National Plant Show to expand into sundries and services

Organisers the HTA will be introducing the co-located HTA Nursery Supply Show at the National Plant Show on 20-21 June.

The HTA aims to sell stand space to labelling and product information companies, substrate and growing media, display benching and potting machinery companies at hall three at Stoneleigh.

The exhibition is open to companies with a UK-registered office, as is the National Plant Show, but they do not have to be HTA members. The HTA hopes to attract 50 extra exhibitors to the 100+ growers who have stands at the show.

HTA president Adam Wigglesworth from Aylett Nurseries said: "I am delighted that with the new event, alongside the National Plant Show, there will be an opportunity for visitors to see suppliers with products that help us sell more plants. I hope that the efficiency of having this event next door will make our visitors’ days even more productive and worthwhile and be an exciting addition to a landmark event."

Geoff Caesar from The Bransford Webbs Plant Company said: "As an exhibitor at the National Plant Show since the very beginning we believe this exciting new development will provide even more reasons for both growers and retailers to visit the show. The new Nursery Supply Show will provide numerous opportunities to support the production and sale of plants in the UK and help build the strength of the British nursery and garden centre industry."

Neil Gray from Melcourt said: "The Nursery Supply Show running alongside the National Plant show offers a real opportunity to showcase UK horticulture through the supply chain of plants. We are looking forward to the opportunity to speaking to our existing customers and potential new customer about Melcourt products that serve both the retail and professional markets."

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