Top things to do at this month’s HTA National Plant Show 2024

With just two weeks remaining, the HTA National Plant Show is back at the NAEC in Stoneleigh on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 June. This annual event brings the whole horticultural supply chain together under one roof to showcase new plants and products and forge new contacts.

Fran Barnes, the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) Chief Executive said:

“In the HTA’s 125th anniversary year, the biggest ever HTA National Plant Show will give visitors an unrivalled opportunity to explore a wide variety of plants and gardening products and discover new industry trends as well as get expert advice and make valuable new contacts. The only show of its kind, this is an important event for the industry, both visitors and exhibitors alike.

Feature areas at the show will demonstrate the work being done to enhance resilience in the industry and navigate the range of regulations impacting business, including borders and trade and the transition to peat free.

Horticulture is a creative and dynamic industry and visitors can hear about some of the fantastic career opportunities that are available as well as learn about new plants and developments. The show is taking place at a crucial time for our industry to demonstrate its value, and we are looking forward to welcoming everyone to what promises to be a fantastic HTA National Plant Show 2024”

Some highlights of what will be at the show include:

Meet the experts at the HTA Village
Visitors can head to the HTA Village to speak to our industry experts on key topics including the latest developments in horticulture, HTA membership opportunities, the latest in market research, and developments in parliament.

See the full list of topics and who will be available here:

Education Zone
The Education Zone is a space where visitors can discuss all things careers and education with professionals from companies including MorePeople, YPHA, Association of Professional Landscapers, Pershore College, RHS New Shoots, Bishop Burton College Apprenticeships and SMB College Group.

New Plant Area
At the heart of the show is the New Plant Area where visitors can cast their votes in the New Plant Awards Visitor Vote. Categories include Herbaceous Perennials, Annuals, Bedding and Container & Basket Plants, Flowering Houseplants, Foliage Houseplants, Cacti & Succulents, Trees, Shrubs (including Conifers) & Climbers.

Seminar Area
Hear more from industry professionals on key topics in horticulture including the new Plant Awards Announcement, what you need to know about Trade and Borders, Growing Media: Life Beyond Peat, Automation in Horticulture – hosted by Dura-ID, Growing Your Team – hosted by MorePeople, and there will be a networking event hosted by Women in Horticulture.

View the timetable of seminars here:

For more information on the HTA National Plant Show, including travel to the event, visit

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