2017 Garden Press Event report

laptop-skin-1Last week, the Barbican Exhibition Centre in London saw over 110 exhibitors and over 250 members of the garden media, once again creating that crucial buzz in the industry.  

Those that didn’t attend missed out on rubbing shoulders with Peter Seabrook, Val and Steve Bradley from The Sun, gardening TV producer Thea Pitcher, Julia Heaton from Amateur Gardening, YouTuber Sean James Cameron, QVC’s Richard Jackson and scores of other top gardening figures.

Amathornbywhitefoot-preur Gardening’s Marc Rosenburg learns about lawn seed with DLF’s Guy Jenkins



Decodeco-paks-rod-slater-hornbywhitefoot-pr-Pak’s Rod Slater saw a slew of high profile visitors during the afternoon



one-of-hundreds-of-visitors-to-briers-stand-quizzing-designer-lewis-simper-and-marketing-manager-andrew-roberts-about-the-new-ranges-hornbywhitefoot-prOne of hundreds of visitors to Brier’s stand, quizzing Designer Lewis Simper and Marketing Manager Andrew Roberts about the new ranges.


Hornby Whitefoot clients GIMA, for whom this was the first year of their co-ownership of the event with the HTA, reported a successful day, as did Glee who signed up several new exhibitors for the trade show later this year.  Greenfingers was also exhibiting, promoting hard work that has been done in fundraising for new gardens, and the upcoming Garden Re-Leaf Day (Friday March 17th, 2017).


Managing Director Kimberley Hornby and Account Manager Robbie Cumming were both in attendance at the annual event, assisting clients and spending time with media contacts throughout the day.   After the show, a select few were invited to relocate to a cosy local pub for drinks and nibbles.