23 November 2014
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2012 Ball Colegrave Shows & Events

Ball Colegrave will be attending the following events presenting new and existing products and services from the company. Make sure you plan your visit to get to see the latest variety introductions, trends and ideas. For further information contact customer services on 01295 811833 or email info@ballcolegrave.com


Week No. Date Event Venue/ Location
4 Tues 24 - Fri 27 Jan IPM Essen

VertiGarden will demonstrate how vertical space can be brought to life with this unique modular Vertical Growing System

D - 45131 Essen

4 - 10 Mon 23 Jan – Fri 9 March

Spring Plant Open Week

This years Open Week demonstrates a comprehensive offering of new, improved and existing varieties available to you to best match the needs for your market and growing programmes.

Some estimated 100 million patio tubs, window boxes and hanging baskets will die down this Autumn, ready to be planted for Autumn - Spring colour. Our own surveys have shown that as little as 1:10 of these are replanted each Autumn and Spring, offering terrific market potential for anyone growing and selling garden plants.

To ensure you maximise your sales opportunities, come and see our extensive presentation of Spring varieties including the market leading Pansy Matrix™, Viola Sorbet™ XP and Primrose Trial.

Primrose Trial ready for viewing weeks 4 – 8
Pansy & Viola Trial ready for viewing week 8 - 10

Ball Colegrave, West Adderbury, Banbury, Oxon. OX17 3EY
To book a visit please contact Sharon Carbonero on scarbonero@ballcolegrave.com

11/12 Sat 17 – Sun 25 March

The Viola & Pansy Festival

Top production varieties and novelties from Ball Colegrave, including Pansy Matrix™, Pansy Panola™, Trailing Pansy Plentifall™ and Viola Sorbet™, will join 700 other variety of pansy and Viola for this amazing public trial which celebrates its 9th year.

Meadow Croft Garden Centre, Woodham Road, Battlesbridge, Essex, SS11 7QA www.violaandpansyfestival.co.uk
17 Wed 25 – Fri 27 April

European Spring Trials

Our sister breeding companies; PanAmerican Seed and Kieft-Pro Seeds will stage displays of their extensive range of products, including 2013 New Introductions.

Lavendelweg 10, 1435 EW Rijsenhout, The Netherlands.

To book a visit please contact Sharon Carbonero on scarbonero@ballcolegrave.com

21 Tue 22 – Sat 26 May

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

See the first public showing of New Novelties from Ball Colegrave on The Sun Newspaper Garden including a spectacular display to commemorate The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

Royal Hospital, Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4SL
24 Tue 12 – Fri 15 June


Ball takes part in the Dutch Flower Trials as one of the thirty five participating breeding, propagation and distribution companies. This is a unique opportunity for our customers to see more of PanAmerican Seed and Kieft Pro Seeds latest varieties, current assortment of bedding, pot and patio and perennial plants and discuss new innovations to help sell more plants at retail.

Lavendelweg 10, 1435 EW Rijsenhout, The Netherlands.
To book a visit please contact Sharon Carbonero on scarbonero@ballcolegrave.com
26 Tue 26 – Wed 27 June The HTA National Plant Show

Our Technical Sales team are looking forward to meeting current and new potential customers at this ‘Plant-Only’ Trade Show organised by HTA.
This is a great opportunity to discuss the current season, highlights for the Autumn and New Varieties for 2013.
Hall 1, Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, CV8 2LZ
29 - 31 Mon 16 July – Fri 3 Aug Summer Showcase (Trade only)

Innovation & Inspiration

Ball Colegrave is delighted to welcome customers to its Trial Grounds in West Adderbury this coming Summer. The site comes alive with a spectacle of colour with what is undoubtedly the most exciting and innovative presentation of its kind in the UK.

Over 50,000 plants are bedded out over four acres of grounds to demonstrate a most diverse range of annual and perennial varieties. Traditional trial rows, spectacular landscapes, pots, patio baskets and containers will help you evaluate garden performance and colour range and leave you inspired. And now with over 300 new varieties for 2013, there is plenty for all to see!

This year’s display in our Rovero Polyhouse will take bedding plants to a new dimension - truly inspiring and not to be missed! Other highlights include:

• Trials of Cutting & Seed Raised Varieties
• Mixed Patio Containers
• Inspirational Planting Schemes
• Innovation & Technology
• Hanging Baskets
• Perennials & Vegetables
• New Introductions for 2013
• Display Gardens
• Presentations and Workshops

We will send out invitations in the Spring to customers. Meanwhile watch this space for further details of the Open Days, confirmed event days and online booking forms.

Ball Colegrave,
West Adderbury,
OX17 3EY


Click here for our Trade Open Day sign-up form.

30 Wed 25 July Summer Showcase (Public Open Evening)

This is a once a year opportunity for home gardeners to experience the gardens and greenhouses at Ball Colegrave and preview the new plant varieties for 2013
Click here to book in your visit to the Public Open Evening.
36 Tue 4 – Wed 5 Sept Four Oaks Trade Show

We look forward to meeting new and existing customers on our stand (D97-99, 116-119A).
See some of the latest 2013 New Introductions to market leading ranges from PanAmerican Seeds, Kieft-Pro Seeds, Ball FloraPlant, Darwin Perennials, Hilverdakooij, plus many other independent breeders.
We are also joined by MasterTag to ensure all your label requirements are fulfilled.
Four Oaks Horticulture Ltd,
Farm Lane,
Lower Withington,
Nr. Macclesfield,
SK11 9DU

40 Wed 3 Oct South West Regional Growers Show

The South West’s only trade event that is aimed at growers and plant buyers from local authorities, garden centres and retail outlets. Our local Technical Sales team are looking forward to meeting current and new potential customers at the exhibition to discuss the current season and new products for 2013.
The Matford Centre,

44 Tue 30 Oct - Fri 2 Nov International Hortifair

The HortiFair exhibition is the premier international forum for the global ornamental industry.
Ball, PanAmerican Seed, Kieft-Pro Seeds and Ball FloraPlant will be presenting an extensive display of bedding plants and cut flowers, featuring our new introductions, exciting innovations and creative marketing concepts.

Amsterdam RAI,
Europaplein 22,
1078 GZ Amsterdam,
The Netherlands.

45 Wed 7 Nov GroSouth Exhibition

The GroSouth exhibition has become the major end of season trade event in the South and East for the horticultural industry, the perfect way to round off the year and plan for the season ahead. Our local Technical Sales team are looking forward to meeting current and new potential customers at the exhibition to discuss the current season and new products for 2013.

Roundstone Nurseries,



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