Stewart Garden top planter supplier at Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase 2016

Stewart Garden had a major presence at this year’s Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase at Milton, near Banbury that took place from 11 to 29 July.

The company was the predominant planter supplier to the trade event and featured heavily in 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 red geranium display in the Stewart Garden Corinthian Black planter.

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.

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Top garden centres and leading retailers and DIY outlets from around the country were also in attendance.

Stewart Garden had a stand in the main reception and meeting area.

Alan Slack, Marketing Manager at Stewart Garden, said: “This is another example of our great relationships in the garden industry. Stewart and Ball Colegrave are Banbury based, so this local alliance is great news for both businesses. 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 made a fantastic contribution to the presentation of our plant varieties and visitor experience.”

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Stewart Garden’s grow your own products, planters, watering equipment, propagators and garden accessories are available in over 1,600 outlets across the UK and Eire. These include DIY outlets such as B&Q, Homebase and Wilko and garden centres such as Dobbies and Klondyke/Strikes, Wyevale and over 600 independent garden centres.

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Find out more about the Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase 2016. Watch the promotional video here.

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