• Seminar Area

    Seminar Area

Seminar Area

Seminar Area


Talking Plants                                                                                

The National Plant Show seminars provide an added extra to the show with a focus on plants (goes without saying!) this year’s seminar sessions include updates around the latest developments in Plant Health with Raoul Curtis Machin, George Bullivant and his expert panel tackling the topic of ‘What does sustainability mean to your business’ and our regular session featuring the new plant awards winners. 


Tuesday 19 June 

10am –  The PHYTO-THREATS project findings so far – managing Phytophthora risk in nurseries with the Forest research Team.  You will also have the chance to speak to the team in more depth on stand 159 at the show. 

11am – New Plant Awards announcement, featuring our judging panel, this session will highlight our winning plants and give the background on why they won and how they can help the planterea offering. 

1 pm – Raoul Curtis Machin, HTA Director of Horticulture will provide an update on the latest plant health issues and developments and implications for the horticultural industry. 

3.30pm – ‘What does sustainability mean to your business’ A panel session lead by George Bullivant of Garden Forum will explore the ideas around sustainability and environmental factors that could have an impact on all areas of horticulture. George will be joined by a retailer, grower and manufacturer. 


Wednesday 20 June 

10am –The PHYTO-THREATS project findings so far – managing Phytophthora risk in nurseries. See Tuesday detail. 

Don’t miss out on these free, interactive and inspiring seminars – they are always popular and so make sure you arrive early if you would like a seat! 


In the Nursery Supply Show led by our headline partner ICL you can join in with a series of free workshops that will lead you around the show as well as give you an insight in to various key areas such as The key to healthy plants , led by ICL technical manager Andrew Wilson - In an interactive workshop Andrew will show how good nutrition helps aid plant growth and health and will be discussing how biostimulant products can help aid growers in the now and in the future.    

Pest and disease controls, led by ICL Martin Donnelly With feedback encouraged Martin will discuss the issues which are most prevalent on the ground with growers and look at the genuine options they have to make up the all-important year round IPM plan.         

Printing Trends and developments – how to choose the right software, materials and products for your business needs with in put from a number of our exhibitors. 

Business knowhow – ask the questions that count to our experts and gain an insight in to making the right decisions on growing, investments and business choices including actions around the big topic of sustainability and the environmental impact of waste. 

There will be 3 tours a day starting at the ICL Grow, Nurture, Protect Hub in the Nursery Supply Show at 10, 12 and 2 and places will be on a first come first served basis. As an extra benefit any visitors taking part in the tour can collect a complimentary lunch voucher at the end from the ICL stand for our Hog Roast situated in the linkway between the shows.