Growers gear up for Four Oaks Trade Show

New features at Four Oaks Trade Show (4-5 September) include e a Florist Holland garvinea gerbera pyramid, big Plantline display and a new info hub to advise visitors on plant health, Brexit and other issues.

Garvinea pyramid at Gardeners' World Live 2018
Garvinea pyramid at Gardeners' World Live 2018

There are around 400 exhibitors at the show, with many new plants and products on display.

Florist Holland and Peter Seabrook will exhibit a 3x3m or 4x4m garvinea pyramid in house T. The pyramid was first seen at Gardeners' World Live at Birmingham NEC this year and is a trial for having five pyramids including plants from Florist Holland and other growers at the show in 2019. The Florist garvinea is bred to perform in colder West European climates.

At the show, an info hub including BPOA, HTA, GIMA and APHA will offer advice to visitors, dealing with questions on Brexit, Xylella or any other subject.

Plantline will also have a large display in house A.

Warwickshire-based Hawkesmill Nurseries, which grows 3.5 million plants a year, with a range of 1200 varieties, will exhibit perennials, wildflowers, ornamental grasses, ferns, vegetables and strawberries at Four Oaks (Lower Withington, Cheshire 4-5 September).

The family-run business will have a whole host of collections and promotions at the trade show and will also be giving customers old and new the opportunity to place forward orders for spring delivery. 

Sales director Richard Evans said: "Four Oaks is one of our 'must go to' trade shows that we attend every year.  We are looking forward to sharing all our exciting varieties for 2019 with everyone in August. Now in it's 48th year, Four Oaks continues to grow and firmly establish itself as a top industry event.  We look forward to meeting all our customers and horticulture colleagues at the event."

Readyhedge have confirmed their plans to exhibit at Four Oaks next month for the second year running: "It is exciting to be going back to the Four Oaks Show and to follow up on the success of last years show for us. This year we will be showing our customisable POS boards which we can supply to retailers who wish to explore selling the Readyhedge Range of instant hedging."

For 2018 there is a new French franchise of Readyhedge at Charentaises, a well established nursery, which covers 300 hectares and employs 100 staff. Other franchises include Readyhedge Holland and Readyhedge Ireland.

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