The organisers of Harrogate International Nursery Fair have announced that this year’s show will be taking place from Sunday 16 to Tuesday 18 May 2021, at the Harrogate Convention Centre in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.
The show, which was originally scheduled to take place from 28 – 30 March, has been rescheduled in response to the ongoing Coronavirus restrictions and the recent dramatic rise in cases.
The only dedicated trade show for the UK nursery sector will now take place during the later spring date, a decision which has been supported by exhibitors who are keen for the event to return at a date that will offer security to retail buyer visitors.
Initially optimistic that the roll-out of the vaccination programme would allow Harrogate to safely take place in March, it has since become clear that is looking increasingly unlikely, as Adrian Sneyd, show organiser, explained.
“Before Christmas, with the new vaccine on the horizon, we were increasingly confident that the show date for the end of March 2021 would be achievable. However, in light of the new strain of the virus and essential precautions by the government to contain the spread, we now feel that it will be too soon. Having spoken to a number of exhibitors at the end of 2020, the majority are keen to participate in a face-to-face event as soon as it is practicably possible in 2021 and realistically May is the earliest that we believe this will be achievable.”
Adrian continued: “Obviously, the safety and well-being of everyone participating in Harrogate International Nursery Fair is our priority and we will continue to be guided by government advice. However, after an extremely tough year for everyone in the industry it is great to have a positive goal to aim for and we will be working hard to pull everything together to make this memorable event for all of the right reasons!”
The show website – www.nurseryfair.com – contains all of the latest show information including a current exhibitor list, hall plans and layouts.
There is still space available for anyone wishing to catch up with the industry and meet existing and potentially new customers – booking forms are on the website, or contact Adrian for more information.
Full details are available on the Harrogate International Nursery Fair website.