The HTA National Plant Show 2016 will be bigger than ever on 21 – 22 June at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. With a focus on plants this year’s seminar speakers include: Michael Perry, ‘plant hunter’ at Thompson & Morgan, David Gillam, General Manager at Abercorn Garden Centre, and Andy McIndoe, garden consultant, as well as the Growing Media Spotlight and The Greatest Retail Awards.
At 10am each day in the Growing Media Spotlight, Neil Bragg of Bulrush Horticulture Ltd and Paul Alexander, Head of Environmental and Horticultural Science at the Royal Horticultural Society, together with other representatives from the Growing Media Industry will update the audience with the progress of projects including the Responsible Sourcing Calculator and a Standard Industry Test for the performance of Growing Media.
On 21st at 11am, The New Plant Awards announcement, featuring Andy McIndoe along with the judging panel, will highlight the winning plants and give some background on why they won and how they can help a planterea offering. At 12pm – Michael Perry’s day job as the ‘plant hunter’ at Thompson & Morgan is a role that is hugely varied and has given him some unique opportunities within the gardening media world. Michael will provide a fascinating insight in to his speciality area of new plants and ways to make gardening easier for everyone. Later at 2pm in Tried, Tested and Hidden From Sight, David Gillam, General Manager at Abercorn Garden Centre and Chairman of the National Dahlia Society, will be showing what has been happening in the Dahlia world for years and has yet to make it to the general public.
Wednesday 22 June at 2pm as part of The Greatest Awards on Tour 2016, Garden Trade News will celebrate excellence in garden centre retailing and will present the awards at 2pm in the Seminar area.
For more details of the Show visit www.nationalplantshow.co.uk