Bennett said: "Following extensive consultation with horticultural exhibitors, we’ve identified a huge demand for a top quality flower show in the London area at the height of the selling season. The inclusion of a carefully curated fine food section is a natural extension and will offer an enjoyable experience for gardeners and foodies alike. We’ve had a terrific response already and will be writing to exhibitors shortly with more details".
Nick Moorhouse, director at Hatfield House, said: "I am delighted to have agreed a contract with Stephen Bennett and his team to run this exciting new Flower & Food Show at Hatfield House. Less than half an hour by train from London King’s Cross - Hatfield railway station is literally on our doorstep - and with superb transport links, vast car parking capacity and excellent on-site facilities for exhibitors, we’re looking forward to launching the most exciting new event in the southeast of England."
Mike Clare of Potash Nursery said: "Stephen has consulted the nursery trade and we are glad to be in such safe and experienced hands. Those of us within a couple of hours of Hertfordshire are delighted to have a good new garden show in our part of the country in late May/early June".
Rob Hardy of Cottage Garden Plants said: "This is really good news. A proper flower show, run by the country’s most experienced horticultural show organiser, targeted at keen gardeners is just what we need. Rosy and I are really looking forward to a show in a superb venue in the London area at the best time of year. I’m sure the exhibitor community will welcome the new show at Hatfield House."