Hoping to sell more in 2014? Check Garden/Floral Expo

October 16, 2013
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Oct. 16, 2013, Toronto – Canada’s fall trade show for the garden and landscape industry offers more than just unparalleled networking opportunities, leading vendors and informative seminars.

It is also an annual showcase of hundreds of new products that will be enticing customers and sprucing up gardens and lawns when the 2014 season approaches.

Garden & Floral Expo, produced by Landscape Ontario, offers novice and veteran retailers and designers the products and professional development needed to operate a profitable business. It takes place Oct. 23-24 at the Toronto Congress Centre.
 
“Year and in year out, the New Product Showcase at Expo remains one of our most popular features,” says Heather MacRae, Landscape Ontario’s director of events and trade shows.

INSPIRATION FROM DISPLAYS

“The annual display of plants and products that will be in demand from consumers over the coming seasons is the ideal place to spot the trends that will be all the rage when garden centres begin preparing for spring 2014.”
 
New products will include a range of plants, innovations in fertilizer and soil care, decorative pot stands and new-style planters and pot holders. A complete list of the new products that will be featured at Expo 2013 can be found here.
 
Expo 2013 will also feature the return of the Destination Inspiration Theatre. Featured workshops will include seasonal urn assembly, live cooking demonstrations, and information on product trends that are relevant to garden and floral retailers and designers.
 
COMPOSTING DEMONSTRATION

The Compost Council of Canada, joining forces with Landscape Ontario, will present a demonstration at the Destination Inspiration Theatre showcasing the creation of fine fare live on stage, from locally harvested fruits and vegetables commonly sold through garden centres.

Among show highlights:

• Jim Hole, from Hole’s Greenhouses & Gardens in Alberta, is the keynote speaker. He is Alberta’s most articulate and knowledgeable horticulturist, and is well known for his business savvy. He is passionate about plants, conservation, the environment and business.

• A workshop on Living Walls and Green Roofs will be hosted by the Interior Plantscape Sector Group.

• The annual Welcome Reception will create a buzz with an illustrious panel of retail industry leaders and innovators presenting Top Ten Tips.

• New this year is the Connecting Educators Conference, being held on Warm-up Tuesday, Oct. 22. It is a full day of sessions aimed at horticultural educators and affiliated professionals.

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