UK manufacturers or designers of garden & leisure products, from small firms to major brand names.


Join Gardenex if you would like to start exporting, increase your export sales, or develop sales in new and emerging markets. We can help you!


Here are just some of the key benefits:


  • The Gardenex A-Z Guide to Exporting.  This beginners’ guide to all aspects of exporting is aimed specifically at garden product suppliers and is available exclusively to members of Gardenex.
  • Sales leads.  Gardenex often receives enquiries from trade buyers which we pass on to our member companies.  These have recently included leads from many European markets, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the USA, Mexico and many more!
  • Meet-the-Buyers events.  We regularly invite trade buyers to the UK and arrange a day of cost-effective one-to-one meetings for them with Gardenex members.
  • Key international trade shows.  Gardenex organises the British exhibitor group at spoga+gafa (Cologne) and the National Hardware Show (Las Vegas).  For many years we have been successful in our application to the Department for International Trade (formerly UKTI) for funding for eligible British exhibitors at these shows.
  • The Directory of British Garden & Leisure Products.  This multilingual directory of members is distributed to 5,000 international trade buyers annually, ensuring publicity for members around the world.
  • International press coverage.  Gardenex organises international press coverage of member products at trade shows where we have organised the British exhibitor group.
  • The Gardenex research library.  We hold a wealth of information on the garden sector worldwide, including a database with 11,000+trade buyers of garden products, market reports, trade magazines, show catalogues and much more!
  • A 12.5% discount off stand space at the UK’s leading garden trade fair, Glee, where we organise the International Buyers’ Centre and International Buyers Connect buyer/supplier meetings.
  • A 5% discount off stand space in the new ‘Glee At Spring Fair’ sector of the UK’s leading home and gift trade show, Spring Fair.
  • Discounts at overseas trade shows.  Gardenex negotiates discounts for member companies exhibiting at overseas trade shows.  Contact us for details.
  • Gardenex & PetQuip E-News.  This quarterly publication includes details of numerous events and opportunities for exporters. Click here for the February 2020 edition.
  • A 20% discount on Strong & Herd export training courses.  Further discounts are also available on e-learning courses on customs declaration awareness (especially in the light of Brexit) organised in conjunction with HMRC.
  • A 25% discount on AMA Research reports on the UK garden market.
  • A 15% discount on selected Mintel reports on the European DIY and UK garden sectors.
  • Free telephone legal advice line.  For information about business issues such as employment law, contract and company law, marketing law, taxation, health & safety and personal legal queries.
  • Intellectual Property Protection Service.  Designed by chartered patent attorneys Chapman & Co specifically to meet the needs of Gardenex members, this service offers a free, one hour Intellectual Property (IP) audit to check that all IP that can be protected has been protected; 30 minutes free IP advice per issue; and a 20% discount on fees for preparing and filing design and trade mark applications at the UK IP Office.
  • A Design Deposit Scheme.  Administered by Gardenex, this provides a straightforward way for members to produce evidence of when a design was created.
  • Discounted fees for the reclamation of Euro VAT.


Other new services are being introduced – contact the Gardenex Team for more information.


Our membership year runs from 1 July to 30 June.  Companies joining between 1 January and 31 March 2020 benefit from a reduced rate which covers membership through to 30 June 2020. This includes your entry in the 2020-21 edition of the Gardenex Directory of British Garden & Leisure Products.

  • Firms with an annual turnover of £250,000 or above £380+VAT
  • Firms with an annual turnover of less than £250,000 £190+VAT

(The usual rate for the full year is £760/£380+VAT respectively.)


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