GLAS Returned July 19th

GLAS took place at Dublin’s Citywest Events Centre on July 19th.

In 2018 the event showcased over 145 exhibitors — representing some of the leading suppliers — focused on its core value of bringing together industry professionals, with visitors attending from all areas of the business-to-business horticulture and related sectors.

The Bord Bia Thinking House showcased the wealth of information and resources available to Irish growers to help them make informed decisions, to grow their businesses, to reduce risk and uncertainty and help save them time and money.

Along with its core focus on amenity horticulture for the retail and landscaping sectors, GLAS attracted trade visitors from the greenkeeping, sportsturf and forestry sectors.

This year GLAS showcased over 150 exhibits from some of the leading nurseries, product and service providers on the market. The show features the Sportsturf Village and Machinery Park in association with The Irish Institute of Sports Surfaces and the Retail Merchandising Showcase in partnership with Shop Equipment Ltd.

Following on from it’s successful debut in 2017, the Board Bia Learning Theatre expanded to host more free-to-attend workshops and talks throughout the day. We also added a second Learning Theatre, supported by Teagasc.


GLAS provides the only one-day opportunity to meet all of the key producers, buyers, suppliers and service providers to allow your business develop

Andrew Doyle TD, Minister of State for Food, Forestry and Horticulture
The hugely popular New Product New Plant Awards Showcase took place centre stage, highlighting twelve lucky finalists – six new plants and six new products – as chosen by our judging panel. With the winners announced at a special presentation on the show floor, the morning of the event.

Highlights from GLAS 2018


The horticulture industry is defined by dedicated professionals who are constantly moving with the changing times and meeting the demands of a dynamic industry. GLAS is our industry's one-day event that helps make that happen.

Peter Stears, Editor,