2018 Upcoming Events

The PCA will be participating in the following events in 2018.


Chelsea Flower Show 2018 – Discovery Zone

Tuesday 22nd – Saturday 26th May 2018
London Gate, Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, SW3 4SR

The Property Care Association’s Invasive Weed Control Group will be exhibiting in the ‘Discovery Zone’ in the Great Pavilion.

“The Enemy Within – Managing Invasive Weeds”

Visitors are invited to the PCA exhibit in the Discovery Zone at Chelsea Flower Show 2018. Experts will deliver a ‘weed clinic’ providing advice to aid identification, understand and manage those invasive non-native plants, desired and undesired, found in gardens. Many such plants are damaging or threaten to damage our ecosystems, from rivers to railways, brought to Europe by horticulturalists for gardens and ornamental ponds.

Part of the story is well-known: large numbers “escaped” the garden wall, now part of our flora, a few of which have become invasive. Part is yet to unfold: some escapees will become invasive and plants in our gardens today could join them.

The exhibit will deliver scientific insights and education about these plants. Understanding how to identify the offenders, assess risk, explore reasons for success, impacts and management necessary to deal with them will help gardeners and horticulturalists adopt responsible and proactive approaches to managing the serious challenges posed, a significant part of the PCA’s aims.

Some of the invasive plants that will be incorporated into the display include:

  • Japanese Knotweed
  • Giant Hogweed
  • Field Horsetail
  • Montbretia
  • Buddleia
  • Japanese Rose
  • Bamboo
Press Release: Invasive plants to take root at Chelsea Flower Show


Visit the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 website.



Flood Expo 2018

Wednesday 12th – Thursday 13th September 2018
NEC, Birmingham

Register for your FREE ticket to attend Contamination Expo

Flood Expo is the world’s largest flood exhibition and conference. As ever, Flood Expo will showcase the innovative products and infrastructure helping to deal with an ever-increasing global threat. It takes place on the 12th & 13th of September at NEC Birmingham and tickets are FREE from the Flood Expo website.



Contamination Expo Series 2018

Wednesday 12th – Thursday 13th September 2018
NEC, Birmingham

Register for your FREE ticket to attend Contamination Expo

The Contamination Expo Series is Europe’s largest event designed to showcase the latest innovations that further the protection of the environment and management of contaminated land, water, and air. It takes place on the 27th & 28th of September at ExCeL London and tickets are FREE from the Contamination Expo Series website.


Details about PCA Conferences can be found on the “Conferences” menu tab.