Giving at Glee 2022

This year’s edition of Glee – taking place in late June (28th – 30th June, NEC Birmingham) – will welcome a number of new initiatives, all designed to help the show’s exhibitors and visitors to “give back” and protect the planet, reduce waste and raise vital funds for the industry’s charity, Greenfingers.    Continue reading

Have you started planning for your trip to Glee?

This year’s Glee (June 28th – 30th) is set to be bigger and better, with hundreds of garden and leisure brands coming together under one roof for a jam-packed three days. Buyers across the industry have the new date in their diary and know this year’s show is the place to be to network, see the latest launches and seek out exciting innovation and new trends. But, with so much on offer in such a short space of time, have you started putting a plan in place to make sure you shop the show effectively and don’t miss a trick? If not, don’t panic because we have a few top tips on getting ahead of the game. Continue reading

Can you afford to miss the Glee Green Heart?

The horticultural hub of Glee, the Green Heart is THE place to see the latest indoor and outdoor plant varieties from a range of leading growers.  An integral part of the show each year, the central atrium location makes Glee Green Heart one of the best attended parts of the show, as buyers and owner/operators from across the garden retail sector flock to this dedicated showcase to optimise the ever-growing popularity of green living. Continue reading

Glee in conversation with….UK garden centres

The garden retail sector is delighted to have live exhibitions and networking events back in the calendar, including a brand-new date in the 2022 line-up, with Glee set to take place June 28th – 30th at the NEC Birmingham. Here, Glee catches up with a handful of forward-thinking garden retailers to find out more about how they shop the show, what they’d like to see more of from exhibitors this year and what impact the new dateline will have on their buying cycles.

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Home, Gift & Clothing at Glee

Not only have many of the UK’s garden centres become amongst the most successful destination retail outlets in the country, but gift stores have also seen their audience increase as consumers look to source, more than ever, unique and heartfelt gifts for loved ones and to mark special occasions. The diversity of the ever-growing giftware market will be well reflected at this year’s Glee, due to run in late June for the first time, from 28th-30th June at the NEC, Birmingham. Continue reading

Meet the new brands confirmed for Glee 2022

With gardening booming and the value of exhibitions stronger than ever, it will come as no surprise that Glee 2022 – taking place in late June 28th – 30th – at the NEC Birmingham – will be a hotbed of new and emerging brands, all ready and willing to build new retail partnerships with buyers from across the UK garden centre network. Here, these new names at Glee introduce themselves and tell us what they’ll have in store for the show this summer. Continue reading

Glee 2022 on track for maximum capacity!

Poised to topple pre-pandemic numbers, Glee 2022 – which is entering a new chapter this year with a move to a late June time slot within the exhibition calendar – is on course to maximise its allocated floorspace with over 85% of the show already occupied and over 400 exhibitors anticipated to be exhibiting this June. Continue reading

Glee in June – everything you need to know

Throughout its 45+ year history, Glee – the UK’s largest and most prestigious garden trade event – has taken place in September. However, 2022 marks an exciting new chapter for the exhibition as, following a period of extensive research and consultation, and in a move designed to better support the evolving needs of the garden retail sector, the 2022 event will take place in late June – 28th – 30th (NEC Birmingham). Here, the Glee organisers explains the reasons behind why the gardening industry will be congregating in high summer. Continue reading

10 Reasons not to miss Glee 2022

Home to the biggest brands in gardening, plus a host of exciting new innovators, Glee 2022 is set to be THE place to boost your retail offering for the year ahead. Last year the show welcomed highly transactional and quality buyers from a host of multiple and independent garden centres, high street and department stores, builder’s merchants, and online retailers, and this year is set to be no different as the popularity of gardening continues to soar. With so much to see, there has never been a better reason to ensure that Glee 2022 is firmly in your diary but, if you still need persuading to get out of the office, here’s ten reasons not to miss what is set to be the biggest Glee for many years! Continue reading

Glee in conversation with….Woodlodge

As the garden retail sector looks forward to Glee 2022 – set to run at the new date of June 28th – 30th 2022 at the NEC Birmingham – we catch up with some of the show’s leading brands to find out more about their plans for the forthcoming show. Here, Woodlodge’s Managing Director, Michael Wooldridge, tells us more. Continue reading

Glee Innovators – where are they now?

Launched all the way back in 2009, the Glee Innovators Zone has helped hundreds of companies break into the garden retail market and is the first port of call at the show for many visiting buyers.  Designed to help nurture valuable grass-roots product development and one-off design ideas, this dedicated part of Glee bridges the gap between market-ready new product launches and established companies, and provides a showcase to pre-commercial product ideas. From leading brands to grassroot inventors, there is something new to see with every step of your journey around the show. Continue reading