Four Oaks Trade Show Preview - A stunning line-up

The biggest, most comprehensive event for ornamental horticulture professionals is about to begin.

Welcome to our preview of this year's Four Oaks Trade Show, which takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday next week (3-4 September) at the 9.3ha nursery site in Cheshire's Lower Withington.

The Four Oaks Trade Show remains, by a long margin, the largest, most comprehensive event in the UK for everyone involved in the garden industry - from growers and garden retail buyers to garden landscapers and designers.

Horticulture Week is proud once again to be the official media partner to the event, which is a highlight of the garden industry year. To whet your appetite, over the next 20 pages we present a preview of the stunning line-up of plants, products and services being launched and showcased at this year's show.

Don't forget to take a little time out to join leadership and development expert Judy Oliver from the Horticultural Training Company, who will be leading some brilliant bite-sized training sessions - completely free of charge - throughout the second day of the show, Wednesday at 10am, 12pm and 2pm.

The sessions will challenge attendees to consider whether everyone in their business understands and shares their vision for the future, how well their managers operate as a team, whether they have the right people in the right jobs and whether they are delivering the right products to the right customers - and what happens if they don't get these things right? As Judy says, it could turn out to be the best investment of 40 minutes you ever make.

Always a highlight are the Four Oaks Trade Show Awards, hosted by HW.

This year's judging panel, which includes Iain Wylie of the Garden Centre Association, Abi Rayment of Dove Associates, Tim Edwards of Boningale Nurseries and Mike Easom of Buckingham Nurseries & Garden Centre, will work hard to assess the hundreds of entries for the new plants and products awards and pick out the best stands at the show. Winners will be announced at a special event hosted by HW at the showground.

In the meantime, we look forward to welcoming you at our stand, E45.

Show details

Event: Four Oaks Trade Show 2013

Venue: Farm Lane, Lower Withington, Macclesfield, Cheshire, SK11 9DU

Date and times: Tuesday, 3 September (9am to 5pm) and Wednesday 4 September (9am to 4.30pm)

More information: For more details about the show visit the Four Oaks Trade Show website, see

Alternatively, call event director Pat Coutts on 01477 571392.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

An effective strategy to retain staff is the best way for any business to avoid a potential recruitment crisis, Neville Stein advises.

GroSouth 2017 update

GroSouth 2017 update

First-time and established exhibitors are preparing to showcase products and services at this year's show in West Sussex, Gavin McEwan reports.

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Vine weevil

Pest & Disease Factsheet - Vine weevil

Avoid costly damage by this serious plant pest.

Opinion... Pepper breeders' wealth of knowledge

Opinion... Pepper breeders' wealth of knowledge

Peter Seabrook looks forward to garden centre pepper-tasting weekends.

Opinion... Shining a light on trading with Europe

Opinion... Shining a light on trading with Europe

Accurate figures are notoriously difficult to get at, but without doubt the UK imports a great deal of its ornamental plant requirement.

Opinion... Unbeatable delight of quality plants

Opinion... Unbeatable delight of quality plants

Viewing top-quality plants, both growing and on sale, always gives me pleasure.

Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Tim Edwards

Boningales Nursery chairman Tim Edwards on the business of ornamentals production

Read Tim Edwards

Ornamentals ranking

Top 30 Ornamentals Nurseries by Turnover 2017

Top 30 Ornamentals Nurseries by Turnover 2017

Tough retail pricing policies and Brexit opportunities drive the top 30 growth strategies.

Pest & Disease Tracker bulletin 

The latest pest and disease alerts, how to treat them, plus EAMU updates, sent direct to your inbox.

Sign up here

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Peter Seabrook

Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world

Read more Peter Seabrook articles