Ter Laak Orchids, The Netherlands, has been crowned International Grower of the Year 2018. The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) awards the prize every year at the IPM Essen. FloralDaily was also present to make a full photo report of the evening.

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Ter Laak, International Grower of the Year 2018

The Ter Laak Orchids family business has been growing Phalaenopsis plants since 1980. In that time, they've developed into a respected partner for many customers around the world. According the jury, clients appreciate the results-oriented approach and typical Dutch trading mentality. "In everything they do, they are guided by their core values: demonstrating ambition, respecting people and the environment and doing business in a straightforward way", reads the judgement of the jury.

Prizes were award in five categories: Cut Flowers, Finished Plants, Young Plants, and the two new awards for Sustainability and Inspiring Business. 

Over 20 nationalities were present, but it turned out to be an almost exclusive Dutch party. Only in the Young Plants category Canadian grower Van Belle Nurseries won, in all other categories, stole the honors. 

The winners of each category were:


JUB Holland

Cut Flowers
Gold - JUB Holland (Jac. Uittenbogaard & Zonen BV). - The Netherlands
Silver- AYURÁ SAS Pride / Eclipse Flowers - Colombia
Bronze- Saidi-Ronen – Israel
4th Place – Holla Roses – The Netherlands / Ethiopia


Van Belle Nursery

Young Plants
Gold- Van Belle Nursery Inc. – Canada
Silver- Yunnan YinMore Flower Industry Co., Ltd. – China


Proud Eduard Ter Laak

Finished Plants and Trees
Gold- Ter Laak Orchids - The Netherlands
Silver- Van Belle Nursery Inc. – Canada
Bronze- Yunnan Weijunkai Garden Engineering Co., Ltd. – China

Sustainability
Winner- Ter Laak Orchids - The Netherlands


Kwekerij van Wijgerden

Inspiring Business
Winner: Kwekerij van Wijgerden - The Netherlands

For more information:
www.aiph.org/groweroftheyear