Top 3 UK Gardening Exhibitions and Why You Should Visit Them

Gardening is a popular pastime in the UK. In 2022, 42% of the population took part in gardening activities and 144,400 people were employed as gardeners and landscapers.  With gardening being so popular, it is no surprise that the UK is home to such great gardening exhibitions. Some of these shows are for leisure, others for businesses, but either way they are great for gaining the latest insights, finding new products and techniques and meeting industry experts. If you’re interested in gardening, here are three great shows to add to your list!

BBC Gardeners’ World Fair

The BBC Gardeners’ World is the most exciting gardening exhibition in the UK! This show targets consumers, making it a fantastic day for family and friends. Co-located with the famous BBC Good Food Show, BBC Gardeners World takes place from the 12th until the 15th of June 2025 at the NEC Birmingham.

Visitors will have the opportunity to meet some of the top celebrity gardeners and experts at the event! This year, BBC has announced the attendance of Adam Frost, an award-winning British garden designer and television presenter. Additionally, Frances Tophill will be present. She is the author of three outstanding gardening books, a columnist for the Sunday Times, and a presenter on BBC2’s Gardener’s World.

Enjoy the Cloister Garden Tours where you experience the historic Beaulieu Abbey Cloister and herb garden. Or roll up your sleeves and join Workshops with Plant Experts to learn gardening tips and tricks from the experts! If your niche is floristry, you can learn how to arrange seasonal florals. And don’t worry about the little ones – there are Budding Little Gardeners’ Workshops just for them!

Finally, if you are looking for inspiration, enjoy the famous showcase gardens. This year’s include Mountbatten Hampshire Garden of Life, The Inner Dancer, The Retreat and A Forest of Calm.

There is something for everyone at this show, whether you are a budding gardener or an expert in the field!

Harrogate Flower Show

Harrogate Flower Show

Next up is the Harrogate Flower Show! This event takes place twice a year in Autumn, from the 13th until the 25th of September 2024 and in Spring from the 24th until the 27th of April 2025.

The Harrogate Flower Show is renowned for its stunning floral displays and exceptional produce. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned gardener, you’ll love this show! The location, Newby Hall and Gardens, is a tourist attraction in itself. Newby Hall is a beautiful Georgian heritage building, with award-winning gardens, 25 acres of land, a gift shop, and a seasonal kids’ adventure playground.

During the show, you can expect to see beautiful seasonal flower displays and fresh produce from the allotment. The show is also famous for hosting outstanding plant nurseries, although the participants have not been announced yet. The Autumn edition will also showcase exquisite indoor installations, inspired by the 18th century house. Lastly, if you plan to attend, be sure to catch some of the expert speakers at the show!

Glee

Glee is the UK’s leading gardening trade show, aimed at gardening businesses seeking to expand their networks, find new buyers or suppliers, and discover new products. The show takes place from the 10th until the 12th of September at the NEC, Birmingham!

Glee attracts decision-makers from the UK’s garden centres, garden designers, and landscapers. The show provides an ideal platform for businesses to network with key buyers and suppliers, launch new products, discuss new ideas, and enhance brand awareness. In addition, the show hosts a range of expert speakers and seminars offering the latest tips and tricks from the industry. Attending Glee can also help you discover new products before they hit the shelves at your local shop.

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Conclusion

These gardening shows offer a fantastic opportunity for garden enthusiasts and businesses to explore the latest trends, products and techniques in the industry!

If you’re looking for garden tips and tricks, workshops, and celebrity speakers, head to The BBC Gardeners’ World! For gorgeous floral arrangements and plant nurseries, add Harrogate Flower Shop to your calendar. Last but not least, if you are a business in the gardening industry, make sure you add Glee to your list, either to visit or exhibit!

Whether you’re looking to gain insights from industry experts, discover new products, or immerse yourself in stunning floral displays, each show has something unique to offer.