Glee, the international garden and leisure industry exhibition, attracted more than 22,000 visitors in three days, with the show’s new initiatives proving popular with visitors and exhibitors alike, according to the organisers.

This year’s event saw the launch of a number of new schemes including the Going Green trail, which allowed companies demonstrating a commitment to sourcing and using sustainable timber in their goods to display a logo that let consumers spot an “eco-friendly buying opportunity”.

“Our new initiatives such as the buyer-friendly layout, fresh approach to Glee New Products and the introduction of our Going Green trail have certainly attracted positive comments,” said show director Daniel Thurlow.

Finnforest, Rowlinson Garden Products and M&M Timber Ltd were present at the show. Rowlinson sales and marketing director Paul Taylor said that the event had been “a good vehicle to get our message across”.

“We’ve returned to Glee after a three-year break and we’ve been extremely busy, with a total cross-section of independents and bigger buyers,” he said. “We’ve also had a massive response to several of our prototype products, which has convinced us to definitely launch them.”

M&M Timber also had a positive response to its new products on show at Glee, including the Garden Qube, which features a timber decking and bench seating.

Other products on show from the Worcester-based company includeded the Garden Sanctuary and Country Fence range.