SGD Conference 2024

Royal Geographic Society London, UK

The SGD conference ‘Between a Rock and a Soft Place – Pushing hard for a lighter impact’ delves into the fascinating world of the interface between mineral, vegetal and animal, with some emphasis on how and why inorganic materials impact on what plants grow and wildlife can thrive.

Sarah Price RHS Chelsea Flower Show

Party for Perennial 2024

Core Bar London, UK

Party for Perennial is an event that promises plenty of fun and a chance to catch up with friends and colleagues whilst raising money to support all those working in horticulture and their families who come to Perennial for help.

Gardener

FLORALIES Internationales

Domaine de la Chabotterie Vendée, France

Floralies is a prestigious flower exhibition which has been taking place every five years in Nantes since 1956. As a nod to Paris hosting the Olympic Games, the theme for the Floralies Internationales 2024 is theme ‘Flower games’. As explained by the organiser ‘Integral to all cultures, games are one of the oldest forms of social interaction. They capture the perspectives and ideas of cultures around the world while enriching future generations. A true source of positive energy, we use games to challenge and improve ourselves’.

Domaine de la Chabotterie

HTA National Plant Show 2024

NAEC Stoneleigh Stoneleigh, Warwickshire, UK

Over 240 stands presented more than 150 companies products, across both halls at the 2023 event. The 2023 event shaped up to be a fantastic one, providing British companies the opportunity to showcase everything from seeds, bulbs, house plants and a wide range of garden plants to labelling and product information, growing media, display benching and machinery.

HTA National Plant Show

Solex – Summer Outdoor Living Exhibition

NEC Brimingham, UK

Summer event focussed on all things outdoors, bringing together all manufacturers of garden products – furniture & accessories, barbecues, fire pits, leisure products, gifts, outdoor buildings, storage, lighting, play equipment, spas, pergolas, hot tubs, parasols and soft furnishings – and provides a showcase for all the exciting new developments in design, environmental manufacturing, sustainability and production for both the retail and contract markets.

International People Plant Symposium

Crowne Plaza Hotel Reading, Berkshire, UK

The symposium for 2024 is themed ‘Cultivation of human health through horticulture: from gardening lifestyle to professional intervention’, is for all with an interest in horticulture for health; social and therapeutic horticulturists, green care sector, medical professionals, academics and researchers. Keynote speakers include Dr Rachel Bragg OBE, Dr Sue Stuart Smith and Anna Baker Cresswell.

Garden flowers

Plantarium|Groen

The International Trade Centre (ITC) Hazerswoude, Netherlands

Trade event for European garden retail and wholesale sector. 5,000 sample lots from 500 growers exhibit at the trade fair, aimed at suppliers of European garden centres, retail, wholesale and garden plant buyers.

Plantarium Groen Trade Fair

IGCA 2024 Congres

Canadian Nursery Landscape Association Montréal and Québec City, Canada

The 64th International Garden Centre Association’s (IGCA) Congress, hosted by Garden Centres Canada (GCC), a commodity group of the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association (CNLA). The IGCA Congress offers three different tour formats for delegates to choose from. The itinerary for all formats is virtually the same, but the level of interaction is the main difference between them.

Montreal Canada

Beth Chatto Symposium: Beneath the Surface

Essex University Colchester, Essex, UK

The third symposium, entitled ‘Beneath the Surface’, follows the success of ‘Ecological Planting in the 21st Century’ and ‘Rewilding the Mind’, continues Beth’s mission to inspire and educate through horticulture. Proceeds will help further the work of the Beth Chatto Education Trust.

Beth Chatto Symposium

Four Oaks Trade Show

Four Oaks Nursery Macclesfield, UK

Four Oaks Trade Show is an international exhibition for commercial horticulture. The event takes place on a 23-acre nursery site in Cheshire UK, covering an area of 13,000m² under glass with additional outdoor areas.

Four Oaks Trade Show