This September, Cheshire will see the return of the Four Oaks Trade Show, the international exhibition of commercial ornamental horticulture. On Tuesday 6th and Wednesday 7th September the 23 acre nursery site will be filled with exhibitors and products from around the world, with this year’s show also belatedly celebrating its’ 50th Anniversary! Find out more and register for free here.
Here are some of the highlights of Four Oaks 2022 to look forward to:
Airflow’s new Bertie Stand: E18
Airflow, established in 1955 & based in the New Forest, specialises in developing and moulding plastic parts for the building industry, as well as contract moulding.
2022 saw a new member join our team! Introducing Bertie, our new British made Christmas tree stand, named after Prince Albert, who first brought living Christmas trees into homes in the UK.
Since launching Bertie, the response has been phenomenal, with many being impressed by the quality and the fact one product can suit all popular Christmas tree sizes.
Bertie has an amazing feature of being able to hold trees from 4’ to 9’/1.2M – 2.7M. One stand will secure all standard tree sizes, making it easier for retailers to stock just one product and allowing customers to reuse their Christmas tree stand year after year. We hope this means that Bertie can be a part of every household’s Christmas traditions.
He also has his own extending support legs, offering extreme stability and can hold 4.5lt (1 gallon) of water. He is 100% recyclable and priced competitively in a range of festive colours, Bertie offers it all. Bertie can be purchased loose or in festive Bertie Boxes, which are aimed at drawing attention and promoting the seasonal atmosphere in shops & on Christmas tree farms.
Agricultural Projects Holland B.V. take Stand D4-5
The Netherlands is well-known for combining horticultural technology and cultivation expertise. AP Holland is leading the way in their combination of technology and expertise, with over 40 years of experience in this field. They develop and realise international horticultural projects with a focus on the future. And all their projects have the same goal: to ensure safe and responsible production whilst maximizing returns for their customers.
From their headquarters in De Lier, in the heart of the Westland horticulture area, they monitor the latest developments in greenhouse horticulture. New technologies and innovative systems quickly find their way to their customers all over the world.
Together with their specialist partners, they take care of your project from concept to completion. And, more importantly, with the top high-tech applications available on the market.
They are familiar with all modern horticultural techniques and systems. We integrate the most innovative applications; greenhouse, screening, heating, irrigation, lighting, and automation to ensure that you are well-equipped for the future.
Our future-proof projects not only meet your requirements in terms of return on investment, but also those in terms of quality, safety, and sustainability.
AP Holland keeps it simple: your project will be completed ready for use (turnkey approach). We take care of the entire process – from engineering and development to realization. If specialists are required during the construction, such as for the technical installations, they can count on their network of specialist partners.
Agricultural Projects Holland BV, Burgemeester Van Doornlaan 1, 2678 KA – De Lier (The Netherlands)
Botanics International’s Nemesia Melody Stand D77/78 & D95/96
Four Oaks will see the launch of the Nemesia Melody series, exclusive to Botanics International, the series offers 5 distinct colours – Cherry, lilac Blue, Raspberry, Pink & White
Developed by Tim Kerley of Kerley & Co with a vision to improve the range of Nemesia suitable for cold production. Tim said “I wanted to create a series to help growers produce early flowering pots with minimal energy & labour inputs. We now have a line which is very much pot it, look after it & sell it with no pinching & no PGR requirements”
“We are pleased Peter at Botanics International saw the potential of Nemesia Melody & he has set up virus free mother stock with Elsner PAC in Portugal. Weekly imports from Portugal should give easy access to the series”
During the development stages, extensive trials proved Nemesia Melody to be very robust & tolerant of cold temperatures, maintaining green foliage even in the worst of condition which is thanks to the stronger root system from the breeding programme.
Overwintered plants could also be grown alongside Pansies, Senetti & Powerdaisy (another Kerley development) to give hardy flowering plants in early April when colour is limited. Spring potting dates will quickly fill containers
In addition to the early flowering, the varieties are also highly scented with a compact habit, bushy growth & no requirement of growth regulators, suitable for all containers up to 13cm.
Visit them on stand D77/78 & D95/96 at The Four Oaks trade show or contact Peter Collins email@example.com for more information & prices.
Clover Peat Stand : D25-26
Clover is pleased to again be exhibiting at the 2022 Four Oaks Show, with their range of Irish growing media products for the Garden Centre & Grower. They have a New 50L Multi-purpose pack size, in a new eye catching design, which will be on a Special Autumn Promotion launch at the show.
Please come to stand D24-26 for more details.
Colour Inspiration from Ball Stand D116-117a
Ball are delighted to present a preview of ground-breaking introductions for the 2023 season from their extensive programme of Annual and Lasting Beauty® Perennial plugs and liners.
Included will be new Award-Winning varieties Double Impatiens Glimmer, the only Impatiens on the market recognised by the International Seed Federation to have ‘High Resistance’ to Impatiens Downy Mildew, and the incredibly striking yellow coloured Petunia Bee’s Knees. These varieties will be joined by Toscana® Galaxy, an interspecific series of Geranium with outstanding controlled vigour for larger 3 – 7.5 litre pots combined with the most outstanding garden performance.
A line-up of new-to-market Shrubs, Herbaceous Perennials and Exotics particularly suited to premium patio sales will be on show from their Lasting Beauty® programme, including Mangave, Lavandula Lavinnova® and Buddleja Butterfly Candy.
Other companies represented on this stand will include: PanAmerican Seed, Kieft Pro Seeds, Ball FloraPlant, Darwin Perennials, MasterTag and HilverdaFlorist
Desch Plantpak Stands: C36-38 & C53-55
Desch Plantpak have responded to the worldwide need to produce alternatives to plastic and plastics that can be more easily recycled. We have several sustainable options to offer you and will be pleased to discuss these with you on our stand 36-38 and 53-55 in house C.
Tel: 01621 745500 www.desch.nl/en
The return of Ebtech Glasshouse Systems Ltd Stand C8
Ebtech Glasshouse Systems Ltd has signed up to be an exhibitor at the Four Oaks Trade Show 2022, marking the 5th time for them to invest in a presence at this leading UK horticultural trade show.
Representatives will be on hand at stand C8 in house C to inform visitors about their innovative products/services including: New / Used glasshouses, Screening, Polyhouses, Benching, Heating, Electrical Services, Climate & Irrigation control Systems.
“Ebtech Glasshouse Systems have chosen to exhibit again at this year’s Four Oaks show, not only to support the 50th anniversary of the show, but also to showcase our products, new services and partnerships to the UK Horticultural industry. The 50th Anniversary show provides an excellent opportunity for us to catch-up with customers in the sector and demonstrate to them first-hand what our products can do. Four Oaks has been an important part of our marketing for 5 years and we are pleased to show support for the continuation of this valuable industry event. We’re looking forward to showcasing our new partnership with VDH/Agrowser for the supply of Polyhouses in the UK.”
www.ebtechglasshouses.co.uk Tel: 01964 621726
Elsner PAC introduce their latest developments Stand D77/78 & D95/96
“Four Oaks Exhibition is always useful for us to connect with our British customers & introduce them to the latest developments at Elsner PAC” said Jorg Mehle, Sales Director of Elsner PAC. “After the Covid restrictions of the past two years we are looking to meeting people again face to face”
Although the breeders at Elsner PAC have been busy working on complimentary genus to Pelargonium introducing this year three new series of Calibrachoa (Portucal Patio, Portucal Double & Portucal Trailing) as well as a new series of Lobelia (Africo) at the show the main focus continues to be Pelargonium.
Elsner PAC has been one of the Pelargonium market leaders & innovators for many years & this season is no different with new varieties in three categories.
Signal® is a new compact zonal Pelargonium with very bright orange-red flowers set against green foliage. A unique colour in the compact line & a really useful addition for small pots & packs.
To supplement the top selling Flower Fairy line, new this year is Flower Fairy Strawberry® All Flower Fairy varieties are distinguished by their dark central eye tones, Strawberry adds a new colour giving four very distinct varieties.
In peltatum Elsner PAC have added Happy Face Pink, this is a line distinct to Elsner PAC. All the varieties are single flowered but large with vigorous habits on short internodes so they are always producing a good display. Happy Face Pink give a series of eight colours.
Visit them on stand D77/78 & D95/96 at The Four Oaks trade show or contact Jorg Mehle firstname.lastname@example.org for more information & prices.
G.C. Stolwijk & Co bring the Sunrise Stand OP 6-6a & 7
At this year’s Four Oaks, G.C. Stolwijk & Co will be presenting their brand new variety in production, Festuca Sunrise, at stand OP 6-6a & 7.
“Festuca Sunrise brings the sunrise to your garden. Sunrise has dark green leaves that turn copper-orange at the top in late autumn and winter. In summer, the flowers and flower stems have an attractive, bright orange-red colour. The narrow leaves give an airy effect.”
Sunrise has a compact, mounded shape and becomes about 25 cm wide and incl. flower about 70 cm high. The plant itself becomes about 30 cm high. Sunrise prefers a sunny spot but can also be placed in the semi-shade. Plant Sunrise in a well-permeable soil; a poor, dry soil is well tolerated. Festuca Sunrise is an evergreen and beautiful in pot on terrace or balcony, but also very suitable as an accent plant, for mass planting, landscaping, the city garden or rock garden. Hardy to -20 ºC.
Genesis Plant Marketing Ltd return after 2 year gap Stands D52 and D81
Genesis Plant Marketing Ltd will be exhibiting at Four Oaks on Stands D52 and D81. After the gap of two years they have a back-log of exciting new plant developments to show.
One of the highlights is Salvia Pink Amistad a perfect perennial for the border or patio container, very attractive to garden pollinators and a RHS Chelsea third place winner. Also new in Salvia 2022 the rather striking Salvia Cuello series.
Grasses will feature and we will show Miscanthus Sunlit Satin and Red Zenith, both great plants for garden structure and late summer colour.
Their shrub range continues to grow with the addition of the clematis Montana truffle series in 6 colours with a beautiful dark green-bronze foliage.
Hebes feature strongly as we add Twilight, Archy, Pink Starburst and Verdi Crème to the range for 2023. (Verdi Crème)
Lavatera in addition to the Marshmallow group introduced last year we also have the new semi double variety Princess Pink with a delicate semi double pink flower and well branched habit.
Nigel Judd said, “It will a pleasure to actually get out and speak growers face to face with actual live plants on display. Our range is developing and evolving all the time so we have something for everyone from ferns to trees and everything in between.”
www.genesis-plantmarketing.co.uk Tel: 01621 874808
Golden Grove Nursery focus on reducing their carbon Footprint Stand D49-50
Having heard so much about Net Zero and various practices they were urged to adopt, Golden Grove Nursery set about making plans to reduce their carbon footprint and mapping all the ways to reach their target.
“We have discussed the whole issue of climate change within the company and decided to pursue various nursery practices to reduce our carbon footprint. Also the type of crop we grow and it’s positive benefit in reduction of carbon in the atmosphere must be borne in mind. So I will cover this aspect first and then the practices adopted to reduce carbon footprint whilst growing the crop. Both reduce our carbon footprint, one is carbon absorption the other carbon mitigation.”
Among the methods the nursery has begun, were: Peat Reduction; new methods of nursery heating and lighting including a biomass boiler and solar panels; transport and delivery options, including electric vehicles and a hydrogen service station.
“We are on a journey of carbon reduction. We do produce plants that lock up carbon for several years which must be considered and further opportunities for carbon reduction will be taken when presented.”
Visit Golden Grove Nursery Ltd at Stand D49-50. www.goldengrovenursery.co.uk
GreenBest in House D StandD84
Representatives from GreenBest will be on hand at stand D84 in House D to inform visitors about their all-new horticultural fertiliser brand, Florifeed. Florifeed is new to GreenBest and is a range designed for both incorporation within growing media as well as top dressing for all ornamental horticultural flowering plants, shrubs, and trees. Manufactured at their site in Somerset, UK and using unique coatings of organic plant oils, GreenBest’s goal is to supply a product with a reduced carbon footprint that meets all future environmental responsibilities.
James Whittick, Director of Sales and Marketing at GreenBest said, “We’ve chosen to exhibit at this year’s 50th Anniversary Four Oaks Trade Show, as it’s a great opportunity for us to introduce the Florifeed range to potential customers within the horticultural sector. We’ll be sharing information about the range, why and how we designed it, the benefits of its use and how you can purchase it.”
Florifeed includes the Nutrilong H-range which is a coated NPK controlled-release fertiliser in a homogeneous granule. Coated with a precise polymer coating that provides a range of longevities to suit the professional nursery grower. The advanced coating technology allows nutrients to diffuse into the rootzone according to soil temperature, ensuring nutrients are available to the plant as required for optimal growth results.
HilverdaFlorist Stand D74 & D99
HilverdaFlorist has signed up to be an exhibitor at the Four Oaks Trade Show to be. You can find their representatives this year at stand D74 and D99. They will present their extensive range of pot, patio and garden plants and cut flowers and guests can get to know everything about their innovative breeding and young plant production.
“HilverdaFlorist are excited and confident about the future. Driven to move forward, we keep investing in breeding, research and innovative solutions. Our range of products brings you those well-needed items to let you stand out from the crowd. Visit our booth and get excited about the novelties added to the different series in Alstroemeria, Echinacea, Salvia, Gerbera, Dianthus and Helleborus.”
These include three new varieties to the popular Alstroemeria Summer Paradise® Series: Summer Pepper, Summer Rose and Wild Valley.
“Come and see the outstanding features, overwhelming vigour and flowering power of these garden perennials. Among them, our Gerbera series of Garvinea® Sweet, Cheeky and Majestic will be shown in a palette of stunning colours and you just must come to see the new Alstroemeria Inticancha® Sunstar, which is absolutely stunning!”
HORCONEX Greenhouses Stand: D71 & D102
HORCONEX has been realising turnkey greenhouse projects for over 35 years. Their expert team takes care of the project design with the most innovative solutions. In-house, they design the best type of greenhouses, heating and screen systems according to your wishes, from semi-closed Activenlo Air to conventional Venlo using programs specially designed to calculate the best local solutions in relation to climate conditions, crop choice and your objectives.
Their main focus has been on serving growers in France and Switzerland where they are the market leader. They have second and third generation successors who still buy HORCONEX greenhouses like their grandfathers did. Their goal is to have satisfied customers who grow their business together with HORCONEX.
Over the years, they have also completed many projects outside of their home markets on various continents around the world, also in UK.
HORTEC Stand D107-109 and D104-69
The Hortec team will be on hand to give information and expert advice on the full range of Javo machines including the Javo Plus M2.0 and the ever-popular Javo Ecobasic potting machines, the Rotofill tray filler and Easy Topper bark topper, systems and outdoor nursery stock projects. Come and talk to us about our current stock and new machines available for delivery this year.
Tel: 01295 688422 www.hortec.co.uk email@example.com
HORTIFEEDS’ bespoke crop nutrition solutions. Stand C78-80
Their wide range of products includes water-soluble powder fertilisers, granulated fertilisers, and convenient and easy-to-use liquid fertilisers. They also offer a superb choice of biostimulants such as the industry leading phosphite Hortiphyte and the complete biostimulant HortiBoost.
They say the 50th Anniversary of the show provides an excellent opportunity for us to catch-up with customers in the sector and demonstrate to them first-hand what our products can do. Four Oaks has been an important part of our marketing for 25 years and we are pleased to show support for the continuation of this valuable industry event.
We are looking forward to showcasing our new wetting agent HortiHydrate Bio, which combines superior surfactant performance with sustainable ingredients.
This environmentally friendly product boasts equivalent performance to standard synthetic wetting agents, which represents a vast improvement to currently available products. HortiHydrate Bio has also been approved for use in organic growing systems by The Soil Association. They look forward to seeing you on stand C78-79-80
ICL Professional Horticulture Stands: B30-32, B39-41, B50-52
ICL Professional Horticulture is pleased to exhibit at the Four Oaks trade show once again. Visit us on stand B31 where we will be showcasing the Levington Advance range of growing media as we move to more sustainable raw materials including our unrivalled custom mix service – Levington Advance Solutions – that incorporates the bestselling Osmocote fertilizer products. The ICL team will be available to discuss growers needs and how our products and services can maintain the quality of their plants as we transition away from peat based growing media. Within the seminar tent ICL’s Andrew Wilson will be hosting a session on the peat free transition which will include the practice methods we have developed with our growers over a number of years.
Irrismart’s Range of Smart Solutions to Support You Stand D82
IrriSmart Ltd was founded in 2019 out of a love for growing. Now they serve the needs of farmers, growers, landscapers and groundsmen across the UK.
Since then, IrriSmart Ltd, drawing on over 10 years irrigation experience in a huge range of applications from around the world, has quickly grown into one of the UK’s most trusted solutions provider. They’re irrigation people with a huge interest in horticulture, agriculture, amenity and technology, this means we love to talk shop and help growers of all kinds improve irrigation and growing operations. Whether you’re looking for irrigation solutions for your garden, farm, nursery or sports field, they’d love to help you out. Offering everything from irrigation products, solutions, bespoke or packaged systems, to designs and support for all areas of growing. Although they have specialty areas, they’re more than happy to guide you through the right purchase, whatever your industry, sector or project.
The state-of-the-art Munters greenhouse controller range offer energy efficient control systems that can fully automate your growing facility. By providing the perfect climate, irrigation & fertigation, their solutions enable growers to operate and produce under optimum conditions. IrriSmart supply a wide range of irrigation, fertigation and climate control solutions to suit any polytunnel, greenhouse and controlled environment growing system.
New to our portfolio of products this year is the Wise IrriSystem. This system offers growers of any plant or crop, in either soil or substrate, the information, data, interpretation and action to maximise quality, yield and profitability, with huge savings on water, fertilisers and energy.
Come and chat to them at stand D82 to find out more and how IrriSmart can help you.
KG Systems & KG Greenhouses Stand D85
KG Systems and KG Greenhouses have been household names in the realization of complete horticultural projects for nearly 50 years. Both organizations operate independently, but can collaborate when a Turn-Key project is required. This collaboration between the two companies ensures that knowledge and experience are utilized to their full potential.
KG Systems has established itself as a dominant force in bench systems, vertical farming, vertical grow racks, and internal transport systems.
Mobile container systems are one of the internal transport systems that allow growers to work as efficiently and innovatively as possible. The containers can be manually or automatically moved. An automatic mobile container system has been developed specifically for larger horticultural companies, allowing containers with plants to be moved in a labour-saving manner. The automated container system transports the container using a variety of (gantry) trains, robots, and track engines.
Aside from container systems, there are numerous other options. KG is always looking for the best solution with the customer. We hope to see you at booth D85 at Four Oaks for more information on the best solution for you. If you are interested, you can always call or email us.
Kwazar Uk Ltd Stand E76 & E81
Kwazar Uk Ltd exhibits for the 5th time at special anniversary Four Oaks Trade Show – 6 & 7 Sept
Representatives from Kwazar Uk Ltd will be on hand at stand E81 and E76 to inform visitors about their innovative products/services including their Geka range and new Flora come together under one new Brand Name. On their stand there will be plant trainer, automatic sprinklers, Kwazar Pro, Spraying Bull sprayers and waterers they are assembling a select group of quality plant care products for the pro or keen amateur horticulturalists. Everything they offer comes with their guarantee of after-sales support and service.
Rod Draper, Director of Kwazar UK Ltd said “We are using the 50th Anniversary in order to show case our expansion with new products in the Horticulture sector and we also look forward to seeing customers old and new. Four Oaks has been an important part of our marketing for 25 years and we are pleased to show support for the continuation of this valuable industry event.
Laxsjon Plants celebrates its Wooden Anniversary Stand B36 & B55
This year Laxsjon Plants is celebrating its 5 year anniversary. In honour of this, the owners Henk Huijsman, Loek Jochems and Evert Jansen treated all the staff and their partners to a weekend away to the Belgian city of Bruges. This was a very successful and nice weekend at which everyone looks back with a good feeling and it has given all the staff of Laxsjon Plants a lot of energy to continue delivering beautiful plants and trees,
Laxsjon Plants is a Dutch company with lots of Plant & Tree knowledge, with weekly UK & Ireland transport & delivery service. The sales-team has many years of experience in the plant sector.
The Laxsjon Plants-mission is to supply great quality goods to the horticulture industry. Laxsjon Plants guarantees high quality & excellent service. The assortment includes Forestry & Hedging seedlings, transplants, rootstocks, shrubs, conifers, whips, avenue and fruit trees, ornamental & container grown plants, multi-stem trees, topiaries, perennials, trees seeds, flower & flora mixtures & plant material. Laxsjon Plants is certified PlanetProof and supplies plants with plant passports and if for forestry use, with a certificate of provenance. The last five years Laxsjon Plants has proved to be a fast-growing company with good results.
Of course Laxsjon Plants will be present at the Four Oaks Trade Show at 6th and 7th of September, we like to see and meet you at stand numbers B36 and B55.
Light Science Technologies to exhibit award-winning indoor growing solutions Stand C34
AgTech specialist Light Science Technologies (LST) will be unveiling its award-winning technology and the latest energy-saving solutions for indoor growers when it exhibits at this year’s Four Oaks Trade Show on Stand C34.
The show will serve as the ideal platform for nurturGROW, LST’s greenhouse horticulture LED luminaire range. The nurturGROW Interlight can be used in a variety of applications and is ideal for the cultivation of tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce and other fruits and vegetables. The result is consistent, flavourful crops for growers all year round. Thanks to a highly efficient design, the luminaire enables a reduced infrastructure, lowering capex and operational costs.
Also being showcased will be the nurturGROW High powered Compact and Linear + luminaire offering, which can be used in a variety of applications and is ideal for the cultivation of a wide selection of ornamentals, fruits and vegetables, especially during darker months of the year. As a longer-lasting HPS replacement, it delivers a light output of up to 2.13 umol/j, whilst using less than 50% energy than HPS solutions, delivering higher yields at a lower cost all year round.
Introduced to the market last year, the nurturGROW range reduces light wastage with its recyclable and reusable design, making it more sustainable.
As part of its innovative product and technology offering, LST will also be introducing its new sensorGROW to the ornamental hort market, which enables growers to make business decisions with confidence based upon real time and historical data of their growing environment. Actionable growing intelligence has numerous benefits to customers, allowing them to reduce food waste, decrease energy and increase yield.
During the two-day show, the team will also be on hand to share its expertise and offer the latest industry advice.
Modiform return to exhibit at the Anniversary year Stand 29-30 & 63-64
Representatives from Modiform will be on hand at stand 29, 30, 63, 64 (House D) to inform visitors about their innovative products/services including transparent green PET bedding packs, which are made from recycled drinks bottles. Modiform has the largest choice of bedding packs available. Modiform’s ecoExpert range of products made from waste cardboard are recycled, recyclable (Cyclos certified), biodegradable and compostable. This year, Modiform introduced online packaging for sustainable and safe shipping of potted plants. A 100% recyclable and plastic-free solution. The company has lots of new products, some specifically designed for the UK.
Peter Wessel, Sales Manager UK of Modiform said, “We have chosen to exhibit again to catch up on so much after recent years of shutdown due to COVID”.
The 50th Anniversary show provides an excellent opportunity for Modiform to catch-up with customers in the sector and demonstrate to them first-hand what their products can do. Four Oaks has been an important part of their marketing for many years and Modiform is pleased to show support for the continuation of this valuable industry event.
MorePeople Stand C1
MorePeople return once again to Four Oaks this September. You’ll find us on stand C1 ready to chat all things industry and recruitment related and catching up with clients. Got any questions on recruitment for your business? Then come and have a chat!
You’ll also find Sarah Want in the People & Skills work shop at 2pm speaking in the ‘Encouraging more young people into horticulture’ discussion!
The Prevent Team in partnership with NHS at the Perennial Stand Stand: E251
The Prevent Team will be joining the Perennial stand at the Four Oaks Trade Show in September. We will be working in partnership with the NHS Innovation Agency who will be bringing along volunteers from their Heart Heroes Programme to help promote the Know Your Numbers! Week campaign. To do this, the NHS will be offering free blood pressure and pulse checks to those attending the trade show. We want to promote these free checks to encourage as many people as possible to take part.
Following the trade show, we would also like to celebrate, via social media, how many people took part in the checks, as well as Perennial working in partnership with the NHS. We would also like to share the social media content with the NHS so they can celebrate this work on their own press and social media platforms.
The NHS have agreed to complete free blood pressure (BP) checks and pulse checks for people attending the trade show. They will support these checks with NHS branded resources about heart health, discussions about cholesterol and healthy living advice, and a pre-approved GP letter should any individuals have high blood pressure. They will also support individuals who have worryingly high readings and how to take immediate action. There is no charge for the staff/volunteers, resources or expertise.
Plantopia Eco Pulp exhibits for the first time at the 50th Four Oaks Trade Show Stand: C6-7
Representatives from Plantopia Eco Pulp will be on hand at stand C 6 & 7 to inform visitors about their new and exciting innovative range of biodegradable plant pots, cell packs and marketing trays for commercial production, due to be launched in 2023.
“We believe this is a crucial innovation to take the industry forwards. We must be able to grow and transport efficiently with biodegradable products instead of single use plastics. Our range will change the face of the industry and Four Oaks Exhibition is the ideal platform to showcase ourselves.”
The 50th Anniversary show provides an excellent opportunity for us to introduce Plantopia Eco Pulp to potential customers in the sector and demonstrate to them first-hand what our product range can do. Our potential customers are the whole of the professional horticultural industry.
Poppelmann GmbH & Co. Stand: D112-113
With our Circular360 range of plant pots, which are 100 % made of PCR material and are 100 % recyclable, we close the material loop sustainably. This way we get way more out of the plastic than if we used it only once. A study from the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT
proves this with data and facts.
Download now: poeppelmann.com/teku
PSP’s Backpack Power Mister Stand 163
PSP is pleased to announce the introduction of Guarany’s Backpack Power Mister to its range of professional horticultural and gardening equipment.
The 11 litre Motorised Backpack Mister has been designed from the ground up as a mister where many such products on the market today are just modified leaf blowers. The Backpack Power Mister is compatible with a wide range of fertilisers and other agrochemicals used in plant, vegetable and shrub growing. It is ideal for use in greenhouses and, with a horizontal spray reach of up to 18 metres and a vertical reach of up to 12 metres, for large scale operations and for treating hard-to-reach areas or thick foliage.
To find out more about The Power Mister and other Guarany products for growing beautiful plants while reducing physical and financial strain, visit www.prosprayers.co.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01273 400092.
To watch our video, please visit: https://youtu.be/7vQj9rUTdEM
Ravensnorth Nurseries ready to Reconnect Stand C49
Representatives from Ravensworth Nurseries Ltd will be on hand at stand C49 to inform visitors about their innovative products/services including WATCH EM GROW starter plants, hanging baskets, tubs, indoor planted arrangements and poinsettias.
Fiona Dean, Director of Ravensworth Nurseries Ltd said, “We are exhibiting again this year at Four Oaks to reconnect with our old customers and to meet new people and make new connections. We have some great products to display this year including our Watch Em Grow Line which was created at Ravensworth Nurseries Ltd. 30 years ago.
The 50th Anniversary show provides an excellent opportunity for us to catch-up with customers in the sector and demonstrate to them first-hand what our products can do. Four Oaks has been an important part of our marketing for 30 years and we are pleased to show support for the continuation of this valuable industry event.
RocketGro’s Peat Free Tree & Shrub Compost Stand B70
This is their newest and tenth growing media product – with it comes a notable effort to become a carbon-zero company. This new product complements the current range and is sure to become another garden centre best-seller. Having only launched in March 2021, RocketGro made its debut at GLEE 2021, presenting a range of six peat-free growing media products. This year, they’re back and showcasing their expanding range of peat-free, organic products to help gardeners at every stage.
As with all RocketGro products, the Peat-Free Tree & Shrub Compost is 100% sustainably grown, made, sourced, and created in Somerset, UK. It is also Soil Association approved for organic growing, vegan friendly, chemical free, all-natural. RocketGro is not only the nation’s fastest-growing producer of peat-free compost, but they are also working to become a carbon-zero company. This product supports that effort and gives consumers the opportunity to actively contribute to making it a carbon net-zero product by encouraging growers to plant trees, shrubs, and hedges in the product.
As a result of a recent comprehensive carbon audit performed in June 2022, RocketGro is a certified low-carbon business. In fact, the production of a bag of RocketGro compost emits a staggering 1,350% less carbon dioxide than the typical peat-based compost alternative. RocketGro is looking at different internal planting and land regeneration programmes to ensure that by 2023 they achieve their carbon net zero objective. They are just a few steps away from becoming carbon neutral.
Find RocketGro at stand B70! www.rocketgro.co.uk
SAP launch 2023-2024 tree range Stand E54
In 2019 SAP launched a range of ornamental and fruit trees in the UK. Today with a comprehensive range of 5ltr and 10ltr Ornamental and 7,5 ltr Fruit trees, SAP has become a key supplier of premium quality trees to garden centres across the UK with realistic minimum carriage paid order requirements directly from the nursery.
As well as the SAP 7.5ltr fruit and 10ltr trees, our 5ltr EasyFit © range of trees is ideally suited to both promotion and impulse sales and will add a point of difference to the standard garden centre offering of trees without directly competing with your existing supplier ranges.
“All our trees come labelled and, if required, pre-priced, including a barcode with the garden centre’s name, We understand that consumers’ plant knowledge and needs will vary, so we ensure that all labels and retailer points of sale show both botanical and common names and plant information in text and picture formats.”
Following the successful launch of contract growing in 2020, SAP will launch the contract growing range of trees for the 2023-24 season from September at the Four Oaks trade show (minimum order volumes are required). Contract growing of trees has given retailers the ability to guarantee price, all-season stock availability and the ability to pre-plan future promotional activity.
UK Contact: Bob Haward Contact telephone No: 07790 896074 Email: email@example.com
Schneider Youngplants Ltd Stand: D34 & D59
The new Schneider youngplants 2022-23 catalogue is bursting with new and exciting introductions and will be available for you to pick up at the Four Oaks show, where Simon Wright looks forward to welcoming you.
Simon Wright M: +44 (0)7821 747 400
UK & Ireland Office T: +44 (0)1386 576280
Schneider youngplants, Bredon View Nursery, Sandfield Lane, Sedgeberrow, Worcs. WR11 7QS UK www.schneiderbv.nl
Seeds of Italy Stand: C30
Seeds of Italy are to promote multiple stands from our large range of Franchi seeds including our NEW Eden Project range (enlarged and restyled) and our special hard-to-find ‘Golden Line’ ranges as well as our branded Franchi Flower and Veg seed stands, about 600 varieties in total across the range specialising in Endangered, heritage, ethical and regional seed varieties.
The original range was launched in 2016 and has now been enlarged and ‘tweaked’ with newer varieties added like Butter Beans and Neapolitan Lettuce Leaf Basil, as well as some Endangered and more heritage varieties.
Seeds of Italy are the only seed brand in the UK that is Vegetarian Society Vegan approved (the Vegan movement quadrupled in the last 4 years) and the only seed brand that is Slow Food UK approved. We are also the oldest family run seed brand on the planet, still the same family since 1783.
Sinclair Stand: D124-126
As growing media specialists, we are at the forefront of innovation and performance. Our comprehensive range has everything you need to grow, whether you are looking for peat reduced or peat free growing media. We also produce specialist mixes to your exact specifications, incorporating additives, plant protection products and fertilisers.
All growing media can be supplied in bags, big bales, IBCs or loose bulk. Our product range includes perlite, vermiculite and hydroleca. We also offer a superb choice of fertilisers such as Sincrocell controlled release fertiliser, Sincron+ top dressing and peat free Pot Topper weed suppressant.
Visit us on Stands D124-126.
Southern Trident Stand D39
Southern Trident are delighted to once again be bringing their range of eco-friendly growing media to Four Oaks 2022 with some fantastic new additions to their portfolio. Building on the success of their new products brought to the market in 2021, their range promises to be even more exciting in the year ahead with the introduction of their latest additions for 2023.
Meeting the needs of all types of gardeners in an eco-friendly way is something Southern Trident are passionate about. Coco & Coir, leading the way in the production of coir-based growing media and garden accessories, is introducing not only four brand new indoor composts and a beginner-friendly Microgreens Growing Kit for consumers, but also an innovative new barbecue briquette. Coco Burn promises to bring a 100% natural, smokeless, and near-ashless alternative to traditional wood-based charcoal, eliminating the need to destroy more carbon-capturing trees by turning a ‘waste’ product of the coconut industry – the coconut shell – into compact briquettes.
The all-new Houseplant, Cactus, Citrus, and Orchid Composts on the way for 2023 are made from coconut husk and will be sure to resonate with both beginner and experienced gardeners alike. These new compost blends are made from natural materials, following Southern Trident’s experienced approach in responsible sourcing taken for all of their products. Each compressed block of peat-free compost is easy to store and an exceptional choice for homeowners with limited space – and for easy stocking on shelves.
Protecting the environment is another important factor considered when Southern Trident are creating any new product, standing by their company ethos of ‘Green Today, Greener Tomorrow’. Harmony Gardens, the world’s first PAS2060 certified carbon neutral growing media brand introduced in 2021 to widespread positive acclaim, is also being shown with some brand-new additions to its eco-friendly range. Added to the current range which features a Multipurpose Compost, Grow Bag, Soil Improver, and Top Soil are a brand-new Farmyard Manure, Fruit & Vegetable Compost, Chipped Bark, and a fully peat-free Ericaceous Compost. Discover more about Harmony Gardens on their newly released website www.harmonygardens.uk – With consumers demanding more environmentally friendly products than ever before, Harmony Gardens is a brand that truly resonates with the modern gardener.
Visit Southern Trident at Stand D39 at Four Oaks 2022 to get hands-on with our brand new ranges.
TCM Distribution Delivers for the first time Stand: OP25/26 & 39
TCM Distribution was created out of the need for the more unique horticultural delivery service for growers and nurseries throughout the UK which are a little harder to reach due to height, width, weight, or manoeuvring issues and for the past 5 years we have been providing a transport solution direct from growers to many garden centres, retail outlets and shops up and down the high street throughout the UK.
Providing a full UK coverage for deliveries/collections we complete all deliveries without the use of sub-contractors or the use of temporary driving staff. By understanding our clients unique and specific requirements we have established ourselves as “the fixers” for the more difficult and hard to reach deliveries.
This is our first year at Four Oaks and we would be pleased to meet with you to discuss your needs or special requirements; we are at Stand OP25/26 and 39.
Tuscany Growers Stand E143-147
Barbara Fontani sales manager will be on hand at stand E143-144-145-146-147 at Fouroaks Exhibition to inform visitors about the nursery, which operates from Pistoia.
The two nurseries, Vivai Masetti Sabino and Vivai Biagini Azienda Agricola san Giovanni co-operate together under the brand Tuscany Growers, which is entirely owned and operated by women, making it the only female-run organisation in the Italian nursery industry.
“The 50th anniversary show provides an excellent opportunity for us to introduce our companies and our products to potential customers in the sector and demonstrate to them first-hand what we can can supply and which are the services we provide. Due to the nature of our group we can address to a wide range of categories beginning with nurseries, then garden centres and ending with landscapers.
Vivai Masetti Sabino was established in 1960 and has 22 hectares of production, 3 of which are for container production with plants produced in pot sizes ranging from 12lt to 700lt. Their specialist range includes medium to large plants of Magnolia both evergreen and deciduous varieties, Cedrus, Taxus, Abies, Picea, Camellia, Photinia, Quercus and Ilex.
Complementing the range offered from Masetti Sabino, Vivai Biagini Azienda Agricola San Giovanni concentrates on producing container-grown nursery stock (Wisteria, Rhyncospermum, Elaeagnus, Photinia, Nandina, etc.) in a range of pot sizes on an 11-hectare site. Now owned and operated by Susanna Livi, Vivai Biagini was established in 1950, making it one of Pistoia’s oldest nurseries.
Find out more about the plans for the Four Oaks Trade Show and book your free tickets here.