GroSouth 2018 Award Winners

GroSouth Horticultural Exhibition 2018 took place at Roundstone Nurseries in Chichester last week and was their most successful event ever.

GroSouth is the premier exhibition in the South and East of England for the horticultural Industry and takes place annually in November. This year Roundstone Nurseries played host to over 90 exhibitors and the largest number of visitors ever recorded.

The effect of the Beast from the East followed by the exceptionally hot summer was a concern for both visitors and exhibitors. However, the issue was openly discussed and debated at GroSouth 2018 enabling many people to come away in a positive frame of mind, armed with ways of overcoming the resultant problems. In fact, high spirits and a sense of camaraderie was wonderfully evident throughout the exhibition.

This exhibition is suitable for everyone from small growers, landscapers, farmers and commercial growers to weekend gardeners and the range of stands ensured everyone was catered for.  The nursery visits proved once again to be hugely popular and the informative seminars and speakers were very well received. The exhibitors’ display stands were very impressive and the judges had their work cut out trying to choose the finalists.

However, after much deliberation, the winner of the Best Stand was awarded to Kernock Park Plants who presented a very colourful display on their stand. Kernock are adding nearly 90 fantastic new varieties into their already extensive range, ensuring that everybody can find their perfect plant

The award for innovation  went to one of this year’s new exhibitors: with more than 20 years’ experience in general LED lighting, Intelligent Horticultural Solutions have branched out into horticulture and have a range of LED systems specifically chosen for its benefits in Horticultural lighting

 Kernock Park Plants

The award for best stand presented to
Kernock Park Plants

Intelligent Horticultural Solutions

The award for innovation presented to
Intelligent Horticultural Solutions

Congratulations to both!

We would like to say a huge thank you to every one of the exhibitors, visitors and staff for helping to make the 2018 exhibition such a success. It was fantastic to see many new stands and lots of new and old faces visiting the show.  We have already received much appreciated feedback on what was particularly popular, which bits simply must return next year and a few excellent suggestions for GroSouth 2019.

We love hearing your comments – good or bad – so do contact us and let us know what you thought of any aspect of the exhibition.

We will take all your comments into consideration as we plan and look forward to GroSouth 2019! Don’t forget to put the date in your diary now for the horticultural industry’s premier exhibition in the South of England : GroSouth : 7th November 2019.

Online bookings are now closed

Online Bookings are now closed. Free tickets available on the door!

Don’t worry … can register on the door. We look forward to seeing you.

We have an eventful day planned with seminars, workshops and nursery tours.

This event, seminars, nursery tours and and the workshop are NRoSO and BASIS registered.

For further details call today on 01243 755949 or email


The RSPB is the country’s largest nature conservation charity, inspiring everyone to give nature a home. Together with our partners, we protect threatened birds and wildlife so our towns, coast and countryside will teem with life once again. We play a leading role in BirdLife International, a worldwide partnership of nature conservation organisations. Our stand at GroSouth promotes our local reserves, conservation work, campaigns and our memberships.

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Fargro Gold Sponsors for 2018 – the 8th successive year

Fargro are recognised as the go-to-supplier for UK commercial growers’ needs, providing specialist products and support for protected edible and ornamental sectors, hardy nursery stock, top and soft fruit, amenity, forestry and field vegetables. From cutting edge bio-pesticides to everyday sundries, helping growers produce quality plants and … Continue reading

Omex GroSouth 2018 Silver Sponsors

A Complete nutrition and advisory service to growers in the Ornamental, Soft Fruit, Glasshouse Salad and Turf & Amenity sectors. Backed by a range of analyses from water, soil and tissue to cutting edge sap analysis. Products include soluble powders, … Continue reading

Floramedia Bronze sponsors of GroSouth 2018

As the largest horticultural print company in the UK, Floramedia leads the way in innovation, quality and service. We are consistently at the forefront for introducing new and exciting ideas, including the latest barcode technology. With the biggest range of … Continue reading