MEMBERS of the Garden Centre Association (GCA) are this month (January, 2019) being reminded to compete for the chance to win the Worrall Cup.
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We know how hard it is to see everything you want to at a busy exhibition and the HTA are giving all visitors their own VIP invitation to the HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, and Nursery Supply Show (NSS).
The HTA have been working very closely with the venue to enhance the experience for visitors and for 2017 this will include rehydration stations around the halls offering ice cold water infused with zesty lemon slices and fresh mint, Fruit stops where you can grab one of your 5 a day and our Food on the go pod where you can pick up a takeaway bowl of summery soup and a fresh bread roll. Even better, all of these are with compliments of the show to give you time to visit more of our amazing exhibitors.
Stoneleigh have also revamped their Strollers restaurant and it now has a farm shop feel with fresh locally sourced produce, hand-made crisps, freshly baked muffins and a relaxing environment if you have time for a longer lunch break to look over your notes from the exhibition and decide who to visit next!
We will also have a complimentary hot drinks trolley working its way around the shows if you have ‘Time for tea’ and lots of other options for a pit stop such as our vintage ice cream cart that will sit in the link between the two shows. Not forgetting our Glasshouse café in the National Plant Show hall where you can grab a sandwich on the move and our NSS Hub which is a joint café and lounge for the hall.
For our exhibitors we will once again be offering grab bags so they don’t need to leave the stand for lunch and access to all of our new offerings to make exhibiting as easy as possible.
The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) is the trade association for the UK garden industry. It helps its members to flourish by representing, promoting and developing the garden industry through their key values; collaboration, innovation, influence and integrity.
Its key roles include: provision of advice-based services such as business improvement schemes, briefings and helplines; training, conferences and events for members; market information and research; promotions such as the National Garden Gift Voucher scheme; and working closely with government and the media to influence policy and projects.
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