The National Plant Show seminars provide an added extra to the show and we are delighted to welcome our area sponsor Sinclair for 2017. With a focus on plants (goes without saying!) this year’s seminar sessions include Saving our trees, George Bullivant and his expert panel tackling the topic of ‘Growing what the retailers want’ and The Greatest Retail Awards.
Tuesday 20 June
10am – ‘Saving our trees-the Phytothreats project. We will be joined by the Phytothreats project team who will be speaking about the danger to plants and trees from the introduction of new Phytophthoras through trade and how it can be tackled! They will highlight how cooperating with nurseries and plant end users, and not penalising anyone, will create a win-win for all! You will also have the chance to speak to the team in more depth on stand 155 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.
11.30am - BPOA Home Grown Award Presentation
12:30 pm – Grand Opening of the new event HTA Nursery Supply Show join us at the link way for the grand opening of our new event. Running as a separate exhibition in hall 3 at Stoneleigh alongside the HTA National Plant Show on the 20-21 June the HTA Nursery Supply Show will give even more to visitors by both enabling them to buy plants, but to also look at the critical elements that support plant sales and nursery retailers.
3.30pm – Are we growing the right plants? A panel session lead by George Bullivant of Garden Forum will explore the ideas around breeders and growers producing plants that retailers want. What fits needs, collections and solutions in their centres?
George will be joined on stage by a breeder, grower and retailer for this session and they will tackle the issues ahead and looking at how garden centres buy and sell plants.
Wednesday 21 June
10am – Saving our trees-the Phytothreats project. See Tuesday detail.
2pm – The Greatest Retail Awards. As part of The Greatest Awards on Tour 2017, Garden Trade News will celebrate excellence in garden centre retailing and will present the awards at 2pm in the Seminar area.
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!