The first speaker at the event, Hillier Nurseries MD Andrew McIndoe, will discuss ‘New Plants or Good Plants', arguing that, in their efforts to promote new plants, a number of the best plants for customers are neglected.
Also on the 29th, TV gardener Sarah Raven will chair a pollination discussion between Dr Jeff Ollerton, a pollination ecologist from Northampton University, horticultural marketing consultant Doug Stewart and Helen Bostock, a horticultural advisor for RHS Wisley. The discussion will be filmed by the BBC as part of the forthcoming Operation Pollination programme.
On 30 June, Guernsey Clematis' Chairman Raymond Evison will speak on combining plants and business, with ideas to inspire customers.
Later on the 30th, TV garden designer David Domoney shall provide ideas regarding plant displays. Domoney offers advice picked up abroad on pushing plant sales and other money making ideas.
Also at the show, the plant awards will be presented as well as the Visitor Vote Awards, sponsored by Floramedia.
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