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Make the Most of Attending the National Flower Show


With over 25,000 visitors expected for 2017, this year’s fifth annual National Flower Show is set to be the biggest event yet. From 19th to 21st May, the UK’s favourite exhibitors, businesses and sponsors will be coming together at the Hylands House estate, Chelmsford, to showcase the very best of gardening, home and lifestyle.

Surrounded by beautiful gardens, the National Flower Show is sure to inspire both visitors and traders alike. From the moment you enter the grounds, you will be greeted with the heavenly scent of flowers and plants. Wander the beautiful Festival of Roses inside Hylands House itself, peruse exhibitions in the Floral Pavilion and see the entries for the prestigious Best in Show Award. .

National Flower Show Highlights

This year’s National Flower Show is set to be a huge event and will include everything from celebrity guests to floral competitions. As well as the usual trade stands and exhibitions showcasing their wares, there will also be opportunities for visitors to shop, indulge in great food and drink, and admire the entries for the floral art competition, Festival of Roses showcase and the numerous displays for the Best in Show award.

The 2017 National Flower Show is also being opened by BBC Two’s Gardeners’ World presenter, Monty Don, who will be leading talks in the gardening theatre. Here, you’ll have the chance to chat with him and ask all your gardening questions.

If you’re thinking about attending as an exhibitor, check out our tips:

What Can I Exhibit and Sell at My Trade Stand?

Traders can exhibit everything from unique pop-up gazebos and greenhouses to exotic flowers and nursery plants. The Home and Country Living Pavilion is open for traders to showcase original home and giftware, including jewellery and luxury goods, whilst the Food and Drink Pavilion will be packed with delicious treats, such as homemade pies, cakes, pastries and a wide selection of cheeses. Here, you’ll also be able to join in with tasting sessions and try samples from the array of artisan suppliers.

How Can You Exhibit?

Spaces are still available to exhibit as a trader at the event. Exhibition stands are available both inside and out, starting at £50 per m2 for inside spaces, such as the pavilions, and £510 for up to 9m frontage outside.

Exhibition options include:

• the outdoor space (no vehicles at the exhibition stand)
• the Country and Home Pavilion
• the Food and Drink Pavilion
• the Grand Floral Pavilion (specifically for exhibitors in the Grand Floral Marquee)

What Do You Need to Take?

Depending on where you have booked space to exhibit you, will need to provide all your own equipment and, of course, be able to bring enough stock that you are able to restock throughout the event. If outside, it’s advised that you bring your own pop-up gazebo or marquee. Check out our range of stock here to ensure you’ve not forgotten any last-minute essentials.