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 main planter supplier to the trade event and also featured in designed gardens across the site.
Exhibits included schemes pairing Ball Colegrave’s plants with the Varese, Lead Effect, Blenheim and Sylvan planters. Also there was the striking red geranium display in the Corinthian Black planter.
Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase
Exhibits at the event demonstrated to trade buyers how they can make the most of 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.
Top garden centres and leading retailers and DIY outlets from around the country were also in attendance.
Stewart Garden planters
Stewart Garden had a stand in the main reception and meeting area.
Alan Slack, Marketing Manager, says: “This is another example of our great relationships in the garden industry. We’re both based in Banbury, 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, who is the 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 growing 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.”
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, as well as over 600 independent garden centres.