New to 2014 retailers looking to expand their knowledge of the garden market can attend a three-day Glee pre-event study tour.
During the three days delegates will visit leading garden retail outlets, including the award-winning Planters Garden Centre and the independent family-run Pacific Nurseries.
The pre-event study tour starts on Friday, September 12, where retailers will gain an insight into the garden industry from a leading retail development expert.
The busy first day will end with an after-dinner presentation from UK Garden Market Retail.
On day two delegates will again take a tour around more garden retailers and in the evening a presentation called 'How to buy and from whom' will take place.
The third day will see attendees enjoy a hosted tour of Glee, with plenty of networking opportunities at the Glee Garden Party.
Delegates will also be able to attend Glee on Monday, September 15.
Glee's special project manager, Neil Gow, said: "Delegates taking part in the ore-Glee tour will gain invaluable insight into a cross-section of UK garden retailers and the products and services they offer from catering to composts.
"Spaces are limited so we urge interested parties from both the UK and abroad to book their place now to avoid missing out."
Around 500 exhibitors will be showcasing their products at Glee, which will be held at the NEC in Birmingham in halls 17-20 on September 14 and 15.
Each place for the tour costs £480, plus VAT, including accommodation at the 4* The Manor at Meriden hotel.
To book a place email Neil Gow at email@example.com or phone +44 (0) 7812 031281.