Meet-the-Buyers Events

Brasted, UK

June 12, 2019

Meet-the-Buyers Events
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A great chance for British suppliers to hold one-to-one meetings with international trade buyers seeking new products from the UK!

Gardenex holds regular Meet-the-Buyers events at our offices in Brasted, near Sevenoaks, Kent.  These provide an invaluable and cost-effective opportunity for UK-based suppliers to have one-to-one meetings with international trade buyers.  Our speed-dating format allows UK suppliers the chance to promote their products and services in 25 minute meeting slots, and start the foundations for an excellent working partnership.  Buyers taking part include garden centre retailers, importers/distributors/wholesalers, mail-order and online stores from Europe and occasionally further afield.

Our next event will be held on Wednesday, 12 June 2019 at our offices in Brasted, near Sevenoaks, Kent.  The garden buyer taking part on this occasion is a leading Canadian garden mail-order company.  We also have a buyer from the pet sector taking part.  If you are a UK-based pet product supplier and would like details of the pet buyer, please click here to request more information.

UK garden suppliers – don’t miss out on the chance to take part!  To apply, please take a look at the buyer’s profile and product requirements and then complete and submit the online application form as soon as possible.

We will send to the buyer the list of applicants with brief product descriptions and links to websites so that he can select which he would like to meet.  This ensures that the meetings are as useful and productive as possible.  We will then contact you to confirm your meeting arrangements.

We have attended a number of these events and have always found them to be a very useful tool for our export market. In general they are very informative and have repaid the time, effort and expense many times over.

- A happy supplier!


The buyer taking part in the Gardenex Meet-the-Buyers event on Wednesday 12 June 2019 is:

Veseys Seeds –

Veseys describe themselves as Canada’s leading gardening mail order company and also sell online and through their retail store.

The company was established over 80 years ago (1939) with a focus on seeds.  All Veseys seeds are tested in their trial gardens before being put on sale.  In addition to seeds, Veseys also sells bulbs (they are Canada’s leading importer of Dutch bulbs), plant trays/starting pots, greenhouse products, testing/measuring kits, fertilisers, biological controls, tools, clothing, bird feeders, baskets, watering products, containers, raised beds and many other practical gardening items and accessories.  Circulation of 1.7 million catalogues annually.  Employs over 100 staff in the main season.  The company already works with some Gardenex member companies and has visited Glee.

The buyer is looking for practical gardening accessories to add to their existing range.



I am really pleased with the incredible service offered by Gardenex & PetQuip. This was the second time that I had participated in a Meet-the-Buyers event and literally, just a few days earlier, I had received an order along with an order forecast from the buyer I met at the previous Meet-the-Buyers event.

- A happy supplier!


Meet-the-Buyers sessions start from around 08h30 and, in 25 minute meeting slots, you have the opportunity to present your company and products to the buyers and to hand over brochures, information and/or product samples.

Refreshments are available throughout the day.  The meetings conclude at around 16h30.

Rates + VAT Member Non Member
Per meeting allocated £92 £192


On receipt of the application form, Gardenex will invoice applicants for the meetings requested.  Invoices must be settled in advance of the event.  Payment can be made by credit card over the telephone, BACS or cheque.

The Gardenex Meet-the-Suppliers events are better than five days at a trade show!

- A happy buyer!




Vesey's Seeds, Canadian garden mail-order company


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