GroundsFest 2023

About GroundsFest

Venue: Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire


Dates: 20 - 21 September 2023


Location: The NAEC, Stoneleigh Park, Stoneleigh, Kenilworth, CV8 2LZ


Lantra Stand Number: 47 (in Hall 1 indoors) and OSA 130 (outdoors)


GroundsFest is a new and exciting event featuring outdoor demonstrations, indoor zones, free education, interactive workstations, machinery workshops, a wellbeing hub, a live music festival plus much more. It is set to be the annual must-attend event for grounds staff, greenkeepers, landscapers, local authorities, estate managers and contractors.

Groundsfest Logo

Our Programme at the Event

With our Head office based on Stoneleigh Park, the Lantra Team is counting down to the inaugural GroundsFest 2023, when we’re looking forward to welcoming thousands of landscaping industry professionals to our home in the Warwickshire countryside.


With over 40 years’ experience helping the land-based and environment sector meet its skills needs, our team will be on hand across the two-day event to share our latest developments in training and qualifications; inspire visitors with our careers information in landscaping, whilst gathering views and feedback from industry to inform our future products and services.


Lantra acts as a catalyst for bringing different parts of the sector together and GroundsFest will be no different. We’ve invited a whole host of industry experts, employers and employees, as well as Lantra training Providers and Instructors, along to our indoor stand and outdoor demonstrator area over the 2 days. Here we will be showcasing tools with the latest battery technology and the new Lantra product suite for landscaping professionals.

Lantra Speaker Slot @ 12pm - 20 September


Lantra's Director of External Relations Corrina Urquhart joins Professor John Moverley (Independent consultant), Chris Vernon (NOMIX Enviro) and Rob Pearson (AutoSpray Systems) to discuss 'embracing innovation and technology to aid efficiency' in Seminar Theatre 2 at 12:00pm on 20 September.


Find out more about the GroundsFest seminar programme here.

Outdoor Stand - Demonstrations Hub


Lantra will be providing information about our refreshed landscaping and turf management courses.


There will also be technical demonstrations from our event partners who will also bet at our outdoor stand, offering free training sessions on:


  • Cooper Peglar – spraying demonstrations

  • Harper Adams University – agricultural drone display


Lantra instructor Chris Parry from Grounds Training will also be holding a training taster session on pedestrian mowers in the outside training area at 10:00am on Wednesday 20 September, with BIGGA CPD points up for grabs.