Gardenex organises the British exhibitor group at key international garden trade shows.  For many years we have successfully applied to the Department for International Trade for funding to be available for eligible UK exhibitors.  In 2019-20 we will take groups to the following:

National Hardware Show (NHS)

Las Vegas, USA May 7, 2019 - May 9, 2019

The long-established National Hardware Show with Lawn, Garden & Outdoor Living (NHS) is North America’s premier trade show for the hardware, DIY and lawn & garden sectors.  Taking place annually in Las Vegas, it attracts over 2,800 exhibitors and 20,000 trade visitors.

Why target the American market?  The US home improvement and DIY sector is worth $343 billion and garden sales are the highest in the world.  Garden Media in 2015 put garden sales at $59 billion while the recent National Gardening Survey estimates $36.9 billion.

Gardenex has secured a prime location for the UK pavilion in the North Hall which is almost exclusively lawn & garden products.  Department for International Trade funding of £2,000 is available for eligible British exhibitors.  Space is limited; book quickly to secure!



Cologne, Germany September 1, 2019 - September 3, 2019

spoga+gafa is the world’s premier trade fair for garden hardware and leisure products.  The show features over 2,150 exhibitors from 61 countries and occupies 10 halls.

It is truly international, attracting around 40,000 trade visitors from 114 countries, with over 60% coming from outside Germany.  If you are a UK company looking to enter or improve your export sales in Europe and beyond, this is the show for you!

Gardenex is once again organising the British exhibitor group at spoga+gafa in 2019 and has reserved space in a prime location in hall 9, along with individual stands in other halls for specific product groups.  Department for International Trade funding of £1,500 is available for eligible British exhibitors.  Space is limited; book quickly to secure!


MyPlant & Garden

Milan, Italy February 26, 2020 - February 28, 2020

MyPlant & Garden describes itself as the most important and complete B2B trade fair for garden, landscape and horticulture in Italy.  It took place for the fourth time in 2018, attracting 655 exhibitors over 45,000m² and welcoming around 16,000 trade visitors.

According to a report produced by research organisation Euromonitor International, the Italian garden market was valued at €2.76 billion in 2017 and constant growth is forecast up to 2022.  It is ranked in 4th place in Europe in terms of value behind Germany, France and the UK.

Gardenex visited the show in 2017 and 2018 and has decided to organise a UK pavilion there in February 2020.  Department for International Trade funding of £1,500 is available for eligible British exhibitors.  Such is the popularity of the event that we have to confirm space by the end of June 2019 so please contact Katie-Mai Smith at Gardenex by email as soon as possible if you are interested in taking part.


IPM Essen

Essen, Germany January 28, 2020 - January 31, 2020

IPM Essen is the world’s leading trade fair for the horticulture industry.  It is the only specialist trade fair to cover  the entire value chain for plants, including production, technology, floristry and point of sale.

It is a very international event which in January 2019 attracted 1,551 exhibitors from 46 countries and over 53,000 visitors from all over the world, 38% of them from outside Germany.

If you are looking to sell into the world’s plant sector, IPM Essen is the exhibition for you!

The Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA), a partner association of Gardenex, is organising the UK pavilion at IPM Essen.  Department for International Trade funding of £1,500 is available for eligible British exhibitors.