The opening day of the Creating Landscapes Trade Show gave exhibitors and visitors a chance to talk, swap ideas and learn more on where the industry is going.
Capel Manor college provided the backdrop for the show with a diverse range of stands including plant suppliers and nurseries, tools and equipment, software providers and services to help with those back office tasks.
And the show also gave members of the Landscape Juice Network a chance to catch up and in one or two cases meet up for the very first time, after hooking up through the site months if not years ago.
In the covered area of the show visitors were able to find out more from suppliers of bulbs and plants, but also financial tips and advice, how to save money on fuel costs, developing turf meadows and a range of hand tools.
And outside the rain held off until late in the day, so landscapers were able to get up to speed on new paving techniques, garden designers could gain inspiration from artists and illustrators and for those with bigger projects then a number of mini tractors and waste management equipment could be seen.
The seminar programme also proved popular with many, enabling people to drop in and learn more wild flower turf, garden planning legislation, design software and the importance of trees and biodiversity within the UK.
And it starts all over again tomorrow for the second day of the show, the doors open at 9.30am and alongside the exhibitors a new selection of seminars, including a look at the future of the landscape and horticulture industry.
To find out more about the exhibitors see the full list in the right hand column of the website.