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Dutch Lily Days, Garden Trials and Trade, National Plant Show cancelled

The organisation of the Dutch Lily Days has decided to cancel this year’s event due to the risk and the impact of the coronavirus. It was planned for Tuesday to Friday, June 2-5. During the Dutch Lily Days, lily breeders and exporters in the Netherlands open their doors to a huge number of visitors from near and far. The event, which should have celebrated its 10-year jubilee this summer, is being postponed to 2021.

Given the recent measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the organisation considers it sensible to postpone the event. The participating companies do not want to endanger the health and safety of the visitors and their own staff unnecessarily. The organisation regrets being forced to take this decision, but it is obvious that the health and safety of all those involved take priority.

Fourteen participants
The fourteen participants that are postponing the tenth edition of the Dutch Lily Days until 2021 are P. Aker, Van den Bos Flowerbulbs, Bot Flowerbulbs, De Jong Lelies, Lily Company, Mak Breeding, Onings Holland, C. Steenvoorden, GAV’s Lilies, Gebr. Vletter & Den Haan, VWS Flowerbulbs, World Breeding, Zabo Plant and Royal Van Zanten.

Garden Trials and Trade 2020 cancelled
The 3rd edition of Garden Trials and Trade has also been cancelled. In light of the current situation surrounding the Coronavirus, the organisation has been forced to conclude that it would be irresponsible to allow the event to take place.

The situation concerning the coronavirus is changing on a daily basis. A growing number of measures are in place to limit the spread of the coronavirus. The organisation has been following the developments carefully and has reached the decision to cancel the event.

Jos van Lint on behalf of the organisation: “These past several days have shown us the health risks that are present. It would therefore be irresponsible to allow an event such as Garden Trials and Trade to take place at the beginning of June. We regret having to make this decision and hope that the situation will improve. We wish everyone strength and health during this challenging time.”

HTA cancels National Plant Show
The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) continues to adhere to and follow Government Advice about Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Following the Prime Ministers announcement of 23 March, the HTA has taken the difficult decision to cancel the National Plant Show 2020. "This decision has been made under careful consideration and we are sorry for the disappointment this will cause our exhibitors and visitors; however, we feel we have a responsibility to prioritise the health and safety of everyone involved in the show", they share in a statement.

For more information:
Dutch Lily Days 


Garden Trials and Trade 



Horticultural Trades Association




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