2024 is promising to be a bumper HTA National Plant Show

As it’s the HTA’s 125th anniversary, the 2024 HTA National Plant Show held at the NAEC, Stoneleigh is promising to be the biggest trade show ever.

HTA national plant show catalogue 2023

Held at the NAEX in Stoneleigh, the 2024 HTA National Plant Show will take place on the 19th -20th of June. This annual trade event brings together the horticultural supply chain to showcase new plants and products and forge new contacts.

“In the Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) 125th anniversary year, the biggest ever HTA National Plant Show will give visitors an unrivalled opportunity to explore a wide variety of plants and gardening products and discover new industry trends as well as get expert advice and make valuable new contacts. The only show of its kind, this is an important event for the industry, both visitors and exhibitors alike. Feature areas at the show will demonstrate the work being done to enhance resilience in the industry and navigate the range of regulations impacting business, including borders and trade and the transition to peat free” said Fran Barnes, the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) Chief Executive said.

Highlights 2024 HTA National Plant Show

  • Meet the experts at the HTA Village: access to industry experts for key topics including the latest developments in horticulture, HTA membership opportunities, latest in market research, and developments in parliament.
  • Education Zone: space for visitors to discuss all things careers and education with professionals from companies including MorePeople, YPHA, Association of Professional Landscapers, Pershore College, RHS New Shoots, Bishop Burton College Apprenticeships and SMB College Group.
  • New Plant Area: visitors can cast their votes for the New Plant Awards. Categories include Herbaceous Perennials, Annuals, Bedding and Container & Basket Plants, Flowering Houseplants, Foliage Houseplants, Cacti & Succulents, Trees, Shrubs (including Conifers) & Climbers.
  • Seminar Area: Industry professionals will be speaking on key topics in horticulture including the new Plant Awards Announcement, what you need to know about Trade and Borders, Growing Media: Life Beyond Peat, Automation in Horticulture – hosted by Dura-ID, Growing Your Team – hosted by MorePeople, and there will be a networking event hosted by Women in Horticulture.

“Horticulture is a creative and dynamic industry and visitors can hear about some of the fantastic career opportunities that are available as well as learn about new plants and developments. The show is taking place at a crucial time for our industry to demonstrate its value, and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone to what promises to be a fantastic HTA National Plant Show 2024”, added Barnes.