Events

September 11-13, Beijing

Costa Farms’ Far East Division VP to speak at World Ornamental Horticulture Summit

Over the past 11 years, Fabian Saenz has made it his mission to expand one grower’s global business into China. Saenz, vice president of Costa Farms’ Far East Division in Guangzhou China, will share his journey and the company's challenges along the way at the World Ornamental Horticulture Summit taking…

Netherlands: New colors and concepts at Cyclamen Open Days and Retail Week

From week 43 up to and including week 45, Schoneveld Breeding organizes its annual Cyclamen Open Days. Visitors from all over the world come to the brand new PlantXperience, where they are included in the story of Cyclamen Super Serie. In addition to their Cyclamen range, the breeder shows novelties, new…

October 2-4, Zundert

Netherlands: Local tea at international trade fair GrootGroenPlus

For the 29th edition of trade fair, GrootGroenPlus decided to cooperate with Johan Jansen of Special Plant Zundert. He developed the first Dutch tea: the JOAN dutch tea maker tea collection. This tea comes from tea plantations in Zundert; where the international trade fair for tree nurseries will be…

Climbing stairs for charity... in full firefighter gear

Although the activities of Genesis Horticultural Solutions keep Australian consultant Tony Bundock pretty busy, he still considers it important to put something back into the local community. “I am now approaching my 30th year as a Country Fire Authority volunteer firefighter, which sees me respond to…

September 23, The Hague

"Modernization and expansion Turkish greenhouses can offer new business chances"

Monday September 23rd, the Netherlands Ministry for Agriculture, Nature & Food Quality and Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) present a seminar on how the Turkish Greenhouse Credit Package facilitates the Turkish ambitions to lower food prices by expanding and modernizing the country’s greenhouse…

8, 9 & 10 October 2019

40th anniversary for Canadian Greenhouse Conference

Canada’s premier horticultural event, the Canadian Greenhouse Conference, celebrates its 40th anniversary by hosting the largest conference to date. The ever-expanding trade show will bring over 240 exhibitors from around the world to showcase the newest products and technology. The speaker’s program…

September 10, Moscow

The state of the Russian flower market

Russia is the world's largest consumer of cut flowers. Experts include it in the top six import countries after the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Britain and France. And the real capacity of the Russian flower market continues to be estimated by analysts at $ 40 billion. At the Trade Fair…

India: Growers briefed on floriculture

A one-day awareness programme on floriculture was held at the National Thermal Power Corporation. NTPC-Ramagundam under its corporate social responsibility (community development) organised the awareness programme at the vocational centre wherein around 45 farmers from nearby villages participated.…

September 27-30, Bilzen

Belgium: EMC to participate at Fleuramour 2019

With a EMC Fleuramour Team comprised of EMC Subscribed Members and the Core Educational Team, EMC is preparing for participating in Fleuramour 2019: Back to the Future. On Friday 27 September, EMC will be present at the first-ever POP UP Stand at Fleuramour, an event hosted by EMC educational Partner…

Best novelty at Plantarium 2019: Clematis ‘Zo14100’ (Little Lemons)

Clematis ‘Zo14100’ (Little Lemons) has been voted best Novelty of Plantarium 2019. The plant was submitted by Clematiskwekerij J. van Zoest from Boskoop. Clematis ‘Zo14100’ Little Lemons is a breakthrough in Clematis cultivation. The plant produces an extraordinary, very compact and bushy growth and is…

Denmark: New Hydrangea variety named at 20th anniversary of Odense Blomsterfestival

Odense Blomsterfestival celebrated its 20 year anniversary this year and the grand opening was Thursday the 15th of August at 5:00 PM. The Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is Official Protector for the festival, and this year she came to open the 4-day event. The whole city was covered in flowers, all of…

Pottburri and Cercis canadensis 'Carolina Sweetheart' win Press Award Plantarium 2019

Cercis canadensis 'Carolina Sweetheart', submitted by Joh. Stolwijk & Zn. from Boskoop, won the Plantarium Press Award in the category Garden, balcony and patio plants. In the Concepts category, the award went to Pottburri, submitted by F.N. Kempen from Mijndrecht. The jury was unanimous about…

August 21-23, Portland

Peters Company supports 2019 Farwest Show

The 2019 Farwest Show, held August 21 – 23 at the Oregon Convention Center, is an important annual gathering place for nursery and greenhouse professionals from across the globe. It’s presented by the Oregon Association of Nurseries and supports this key industry–one of the state’s largest agriculture…

September 3-4, Lower Withington

UK: Macpac team returns to Four Oaks

With environmental packaging solutions for an industry in the spotlight this year Macpac introduced new sustainable plastic materials which have been welcomed by the horticultural sector and will be exhibited on the stand; these include a new Near Infra-Red (NIR) detectable black plastic and Breakdown…

October 9-11, Stratford-upon-Avon

UK: 2019 annual IPPS conference takes shape

The 2019 annual IPPS (International Plant Propagators Society) European conference is taking shape, with a number of speakers and visits lined up. The conference, titled…

UK: Wall of orchids opens up the wonders of Costa Rica at Eden this summer

A display of orchids is drawing Eden Project visitors into the wonders of the Costa Rica rainforest this summer. The rugged Central American country is showcased in Eden’s new exhibition Guardians of the Future, part of the Earth Story programme running all summer. Costa Rica looks after and protects…

See all kind of varieties at Proflora, October 2-4, Bogotá

Colombian foliage and greens exports continue to rise

Monochromatic and minimalist arrangements had gone out of fashion since consumers today are looking for bouquet and arrangements to have floral generosity and take risks in terms of colors, therefore foliage and greens are taking center stage in the world. Regarding this trend, Colombia is positioning as…

US (CA): Tournament of Roses announces 2020 float judges

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has selected Hitomi Gilliam AIFD, Phil Hettema and Lilit Khatchaturian as judges for the 2020 Float Awards sponsored by FTD. Each year, three judges select winners based on various criteria ranging from creative design and thematic interpretation to floral craftsmanship…

Miyoshi exhibits at Japanese Pavilion in Expo 2019 Beijing

Miyoshi & Co., Ltd. is exhibiting at the main exhibition stand of the Japanese Pavilion in the International Horticultural Exposition “Expo 2019 Beijing”. Mysterious Japan Blue Japan Blue is a color from Japanese traditional indigo dye. Japan Blue, which is used to symbolize Japan in sports and…

August 23, Hammond

US (LA): Hammond Research Station holds annual horticulture field day

The LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station will hold its annual horticulture field day for nursery, landscape and garden center professionals on Aug. 23. The field day will offer an opportunity to learn about Louisiana Super Plants and Plants with Potential, said Jeb Fields, AgCenter commercial…

Plant protection workshops coming to Northern Australia

Nursery & Garden Industry Australia has teamed up with the Northern Territory Government and the Australian Department of Agriculture to deliver a series of free and practical plant protection workshops for growers in Northern Australia. Held across the NT, QLD and WA, the workshops will assist…

Bosman Van Zaal tells the story behind the Naivasha Horticultural Fair

Dutch suppliers preparing for Kenyan trade fair

The Naivasha Horticultural Fair is one of the largest horticultural trade fairs in Africa and is annually being held in September. This year it is held on the 20th and 21st of September. What's the story behind it? Bosman Van Zaal participates at the show for many years and explains. The 'NH Fair' was…

Denmark: From business fair to flower festival

During this week, people from all over Europe have gathered to visit Odense in Denmark for the business fair at GASA Group and ‘Handelspladsen’. Furthermore, professionals and consumers have gathered for ‘Odense Blomsterfestival’ in order to network and get inspiration. At Handelspladsen many growers,…

Plantarium takes visitors on ecological route

As soon as visitors enter Plantarium and GROEN-Direkt, they are shown a pilot of compact living/recreation in combination with experiencing nature. Because 'small' is the buzzword for urban renewal and rural development, 'Tiny Houses' and 'Tiny Forests' are becoming more and more popular. A 'Tiny House'…

US: 2020 SNA award nominations open

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) is calling for nominations for their annual awards to be presented at the 2020 SNA Conference. SNA believes industry members should be…

October 23-24, Nairobi

Holland Flower Alliance joins as sponsor for Flower and Perishable Logistics Africa

Holland Flower Alliance (HFA) has joined Flower and Perishable Logistics Africa conferences as a silver sponsor, while Kenya International Freight and Warehousing Association (KIFWA) has pledged to be a supporting partner for the event. Flower Logistics Africa (FLA) will be held on October 23 and…

Hortiflor Expo Zimbabwe 2019 postponed to 2020

Yesterday it was decided to postpone the international horticulture trade exhibition “HortiFlor Expo” scheduled for September 16-18. Following news of fears of fresh unrest in Zimbabwe, have forced organizers of the trade fair to reschedule the exhibition to next year. New dates have already been set for…

India: A peek into the flower show at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens

“Come in with folded hands, this is a sacred kingdom of green,” reads a board in Kannada at the West Gate of Lalbagh Botanical Gardens. For people coming to the 10-day Independence Day flower show, conducted by the Horticulture Department in association with the Mysore Horticulture Society, nearly 2…

September 7, Lompoc

US (CA): Culinary artist is chef for Field to Vase Dinner at Ocean View Flowers

He’s been called a culinary “artist” and his passion for sourcing fresh ingredients from small farms and ranches is widely known. Also well known is his popular restaurant, Full of Life Flatbread, in Los Alamos. Introducing Clark Staub, chef for the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour stop at Ocean…

Colombia pays tribute to New York with 5,000 flowers

A few weeks ago, something happened in New York that was as unexpected as it was gratifying. Colombian flower growers handed out some of their favorite species to New Yorkers and tourists, who received them as an emotional gesture of gratitude. The weather was benevolent, with a temperature of 25 degrees…

September 1-3, Cologne

Late summer flair with Selecta One at spoga+gafa 2019

On time for the start of late summer, Selecta One presents its late summery-autumnal plants of the perennials, grasses and pot carnation assortment at this year’s spoga+gafa from 1st to 3rd September at Koelnmesse (Cologne) in passage hall 4/hall 5 on stand number A001. Selecta’s marketing concept Autumn…

August 21-23, Portland

US (OR): Farwest Show to host networking events for young professionals and women in horticulture

The 2019 Farwest Show will offer two networking opportunities for key segments of the industry. The first event, Emergent Networking Event, is for business people who are new to the horticulture industry; the second event, Women in Horticulture, gives women in the industry a forum so they can share and…

UK: Newcastle Emlyn flower farm stages open day

A Newcastle Emlyn flower farm is hosting an open day as part of the Flower Farmers’ Big Weekend. Sara Redman will throw open the gates to her gardens at The Flower Meadow, Llain Manal, Penrhiwpal, on Saturday, August 17 from 10am-4pm as part of the scheme. Sara has been at Llain Manal since 2015 and…

Spring Meadow’s Dale Deppe receives Horticulture Industries Leadership Award

Dale Deppe, owner of Spring Meadow Nursery, was presented a Horticulture Industries Leadership Award (HILA) at a special dinner and presentation ceremony, Sunday, July 14, during the Cultivate 2019 conference in Columbus, OH. Dale accepting the award. Photo credit: Kimberly Rottmayer, Picture the Love…

September 11-13, Beijing

Sakata President to speak on market developments at World Ornamental Horticulture Summit

Discussing developments in the market for ornamentals within Japan, and around the world, Mr. Hiroshi Sakata, President of Sakata Seed Corporation and of the Japan Home and Garden Association, will join the list of distinguished speakers at this year’s World Ornamental Horticulture Summit in Beijing. The…

Trade fair Handelspladsen, Flower Festival and more

Denmark: Odense in full bloom this week

Odense always has been the capital of the flower industry in Denmark. And still, the majority of the growers are located here. This week, the city is blooming, both literally and figuratively speaking. The quarterly held trade fair Handelspladsen that is being held from August 14-15 stimulates blooming…

The #CelebrateFriendship campaign asks what friendship means to you

Unconditional, laughing together, being there for one another, trust, love without sex. That’s just a selection from the answers to the question: “What does friendship mean to you?”. As part of the International Day of Friendship, Takii and the Van Gogh Museum (friends since 2015) went out and about with…

August 21-23, Portland

US (OR): Farwest Show will host two after-hours networking events

The 2019 Farwest Show, August 21–23 in Portland, Oregon, will offer attendees and exhibitors a mix of fun and networking with two after-hours events. Farwest Happy Hour, sponsored by Anderson Pots and Ball Seed Company, will take place at the close of the show’s first day, from 5–7 p.m. Wednesday, August…

US: Growers and breeders prepare to Petal It Forward

With this year’s Petal It Forward date set for Oct. 23, growers and breeders say planning ahead leads to a successful event and a meaningful experience about the power of flowers for staff. For Sakata Seed America, Petal It Forward resonates with its mission statement, “To contribute sustainably to the…

US (AK): Flower-lovers’ dreams come true at Field to Vase Dinner

175 guests at the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner at Joslyn Peony & Wedding Farm in Homer, Alaska, on Aug. 3 dined at tables overflowing with peonies as they gazed at the Kachemuk Bay. The tablescape, created by Christi Lopez, AIFD EMC of Bergerons Flowers and Events, featured a garland of over…

Canada: Ministry of Environment visits are happening again

Ministry inspectors (MECP) are looking for confirmation that all your required permits are in place, and that there are no outstanding items that are in non-compliance. Focus…

"She loved the Sunfinity Sunflower and the story behind it"

US Congresswoman Finkenauer visit at Plantpeddler

U.S. Representative Abigail Finkenauer visited Plantpeddler on July 30. During her visit at Plantpeddler she toured the production of rooted Poinsettias, Summer/Fall finished crops, expansion of the facility, and new trial gardens. "Abby loved the Sunfinity Sunflower and the story behind this incredible…

US (FL): Greenhouse training online course on costing and profitability

Develop the skills to accurately estimate production cost and profit for your greenhouse or nursery business. Costing & Profitability is the fourth course of the 2019…

Postland, Oregon, August 21 - 23

US (OR): What to expect from the 2019 Farwest Show

The 2019 Farwest Show will be taking place from August 21 until August 23 in Portland Oregon at the Oregon Convention Center. The show will feature various seminars, classes, and more. Christina Salwitz Christina Salwitz will give a seminar on the role colors can play in the buying decisions of retail…

Fair Chairman Richard McGonnel:

"Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2019 seems to become the biggest edition yet"

Even though the rose industry has been under pressure over the last year, the attendance at the Naivasha Horticultural Fair does not seem to be affected. In just 7 weeks the "NH fair", will be held again and this year it even seems to become the biggest edition so far. "It is once again receiving plenty…

UK: Extended plant range boosts sales by 20%

A mixture of high quality plant material and improved logistics have brought Innocenti Mangoni Piante a 20% increase in the U.K. This is in comparison to the same period in 2018. An extended plant range and availability, quicker turnaround in pricing and improved general service from their expanded team…

August 21-23, 2019:

Holland Dahlia Event getting set to open

It’s just another two weeks before the Holland Dahlia Event takes off. Fellow professionals from all over the world will then be able to admire no fewer than nine show gardens in full bloom. Market opportunities On 21, 22 and 23 August, visitors can compare the shapes, leaf structures, heights and other…

August 21-23, Portland

US (OR): Farwest Show offers mini-sessions on greenhouse operations and production

The 2019 Farwest Show, August 21-23, in Portland, Oregon will conduct a series of free live mini-sessions with special interest for greenhouse growers at the Solution Center on the Oregon Convention Center show floor. The informative sessions take place each day during the show. Topics covered will give…

PMA’s Richard Owen to take on leadership role in Western U.S. and Canada

The Produce Marketing Association (PMA) has announced that Richard Owen will step into a new leadership role as vice president of membership and engagement focused on supporting PMA’s efforts in the western U.S. and Canada. Owen will be responsible for engaging new members in the region. In addition, he…

Press Award Plantarium 2019

One of the prizes presented annually at Plantarium is the Press Award. It is awarded by a jury of international trade journalists. The award receives international media attention, which means that participants have a great opportunity to distinguish themselves at Plantarium. All the participants from the Netherlands and abroad…

NL: Plantarium and GROEN-Direkt intensify cooperation

Last year, Plantarium and GROEN-Direkt showed that two trade fairs under the same roof formed one of the largest garden plant events of the year. In the coming edition, the next step will be taken by adjoining the GROEN-Direkt Product Promotion Square to Plantarium. The intention has been expressed to…

US (CA): The various activities inspire Fun ‘N Sun convention visitors

After the last event held in Monterrey in 2017, this year Fun 'N Sun took place at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort, from July 24 - 27. The convention offered various activities such as education sessions, a flower fair, multiple cocktails and receptions to mingle and network as well as a golf…

Horticultural growth in the desert

At its annual conference this summer, the American Society for Horticultural Science tackles vexing challenges with practical steps and innovation. One such challenge is that of generating horticultural growth in the desert. On Wednesday, July 24 beginning at 12:00pm in the Oakville Steakhouse Restaurant…

September 11, Beijing

Full speaker line-up announced for AIPH International Green City Conference

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has announced the full line-up of expert speakers for this year’s AIPH International Green City Conference entitled ‘Urban Greening for Clean and Healthy Cities’. The conference will take place on 11th September as the first-day event of the…

Turkey: Eurasia Plant Fair / Flower Show attracts international visitors with New Hosted Buyer Program

Taking place in November 2019, the international Eurasia Plant Fair / Flower Show Istanbul continues to support and advance export for the Ornamental Horticulture and Landscaping sector. In 2018, the Fair featured 163 exhibitors from 11 countries and hosted 15,000 visitors from 52 countries, welcoming a…

US: Calibrachoa Callie Eclipse Raspberry top favorite at Plantpeddler Variety Day

Plantpeddler held its annual Variety Day, Friday August 2, officially opening the newly expanded trial site. This space represents an investment in grower success by “Testing the Best in the Midwest”. The event showcased nearly 1,200 varieties of vegetative annuals in large containers, hanging baskets…

The Trade Show of the Colombian Nursery Industry

ExpoPlantas ready for second edition

ExpoPlantas will offer next October in Cali, Colombia, the best national sample of the nursery industry, conferences, business networking, a varieties competition and visits to the region's plant production. Last year's edition. Cali, a sports, cultural, and tourist Colombian city, is internationally…

At NIAB in Cambridgeshire, UK, on 17th October 2019

Industry workshop: Advances in grow lighting

NIAB, one of the UK’s leading crop research institutes, working in conjunction with the AHDB, is hosting a one-day workshop that will take place at NIAB’s BREEAM award-winning Sophi Taylor conference centre. This grower-focused event is an essential knowledge exchange workshop, it offers a platform for…

28 October to 9 November 2019

Jungle Talks is selecting candidates for 2nd edition of Pro Manager Mastercourse

Jungle Talks, in close cooperation with leading horticultural companies Koppert Biological Systems, Ridder Group and Agro Energy is currently selecting candidates for the second edition of the Pro Manager Mastercourse – Floriculture. The course (28 October to 9 November 2019) is open to future…

August 29-30 in the Pinneberg region

Germany: “Nurserymachinery 2019” with trendy novelties and up-to-date technologies

On August 29th and 30th, the Pinneberg region in northern Germany will again – after 7 years – become an international meeting place for nursery stock people from all over the world. With approximately 300 exhibitors and 6,000 expected visitors, the “Nurserymachinery 2019” in Ellerhop near Hamburg will…

October 17, Histon

Advances in grow lighting: industry workshop

NIAB working in conjunction with the AHDB, is hosting a unique one-day horticulture lighting workshop that will take place at its award-winning conference Centre on the outskirts of Cambridge. This grower-focused event offers a platform for growers of all protected crops to engage and discuss the latest…

October 2-4, 2019 in Zundert

NL: What's new at Nursery stock trade fair GrootGroenPlus 2019?

In less than 3 months, the 29th edition of GrootGroenPlus will be held in Zundert, the Netherlands from October 2-4, 2019. Again this year, a lot will be on display at this International nursery stock trade fair. About 300 participants will show their products and services. Photo credit:…

September 11-13, Beijing

Vice President of Costa Farms to discuss ‘Making Business in China’

Mr Fabian Saenz, Vice President Costa Farms Far East Division Guangzhou China of Costa Farms (based in Miami USA), will be speaking at this year’s World Ornamental Horticulture Summit, taking place in the Yanqing district of Beijing from 11 – 13th September. Entitled ‘International Growers Making…

US: BloomyPro launches 3D virtual bouquet design platform at IFE in Miami

BloomyPro was invited by IFE (International flower Exhibition) to do a 3D virtual Bouquet session at their Education day. IFE 2019 was held in the always sunny, Miami City. Even though BloomyPro is being used in the Netherlands by Bouquet operations and customers with great success, it is something new…

Photo report Cultivate'19

Here it is, the photo report of the Cultivate'19 This four-day event concluded last Tuesday and brought together a nicely balanced mix of greenhouse technology, supplies, seeds, ornamental starting material and finished plants. Although some exhibitors had the feeling the 2019 Cultivate show was slightly slower than it was last…

US (AB): Second edition of New Blooms welcomes 75 garden centers, growers

New Blooms for Canadian Nurseries and Retailers hosted their second annual event on Thursday, July 18th at Deb’s Greenhouse in Morinville, AB. New Blooms Hosts, left to right: Greenhouse specialist and consultant Dr. Mohyuddin Mirza, Chris Berg (BlueSkye Creative), Diane Blazek (All-America Selections),…

Urban forests to regenerate cities

Urban forests and green infrastructures in cities can play a very important role in improving quality of life. In fact, it has long been known that they offer a number of valuable benefits to the population as they provide vital services such as absorbing CO2, filtering particulate and atmospheric…

October 2-4, Bogotá

USA flower associations to exhibit at Proflora

This year for the first time, USA flower associations will be exhibiting at Proflora 2019: CalFlowers: California Association of Flower Growers & Shippers PMA: Produce…

US: Floral pros share Petal It Forward tips

Think the Society of American Florists’ Petal It Forward is “only” about retailers? The big-hearted outreach also provides a chance for those floral professionals who are typically behind the scenes, including growers, suppliers and wholesalers, to experience what retail florists witness every day — the…

Exchange between growers, suppliers and Landgard on current horticultural topics

Premiere for Landgard "Horticulture and Technology Innovation Day"

Landgard Gartenbaubedarf organised the first "Horticulture and Technology Innovation Day" in Lüllingen on 11 July. The horticultural supplies store has thus presented itself as an innovative service partner for its member companies. The thematic focus lay on the areas of "ecological plant…

August 13, Salinas

US (CA): American Takii plans Sunflower Open House

American Takii is holding a Sunflower Open House at their facility in Salinas, California, USA on August 13, 2019. Visitors will be able to see many of Takii’s Helianthus varieties along with several competitor varieties as comparisons. Plants are in an open field under coastal California weather…

August 7, West Michigan

US (MI): Learn about the diversity of nursery crop production

Michigan State University Extension will be hosting a Summer Nursery Production Tour on Aug. 7, 2019. Participants will tour three local west Michigan nurseries using field-grown and container-grown production systems. The tour will start at KP Tree and Nursery in southern Ottawa County (Zeeland) and…

August 15-16, Chicago

U.S. and European IP focus of CIOPORA Academy Workshop

This summer, CIOPORA will partner with its U.S.-based member Ball Horticultural Company to bring a CIOPORA Academy Workshop on Intellectual Property (IP) for plants to the Chicago area. With five lectures on various aspects of IP protection for plant innovations on August 15 and a tour of the Ball…

July 24-27, Santa Barbara

US (CA): Flower farm tours, education sessions, a golf tournament and more

In keeping with its motto, “More Americans, enjoying more flowers, more often,” CalFlowers (the California Association of Flower Growers and Shippers), will host its biennial Fun ‘N Sun convention July 24- 27 in Santa Barbara, California. Attendees include members in the floral value chain: California…

July 24, Simcoe

CAN (ON): The Sawaya Garden Trials are back

Sawaya Gardens holds an annual industry open house every year and in 2019 it will be held on Wednesday, July 24 from 8AM - 5PM. More than 300 horticultural producers, breeders, buyers, wholesalers and marketers from across North America will attend. They are looking for leading-edge plants to watch and…

September 6, Ostrander

US (OH): Millcreek Gardens to host annual open house

Millcreek Gardens will hold their annual open house on September 6, 2019 from 10:00am - 3:00pm. Enjoy informative seminars, tour the facilities, meet the growing team and preview 2020 crops. There will also be demonstrations of the two production lines. RSVP to sales@millcreekplants.com or 800-948-1234.…

August 21-23, Boskoop/Hazerswoude

Plantarium responds to developments in compact living and recreation in a green environment

In the context of “Green Fits All”, the entrance hall at Plantarium is displaying a pilot based on compact living and recreation, combined with experiencing natural surroundings. The new urban renewal and rural development buzzword is ‘small’, as is shown by the rise of 'Tiny Houses' and 'Tiny Forests',…

Avalanche+ flourishes in Polish castles and palaces

In 2018 and 2019 the Avalanche+ rose was a precious guest received by the Lubomirski Palace in Przeworsk, the Książ Castle, the Zamoyski Palace in Kozłówka, the Warsaw Royal Castle and the Wilanów Palace. The rose's royal and noble journey started in Lubomirski Palace in Przeworsk, where she took part in…

Fleuroselect family wowed by Benary Flower Power during 50th Convention

“A family reunion”, is how the Fleuroselect Annual Member Convention is described by many of the participants. Approximately 100 delegates from 16 countries gathered from 2-4 July in Kassel, Germany, for the Organisation’s Annual General Meeting and to catch up with friends and colleagues from across the…

Trendspotting at Cultivate'19

Cultivate’19 came to an end yesterday. If you weren’t able to visit the show, what did you miss? Below, we will mention some trends that we came across in the areas of indoor and outdoor plants, packaging and automation. Lidy and Menno van der Straten of Succulents Unlimited. This Dutch company was established in 2018 and…

CAN (ON): Guelph welcomes Canada's agriculture community for 2020 conference

The governments of Canada and Ontario announced that Guelph will host the annual conference of federal, provincial and territorial agricultural ministers in 2020. Taking place in July next year, the focus of the 2020 Federal-Provincial-Territorial Agriculture Ministers Conference will be 'Strong…

Vietnam: Da Lat flower festival to run in December

The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong unveiled that it will run its Da Lat flower festival in Da Lat and Bao Loc cities and a number of districts from December 20 to 24. The biennial event will feature 13 major programmes, including a grand opening ceremony at Lam Vien Square, a flower space around…

The 20th Kunming International Flower Expo in China

From July 12-14, the 20th Kunming International Flower Expo was held in Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province (China). It was the first time in recent years we had the Holland Pavilion at this trade fair. 15 Dutch companies joined the exhibition, of which 12 joined the Holland Pavilion. Mr. Koen…

Combining quality with sustainability

During a period of instability and concern for the environment, the world of horticulture continues to provide a high degree of well-being for a troubled planet, albeit one carbon credit at a time. Novelty fades Growers and nurseries worldwide have always searched for new plants to produce. Now they need…

Morel Diffusion celebrates 100th anniversary

2019 is a memorable year for French breeding company Morel, as they celebrate not only the 30th anniversary of their F1 hybrids, they also celebrate 100 years of cyclamen breeding. Pierre Morel and Charles Morel In 1919, Pierre Morel began growing cyclamen. He passed on his passion to his son Charles…

Cultivate'19 closing its doors

Today, the Greater Columbus Convention Center will close the doors of the 90th edition of Cultivate. Over 650 exhibitors again presented their products and services for the US market. Until 2 pm, you still have a chance to visit the show and to take part in one of the final educational sessions. So, how has it been so far? Over…

August 21-23, Portland

US (OR): Plant introductions, streamlining business processes, garden retail topics

At the 2019 Farwest Show, Lloyd Traven of Peace Tree Farm will deliver a talk on the dos and don’ts for launching new plants into the horticulture marketplace. Traven’s session will highlight the essential components of plant introductions, giving breeders, growers, and retailers valuable insight that…

July 31, Marquette

US (MI): U.P. Summer Field Day at Northern Michigan University

This year's program will have hands-on sprayer and spreader calibration workshop, pesticide application vehicle inspection and spill response, tree root zone air spade demonstration, and a diagnostic walking tour of turf grass and landscape of Northern Michigan University's campus. Bring any samples you…

US: Washington-grown dahlias as a lavish quilt

Tammy Myers of First and Bloom, who’s based in the Seattle area, centered her American Flowers Week botanical couture look around quilts and dahlias. “I’ve always been inspired by the American West,” she explains. “My mother is a quilter. My father loves American history. My grandfather was a descendant…

Australia: Industry events & new Plant Life Balance looks

Levy-funded projects are working to promote the establishment and maintenance of greenlife in Australian homes, businesses, and wider communities. To support this, Plant Life Balance has released two new looks and have hosted their third consumer-facing event – bringing together speakers from various…

UK: Voting open for BFA Industry Awards

The voting has started for the British Florist Association Industry Awards. The categories of the BFA Industry Awards change to ensure the awards remain current and reflect…

Engines running for Cultivate '19

The Cultivate'19 is on. After educational sessions, tours and workshops on Saturday, the trade show opened its doors at the Greater Columbus Convention Center yesterday. The floor is again jam-packed with 650+ exhibitors, marking this exhibition as one of North America's largest and most visited…

August 5-30, 2019

US (FL): Advanced Nutrient Management online course

Train yourself, or your staff, to make better crop management decisions by learning in-depth aspects of plant nutrition management. Advanced Nutrient Management is the third course of the 2019 Greenhouse Online Training program offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This course is advanced…

September 11, Beijing

AIPH International Green City Conference to focus on urban greening

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), organiser of the annual International Green City Conference, have announced that this year’s event, set to take place on 11th September 2019 in Beijing, is titled ‘Urban Greening for Clean and Healthy Cities’. The AIPH International Green…

July 18 in Morinville (AB):

'New Blooms' brings new plants to Canadian nurseries & retailers

"It might be the start of an annual event." This is what Debbie Foisy said right after the first edition of New Blooms last year. And her prediction came true. On July 18, Deb’s Greenhouse, in Morinville, Alberta will host the second New Blooms which is dedicated to bringing new and exciting plants to…

September 11-13, Beijing

World Ornamental Horticulture Summit to address IP, business expansion and consumer market in China

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) is set to co-host the World Ornamental Horticulture Summit from 11 – 13th September 2019 in the Yanqing District of Beijing, China. The Summit will focus on three key areas; intellectual property (IP) in China, trade and cooperation for…

A look behind the scenes: AFE at IFE

In July, it’s hot and humid in Virginia where our office is located. It doesn’t feel like I’ve left Miami, where I was last month for the 2019 International Floriculture Expo. I was there for my first trade show experience and turned out to be even grander than I could have ever expected. by Ashley…

July 14-16, Columbus

Machines on display at Cultivate’19

Bellpark Horticulture will be exhibiting in two booths at the annual Cultivate trade show in Columbus, Ohio next month. From July 14 through 16, stop by to meet with representatives from their partners – Visser, Mayer, Logitec Plus, DryGair, and Parus – and check out a few of the machines they have on…

US: Three floral businesses to receive SAF Century Award

The Society of American Florists will celebrate the longevity of three floral industry businesses with the SAF Century Award during SAF Amelia Island 2019 the association’s 135th Annual Convention in Amelia Island, Florida. The Century Award recognizes companies that have been in business for 100 years…

July 11, New Haven

US (CT): Water & nutrient management in container production workshop

The Water & Nutrient Management in Container Production Workshop on July 11, 2019, at the Jones Auditorium at The Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, New Haven,…

US: FNGLA announces 2019 industry award winners

FNGLA announced seven industry award winners have been added to its ranks. Here is the lineup: Outstanding Chapter Leader - Stefan Liopiros , Gainesville, FL Outstanding Educator - John Conroy , Zolfo Springs, FL Outstanding Volunteer - Gary Weitermann, Orlando, FL Farm Credit/FNGLA Young Nursery…

Danziger highlights solutions for small and medium growers at Cultivate 2019

"New genetics and customized programs can increase profitability"

Flexibility, efficiency and profitability will be hot topics at Cultivate 2019. If you’re a small or medium size grower, a visit to booth #235 will help you find the answers to help grow your business. Danziger’s North American team is focused on providing solutions to this key group of growers. “Our…

Water Day 2019, WHC Naaldwijk

"Every hour 10,000 m3 clean water into the sea is ridiculous"

Organizing a Water Day on the hottest day of the year is not without irony. Still, a large group of growers has come to the World Horti Center to have themselves informed about the state of affairs in the horticulture with regard to water purification and zero emission, and also to hear how the…

July 13-16, Columbus

Clean WateR3 education sessions at Cultivate '19

If you are attending Cultivate (July 13 - 16, 2019), you can attend the education sessions presented by the Clean WateR3 research team. The subjects include: Substrate Science Irrigation Basics Measuring Leachate to Manage Irrigation Greenhouse Research Update Presenters include: Jeb Fields (Louisiana…

"International horticultural expos create lasting legacies for hosts"

Since the 1950s, the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has been approving international horticultural exhibitions as the pre-requisite for an event to receive the recognition of the International Exhibitions Bureau (BIE). Through this official approval process, hosting countries…

4 and 5 October 2019

Date announced for Keukenhof Flower Bulb Market

The Keukenhof Flower Bulb Market will be held on the 4th and 5th of October at Keukenhof, Lisse. Dozens of growers specialized in a range of bulbs will offer their products. The colour of spring makes place for a market where growers present their flower bulbs. The Keukenhof Flower Bulb Market is…

50 years of Smithers-Oasis Germany GmbH celebrated in style

For the 50th jubilee of Smithers-Oasis Germany GmbH, 121 employees celebrated one of the biggest Smithers-Oasis plants in the world with a colourful party. Smithers-Oasis Germany organised a family feast for employees and their families. The party was about one thing only: enjoying yourself and…

November 14-16, Istanbul

Eurasia Plant Fair / Flower Show Istanbul focuses on industry innovation

The Eurasia Plant Fair / Flower Show Istanbul, the biggest plant and landscaping fair in Eurasia, organized by Tarsus Turkey / CYF Fuarcilik in cooperation with SUSBIR (The Turkish Ornamental Plants Growers Union) will take place 14-16 November 2019 at the Tüyap Exhibition Center, Istanbul. Hundreds of…

Italian business tour finds inspiration in China

Myplant & Garden, in cooperation with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in China, has organised a business-meeting tour for exhibiting companies interested in the project with builders, designers and importers in Beijing, offering its exhibitors the possibility to expand their business in China. It…

July 11th, 2019

Jungle Talks to organize webinar to inform on upcoming Mastercourse

Jungle Talks announced that on July 11th they are organizing two informative webinars on their upcoming Pro Manager Mastercourse Floriculture. This Mastercourse, now going for…

September 30-October 2, Quito

Agriflor 2019 focusing on new exporting smaller Ecuadorian flower growers

In 3 months’ time, Agriflor will open its doors to the flower buyers of the world. Many exhibitors will be first timers - flower growers that are in the industry for a long time already, but who are not exporting directly yet and now want to start doing so. A great chance for both them and the buyers to…

UK: Discussion group summer meeting about developments in crop protection

This year's Herbaceous Perennials Technical Discussion Group Summer Meeting will focus on pest, disease and weed control. You'll also get an extensive tour of Jealott’s Hill, Syngenta’s global research and development site. Presentations will include updates on: Vine weevil control Novel control options…

August 15-16 in Chicago/St. Charles

Registration is open for workshop IP for plants

All players of the green business are heartily invited to register for the Workshop on IP for Plants that will take place on August 15-16 in St. Charles, IL, west of Chicago.…

July 12, Santa Barbara

US (CA): Westerlay Orchids to host fundraiser day for individuals, families suffering from rare genetic disorder

Shoppers of the Westerlay Orchids collection on July 12th from 9am-4:30pm can help support local non-profit The 17q12 Foundation. Carpinteria-based Westerlay Orchids pursues a straightforward mission to cultivate “the most stunning and highest quality orchids.” Now, the third-generation, family-owned…

Tour de France fans are in for a floral surprise

The French city of Chalon-sur-Saône and Syngenta Flowers are working together to bring a surprise into bloom during the Tour de France on July 12. When the platoon arrives in Chalon-sur-Saône on July 12, the thousands of spectators will be surrounded by flowers from Syngenta Flowers, set in a theme of…

October 2-4, 2019 in Bogotá

Colombia: Proflora gears up for 15th edition

Since 1991, Proflora has established itself as a flower trade show. In these 30 years, Proflora has developed into a major instrument to promote Colombian flowers. This trade show takes place every two years, it will be held in Bogotá, Colombia from October 2nd to 4th, with more than 16 exhibiting…

July 18, Hampton Court Palace

UK: IPPS and SGC organize guided tour to Hampton Court Palace Nursery

The IPPS and SGC are being hosted by Ian Tocher, Manager of Historic Royal Palaces Nursery, and Martin Einchcomb, on a 2-hour tour of the nursery. In July there will still be the National Collection of Heliotrope and Lantana to see in the glasshouses, plus an array of other miscellaneous collections.…

Flower & Garden Expo, January 20 - 22, 2020, Riyadh

New Florist exposition in Saudi Arabia

The first edition of the Saudi International Flower & Garden Expo will take place in Riyadh from January 20 to 22. This exposition is aimed at florists, gardeners,…

August 21-23, Portland

US (OR): Dr. Bridget Behe to give two talks on garden retail at Farwest 2019

At the 2019 Farwest Show Dr. Bridget Behe, professor of horticultural marketing at Michigan State University, will deliver two retail-garden-center-focused addresses on merchandising and pricing. The talks will help retailers improve marketing strategies and mix in connecting with consumers at point of…

Friday, August 2nd

US (IA): You are invited to Variety Day 2019

Variety Day 2019 will take place on August 2nd. It will be a full day hosted for horticulture professionals in production, distribution, wholesale, and retail. A complimentary day of genetics, breeders, seminars, tours, food, entertainment, and networking. Experience a new trial garden now under…

August 21-23

What will visitors see at the Holland Dahlia Event?

The Holland Dahlia Event to be held on 21, 22 and 23 August will welcome fellow professionals from all over the world to view assortments at nine locations. Hundreds of dahlia varieties will be on display so that visitors can admire and compare their shapes, leaf structures, heights and many more…

UK: Garden Centre Association announces regional award meetings

Garden Centre Association members will find out who has come out on top in the annual inspections this year at regional award meetings taking place this month (July, 2019). The GCA is inviting members to attend the regional meeting for their area where they’ll be able to hear the feedback in full and…

September 11-13, Beijing

Speaker line-up announced for World Ornamental Horticulture Summit

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has released the speaker line-up for the World Ornamental Horticulture Summit 2019. The event programme includes prominent industry figures such as: Mr Biense Visser, CEO of breeding and propagating company Dümmen Orange; Mr Marco van…

September 18-20, Mexico City

First Mexican Floral Art Cup in the making

The First Mexican Floral Art Cup is going to be presented at the Ornamental Plants & Flowers Mexico trade fair. There is room for 15 Latin American competitors in the…

UK: Growers upbeat despite challenges ahead

There was a positive mood amongst growers attending the latest meeting of the HTA Ornamentals Committee held at the end of June following a buoyant season. All fifteen businesses that attended reported being ahead of budget with strong demand for UK grown stock – across amenity and retail sectors. Geoff…

Kylie Minogue hands out roses at Glastonbury Festival

During a performance at the Glastonbury Festival on 30 June, Kylie Minogue handed out 1,500 red roses to the public. LM Flower Fashion Productions was approached directly by the pop star with the request to realize a special moment with red roses during her performance. The Red Naomi! roses from Aleia…

Theme: "Be the change"

7th edition Ghana Garden and Flower Show puts focus on environment

The seventh edition of the Ghana Garden and Flower Show (GGFS) has been launched with a call on citizens to develop innovative ways in protecting the environment. GGFS is a Strategic Communications Africa Limited (StratComm Africa) initiative which is aimed at promoting horticulture and floriculture in…

Selecta One looks back at FlowerTrials with new plants and tech

"Where plants meet people“ – under this motto Selecta one presented its assortment of pot and bedding plants at FlowerTrials 2019. In total, more than 2600 visitors convinced themselves of new varieties and highlights at both locations of Selecta one. Selecta one FlowerTrials location Germany at nursery…


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