The first year of the Hard Landscaping Show will feature exhibitors including Kubota, Stihl, NCC Streetscape, Groundscare Products, and Instarmac.
Others signed up are Steintec - which is sponsoring a sett laying masterclass - Lafarge, Probst, Lonstone, sustainable drainage company Aquadyne and Danish manufacturer Larsens Building Products.
A special demo plaza is being created at the heart of the hall where practical, hands-on tuition will take place throughout both days of the show, at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry.
Meanwhile, a seminar series will explore issues such as pavement design and construction, and the use of sealants.
HW is leading a panel discussion that will examine how to strike a balance between hard and soft landscaping, and the benfits of doing so.
The panel members are:
- Association of Professional Landscapers chief executive Jason Lock
- BALI chairman elect Paul Cowell
- Wyevale Nurseries sales and marketing director Doug Reade
- Scotscape managing director Angus Cunningham
Lock explained: "Soft landscaping is often the first thing to get cut when budgets get tight, so it is about getting the balance right."
The seminar will be at 2pm on Wednesday 24 March.
Register for the free show online at www.hardlandscapingshow.co.uk and see HW magazine on 19 March for a show preview.