The 10th HTA National Plant Show is next week, on 18-19 June at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.
Make sure you download the free HTA National Plant Show App for 2019 from Garden Connect. It’s available now on the App Store for iOS and Google Play for Android, just search ‘National Plant Show’.
The new app gives a great insight into everything that’s going on at the show so you can stay ahead of the schedule. Find out the who, what and where of the event. Browse through exhibitors across both halls, keep up to date with seminar speakers, toolbox talks and sponsors. What’s more, you’ll never find yourself lost as there’s an interactive map that will easily point you in the right direction!
There will be even more to see at this year’s show with Hall 2 packed full of plants from the very best UK nurseries. In addition, the former Nursery Supply Show will be co-located in the adjoining Hall 1, providing everything the trade needs to sell plants under one roof.
Not to be missed are the New Plant Awards sponsored by the RHS. Attracting over 100 entries this is the place to come to the see the very best in new plant introductions. Visitors also get their chance to have their say in the Visitor Vote Awards, sponsored by Floramedia. There will also be an entrance display of the all the winning plants from all 9 previous shows.
You will also be able to cast your vote on the app for the Planting the Seed Award – the visitor’s choice for the stand displaying the most innovative plant display ideas. Visitors can also vote in the New Product Awards and the Best Plant Concept for Retail (both in the Innovation Area in Hall 1).
In Hall 2 the Seminar theatre, sponsored by Sinclair, is hosting a range on talks on hot topics including the New Plant Awards, plant health, plastics, the PHYTO-THREATS project and sustainability.
Tool box talks, sponsored by Dura-ID, is a new mini demo area. Suppliers showcasing their products are ICL – Seeka Nematode Range, Dura ID – Demo of Hortipix Pro Printing System and Melcourt – PEAT reduction targets, with an additional session on plastics in horticulture.
Visit the HTA Village to find out the latest information on key topics of interest such as biosecurity, Plant Healthy and forthcoming events such as the Catering Conference (3 July), Marketing Forum (16 October) and Cultivating Retail (19 November). Close to the HTA Village you will find the BOPP stand where you can find out about horticultural standards in ornamental horticulture. There will also be an opportunity get the latest update on the industry move towards growing in kerbside recyclable plant pots. Find out more on stand 183 in Hall 2.
Register in advance at www.nationalplantshow.co.uk