Industry Events

  • Garden Re-Leaf 2018 registration now open

    By GCU on November 30, 2017
    Following a fantastic Garden Re-Leaf Day this year, Greenfingers Charity has announced 2018’s event will take place on Friday March 16 and with some new exciting events planned for next year promises to be even bigger than this year…more details of new events will be revealed in the coming weeks… The Garden Re-Leaf Day Walk will take place once again […]
  • Seminar showcase and award line-up set to enhance busy South West Growers Show

    By GCU on September 25, 2017
    A top line up of seminars has been announced as we near the opening of the South West trade event aimed at growers, plant buyers and the landscape and amenity sector, the South West Growers Show (SWGS). Doors open at the Matford Centre, Exeter from 9am on Wednesday October 4. With an exhibitor list combining a mixture of local nurseries […]
  • First day at PATS Telford hailed ‘a huge success’

    By GCU on September 25, 2017
    The opening day of PATS Telford has been hailed as a huge success by both exhibitors and visitors, as an array of new products were unveiled at the Telford International Centre. Many of the exhibitors were particularly pleased with the quality of enquiries and orders generated on Sunday from the many visitors who flocked into the centre. Pets Choice used […]
  • Decco announces regional trade show program

    By GCU on September 19, 2017
    As part of its commitment to supporting the independent market both in the High Street and in garden centre retail, home improvement and garden wholesaler Decco is to hold six regional trade shows for existing and new retail customers. The trade shows take place as follows: Belfast – September 19 – La Mon Hotel Leeds– September 27 – York Racecourse […]
  • Glee Buyers Power List 2017: winners announced

    By GCU on September 14, 2017
    The winners of the 2017 Glee Buyers Power List have been announced during an awards ceremony within Glee’s Seminar Theatre. From individual garden centre buyers to multiple retailer buying teams, the Glee Buyers Power List was introduced to recognise and celebrate the many garden retail buyers who have gone ‘above and beyond’ to make a difference within the industry in […]
  • BHETA forum targets home improvement suppliers

    By GCU on September 13, 2017
    BHETA’s next networking forum is to feature guest speakers from Selco, ManoMano and Stax, the organisation has revealed. They will joined by Paul Martin, head of retail at KPMG, for the latest view on the economic situation as it affects the home improvement industry.  The forum is to take place on September 26 at Federation House. Finance director Rob Brewill […]
  • Glee New Product Awards 2017 winners announced

    By GCU on September 12, 2017
    Eleven ground-breaking new garden products have been confirmed as the winners of the coveted Glee New Product Awards 2017. Selected from hundreds of entries showcased at Glee (September 11-13, NEC Birmingham), the winning products were chosen by an expert panel of judges, representing independent and multiple retailers and international suppliers. Entries were submitted into twelve key garden retail categories, comprising: […]
  • South West Growers Show focuses on key regional trade

    By GCU on September 8, 2017
    As plans intensify ahead of the opening of the South West Growers Show (SWGS) at the Matford Centre, Exeter on Wednesday October 4, both exhibitors and organisers are focusing on the importance of reaching the key regional horticultural, turfcare and amenity trade across the South West and surrounding counties. At a time when many trade events are amalgamating and moving […]
  • Simon King to speak at Birdfair 2017

    By GCU on August 16, 2017
    This August, wildlife expert Simon King OBE will be speaking at Birdfair, an annual event for birdwatchers, held every year at Rutland Water in England. Known as the ‘Glastonbury of birdwatching’, Birdfair runs from August 18 to 20. The annual three-day nature event features talks and hundreds of stalls and brings together nature lovers from 83 countries. So far, Birdfair […]
  • Glee 2017: keynote speaker confirmed as award-winning garden journalist Nick Bailey

    By GCU on July 25, 2017
    On Monday September 11, Glee will be welcoming award-winning gardening journalist and TV presenter, Nick Bailey, to the stage as this year’s keynote speaker. Leading not one, but three sessions as part of Glee’s ever-popular seminar programme, Nick’s keynote speech will focus on the latest emerging trends in gardens, how garden centres can utilise garden shows as a way of […]