IHNSA chairman Val Farrell has called on all garden centres and retailers to support the Irish amenity sector. Speaking at today’s national trolley fair in the National Show Centre, Swords he said the amenity sector is an important indigenous sector, worth €72 million at farm gate of which nursery stocks account for €50m. The Chairman also urged consumers to support the sector by purchasing Irish grown plants.
The IHNSA in conjunction with IFA and Bord Bia held its first trolley fair of the season on March 5th. The event marks the start of the Irish nursery stock season and it is highly regarded in the industry. Bord Bia launched the “Value of the Garden Market Report” at the fair, it shows that the value of the amenity market has grown by 9%, currently standing at €795m.
Val Farrell is urging all garden centres and retailers to support the event. The fair brings together key industry leaders and it is an excellent opportunity to showcase Irish produce.
The IHNSA Trolley Fairs are supported by IFA and Bord Bia.
More details can be found on the website http://www.trolleyfairs.com/