

Take advantage of Buyer Services at Glee 2023

The garden industry is getting ready for Glee where this year a new range of complimentary services for buyers attending the show will be launched, including Product Finders, Exhibitor ‘Look Books’ plus access to the Buyer Lounge and the exclusive Glee Connect party. Read more - open to all

Win one night’s accommodation at Glee 2023

Registration for Glee 2023 is now open and one lucky visitor is about to enjoy a special treat thanks to Glee’s new registration incentive! Read more - open to all

Catering for Bristol’s food and drink buyers

On Tuesday 27th June, the Source Roadshow will be taking place at Bristol’s Ashton Gate Stadium, for one day only. After a successful launch in 2022, it will be bringing the best of the South West to Bristol’s food and drink buyers in 2023 Read more - open to all

DIY brands to exhibit at Glee in BHETA Bira Village

DIY suppliers will be able to join their garden counterparts at Glee this year by exhibiting in the BHETA Bira Village.  Read more - members only

spoga+gafa 2023: More area, more exhibitors, more trends

The largest garden lifestyle trade fair in the world, spoga+gafa, is fully booked three months before it starts, apart from a few small spaces. Read more - members only

3 garden companies lift sales over £100m

Latest company results on Gardenforum show strong growth from Squire’s, Stewarts and Haskins with 3 companies, including Smart Garden Products pushing turnover over £100m. Read more - members only

Rapid growth at Smart Garden Products lifts sales above £100m

Exciting new products to be launched at PATS Sandown

Seeing the very latest pet products and innovations launched under one roof is one of the major attractions to PATS visitors, and this March’s show at Sandown Park in Esher, Surrey, is set to showcase an impressive number of new items. Read more - open to all

EzyDog UK won the Dog Harnesses, Leads and Clothing category at PATS Sandown in 2022

Debbie Flowerday confirmed for the Glee Talent Store

It has been confirmed that this June (27th – 29th, NEC Birmingham) visual merchandising expert, Debbie Flowerday, will become a mentor for Glee’s all-new Talent Store - the ultimate industry showcase for emerging retailer and visual merchandising talent.  Read more - open to all

 Debbie Flowerday

South West Growers Show

For those who are unfamiliar with the show, the South West Growers Show is the South West’s ONLY trade exhibition aimed at attracting growers, and plant buyers from local authorities, garden centres, retail outlets and the landscaping industry. Read more - open to all

Garden Press Event celebrates award winners and HTA welcomes House of Lords committee members

Over 400 members of the garden press and media made their way to the Garden Press Event on 21 February, for a one-day exhibition showcasing the entire supply chain of the environmental horticulture industry, organised by the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) and Garden Industry Manufacturers Association (GIMA). Read more - open to all

Garden Press Event Best New Product - Wool Pots

Source Home & Gift makes its mark on responsible sourcing

Source Home & Gift has created a new platform for responsibly made homewares, furniture, gifts, toys, textiles, packaging, and stationery and greetings by artisans, producers and manufacturers from over 20 countries. Read more - open to all

Spring Fair & Moda - Showcasing thousands of new products

Spring Fair, the UK’s leading marketplace for wholesale Home, Gift and Fashion which returns to the NEC Birmingham NEC from 5th – 8th February 2023, opens its doors this Sunday to the UK’s independent retailers and multiples. Read more - open to all

Mr Plant Geek joins Glee as the exhibition’s first-ever ambassador

In an exciting move, Michael Perry – better known as Mr Plant Geek – will be joining Glee 2023 (27th – 29th June, NEC Birmingham) as the exhibition’s first ever ‘ambassador’. Read more - open to all

Michael Perry

EXPO 2023 Doha will be an unmissable experience

A delegation from The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) spent the last four days touring the Qatar capital to assess its readiness to host the Expo 2023 Doha. Read more - members only

Tim Briercliffe, H.E. Ambassador Mr. Bader Al Dafa, and Mr. Leonardo Capitanio

Sunshine brings record visitors to BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair at Beaulieu

Sunshine, Showcase Gardens and springtime shopping were just some of the highlights enjoyed by a record 23,000 green-fingered visitors at the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair at Beaulieu the last weekend of April. Read more - open to all

Glee Talent Store finalists selected to showcase at Glee 2023

Twelve candidates from this year’s Glee Talent Store have been selected to showcase their designs at Glee (May 2023). Read more - open to all

Clare Baker and Nathan Evans from Bents Garden Home

SGD Soirée at LANDSCAPE 2023

LANDSCAPE - The Industry Trade Show and the SGD - Society of Garden Designers have joined together to put on a night to remember. Read more - open to all

LANDSCAPE partners with LOFA & SOLEX for a second year

Bring on year two! Once again, LANDSCAPE – The Industry Trade Show, LOFA- The Leisure and Outdoor Furniture Association, and SOLEX - The Summer Outdoor Living Exhibition are teaming up. Read more - open to all

Glee is the Gift for retailers this Summer

As we head into Spring and gardeners around the UK get planting and digging, plans for Glee - the International Festival for Garden, Leisure and Pet being held at the NEC from 27th-29th June - are also hotting up. This year the focus will not just be on the great outdoors, as a brand new Home, Gift & Clothing sector is about to take shape on the exhibition floor. Read more - open to all

Momentum builds behind new consumer show Water Alive

Momentum is building behind Water Alive, the new consumer show for fishkeepers, which will run alongside trade exhibition AQUA 2023 in October. Read more - open to all

Horticulture trading to resume after Northern Ireland Protocol deal

“Real trade can resume again,” says The HTA as Prime Minister says ‘quintessentially British’ products including trees and seeds will once again be available in Northern Ireland. Read more - members only

Take away more from Expowest Cornwall!

Expowest Cornwall brings the best food and drink, equipment and business services to Cornwall's hospitality and catering buyers. Read more - open to all

News from the aisles of the Garden Press Event

The 2023 Garden Press Event was filled with innovation driven by the quest for greater sustainability; and bloggers feeding the interest of younger plant lovers. Read more - members only

Andermatt's beneficial bugs and biodegradable netting

Get ready for Glee 2023

In just four months the international garden retail, leisure and pet sectors will come together under one roof in the shape of Glee 2023.  An unrivalled platform for growth, networking, sourcing and inspiration, a trip to the annual Glee exhibition will arm any retailer with all the tools they need to grow their offering in 2023 and beyond. Read more - open to all

Connect @ Autumn Fair to transform the future of trade shows

Connect @ Autumn Fair is designed to revolutionise the traditional trade show model by connecting retailers and brands on a scale never achieved before the show starts. Read more - members only

New sourcing show Source Home & Gift opens on Sunday

Source Home & Gift opens this Sunday bringing together a compelling line-up of over 150 audited, quality manufacturers from around the world including China, India, Egypt, Pakistan, Ghana, Nepal, Singapore, across Europe and the USA, who will join the inaugural show running parallel to Spring Fair. Read more - open to all

UK pet industry gears up for PATS Sandown

UK pet companies are gearing up for 2023 with plans to unveil their new product launches at the industry’s Spring pet industry exhibition, PATS Sandown, in Esher, Surrey on Sunday 26th March and Monday 27th March. Read more - open to all

The Glee Talent Store

Immersive content has become a hugely popular part of Glee’s annual offering and, this year, a fantastic, brand-new live project will bring industry rising stars to the fore, through the mentor-led, training-based Glee Talent Store. Read more - open to all

PATS picks Animal Rescue and Care as chosen charity

PATS Sandown has chosen welfare group Animal Rescue and Care (ARC) as its chosen charity for 2023. Read more - open to all

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