HTA signs up 87 exhibitors to National Plant Show and considers extending

The National Plant Show has signed up 87 exhibitors with names attending the 29-30 June show at Stoneleigh Park, including David Austin Roses, Lowaters, Hillier, Seiont, Guernsey Clematis, Whetman Pinks and Mahood Brothers. A further 27 companies have registered interest.

Organiser HTA marketing director Andrew Maxted said: "We're considering opening additional space around the halls if bookings continue in this way.

"One of the most encouraging things about the plant show is it is not just hardy nursery stock but also bedding and all other sectors as well."

The capacity in Hall 1 at Stoneleigh is just over 100. He said NPS and Garden Expo, which is running alongside NPS and is a new garden centre goods trade show set up to rival Glee, had reached "critical mass" despite them being new events in a packed calendar.

Maxted said Expo reducing to two days from three was a good idea and came on the advice of HTA members after a survey. He said Glee (on 20-22 September at Birmingham NEC) should consider cutting to two days as well to reduce costs and garden centre buyers' time out of the shop.

This means the Garden Expo show, which is running alongside NPS in two halls to NPS's one has 43 sign-ups.

HTA has a marketing agreement to promote Garden Expo.


Those signed up are:

  • Allensmore Nurseries
  • Baby Plants UK
  • Baginton Nurseries
  • Beaver Plants
  • Blackmoor Nurseries
  • Blue Ribbon Plants
  • Bransford Webbs
  • Channel Island Plants
  • Chapel Cottage Plants
  • Chessum Plants
  • Chamberlains Nurseries
  • Country Garden Plant Sales
  • Darby Nursery Stock
  • David Austin Roses
  • Duncan & Davies (UK)
  • Europlants UK
  • Fairweather's
  • Farplants Sales
  • Forest Edge Nurseries
  • Frank P Matthews
  • Garden Centre Plants
  • Gedney Bulb Company
  • Golden Grove Nursery
  • G-Scapes of Lichfield
  • Hawkesmill Nurseries Co
  • Hedgehog Plants
  • Highland Heathers
  • Hillier Nurseries
  • Hillview Nurseries
  • HSK Gardening & Leisure
  • Hugh Nunn (Nurseryman)
  • Jackdaws Field Nursery
  • James Trehane & Sons
  • Jasmine Nursery
  • John Richards Nurseries
  • John Woods Nurseries
  • Johnsons of Whixley
  • Kernock Park Plants
  • Kilworth Confers
  • Liss Forest Nursery
  • Lovania Nurseries
  • Lowaters Nursery
  • Mahood Brothers
  • Manor Farm Nurseries
  • Morley and Whartons Nurseries
  • New Forest Garden Plants
  • New Leaf Plants
  • New Place Nurseries
  • Nicholson Nurseries
  • Northern Liner Co
  • Nursery Fresh Plants
  • Oakgate Nursery
  • Oakover Nurseries
  • Osberton Nurseries
  • Pacific Nurseries
  • Parkers Nurseries
  • Pentland Plants
  • Pickmere Nurseries
  • Protected Varieties  (ProVar)
  • Quality Ornamentals
  • Quantil
  • RA Meredith
  • Robin Pearce Plants LLP
  • Seiont Nurseries
  • The Guernsey Clematis Nursery
  • Welland Vale Nurseries
  • West End Nurseries
  • Whetman Pinks
  • Worfield Gardens
  • Wyevale Nurseries
  • Yorkshire Plants
  • Young Plants


Those who have shown interest are:

  • Avonbank Nurseries
  • Botanics International
  • Brinkman UK
  • Broadway Road Plants
  • Hayes Gardenworld
  • Holly International
  • Just Must Perennials
  • K&S UK & Eire
  • Kingfisher Nursery
  • Knowle Hill Nursery
  • Landgard UK
  • Littlehurst Nursery
  • Manor Park Nurseries
  • Micro Propagation Services
  • Mike Hills Services
  • Moyness Nurseries
  • Pershore College
  • Potash Plants
  • Premier Trees
  • Stephen Ince
  • Stretegate Camellias
  • Sturmer Nurseries
  • Sutton's Nurseries
  • Treehouse Nurseries
  • Trewidden Nursery
  • Trolleynet (Andersons)
  • Whiterigg Alpines


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