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GLAS Special: Show highlights

Members of the trade both exhibiting and attending at GLAS 2018. Photo: Joe Keogh.

GLAS 2019 is guaranteed to be busy, check out some of the highlights below.



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18 July 2019

Agroland is a family-owned Irish company specialised in the production of organic fertilisers, substrates, soil conditioners and bio-stimulants through Eco-Friendly processes. Ideal for farming, horticulture, gardening, golf clubs and sports grounds.

Ross Carew, executive secretary of the Association of Landscape Contractors of Ireland (ALCI), will be on the stand during to explain the benefits of ALCI membership.

For over 50 years the Arboricultural Association has been the professional body representing the amenity tree care industry in both the UK and Ireland.

Ball Colegrave has over 200 new annual and perennial varieties available for the 2020 season, this is a great opportunity to visit our stand and catch up with us to discuss our ranges and what we can offer to support your business.

Visit Beechill Bulbs to see the latest in bulb trends for this coming season.

Ben Vista Nursery is a producer of high quality pack bedding, pot bedding also an impulse range of three-litre perennials, hanging baskets, willow and wicker planters, and many more impulse lines.

The hub of Bord Bia’s Insight and Innovation services, The Thinking House, is the repository of all research, and is where insight and innovation activities are centred. Bord Bia carries out a measure of the gardening market every two years; The Value of the Garden Market study results will be presented at GLAS as part of a number of informative talks in our Learning Theatre.

The Chartered Institute of Horticulture gives you access to the only community in the industry with members from every aspect of horticulture. We strive to raise the profile of horticulture with governments and policymakers by creating publications, holding events, and providing awards and bursaries to deserving projects, students, and professionals.

Container Centralen (CC) is the owner and inventor of the CC Pool System, the largest Reusable Transport Item (RTI) pooling system in both the European and US horticulture industry. The advanced supply chain management concept that underpins the horticultural CC Pool System is being increasingly adopted in other industries and market sectors.

Cropcare is a leading supplier to the amenity and landscape industry. We provide a range of specialist fertilisers, grass seeds, pesticides, soil amendments, hydroseeding products, and amenity sundries.

D’Arcy Sands provide top-quality graded sport sand. New blackwater beach pebble, available in 14mm and 20mm.

Landscape Providers supplies top quality and innovative gardening products including specialised mixes of screened topsoil, enriching soil conditioning composts, a wide variety of beautiful decorative pebble and stone products, attractive bark mulch, and premium roll-out lawn turf.

Leixlip Tool Hire De Wild B.V. is a dynamic, family-owned business with over 100 years of experience in entrepreneurship and specialises in quality products for green maintenance. It represents mainly three brands: GTM Professional, Silky, and Okatsune.

Deker Horticultural Suppliers are one of the leading wholesale suppliers to the industry in Ireland. Visit our stand and see the latest developments in post-consumer waste, recyclable and recycled pots, grey PS detectable trays, and various other products.

Design By Nature, Ireland’s premier wildflower firm has spotted a niche in the niche market of wildflowers. Many customers simply just want to sow seed without fuss. Spods are ideal for hard to rake, heavy sticky soils, or on slopes too steep to work.

Doran Nurseries is Ireland’s leading producer of high quality heathers since 1979 with over 30 years experience supplying garden centres, DIY, and landscapers nationwide. We produce over 100 different varieties of heathers in flower and foliage available in six different sizes.

Dublin Grass Machinery will be showcasing the latest John Deere Groundcare Equipment including the X950R Direct Collect Diesel Mower, Zero Turns, and Robotic Mowers. Also on show will be Goupil Electric Vehicles and Ego Battery Hand Held Equipment.

This year, Dunne and Dineen are exhibiting fresh new products exclusively distributed by the company. We are showcasing some elegant ranges such as the Retro Glaze and the Anaconda Lightweight which is super designed by the Dunne and Dineen Team.

The Kilally smartfence is now available to the market. We will be displaying a full size 6ft X 6ft steel plasticol coated fence panel, which comes with a 25 year guarantee.

Come and meet some of Envirico’s ecologists and project managers to discuss some of the services we can provide from invasive species control to general ecological consultancy.

Fast Grow Fertiliser is an Irish company producing high-end 100% natural fertilisers for the retail and amenity markets across Ireland and the UK.

Whatever your print and marketing needs, Floramedia delivers quality and creativity with a reliable service to Ireland and the UK.

Forests Fresh will be displaying our range of Nordmann and Noble fir fresh cut trees, and our range of hand made natural wreaths.

Fountainworks are one of Ireland’s leading water display companies, as part of our continued development we are delighted to announce our appointment as Ireland distributor for Firestone lining Products and GEOSMART pond product.

Garden Connect helps you to sell more plants. Visit us at stand C1 to learn more about our innovative online solutions.

Green Equipment Suppliers are exhibiting equipment which is new to the Irish market, namely Antonio Carraro tractors which have a wide customer base due to their specialist applications

Kilworth Conifers will feature choice selection of the most extensive range of container grown conifers will be on display.

Greenleaf Ireland was founded to develop and deliver quality products designed to maximise the potential of these outdoor spaces. is Ireland’s online magazine and email newsletter for trade professionals in the landscaping, sportsturf, amenity horticulture, and retail sector.

Herbst Software is a nursery management software provider for nurseries and garden centres offering all the software components your business needs to operate efficiently and effectively.

Hortipak is the leading plant label producer supplying growers and retailers across the UK and Ireland.Visit our team and find out how we are “Connecting People with Plants” – helping both growers and retailers to increase return business.

With 50 years of experience feeding garden birds you can expect the best return for your customers from top quality, bespoke, bird food blends.

Ireland’s premier irrigation company, Irritec, specialising in equipment for the horticultural and landscaping industries.

Javo is the specialist and market leader in potting machines, tray automation, and soil handling systems. Worldwide, Javo supports the horticultural industry in the automation of the production process.

Kelly’s Nursery produce a wide range of hedging, shrubs, trees, herbaceous perennials, conifers, grasses, climbers, and specimen plants. We are a one stop shop for all your retail, wholesale and landscape needs.

Wexford based Kestrel Forestry Consultants are the Irish agents for three top-quality, internationally recognised brands: ARS Japan, range of pruning and cutting tools; TUBEX UK, world’s leading tree shelter; and DISTEIN Germany, tree marking aerosol paint.

The six current members of the Kildare Growers Group represent every major nursery in Kildare, and a significant portion of the national market, supplying everything from shrubs and trees, to heathers and climbers, and to perennials and herbaceous.

KSB Greenhouses is a wholesaler that will be selling big range of polycarbonate greenhouses, seedbeds, irrigation dripping systems, canopies, garden beds.

Lemonfield Pottery set up in Ireland as a pottery importer and distribution company in 1987. Since we started, the policy of the company has been to provide garden pottery and ornaments for garden centres and outdoor living style shops.

GARDENA is a premium brand steeped in over 50 years of history, founded and grown with love in Germany. A history of which GARDENA is very proud of, because of such pride, GARDENA have committed themselves to uphold the belief of “German excellence and quality”.

Little Enterprises Ireland, owned and run by John Little, is a grower and wholesaler of Christmas trees.

Mac Egan Engineering is a family-owned business based in County Kerry, Ireland.  We specialise in the design and development of Point-of-Sale (POS) retail display trolleys, with just one aim in mind, “putting the goods in front of the customers”.

Martyn Grasslawns are Ireland’s leading supplier of lawn turf and new/used equipment.

MG Seed is Ireland’s sole stockist of flower and vegetable seed for commercial growers and the Irish agents for Moles flowers and vegetable seeds, including organic vegetable seeds.

Established in 1978 Mr Fothergill’s has grown from humble beginnings to become one of Europe’s biggest suppliers of seeds to the hobby garden market and now trades with 30 countries across the world. Service, choice, quality, and innovation are core to everything we do.

Newey invite you to come along to stand number I4, meet the team and take a look at our new varieties for the coming season.

Norman Emerson is one of Ireland’s leading suppliers of decorative aggregates, stone mulch, river cobbles, water features, natural stone garden furniture, and natural stone paving.

Avant is a powerful landscaper’s tool that will impress both the operator and the customer. Contact Pat O Donnell & Co for all your Avant needs.

Patrick Cody Ltd supplies a diverse range of exciting and innovative products to the gardening and landscaping sectors.

Pilsen Skoda invite you to view the range of Skoda cars, now available on lease packages for small-to-medium enterprises.

Plants Depot was established in July 2014 by Anthony Cronly. We are situated on the outskirts of Tallaght at the foot of the Dublin mountains. We are minutes from both the M50 and the N7.

ProBio Carbon’s thorough scientific and technical expertise in the development and production of beneficial micro-organisms, is a good illustration of our ability to look to the future and identify innovative solutions for short, medium, and long-term growth.

Positive Systems Solutions have extensive experience and knowledge in retail technology, leaving you to get on with your business of being a successful retailer.

PrintsScan was founded in 2004 by Bernard Cuffe, whose background was providing technical support, firstly as an engineer and then as service manager in various auto ID companies.

Readyhedge Ireland offers instant hedging in one metre length troughs. Various heights are offered from 30 centimetres to two metres. Varieties include Laurel, Portuguese Laurel, Buxus, Beech, Griselinia, and Hornbeam.

Real Trees are a new entrant to the Irish Christmas tree market, our plantation is in Westmeath.

Come and see the Toro TRX20 trencher form Reeltech/ – a small trencher with serious power.

Reesink Turfcare are displaying the Toro Proline H800 126cm outfront rotary collector mower, Toro Prostripe 560 professional walk-behind striping roller mower, Trilo B7 blower, and TYM T194 mid-deck 19HP tractor mower.

Rentes Plants is Ireland’s leading nursery for quality and reliability of product, growing everything from shrubs to roses; trees to climbers.

Ryalls supply the full range of Marolex garden and industrial sprayers. These are designed with innovation and quality to be considered the best on the market.

Smiemans Projecten is a modern, independent, and family-owned company with its roots in greenhouse construction; specialists in all types of glass constructions.

Schram Plants is Ireland’s leading grower of herbaceous perennials found under the “Nice & Easy” brand. We are Ireland’s first nursery to supply our product in a 100% post-consumer recycled plastic pot.

Southern Machinery are suppliers of lawnmowers, crop protection equipment, and grounds care equipment.

When it comes to horticultural education, Teagasc is in the business of providing recognised qualifications to those looking to get involved in the sector. We are the proud sponsors of the Careers Hub at this year’s GLAS. The hub, which is the first of its kind, will host talks and offer useful information on the various possibilities for those in the horticulture industry.

Your direct route to Ireland’s gardeners. The Irish Garden and reach the largest target group of people interested in gardening in Ireland.

TU Dublin will be showcasing their horticulture education and training courses.

Come and see Tully Nurseries where we’d love to hear your feedback from this year so we can continue to improve our range and offer you the best plants when you need them.

Volmary are a Cambridgeshire based production nursery, specialising in the production of young plants in annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs and fruit.

Whelehan Crop Protection distribute the Nomix Range of herbicides in Ireland including the Nomix Total Droplet.

We here at Woodstock Trees and Shrubs invite you to visit us at our stand to see a sample of some of the wide range of plants we grow at our extensive nursery in Kildare.

Young Nurseries will be showcasing a lovely range of pollinator-friendly plants that are ideal for creating an attractive, colourful pollinator-friendly garden. Also, there will be a great selection of flowering perennial plants on display.

All photos taken by Joe Keogh.

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