The show, now in its 42nd year, is aimed at growers and plant buyers – ranging from garden centres and retail outlets to local authorities and the landscaping industry - the show brings together growers and suppliers of specialist horticultural equipment and services and is a great place to see and source all the latest plant introductions and products.
Show chairman David Jackson said: "As a group of growers this is now our seventh year of running the show and we are really pleased that it continues to grow year on year. From the comments we have received from our exhibitors, we realise that these regional shows are becoming ever more important as a good, cost effective way to have face to face time with the customer especially here in the South West.
"This year, we are pleased to be welcoming back Container Centralen with the Trolley Damage Exchange service and also members of the International Plant Propagators Society European Region who will be beginning their annual conference at the show."
The event's committee comprises of chairman David Jackson from Jackson & Son, East Devon's plug and pot plant specialist; Mark Taylor, business development manager of Cornwall-based young plant producer Kernock Park Plants; Adam Powell and Andrew Spilsbury from nursery Talaton Plants; Les Lane of XL Horticulture; and Samantha Wallis and Bill Finch of Somerset-based WeeTree Wholesale Nurseries.
Jackson added: "The South West Growers Show has established itself as the foremost event in the South West for the commercial horticultural industry. For the visitor, it provides the ideal venue to meet key growers and horticultural suppliers as well as sourcing the latest plant introductions and products; for the exhibitor it offers a unique business-to-business environment which results in more than 90 per cent of attendees purchasing or placing orders."