Glee event manager Sam Mitcham said: "No other show offers such a comprehensive mix of products and services for the garden and leisure industry, relating to all areas from garden tools and plants, to outdoor furniture and landscaping essentials.
"This year’s show is also set to be bigger than previous years, as sales of exhibition floorspace have proven. Key sectors for builders’ merchants and garden retailers such as Glee Garden Design (formerly Glee Landscaping) and Glee Garden Care have witnessed a phenomenal response with returning exhibitors taking even bigger stands and lapsed customers coming back to maximise Glee’s unrivalled proposition. Overall, the show is in great shape and is already larger than it was in 2009."
Confirmed growers include Baby Plants UK, Chapel Cottage Plants, Covili Franco (Vivai) Piante, Golden Grove Nursery, Oakgate Nursery, Osberton Nurseries, Vannucci Piante, Wyevale Nurseries, Kindergarden Plants and The Anglia Group of Nurseries as exhibitors in its plant section.
Key exhibitors for Glee garden care sector include Belstane Ltd, Bonnington Plastics, Bosmere, Briers, Burgon & Ball, DLF Trifolium (Johnson Lawn Seeds), Drapers Tools, Fallen Fruits, Gardman, Garland, Green by Nature, Haxnicks, Nutscene, Proteam, Sankey Garden Products, Scotts, Sinclair Horticulture, Solus Garden Leisure, Spear & Jackson, Taylors Bulbs, Town & Country, Tubtrugs, Vital Earth, Vitax, Westland Unwins and Wolf Garten.
Garden leisure will feature A Mir & Co, Ascalon Products, BBQ Tower, Bellagio, Boon Products, Bramblecrest, Calor Gas, Cozy Bay, Europa Leisure, Graf, Harbo, London Ornaments, Marvell’s, Mercer Leisure, Norfolk Leisure, Paul Rosco, Premier Decorations, Suncoast Leisure, Suntime, Canadian Spa Company, Core Products, Firepits, Rondeau Leisure, Super Tramp and Wolf Steel.
Garden design includes Forest Garden, Albany Sheds, Finsa UK Ltd, Grange Fencing, M+M Timber, Walton Garden Buildings, Eden Greenhouses, Cuprinol (ICI Paints), Foras, Living Stone, Vivid Arts, Haddonstone, Pheebert’s Garden Statuary, Henri Studio, Lucas Garden Statuary, Kelkay and Deco-Pak.
Home and gift features Alpina Scotland, Bolsius, Bon Bons, Classic Canes, Field-Fare, Forti8 Mineral, Fosters Traditional Foods, GRS Footwear, HugRug, Jack Murphy UK, Java Art, Luxa Flamelighting, OAS Imports, Russ Berrie, Stormafit Leisure, Target Dry, Vertical Green and Zippo UK.
And exhibitors confirmed for Glee retail services include Aspin Management Systems, Clovis Landa Associates, Concept Data Display, Craft Central, Davidson-Richards Ltd, Derco Horticulture, First Franchise, G7 Computer Services, Green Magic Company, Hortirecruitment, National Structures, Salepoint, Stagecraft Display, Malcolm Scotts Consultants and Wanzl.