Glee bows to trend with space review

Glee is to concentrate more on core gardening in 2012 after the garden trade show saw visitor numbers fall to 11,148 in September 2011 from 13,050 in 2010.

Visitors interested in pet care fell most after Glee organiser EMAP moved the pet care hall and faced competition from the Aqua and PATS events.

But garden care space at the 700-exhibitor NEC show was up by 1,000sq m. Garden design, home and gift and retail services were flat. The revamped planteria will be tweaked to give it a more intimate feel in 2012.

In garden leisure, Glee said core exhibitors do well, despite sector show Solex being in June and multiples buying early in China.

New seminar concepts are set to keep visitors closer to exhibitors rather than in separate lecture theatres.


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

What new vegetables will gardeners be growing in 2018?

What new vegetables will gardeners be growing in 2018?

Next year is Fleuroselect year of the chilli pepper and Thompson & Morgan and Mr Fothergill's have ranges around the hot vegetable, with a new way of promoting sales.

Garden centre building: what's going up?

Garden centre building: what's going up?

After a lull in new builds, 2018 could see a slight resurgence in garden centres being erected.

Retail seed: crowded market for 2018

Retail seed: crowded market for 2018

Thompson & Morgan is refocusing on the garden centre seed market, hoping to win back business from Mr Fothergill's, which has expanded during T&M's long sale process.


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

Horticulture Week Top 100 GARDEN CENTRES

Our exclusive ranking of garden centre performance by annual turnover. 

Garden Centre Prices

Peter Seabrook

Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world
 

Read more Peter Seabrook articles

Neville Stein

Business advice from Neville Stein, MD of business consultancy Ovation
 

Read latest articles