With visitor registration now open, the HTA is encouraging people to secure their place at their flagship event, the HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, which is celebrating its fifth birthday this year.
Organised by the trade for the trade, the Show opened in 2010 as a response to a long standing demand from grower and retail members for an affordable, stand-alone plant show held at the best time of the year for them. The event has gone on to provide a national showcase for UK ornamental plants and enables retailers to plan future business and assess new products.
As a result it is now fully established as the leading plant Show for UK suppliers gaining higher visitor numbers than anticipated when the Show started out. Every year has seen a higher number of exhibitors – 90% of stands were sold by February 2011 following the first Show – resulting in the event having to move from its original site of Hall 1 at Stoneleigh Park to the larger Hall 2 in order to make space for the rise in demand.
2013 saw a rebranding of the event to ensure that the Show continued to stay fresh whilst keeping its core values at heart. A new identity for 2014 will help to celebrate the Show?s coming of age and ensure it has a clear direction for the future.
HTA Chief Executive, Carol Paris said: ?All this success would not be possible without the support of partners and in particular, Hortipak, our long standing Headline Partner who have provided a huge investment and immeasurable support from the very beginning.? The growth in the Show has resulted in higher levels of sponsorship and a greater variety of opportunities available to those companies that wish to be involved.
The HTA would like to take the opportunity on its fifth birthday to thank our exhibitors for making the Show the success that it is and encourage you to celebrate this landmark occasion with us.?
Exhibitors already signed up include: Allensmore Nurseries, Ball Colegrave, Bell Brothers, Bransford Webbs Plant Company, Kernock Park Plants, New Forest Plants, Osberton Nurseries, Pentland Plants, Quality Ornamentals, Seiont Nurseries, Whetman Pinks and Young Plants. For a full list of exhibitors visit www.nationalplantshow.co.uk
Visit http://www.nationalplantshow.co.uk/index.php/visitors/visitor-registration??? and secure your place now at the show where the plants do the talking.