Garden trade industry events, shows and exibitions
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With just weeks to go until the second annual Glee at Spring Fair event (3rd – 7th February, NEC Birmingham) the show’s exhibitors reveal what garden and gift buyers can expect to see from this thriving section of the exhibition.
Following the success of last year’s show, Fordingbridge, the leading specialist design and build contractors of inspiring canopy, walkway and building solutions, will be returning to Glee
Introduced ahead of the 2018 show, Glee’s new guided Discovery Tours will provide a fresh insight into the show’s extensive catalogue of content, features, educational seminars and inspirational retail displays.
This pet trade event showcases thousands of products and over 300 brands and companies all under one roof. Running since 2009, the event has grown to attract over 4,000 retailers.
Watch out for: Different Dog, bringing the first home-cooked frozen dog food to the UK retail market for the pooch with the picky palate. And since 1976 Kong have been making toys which boast quality, durability, safety, and value and are recommended by veterinarians, trainers and behaviourists worldwide. Their teeth-cleaning models are a must for canines.
“From country homes to city apartments, from urban lofts and public spaces to luxury hotels... the indoor-outdoor phenomenon affects all types of living spaces,” say show planners. From weatherproof rugs to outdoor kitchens, this trade event is dedicated to garden designers, landscape architects and contractors and features high-end projects to drool over.
Four Oaks – the commercial horticultural show now in its 48th year – takes place on a 23-acre nursery site. Event planners say, “The last decade has brought a steady growth to the nursery sector, specifically specimen plants and mature stock from across Europe. Massive displays of plant material form the heart of the show, with associated supplies and services from production to point-of-sale. Over 40% of participating companies will be from overseas.”
Perfectly timed for short orders and Christmas, Autumn Fair is the ideal place for retailers and buyers to find new brands and the latest products from thousands of suppliers. The event will give you “loads of fresh inspiration” for the season ahead.