HTA National Plant Show spaces selling out fast

The HTA says that demand for exhibition space at this year's HTA National Plant Show has been high, with 72 per cent of exhibition space already booked.

The show, sponsored by Hortipak, takes place at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry on 24 and 25 June 2014, and will celebrate its fifth birthday this year.
Exhibitors already signed up include Allensmore Nurseries, Anglia Group of Nurseries, Ball Colegrave, Bell Brothers, Bransford Webbs Plant Company, Kernock Park Plants, New Forest Plants, Osberton Nurseries, Pentland Plants, Quality Ornamentals, Seiont Nurseries, Whetman Pinks and Young Plants.

According to research conducted at last year's show, 79 per cent of visitors to the show say it influences their buying decisions while 71 per cent are looking for a new supplier. Overall 73 per cent of visitors say they have discussed ordering plants with new suppliers who were at the show and 62 per cent claim to have discussed ordering new ranges of plants from their current suppliers who were at the show.

Mark Taylor of Kernock Park Plants said: "The quality of the visitors is excellent and there is always plenty of opportunity to spend time with both customers and potential customers. The HTA National Plant Show is a ‘must do’ show for plant producers in the UK."

David McIntyre of James McIntyre and Sons agreed the event is "a top show".

"With all the big buyers and a big industry profile, you need to be there," he added.

Organised by the trade for the trade the show provides visitors with the opportunity to see thousands of plant varieties from over 100 UK growers all under one roof, at the best time of the year for visitors to plan their ranges for the following season.

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