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Garden Press Event 2019
We’re delighted to provide you with the following snapshot
of what’s in store for you when you come and visit the
Garden Press Event in February this year.
It’s really starting to take shape now, with lots of familiar
companies joining us once again, but a very healthy
selection of new exhibitors for you to meet.
About the Event
The 2019 event takes place on 27th February, returning to
the Business Design Centre in Islington.
We had great feedback about our new venue last year, that
we’ve decided to return there once again and we hope to
make it our home for a while to come.
Garden Media Guild
We are once again delighted that the Garden Media Guild
has agreed to support our central refreshments area, where
they’ll be on hand to tell you more about their organisation if
you’re not already familiar with them.
We look forward to welcoming you to the exhibition.
GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK!!
As consumers move away from buying material goods and purchasing ‘stuff’ there is a strong desire to use
their disposable income to do and experience more. This is good news for the garden industry on several
different levels. Consumers are interested in doing more with their outdoor space (no matter what size)
and getting back to nature. They are also keen to learn new skills, get creative or simply just enjoy their
environment as an escape from the pressures of modern life.
Millennials are certainly instrumental in the healthy growth of the houseplant market in recent years. Not
only do the plants look good but they have the added benefit of working as individual air filtration units.
Gardens and gardening have so many health and wellbeing benefits, as outlined in the HTA’s Gardening is
Good for You campaign (which you can find out more about at the Garden Press Event).
Garden centres play a natural role as community hubs and once again this has come to the fore in recent
years as people move away from the high street. The environment of the garden centre is friendly and
inviting and attracts people for all sorts of reasons from buying plants, to visiting the cafes and restaurants,
to attending creative classes or just to meet with friends. Supporting local businesses and the community
is also a strong driver amongst consumers.
We have also seen an increase in peoples’ desire to lessen their impact on global resources – from plastic
use to growing their own. Aligned with this is the whole idea of provenance and consumer interest in
finding out where the things they buy are from. Many growers and garden centres shout about where
their products originate, especially where their plants are grown, often supplying back stories of the
growers themselves. This also links in with plant health and the biosecurity agenda which the HTA is
working hard with government and other organisations on.
Exciting times for the garden industry who are well placed to meet the needs of today’s consumers. There
are so many great stories to tell and the Garden Press Event is just the start!!
The Garden Press Event is the only event of its kind aimed specifically
for the industry to showcase the latest products and stories exclusively
to the key names in the garden & home press and media.
Now in its 14th year, the Garden Press Event is firmly established as
the launch of the gardening season and a key date for all journalists
and media to attend.
Please browse through the following selection of exhibitors and their
latest news. A full list of current exhibitors is listed at the back of this
AGRALAN - WWW.AGRALAN.CO.UK
Agralan are a leading UK supplier of pest control products with an aim to reduce
the use of pesticides. We can supply monitoring traps, a range of Enviromesh,
protection nettings, fleeces and biological controls to assist all your growing needs.
2019 sees the launch of the improved Plug plant trainer, U.K manufactured, 100%
recyclable and features faster release clips designed for perfect sowing.
BARRUS - WWW.BARRUS.CO.UK
E.P. Barrus will be showcasing new products for 2019 from their leading gardening
brands – there’s something to entice all audiences, keen gardener to expert, from
Cub Cadet robotic mowers, Town and Country Mastergrip Gloves, Wilkinson Sword’s
Ultralight range and the Wolf Garten Power Cut Vario Lopper.
BBC GARDENERS WORLD LIVE - RIVER STREET EVENTS
Find out about BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2019, from Show Gardens including the
headline Watch Maker’s Garden, APL Avenue, the Canal & River Trust Garden and
Macmillan Legacy Garden, to the development of major features such as the Plant
Pyramid, a showstopping monument dedicated to new plant varieties. (13-19 June,
BLOOMIN AMAZING- www.bloominamazing.com
WCSI Ltd is a unique new joint venture between the Duchy of Cornwall
and local farmers,which has produced a triple action 100% peat free plantbased
renewable energy by-product called Bloomin Amazing.
The 3in1 product acts a mulch to help suppress weeds, is high in organic matter
and feeds plants with essential NPK’.
CROCUS.CO.UK - www.crocus.co.uk
The essence of Crocus Collection is to provide useful, well designed, good quality
product for all sizes of garden. The range combines innovative ideas with simple
classic solutions to address gardening tasks and help you to relax and enjoy your
DALEFOOT COMPOSTS - www.dalefootcomposts.co.uk
“And soon there will be 9……
Dalefoot Composts will be announcing the launch of an exciting new peat-free
product at the Garden Press Event 2019. This latest addition will add to the current
range of 8 premium peat-free composts. More information to follow…..”
Defender Bird Spikes - www.birdspikesonline.co.uk
Defender Bird Spikes launch Defender Chimney Pot Strap and Defender Roof
Ridge Bird Spikes in new retail packs ready for spring seagull season! Seagulls on
your property can be a thing of the past with these new packs that contain all the
information you need to protect your roof.
ENVII - www.bio8.co.uk
At Envii, we specialise in unique and innovative eco-friendly gardening products.
This year we’re launching ‘Astro Fresh’ – a must for all pet owners with artificial grass!
‘Early Starter’; protecting young plants in spring and ‘Deep Rooter’; protecting
plants from drought. We’ll be showcasing our compostable packaging and other
great Envii products” Come and meet us and Go Green with Envii!!
FARPLANTS - www.farplants.co.uk
Drop by stand H31 to see our award winning range – Small Plants for Small Spaces TM .
We’ve transformed the traditional alpine collection to help inspire gardeners find
the perfect plants for their modern sized gardens. They may be small plants but it’s
a large range, 200+ varieties available from February onwards.
FISKARS - www.fiskars.co.uk
In 2019 Fiskars encourage you to slow down and invest your time in the mentally
healing activity of gardening. By providing superior gardening tools, Fiskars promise
0% Stress and 100% Happiness. Take some time to visit us on Stand H105 to find out
how Fiskars will be supporting retailers and customers throughout the year. Shape
your world with Fiskars.
Garden Media Guild - www.gardenmediaguild.co.uk
The Garden Media Guild is the leading professional body for garden writers,
photographers and broadcasters, and those who work in garden communications.
With over 400 members, including many household names, we are a lively and
vibrant organisation. Benefits include garden visits, training courses, networking
and an annual awards lunch.
GARDENA - www.gardena.com/uk
For over 50 years GARDENA has provided everything passionate gardeners need.
The broad assortment of products offer innovative solutions and systems for
watering, lawn care, tree and shrub care and soil cultivation. GARDENA is a brand
of Husqvarna Group. Visit us on stand G5&G6 or for more information, see gardena.
Haddonstone Ltd - www.haddonstone.com
Haddonstone is the UK’s leading manufacturer of fine garden ornaments and
architectural stonework in traditional, classical and contemporary styles. All of our
products are hand-made in our Northamptonshire factory by our expert craftsmen.
Our range includes garden planters, statues, bird baths and tables, fountains and
HOPES GROVE NURSERIES- www.hopesgrovenurseries.co.uk
Hopes Grove Nurseries are the hedging plant specialists, delivering directly to
gardening customers from our 50 acre production nursery in Kent. We will be
showcasing our new 2019 products and taking orders for free sample boxes so
please do pop in and tell us what you would like in yours!
HOTBIN COMPOSTING - www.dssmith.com/foam-products
HOTBIN Composting allows more types of waste to be composted more quickly at
home. Cooked food waste along with perennial weeds can be efficiently composted
as the internal temperature reaches 40-60°c without the need for tumbling, turning,
accelerators or an external power source. Designed in Morpeth and manufactured
in the UK.
HOZELOCK - www.hozelock.com
Celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2019, Hozelock’s horticultural expertise and its
continual innovation helps people get the most out of gardening. With over 18,000
pledges to plant bee-friendly plants in 2018 Hozelock’s Plant A Pot campaign has
been a huge success and wants to keep gardens buzzing in 2019.
JOHN DEERE - www.deere.co.uk
There’s a John Deere lawnmower to suit every area of grass, whether you prefer
a ride-on, walk-behind or robotic mower. Tried and tested technology from our
renowned agricultural tractors has created reliable mowers that are simple to use
and designed and built to give years of outstanding service.
KINDERGARDEN PLANTS - www.ballcolegrave.co.uk
KinderGarden plants are launching ‘POP Plant’, the ready to use pre-planted insert
which simply drops into a basket or container for an instant colour display that lasts
all summer. 11 colour combinations, in both Basket and Container versions. An Ideal
starter product for first time gardener or new home owner.
NEUDORFF - www.neudorff.co.uk
Neudorff’s weed, feed and control products mostly use natural active ingredients
that have as little impact on the environment as possible. Key products include
weed, slug, snail and bug killers, lawn, plant and vegetable feeds and an
innovative nematode range, which is available straight from the shelf, for targeting
leatherjackets, vine weevils and chafer grubs.
NIWAKI - www.niwaki.com
Our new exhibitor Niwaki will be at this year’s event with their Niwaki Tripod Ladders,
fine pruning tools and other Great Stuff from Japan. Alongside these incredible
tripod ladders they will have exclusive new products from the Niwaki GR range of
hand forged Secateurs, Snips and Clippers, Japanese tools, Gardening accessories
and products from the ‘at home’ range such as Japanese Kitchen Knives and the
Lucano step stools.
PRIMEUR LTD - www.primeur.co.uk
“Presenting our award-winning recycled rubber garden range, all products are long
lasting, indestructible and eco-friendly!
2018 - GIMA ‘Garden Landscaping’ product - Roman Stone Border, and Glee ‘New
Product of the Year’ - Medallion Stepping Stone. Also showcasing our versatile new
doormat collection, Mighty Mats, which brings both practicality and style to any
SPEAR AND JACKSON - www.spear-and-jackson.com
Spear and Jackson are looking forward to attending the Garden Press Event 2019
where they will show case a range of their latest, high quality hand tools, including
innovative new products designed to make the gardeners life easier, plus exciting
additions to their premium Kew Gardens Collection.
STIHL Lithium Ion cordless tools have been taking gardens by storm since they were
launched two years ago and this year the entire collection, including the brand new
long reach hedge trimmer, will be on display at the Garden Press Event! Also on the
STIHL stand will be a new range of petrol mowers and the innovative STIHL iMow.
Visit stand H060 to see all the products.
SUTTONS - www.suttons.co.uk
Join us on stand H101 and find out about the delicious white-fruited beefsteak
tomato we brought ‘back from the brink’. Discover our new ‘Pollinators and Predators’
range set to increase garden biodiversity, and take a look at the very first plant to be
grown in space - Lettuce OutREDgeous - It’s literally ‘out of this world’ and excusive
to Suttons in 2019! “
THE EVERGREEN GARDEN CARE (UK) - www.lovethegarden.com
2019 is set to be a big year for the Evergreen Garden Care Company, with a new
marketing approach and exciting product innovation on the horizon. Visitors to the
Evergreen stand H97 will be able learn about the new Miracle-Gro® EverGreen®,
power brand, which is set to take the lawn care market by storm! Plus, there will be
a non-glyphosate product on display from Roundup® and new Miracle-Gro® plant
THOMPSON & MORGAN - www.thompson-morgan.com
Supplying gardeners since 1855, Thompson & Morgan has a long-standing
reputation for its extensive range of seeds and young plants. The mail order
specialist offers everything gardeners need to enhance their outdoor space, all
with the convenience of home delivery. Customers can now order propagators
and composts, tools, mowers, sheds and greenhouses from T&M’s award-winning
THRIVE - www.thrive.org.uk
Thrive is a national charity, established 40 years ago, that uses gardening to improve
the lives of people with disabilities or ill-health through Social and Therapeutic
Horticulture (STH). We work with 450 clients at our London, Birmingham and
Reading centres, run community-based programmes and provide training in
operating STH programmes.
TOP BUXUS (STAND 72/74) - www.topbuxus.com
“Protect your Boxwood against Box Caterpillar damage : Innovative, Efficient &
Compact Box Moth traps and Season-long-lasting lures : “Made in Britain”
The latest in Biocontrol and thoroughly tested in France (where the Box Moth
arrived 6 years ago) : Trichogramma. Micro egg parasitoid wasps that destroy the
Box Moth eggs.”
TOP BUXUS (STAND H77) - www.topbuxus.com
“Help your garden survive (summer) drought : The award-winning PlantDiaper.
Save your Plants, Save Water, Save Labor, Save Money, Save the Environment.”
VEGEPOD - WWW.vegepod.co.uk/pages/in-the-media
Vegepod is a new addition to the growing UK garden market, specialising in raised
garden beds with innovative watering systems and protective canopys making
them ideal for all year round growing. Since launching into the UK at the RHS
Chelsea Flower Show in 2018, Vegepod is gaining momentum in the UK and have
big plans for 2019.
WOODLODGE PRODUCTS - www.woodlodge.co.uk
Woodlodge - the UK’s leading supplier of garden pots, with a reputation for
excellence and expertise in the design and distribution of gardenware. We are
showcasing our exciting new William Morris Ceramics collection and additions to
our existing Heritage Garden Pottery and Rustic Garden ranges. Find us on stand
Bathgate Horticulture G23
BBC Gardeners World Live H70
Bord na Mona UK
Burgon & Ball
Common Sense Gardening
David Austin Roses
Defender Bird Spikes
Doctor Organics Plant Pills
Eden Horticultural Ltd
Empathy by Plantworks
Flymo, McCulloch, GARDENA
Hayter / Toro
Hopes Groves Nurseries
Hygeia Chemicals Limited H79
Johnsons Lawn Seed H53
KinderGarden Plants H80
Makita UK Ltd
Melcourt Industries Ltd H24
National Garden Scheme H124
Mr Fothergill’s Seeds H47
Nether Wallop Trading H85
Rowlinson Garden Products ltd H96
Sorbus International Ltd H51
Spear and Jackson UK Ltd H42
Evergreen Garden Care H97
Garden Media Guild Lunch Area
Patio Black Spot Removal
Thompson & Morgan
H72, H74, H77
H56 & H57
The Willow Wand Ltd H118A
Wyevale Nurseries Ltd