It is a sign of the times that trade shows for most industries have become smaller and Glee is an example of such a trend. With a smaller show, comes the obvious reduction in the number of exhibitors, this trend naturally continues with fewer buyers visiting the shows.
As more garden centers are absorbed into large companies, this ultimately means a central buyer for the group so there will be fewer independent buyers.
On a recent trip to Paris to another…Continue
Maison/Objets Fair Paris 2012
This very French Fair has all the hallmarks of Chic and Elegance. Situated in the Parc des Expostion which is an enormous site , the eight vast separate halls have displays from both European and other Continental manufacturers.
What you notice immediately is the size of each stand and the space…
London in particular is blessed with wonderful parks, all tended and cared for by dedicated teams of gardeners. The parks are a welcome break from the traffic fumes and hustle of the streets, provide exercise for our four legged friends, stage concerts and…Continue
eFig Office Plant of the Year 2012
I was invited by eFig and Ian Drummond , Creative Director at Indoor Garden Design to again join three other judges for Office Plant of the Year.
The judging takes place in Highgate, North London at Indoor Garden’s Headquarters and despite being the hottest day of the year so far and the first day of the Olympic Lanes being operational, I managed after three hours to arrive in time from…Continue
A chance conversation with Plant Heritage a few months ago has led to me designing and building their main display in the marquee at Hampton Court Flower Show.
It has been a really tough one this time with Mick and I solely building a huge display to show Five Continents. It has also been tough trying to find out the exact native plants for each Continent and displaying them aesthetically but also in a scientific way.
Two more days to go and we have suffered extreme heat and…Continue