Just a few hours left until the 2019 edition of the Four Oaks Trade Show comes to an end. The show that is in its 49th year kicked off yesterday and brings together around 350 companies - of which over 35% come from overseas - in the 23 acre Four Oaks nursery site in Cheshire UK. Currently, the exhibition covers an area of 17,000m² under glass with additional outdoor areas.
Plants are the most prominent feature of the show, accounting for over 50% of exhibiting companies, with associated supplies and services from production to point-of-sale. Exhibits include a wide range of glasshouse equipment and machinery from seeders and handling equipment to fully automated transplanting systems.
The show was off to a good start yesterday, and again things are looking good after a slow start this morning. Brexit and recyclability are hot topics on the trade show floor, and growers are telling us they had an okay year. Around the end of May and the beginning of June, there was a bit of rain, unfortunately, which hampered sales - otherwise it would be an even better season.
For now, enjoy some of the photos we took at the show - for more news on Four Oaks, keep an eye on FloralDaily!
Phil Griffiths, Wouter Zieck, and Nick Crangle (Desch Plantpak)
Marco van 't Hart (Olsthoorn Greenhouse Projects), Robert Wilson (Bridge), and Sjors Kuijpers (Alweco)
Koen van der Kruk and Mark Scheffer, Debets Schalke
The team of Beekenkamp
Paul van Gils (Mardenkro)