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Thursday 11 September 2014

Four Oaks Nursery Trade Show

Sue working hard on our Grazers stand at Four Oaks Trade Show

Always a good show!

This is the start to the new season for us promoting existing and new products to growers and garden centres from across the UK

Last year we got an award in the Best New Retail Product category with G2 slug & snail.

This year we  took our new G1 rabbit, pigeon & deer in a ready to use bottle as a new introduction   (more on that next time).

Horticulture Trade shows have struggled over the last few years, becoming very fragmented and lacking direction and support from the industry. However Four Oaks is the exception and seems to go from strength to strength.

This year there were 474 exhibitors from UK and Europe (and even New Zealand!) covering nursery plant stock, garden centre sundries and service providers and we are kept very busy both days talking to existing customers and potential new ones.

The only down side for me is that it is not supported by more of the bigger multiple buyers. A great chance for them to connect with and see all aspects of the plants industry.

In my 30+ years in the nursery industry this is a show that still retains that friendly feel and a great chance to meet up with colleagues and new contacts - they even provide free pack up lunch and refreshments!