Four Oaks, Macclesfield, Cheshire, UK

The entrance to the Four Oaks. The show is in its 49th year 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.
The entrance to the Four Oaks. The show is in its 49th year 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.
Stephen Fones and Anton Hooijmeijer of Schneider Youngplants presenting Helianthus Sunsation of Benary; 
Stephen Fones and Anton Hooijmeijer of Schneider Youngplants presenting Helianthus Sunsation of Benary; 
Floris Tas and Marcel van Vembe of HilverdaFlorist. For the first time, they are presenting the new company name and look at the Four Oaks. 
Floris Tas and Marcel van Vembe of HilverdaFlorist. For the first time, they are presenting the new company name and look at the Four Oaks. 
Mark Scheffers of DS Hortitrade and and Coen van der Kruk Debets Schalke. They currently have several projects running in the UK mainly for vegetable growers. 
Mark Scheffers of DS Hortitrade and and Coen van der Kruk Debets Schalke. They currently have several projects running in the UK mainly for vegetable growers. 
Sandy Shepherd of Ball Colegrave talking with Grant McFarlane of Craigmarlich, who was visiting the show. 
Sandy Shepherd of Ball Colegrave talking with Grant McFarlane of Craigmarlich, who was visiting the show. 
Ayala Zilbermann of Danziger. They are exhibiting at the Four Oaks for the first time, but they supply UK growers with their products for several years.
Ayala Zilbermann of Danziger. They are exhibiting at the Four Oaks for the first time, but they supply UK growers with their products for several years.
Andre Bisson of Climate Controls, a glasshouse manufacturer and supplier. They supply UK growers, but export as well. 
Andre Bisson of Climate Controls, a glasshouse manufacturer and supplier. They supply UK growers, but export as well. 
Garry Summerfield and Chris Rowland of Polyhouses, a division of Fordingbridge. They supply polytunnels in the UK and Ireland to the horticulture industry as a whole. 
Garry Summerfield and Chris Rowland of Polyhouses, a division of Fordingbridge. They supply polytunnels in the UK and Ireland to the horticulture industry as a whole. 
Clive Pearson of XL Technology. In the category Technical Excellence, they won an award for their Primtal Immunological activator
Clive Pearson of XL Technology. In the category Technical Excellence, they won an award for their Primtal Immunological activator
Piet Bron of Empho and Marco Wesselink of Hoogendoorn, a Dutch wholesaler of young plants and ornamental grasses. 
Piet Bron of Empho and Marco Wesselink of Hoogendoorn, a Dutch wholesaler of young plants and ornamental grasses. 
Matthias Haakman of KG Systems. They do not see any negative affects from the Brexit uncertainty right now. Several projects are running, as usual.   
Matthias Haakman of KG Systems. They do not see any negative affects from the Brexit uncertainty right now. Several projects are running, as usual.   
The exhibition floor. 
The exhibition floor. 
Exhibition floor. 
Exhibition floor. 
Marco van 't Hart of Olsthoorn, Robert Wilson of Bridge and Sjors Kuijpers of Alweco. Bridge with Olstrom supply the UK growers greenhouses and they use the screens of Alweco. 
Marco van 't Hart of Olsthoorn, Robert Wilson of Bridge and Sjors Kuijpers of Alweco. Bridge with Olstrom supply the UK growers greenhouses and they use the screens of Alweco. 
Peter Lindhout of Concept Data Systems was also visiting the show. 
Peter Lindhout of Concept Data Systems was also visiting the show. 
Hans and Joost Kerklaan of Kerklaan. Father and son supply new and used greenhouses and demolishes greenhouses together with Mustang Demolition.  
Hans and Joost Kerklaan of Kerklaan. Father and son supply new and used greenhouses and demolishes greenhouses together with Mustang Demolition.  
Anthony Clarke of Pöppelmann sees an increased demand for their recycled and recycable alternatives and various growers already use Pöppelmann Blue. 
Anthony Clarke of Pöppelmann sees an increased demand for their recycled and recycable alternatives and various growers already use Pöppelmann Blue. 
Kathryn Smethurst and Jack Field of Priva. According to them, this year exceeded their expectations, positively.
Kathryn Smethurst and Jack Field of Priva. According to them, this year exceeded their expectations, positively.
Dick Verwij of Van der Knaap presenting Obturo;
Dick Verwij of Van der Knaap presenting Obturo;
Flutterby of Whetman Plants International. This mound-forming, evergreen-dianthus with grey-green foliage and  patterned magenta flowers was Chelsea Plant of the year Finalist 2019.
Flutterby of Whetman Plants International. This mound-forming, evergreen-dianthus with grey-green foliage and  patterned magenta flowers was Chelsea Plant of the year Finalist 2019.
Ed Marley of Whetman Pinks presenting Flutterby and Cherry Burst (on the left), a new dianthus variety. 
Ed Marley of Whetman Pinks presenting Flutterby and Cherry Burst (on the left), a new dianthus variety. 
Exhibition floor. 
Exhibition floor. 
Neil Greenhalgh Macpac presenting the Breakdown PET, a recyclable PET yet also providing an end-of-life solution should it be required when discarded in landfill – accelerated bio-degradation acting within a decade rather than centuries. It is supplied in a cardbord box. 
Neil Greenhalgh Macpac presenting the Breakdown PET, a recyclable PET yet also providing an end-of-life solution should it be required when discarded in landfill – accelerated bio-degradation acting within a decade rather than centuries. It is supplied in a cardbord box. 
Phil Griffiths, Wouter Zieck, and Nick Crangle of Desch Plantpak presenting their recycled, recycable and non-plastic alternatives. 
Phil Griffiths, Wouter Zieck, and Nick Crangle of Desch Plantpak presenting their recycled, recycable and non-plastic alternatives. 
The team of Rijnbeek and Son not only proudly presenting their new logo, as well as the award they won for best international stand. 
The team of Rijnbeek and Son not only proudly presenting their new logo, as well as the award they won for best international stand. 
Torben Nielsen of GASA Young Plants and Michel Groenewegen of Selecta One. Selecta supplies the UK growers with young plants via Gasa. 
Torben Nielsen of GASA Young Plants and Michel Groenewegen of Selecta One. Selecta supplies the UK growers with young plants via Gasa. 
The team of Beekenkamp. In the back, the BKX trays, which are according to Sirekit Mol (right) are being accepted very well in the market. 
The team of Beekenkamp. In the back, the BKX trays, which are according to Sirekit Mol (right) are being accepted very well in the market. 
Nigel Johnson and Andrew Rutter of Volmary. They are growing on the UK market. 
Nigel Johnson and Andrew Rutter of Volmary. They are growing on the UK market. 
Paul van Gils of Mardenkro. They mainly supply their products through their main distributor Fargo. 
Paul van Gils of Mardenkro. They mainly supply their products through their main distributor Fargo. 
Naam Ferjani of ICL presenting Seeka, a range of beneficial nematodes, powered by BASF technology, which helps ornamental growers reduce the risk of damage from pests which feed on their plants. 
Naam Ferjani of ICL presenting Seeka, a range of beneficial nematodes, powered by BASF technology, which helps ornamental growers reduce the risk of damage from pests which feed on their plants. 
Jeremy Watkinson of PPC Labels. Next to the 70 percent recycled polypropylene labels and tags. PPC Labels also introduced a new non-plastic product at the IPM Essen, namely labels and tags made out of Delipac paperboard. Now, they will alsoo start to supply POS material made out of Delipac paperboard. 
Jeremy Watkinson of PPC Labels. Next to the 70 percent recycled polypropylene labels and tags. PPC Labels also introduced a new non-plastic product at the IPM Essen, namely labels and tags made out of Delipac paperboard. Now, they will alsoo start to supply POS material made out of Delipac paperboard. 
Beccy Reynolds and Chris Escott of David Austin Roses, presenting their garden roses. At the Chelsea Flower Show, they presented 2 new varieties: the deep pink Gabriel Oak and light apricot Eustacia VYE, both named after characters of the books of Thomas Hardy.
Beccy Reynolds and Chris Escott of David Austin Roses, presenting their garden roses. At the Chelsea Flower Show, they presented 2 new varieties: the deep pink Gabriel Oak and light apricot Eustacia VYE, both named after characters of the books of Thomas Hardy.
Gilles Morisset and Charles Parsons, the two Sales Representatives of Pépinières Minier. Over the last years, they increased the sales of their liners to the UK. 
Gilles Morisset and Charles Parsons, the two Sales Representatives of Pépinières Minier. Over the last years, they increased the sales of their liners to the UK. 
Nigel Carr Northern Polytunnels. 2018 has been their best year ever and 2019 is looking good as well, says Carr. 
Nigel Carr Northern Polytunnels. 2018 has been their best year ever and 2019 is looking good as well, says Carr. 
Also products on display outdoors. 
Also products on display outdoors. 
Gael, Ludo and Maxim DEcock of Decock with Ton de Bresser of Selecta one, who was visiting their booth. 
Gael, Ludo and Maxim DEcock of Decock with Ton de Bresser of Selecta one, who was visiting their booth. 
Simon Taylor and Stewart Penny of Penny with Morten Krage of Senmatic, a company that was known in the UK market as DGT Volmatic. Now, they are back with Penny, their distributor in the UK. 
Simon Taylor and Stewart Penny of Penny with Morten Krage of Senmatic, a company that was known in the UK market as DGT Volmatic. Now, they are back with Penny, their distributor in the UK. 
John Crinall, Sandra Robinson and Nigel Croby of LS Systems, a distributor of several products, including the PET packaging of Modiform that Crinall is holding. 
John Crinall, Sandra Robinson and Nigel Croby of LS Systems, a distributor of several products, including the PET packaging of Modiform that Crinall is holding. 
Botanics Internatioal is the Agent of PAC, Walter Blom Plants and Hishtil. In the picture: Jörg Mehle of PAC, Marc Hodson of Turcieflor, Stephen Page of Walter Blom Plants (who also supplies Turcieflor's varieties, Peter Collins of Botanics International and Ayelet Shevah of Hishtil. 
Botanics Internatioal is the Agent of PAC, Walter Blom Plants and Hishtil. In the picture: Jörg Mehle of PAC, Marc Hodson of Turcieflor, Stephen Page of Walter Blom Plants (who also supplies Turcieflor's varieties, Peter Collins of Botanics International and Ayelet Shevah of Hishtil. 
Asaf Cohen of Cohen Propagators together with Peter Bernard of Solgrow, the agent of Jaldety, Cohen and Hishtil in the UK. 
Asaf Cohen of Cohen Propagators together with Peter Bernard of Solgrow, the agent of Jaldety, Cohen and Hishtil in the UK. 
Ayelet Shevah and Peter Collins of Botanics International in front of the Hishtil Plants that are on display at the Botanics international booth. 
Ayelet Shevah and Peter Collins of Botanics International in front of the Hishtil Plants that are on display at the Botanics international booth. 
Nigel Judd of Genisis. They work with small independent plant breeders and manage the products for them. The fern Jurassic Gold (on the poster on the right) is one of the better releases recently. Salvia Cherry Lips and Amathyst Lips are doing well too, says Judd. 
Nigel Judd of Genisis. They work with small independent plant breeders and manage the products for them. The fern Jurassic Gold (on the poster on the right) is one of the better releases recently. Salvia Cherry Lips and Amathyst Lips are doing well too, says Judd. 
Mike Sutton, Jan Marc Oosting (who are holding the SmartCups) and Nico Kok (presenting their non-plastic labels) of Elburg Smit. For over 15 years, they are selling their labels in the UK and their flower bulb packaging for over 50 years. 
Mike Sutton, Jan Marc Oosting (who are holding the SmartCups) and Nico Kok (presenting their non-plastic labels) of Elburg Smit. For over 15 years, they are selling their labels in the UK and their flower bulb packaging for over 50 years. 
Dan Downie and Kate Hewitt of Hortec, the agent of Javo in the UK, presenting the Javo potting machine M2.0, suitable for 10 up to 32cm pots. 
Dan Downie and Kate Hewitt of Hortec, the agent of Javo in the UK, presenting the Javo potting machine M2.0, suitable for 10 up to 32cm pots. 
Mark Rowland and Colin Robinson of Florensis UK, the agent of Florensis.
Mark Rowland and Colin Robinson of Florensis UK, the agent of Florensis.
Tony Walker and Phil Crocker of Ebtech notice that growers are investing.
Tony Walker and Phil Crocker of Ebtech notice that growers are investing.
Simon Davenpor of bpoa. 
Simon Davenpor of bpoa. 
The team of Sinclair. 
The team of Sinclair. 
Daniel Girardean of Andre Briant. 
Daniel Girardean of Andre Briant. 
Caroline James of Kernock Park Plants. They represent Proven Winners in the UK and at the show, they won an award for their Begonia Tropical Sunset. 
Caroline James of Kernock Park Plants. They represent Proven Winners in the UK and at the show, they won an award for their Begonia Tropical Sunset. 
Urbinati machines at Rotomation. 
Urbinati machines at Rotomation. 
The team of Lovania, one of the largest alpines suppliers in the UK. 
The team of Lovania, one of the largest alpines suppliers in the UK. 
Yves Stervinou of Stervinou, a French shrub grower. Their main markets are France and the UK. 
Yves Stervinou of Stervinou, a French shrub grower. Their main markets are France and the UK. 
Ramy Zack of Tyne Tyne Moulds & Machinery talking with visitors.
Ramy Zack of Tyne Tyne Moulds & Machinery talking with visitors.
Pat Flynn of Cha. 
Pat Flynn of Cha. 
Stephen Godfrey and Robert Strongward of Jiffy presenting their Biodegradable pots for which they received a lot of interest.
Stephen Godfrey and Robert Strongward of Jiffy presenting their Biodegradable pots for which they received a lot of interest.
Alkemade. 
Alkemade. 
David MacDonald and Steve Usher of Kopprt. 
David MacDonald and Steve Usher of Kopprt. 
Fargo. 
Fargo. 
Hawkemill Nursery
Hawkemill Nursery
Ard Mulder and Gerrit Hoogenraad of Hoogenraad, a Dutch wholesale company. 
Ard Mulder and Gerrit Hoogenraad of Hoogenraad, a Dutch wholesale company. 
Floris Tas of HilverdaFlorist with Martin Gardner of Ball Colegrave. These two companies are closely working together on the UK market for over 15 years. 
Floris Tas of HilverdaFlorist with Martin Gardner of Ball Colegrave. These two companies are closely working together on the UK market for over 15 years. 
Owen Lane of XL Horticulture. 
Owen Lane of XL Horticulture. 
Simon Earley of Earley Ornamentals presenting the Petchoa BeautiCal petunias.
Simon Earley of Earley Ornamentals presenting the Petchoa BeautiCal petunias.
The team of Soparco presenting their Post Consumer recycled materials.
The team of Soparco presenting their Post Consumer recycled materials.
The King of Amore at the booth of Florensis.
The King of Amore at the booth of Florensis.
Peter Wessel of Modiform presenting, among others, thei PET packaging. At the show, they won the award for Most Innovative Stand
Peter Wessel of Modiform presenting, among others, thei PET packaging. At the show, they won the award for Most Innovative Stand
Daan van Eeuwijk of Visser together with the team of Royal Brinkman presenting their award Best Professional Equipment for their multi-media strip for rooting cuttings and automatic transplanting.
Daan van Eeuwijk of Visser together with the team of Royal Brinkman presenting their award Best Professional Equipment for their multi-media strip for rooting cuttings and automatic transplanting.
Lukas van Evercooren and Bart Sambaer of Denis-Plants together with Andey Bailey of Gedney Bulb Company, who was visiting their booth.
Lukas van Evercooren and Bart Sambaer of Denis-Plants together with Andey Bailey of Gedney Bulb Company, who was visiting their booth.
Paul Jackson, the agent of MNP and Suntory. 
Paul Jackson, the agent of MNP and Suntory. 
Exhibition floor. 
Exhibition floor. 
Exhibition floor.
Exhibition floor.
Steve Lodge of Bridge Nursery. He grows perennials for the UK market. 
Steve Lodge of Bridge Nursery. He grows perennials for the UK market. 
Kevin Flitton of Hydrotherm won the Best Retail product award for Seedheat professional propagation heat system
Kevin Flitton of Hydrotherm won the Best Retail product award for Seedheat professional propagation heat system
exhibition floor.
exhibition floor.

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