Stewart Garden, once again, had a major presence at this year’s Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase at Milton, near Banbury, which took place from 10 to 28 July.
The company was the predominant planter supplier to the trade event and featured heavily in the designed gardens across the site.
Exhibits included schemes pairing Ball Colegrave’s plants with Stewart Garden’s Varese, Lead Effect, Blenheim and Sylvan planters. Also unmissable was the striking SunPatiens impatiens display in Stewart Garden’s Aztec planter and impressive herb gardens planted in the Stewart Garden’s Varese planters.
The 8-acre site came alive with a spectacle of colour, undoubtedly the most exciting and innovative presentation of its kind in the UK. Over 50,000 Annual and Perennial plants were bedded out in the trial and display beds and in excess of 3,000 baskets and patio containers were planted up for the event.
Exhibits at the event demonstrated to trade buyers how they can maximise the market potential of bedding in planters. As patios become increasingly popular, the market for combinations that provide the instant colour, wide availability and easy maintenance that container gardening offers is growing.
Ball Colegrave is a premium supplier of bedding plants to the UK garden trade. Its annual Summer Showcase attracts over 2,000 trade visitors, from independents and national companies to major groups.
Stewart Garden had a stand in the main reception and meeting area, showcasing a selection of their products.
Top garden centres and leading retailers and DIY outlets from around the country were also in attendance.
Alan Slack, Marketing Manager at Stewart Garden, said: “This is another example of our strong partnerships in the garden industry. With 200 new plants at the show being introduced for 2018, our planters demonstrated inspirational colour-themed patio gardens and innovative merchandising displays. We’re certain that garden trade customers were inspired by the joint activity.”
Stuart Lowen, marketing manager at Ball Colegrave, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Stewart Garden. Our partnership, which brings planters and plants together to create inspirational features, captures the imagination of the fast expanding number of people with patio gardens. Stewart Garden’s high quality planters make a fantastic contribution to the presentation of our plant varieties and visitor experience.”
Stewart Garden loves gardens. It’s a leading grow-your-own and contemporary garden lifestyle brand, the market leader in premium plastic flower planters, including self-watering plant containers, and the voice of authority in premium consumer propagation.
Stewart Garden is a proud UK manufacturer. Its products are available in over 1,600 outlets across the country, including DIY retailers such as B&Q, Homebase and Wilkinsons. They’re also widely stocked at garden centres such as Dobbies, Notcutts and Wyevale and in over 1,000 independent garden centres.
Keter Group BV, a leading global supplier of resin consumer products for the home and garden, recently acquired Stewart Plastics. The acquisition supports the UK’s continued growth strategy and brings together two complimentary product portfolios.
Keter, with a presence in more than 90 countries worldwide, offers a broad portfolio of quality resin consumer products across market leading sheds and storage boxes, furniture, tool and hardware storage and home solutions.Go back