International Garden Centre Association comes to the UK again in 2019

by | Jul 4, 2018 | Associations, News | 0 comments

Garden Centre

The Garden Centre Association (GCA) is hosting the International Garden Centre Association congress in the UK next year (2019).

The GCA is expecting 250 delegates from garden centres from all over the world to join it in Windsor for the event on Sunday, September 1 until Saturday, September 7, 2019.

Chairman of the GCA, Mike Lind said: ?The last time we hosted the event was 10 years ago, back in 2009, so we?re delighted to be hosts once again and to be able to showcase some of the wonderful garden centres we have here in the UK.

?This time around we?ll be based at The Castle Hotel and The Macdonald Windsor Hotel both centrally-located on the High Street in the historic town and will be hosting visits to some of the best garden centres in the South East.

?We will also be offering our guests trips to a combination of amazing historical and tourist venues including: the Bombay Sapphire Gin distillery and a boat trip on the Thames through London with a stop off at the London Eye. To add to this, we will host a medieval banquet and private tour of Hatfield House.

?This is a fantastic opportunity to see some of the best garden centres and venues in the world, which we have in this country, as well as network and learn from colleagues from many different nations.

?We?re now actively planning the event and looking for sponsors from the industry to get involved. It would be a great opportunity for companies looking at exporting their services, products and plants to get in front of decision-makers from some of the world?s top garden centres.?

If you?re a garden centre or industry supplier that would like to find out more about the IGCA event next year, please call the GCA on 01244 952170, visit www.gca.org.uk, log on to www.facebook.com/pages/GardenCentreAssociation or Twitter at www.twitter.com/GC_Association.

more latest news ➡

GCA BoT results show garden projects on the up

January’s GCA BoT results reveal rise in garden projects

Hard landscaping topped the sales table in the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) Barometer of Trade (BoT) report for January 2024 with hardy plants, seeds and bulbs also doing well. Figures recorded by GCA member garden centres last month show a good start to the...

Rising stars nominations deadline 1 March

March 1 deadline for Rising Stars nominations

The GCA is urging members to get their 2024 Rising Stars nominations in by March 1 to help showcase and develop the industry’s most talented individuals this year. The Westland Horticulture sponsored programme offers those who participate the chance to be mentored...

Handy drops new catalogue for 2024 season

Handy unveils the latest gardening and DIY products

British garden manufacturer Handy has announced the arrival of its new catalogue and Monthly Dealer Promotions Calendar, both designed to provide retailers with valuable increased margins on a wide range of gardening and DIY products and ensure they have everything...

HTA shows caution for garden retailers

Garden Centres cautious despite good start to year

The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) releases its February monthly market update, which shows that despite the UK economy's recently announced recession, garden retail continues to show some green shoots to kick off the year. The resilience is a continuity of...

Mike Burks awarded GCA Honorary member

GCA inducts Mike Burks as honorary member

Mike Burks, managing director of The Gardens Group, which owns Castle Gardens in Sherborne, Brimsmore Gardens in Yeovil and Poundbury Gardens near Dorchester, has been awarded Honorary Membership of the Garden Centre Association (GCA). Presented by GCA...

Greenfingers

The GCA Conference digs deep for the Greenfingers Charity

The recent Garden Centre Association (GCA) conference was not only an informative and educational event, but it also featured a lot of fundraising for the garden retail sector’s adopted charities, including Greenfingers. In fact, delegates dug so deep into their...

Read GCR's latest edition!
Read GCR's latest Made in Britain Supplement!

Subscribe ToThe Wednesday Word

Subscribe To
The Wednesday Word

 

Get all the latest news, events & more straight to your inbox every Wednesday.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This