The Harrogate International Nursery Fair opened its doors this morning (17 October) after a two-year absence due to the pandemic – and exhibitors and visitors alike couldn’t wait to get back to business.
The show is running from today until Tuesday 19 October at the Harrogate Convention Centre. Such was demand from exhibitors, the organisers had to increase the size of the event to cover five halls, with all space officially selling out earlier this month.
Adrian Sneyd, show organiser, said: “After over two years since our last physical trade event, exhibitors are keen to get back to serious business with numerous new and returning brands joining the stalwarts of the show.”
The trade will be toasting the return of the show at tonight’s after party (taking place from 5.30pm), while the winners of the Baby and Nursery Trade Awards (BANTA) are also being crowned today.
The show last took place in-person in March 2019.