Four Oaks horticultural show sells out of exhibition space

The UK's biggest horticulture trade fair Four Oaks has now sold out, two weeks ahead of its opening on 7 September.

Final numbers for the fortieth anniversary show have topped 460 exhibitors, 118 of which are new.

The balance of foreign exhibitors has been maintained at 30% with 139 signing up.

Organiser Pat Coutts attributed the show’s success to stability. She said its permanent home on the Cheshire nursery enables  a high level of customer support and service that events in hired venues struggle to match.

"The newly extended area of House E, now completely full, has a really super range this year," she said.

"There are both plants and manufactured products covering the garden centre and landscape markets.

"Elho (planters), Oscar Tintori (citrus plants), Dutch Imports (garden ornaments) and Anchor Fast Products (garden furniture) are just a few of the larger stands in the new area - GIMA are also here."

Dutch lorry numbers are up on last year as Impulse Plants returns to the event.

And many of the 30 British growers that last year joined the Andersons / Trolleynet and Quintus Group outdoor exhibits have this year opted to exhibit independently.

"The overall trend throughout the show has been for larger and more upmarket stands," she added.

For a complete eight-page show preview and an interview with Pat Coutts see HW 27/08.

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