Horticulture Wales seeks final growers for trade show showcase

Ornamental growers across Wales are being encouraged to take advantage of an opportunity to showcase their products at Four Oaks Trade Show in September.

Horticulture Wales is organising a shared stand at the event (2-3 September) which would give Welsh growers the opportunity to be seen by the thousands of buyers, landscapers, designers, retailers, and garden centre representatives who flock to the annual exhibition.

Around four or five Welsh growers have already registered an interest in participating, but one or two more are still required to ensure the idea is viable.

Exhibitors booked include a shrubs and conifers grower, alpines grower, fruit plant grower and herb grower.

Project development officer Karen Rodenburg said: "This is a fantastic chance to put Welsh-grown plants firmly on the international map, but we can only arrange the shared stand if there is sufficient demand from Welsh growers.

While interest has been strong so far, we still need a few more growers to sign-up and have set a deadline of 25 June for other businesses to register an interest."

The shared stand will include space for Danish trolleys to display stock – participating growers can either bring their own trolleys, share with other businesses, or loan one from the show organisers.

In addition, growers exhibiting as part of the proposed Horticulture Wales stand will all feature in the official Exhibition Guide and Trade Directory – which has a guaranteed pre-show circulation of 22,000 – and on the event’s website.

Depending on the level of interest from Welsh growers, space on the shared stand may be available for either one or both of the show days. Interested growers will be responsible for arranging their own travel and accommodation, and providing their own promotional materials and branding.

For more information contact Karen Rodenburg on 01978 293967 or email horticulturewales@glyndwr.ac.uk by Wednesday 25 June.

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