Following a successful show last week, the HTA has announced that the 13th HTA National Plant Show will take place from Wednesday, 19 to Thursday, 20 June 2024, at NAEC Stoneleigh.
The HTA National Plant Show offers a unique opportunity for businesses to network with key industry stakeholders and put their products in front of high-quality plant buyers and decision-makers from across the industry.
The 2023 event welcomed more than 1,300 visitors and saw over 240 stands presenting more than 150 companies’ products across both halls. The event provided businesses with an opportunity to showcase everything from seeds, bulbs, house plants, and a wide range of garden plants to labeling and product information, growing media, display benching, and machinery.
New plant award winners 2023
Profitplant BV’s Curcuma Skyline was recognized as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards, sponsored by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). Allensmore’s and Fairweathers Hilltop Nursery’s Agapanthus Black Jack took home the Visitor Vote, sponsored by Floramedia. See the full list of new Plant Award winners here: https://hta.org.uk/national-plant-show/show-features/new-plant-awards
This year’s event also hosted the first-ever live recording of our Hort Talk podcast. Hort Talk LIVE! hosted by HTA Learning & Development Manager Alex Jenkins, focused on the importance of apprenticeships and education within the horticultural industry. Special guests included Senior Technical Training consultant Adam Blunt, Head of Horticulture at Pershore College. Josh Egan-Wyer, Assessor in Horticulture at Lackham College Victoria Fiander, and WCG’s Sarah Ashmore.
Alex Jenkins said, “We are so excited to share our first Hort-Talk LIVE at National Plant Show. Apprenticeships are key to recruitment and retention of staff in the horticultural industry, and I hope our fantastic panel in this episode will inspire some more employers to consider apprenticeships in the near future.”
For more information:
Horticultural Trades Association