Industry Events

  • Glee Preview: Green Heart brings plants to the forefront

    By GCU on June 19, 2023
    Glee’s Green Heart has become a must-see part of the annual garden retail exhibition with growers bringing plants to the fore at the NEC (27th -29th June). A leading showcase of both UK and international growers, the Green Heart in 2023 will once again be found in the light-filled atrium and, this year will feature interactive exhibits that will provide […]
  • Fifty new products launched by Garland Products at Glee 2022

    By GCU on July 1, 2022
    Garland Products launched over 50 new products at Glee 2022 (Stand: 20H30-J31). The items comprised new garden furniture covers, additions to its garden basics range, plant support trellis and a budget friendly propagator. The new cover range extends the company’s popular Super Tough covers which have only been available in green in the past. Now the entire range will be […]
  • The countdown to LANDSCAPE 2021 is on

    By GCU on October 7, 2021
    The UK’s premier landscaping exhibition is less than a month away – have you registered yet? Hall 12 on 3rd & 4th November at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham – make sure it’s in your diary! The LANDSCAPE Show provides the first in-person opportunity to reconnect with others in the industry! LANDSCAPE welcomes exhibitors with a vast collection of leading products, […]
  • More exciting brands confirmed for Glee 2021

    By GCU on September 8, 2021
    With less than a month to go until the doors open on the first in-person Glee event in two years, retailers from across the garden retail sector will be busy planning their trip around the show. These retailers will be pleased to learn that this year’s event will be home to both established brands and exciting new grass-root innovators, and […]
  • Don’t miss out on Glee, register now!

    By GCU on September 7, 2021
    As Glee 2021 gets set to open its doors at the NEC from 14th – 16th September, retailers and other trade buyers are invited to register online for the first in-person European event for our industry taking place within the last 18 months. More than 300 brands – including 100 companies which are brand new to the exhibition – will […]
  • Dizmezs’ sustainable soul and sustainable supply

    By GCU on September 2, 2021
    Winter fuel experts Dizmezs have increased their manufacturing site capabilities, following strong growth in 2020. Already a reliable supplier to the UK market, this significant investment will return higher production capacity, strengthening the supply chain and making their business model even more sustainable for future trading. Established in 1996, Dizmezs have 25 years’ experience in supplying winter fuel products across […]
  • GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund

    By GCU on August 19, 2021
    As activity ramps up ahead of Glee 2021, GIMA is encouraging new business and innovators to consider entering the 2021 GIMA Innovators Seed Corn Fund, with this year’s winner being unveiled at Glee, the leading annual exhibition for the garden and outdoor leisure industries (14 – 16 September, NEC Birmingham). Introduced in 2014 – and supported by Glee ever since […]
  • Farm shops and houseplants remain dominant sellers in garden centres

    By GCU on July 21, 2021
    FARM shops and houseplant sales dominated at garden centres this May (2021) according to the Garden Centre Association’s (GCA) recent Barometer of Trade (BoT) report. As centres in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland reopened mid-May in 2020, this report used figures from 2019 and reveals farm shop sales were up 90.24% in May 2021. Iain Wylie, GCA Chief Executive, […]
  • Garden Re-Leaf Day 2021 raises £35,000 with the total still rising!

    By GCU on March 28, 2021
    Turning 10 is not a celebration to be missed and despite the challenges that we currently face there is no question that Garden Re-Leaf’s 10th anniversary was celebrated in style. Here we look back on some of the amazing FUNdraising events which took place throughout March – and look ahead to those yet to take place! Being apart has not […]
  • Zest 4 Leisure best in show at Glee

    By GCU on September 21, 2020
    Outdoor garden furniture, products and decorative garden structure specialist, Zest 4 Leisure has won the award for the best overall new product at Glee 2020 as well as winning three best in category prizes for growing containers, landscaping and leisure and entertaining.