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Reimagine Green Retail at TREx 2020 in Holland

On 12 and 13 February 2020, The Garden Retail Experience (TREx) will take place in Holland.


This unique information and inspiration event for green retail has chosen a new location this year: Expo Haarlemmermeer - centrally located in the Netherlands.


The main theme is Reimagine Green Retail. What would your garden centre look like if you would start again tomorrow with the knowledge of today?

Nature, greenery and sustainability are central to TREx. People like and enjoy a green environment and nature. They also want that outdoor feeling and nature experience at home. The question is how to translate this need for green experience into concepts in the garden centre. And how do you ensure that your garden centre becomes an ambassador of nature? That is where TREx 2020 gives impulses with a practical translation into store presentations.

TREx has been set up as an innovating concept garden centre. More than 150 leading suppliers in the garden industry will showcase their latest collections and concepts for the sale of garden items on 12,000 m2. There is also a square designed as Living Garden Park with various practical cases and an extensive program with lectures and master classes.

At TREx, the latest insights and ideas for selling living green, garden and decorative articles are shared, with the aim of providing improved service to the customer and improving sales – from now on.

The Garden Retail Experience is freely accessible to retailers and employees in the gardening sector. Other visitors pay 195 euro including lunch, drinks and snacks. Sign up at

TREx 2020 will take place on Wednesday the 12th and Thursday the 13th of February at Expo Haarlemmermeer, Vijfhuizen – centrally located in the Netherlands.

On the website, you’ll find the complete programme and suggestions for overnight stays.


1 A wealth of information and inspiration for all kinds of visitors
2 Visitors rate TREx with an 8, 95 % indicated to visit TREx again
3 150 leading suppliers present all relevant product categories
4 12,000 m2 new products and concepts
5 New ways to increase your sales
6 The most important players in the industry, all under one roof
7 Networking in a pleasant, green environment
8 Awaken your creativity
9 Taste the TREx hospitality
10 Upgrade your visit with the garden centre tour on February 11th

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