Fantastic Seminar Programme at HTA National Plant Show 2014
The seminar area, sponsored by Barclaycard, at the HTA National Plant Show, will host three diverse and captivating presentations over the course of the Show which will no doubt provide plenty of talking points!
Tuesday 23th June 2015 - 10.00-10.30
Horticulturalist, landscaper and broadcaster, Chris Collins, will look be talking about the latest industry wide campaign ‘LOVE THE PLOT YOU’VE GOT’. As the resident Blue Peter Gardener for 9 years Chris has much experience of engaging young people in gardening both on-screen and through various community and school gardening projects. Chris will use his experiences to provide inspiration about ways in which to get the next generation interested in plants.
Tuesday 24th June: 15.00 – 15.30
Plants are the real USP that garden centres have - but how do we go about increasing sales? Independent garden centre consultant Kevin Waters will be providing tips and examples to help you sell more plants. Kevin has been working with retailers, suppliers, DIY stores and trade organizations across the UK, Ireland, Europe, USA and Japan since 1995. He specializes in shop-floor activities...team motivation and development, product knowledge, display and merchandising and promotional activities.He also works as gardening writer, broadcaster and presenter with the garden press, radio and television networks within the UK and Ireland.
Wednesday 25 June 2014 - 10.00 – 10.30
Modern day plant hunter and broadcaster Tom Hart-Dyke will provide a fascinating insight into his adventrues, including tales of kidnap, in his quest to discover new plants. Tom will also talk about his work on creating a World Garden at his ancestral home Lullingsotne Castle in Kent, which enables visitors to literally walk around the world in under 80 minutes!