Events

‘Decoration unlimited – Dark Ocean’ surprises with an unconventional look

The new display for Christmasworld’s 10th anniversary by 2dezign pushes the boat out and demonstrates how festive decoration can help create maximum wow effects at the point of sale. The creativity consultants from the Netherlands have put together a world of experiences from an unexpected mix of themes…

Mayer's Hungarian production site celebrates 25th anniversary

A large party tent on the plant grounds not only provided the right atmosphere to celebrate, but also created the necessary space for the approximately 200 visitors. Almost all employees and their families were present. In addition, many former employees found their way to Kisfalud. The official program focused…

Photo report: Proflora 2019

The 15th edition of the Proflora came to an end last Friday, October 4. For three days, 315 companies from 17 countries presented their products and services at the Corferias exhibition center in Bogota, Colombia. Together with the international visitors, a positive atmosphere was noticeable on the floor throughout the week.…

Ferry Visser, Dutch grower, about Airmix

"This system is priceless"

Keeping the screen cloth closed while still ventilating and dehumidifying is not a challenge anymore, they say at Van der Ende Groep. Ferry van der Ende: "That is what the Airmix was developed for. The Airmix draws cool air from above the screen when the screen is completely closed and blows it into the cultivation area below…

Photo impression

ExpoPlantas gathers the Colombian nursery industry

Colombian city Cali was the place where representatives of all facets of the Colombian nursery industry gathered this week for the second edition of ExpoPlantas, the New Professional Nursery Trade Show in the country. "It offered the best national sample of the nursery industry, conferences, business…

Horticulture expo reflects blooming floral industry in China

Drawing more than nine million visitors in 162 days, the just concluded International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 Beijing was a vivid reflection of China's blooming floral industry in recent years. Ye Dahua, deputy head of the expo's coordination bureau, said the horticulture expo will be remembered…

Turkish ornamental exports set to increase to 125 million USD

The Turkish ornamental plants sector, which increased its exports by 17 percent last year and reached its target of 100 million dollars, focused on increasing its international sales to 125 million dollars by the end of 2019. “As the sector is moving towards our goals, all actors need to be together. The…

Ozone Event Agrozone focuses on water quality management

"A disinfectant is no longer ordered from a brochure"

How many rounds in the greenhouse does a grower make in a day? Enough to sometimes ‘not really’ see certain things. For example, a very slow, dirty cloth filter or a condensation gutter that empties directly into the clean drain. Recently, during a day on which water in Dutch horticulture - including the WaterEvent - was central, some seventy people gathered to reflect on water…

Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing organizers sign alliance deal with HortEx Vietnam

The organisers of HortEx Vietnam, which will take place from 26-28 February 2020, have entered into an exclusive alliance with China Great Wall International Exhibition Co., Ltd. (GIE), organiser of Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing. GIE will be the third organiser of HortEx Vietnam, together with Minh Vi…

UK: Fellowship scheme open to develop the future leaders of commercial horticulture

Are you new to the horticulture industry or developing into a manager position? Applications are now open for the LSA Fellowship scheme to help you progress in the industry. The scheme is designed to help you increase your understanding of commercial horticulture and the role that trade bodies play in…

Florida agriculture educators 'LINC' with industry professionals at inaugural conference

More than 130 agriculture educators and industry pros converged in Daytona Beach Shores in September for a weekend of bridge-building as part of the inaugural LINC Conference. An acronym for ‘Linking our Industry Networks through Certification,’ LINC represents a partnership between FNGLA, Florida Farm…

Five gardens win AIPH Grand Awards at Expo 2019 Beijing

The award ceremony of the International Competition at Expo 2019 Beijing took place on 8th October, after the closing of the six-month-long AIPH approved A1 World Horticultural Exhibition. At the ceremony, the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) awarded five gardens an AIPH Grand…

HilverdaFlorist grand champions of outstanding varieties contest Proflora 2019

Six products of HilverdaFlorist won prizes during the varieties contest of Proflora 2019: Dianthus Raffine Elea Alstroemeria Noa, Limonium Pearl Wings, Standard Gerbera Mandala, Piccolini Micro Gerbera Piccolini Assisi and the Standard Gerbera Atlanta. Gerbera: Place 1, 2 and 3During the variety contest,…

Getting ready for Brexit

Defra is running a series of briefings for importers and exporters to help you prepare for trading after 31 October. These briefings will include comprehensive updates on how imports and exports will be conducted including: Exports – all you need to know about exporting animals, products of animal origin including Border Inspection…

Successful open days at Van der Wilt Gerbera’s

NL: "The whole thing is solidly back on track and that is cause for celebration"

The past few days, Van der Wilt Gerbera's organized open days to visit and admire the new greenhouse. A renewed greenhouse, after a whirlwind caused major damage at the end of last year. The first open day was a Thursday for the customers. "It was an enjoyable and busy day with good attendance." On Saturday, family, friends and suppliers were welcome to come and have a look. "It was p…

US (FL): 'Cool Products' awarded at 2019 Landscape Show

At the 2019 Landscape Show, which was held by the FNGLA in Orlando in September, 17 plants and products garnered 'Cool Products' awards. Here's an overview of all the winners: Vriesea Volcano - Bullis Bromeliads (Princeton, FL) White Ghost - Garden Industries (Loxahatchee, FL) Wood Stone Mulch - Euro…

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses

Weed Management and Irrigation Water Quality & Treatment

On November 4th, the University of Florida will be starting Weed Management and Irrigation Water Quality & Treatment, the last two courses from the 2019 Greenhouse Training Online program at the University of Florida. Weed Management has approved CEUs in many states. Weed ManagementAn intermediate level…

Conclusion 3de Ornamental Cultivation Marketing Event:

“Millennials are buying more flowers and plants”

Millennials and Generation Z were the focus of the third Ornamental Cultivation Marketing Event (SME), which was held by the NIMA-community Food chain & Agri marketing (FAM) on the 25th of September last year. What are the characteristics of this generation, and what chances are there for marketers? Over…

Ornamental cultivation supports caravan

Florensis joins Rotary Challenge to Gambia

Friday morning September 27, the Rotary Challenge started from Florensis. This long drive from Zwijndrecht to Gambia consists of a caravan of 15 cars, to be considered as a special aid convoy and is an initiative of Rotary Club Zwijndrecht. In Gambia, the cars are donated and auctioned for charity. Wim-Arie…

and making an appointment to spend a trial day in the anthuriums

Status holders on an excursion in the greenhouse

A group of 10 ‘new Dutch people’ from Eritrea, Syria, Turkey, and Kurdistan visited the horticultural greenhouses in the Dutch Bergerden with a lot of enthusiasm. Obviously, not just to look at all the pretty plants that are being cultivated there, but also to see if there are job opportunities there. It…

First bulbs planted in the Keukenhof

On Thursday, October 3, employees of Keukenhof planted the first bulbs of a flower mosaic. With this flower mosaic, a start has been made with planting seven million flower bulbs in Keukenhof. In 2020, Keukenhof has the theme 'A World of Colors'. More than a million people from all countries and cultures…

Flower Expo Ukraine heading for 14th edition in April 2020

Dates for Flower Expo Ukraine, which takes place annually at the International Exhibition Centre (IEC) in Kyiv, are set from 8-10 April 2020, marking its 14th edition. During the last edition, the exhibition welcomed 97 companies from 7 countries and during the 3 days of the exhibition 9,155 visitors…

December 3-5, Kiev

Ukraine: Fresh Business Expo welcomes Danish Greenhouse Supply

Fresh Business Expo 2019 welcomes Danish Greenhouse Supply (DGS) as a new participant. Danish Greenhouse Supply (DGS) is a modern, experienced and specialized engineering…

December 4-5, Moscow

Learn more about greenhouse lighting and improving plant fertility

Mārīte Gailīte of the Association of Latvian Horticulturalists “Latvijas dārznieks” will take part in the Agronomy Day as an expert. The Agronomy Day is held within the business programme of the 4th Annual International Investment Greenhouse Complexes Russia and the CIS 2019 Forum (4-5 December, Moscow).…

Orchid grower to present waterfall display at PMA Fresh Summit

Westerlay Orchids will showcase their orchids, plus best-selling 3-inch Phalaenopsis and bespoke bramble orchids, at booth #136 of the annual PMA Fresh Summit Conference and…

November 5, Vijfhuizen

Floriforum speaker announced: Dennis van der Lubbe

Dennis van der Lubbe, Managing Director of the Flower Council of Holland has been confirmed as a speaker at Floriforum on 5 November 2019. The Flower Council of Holland is an independent foundation funded by Dutch and foreign growers that are members of Royal FloraHolland and by trading companies that…

Sakata Seed America and Kitayama Brothers prepare to Petal it Forward

Sakata Seed America and Kitayama Brother Nurseries and Floralife have announced their third year of partnership for participation in Society of American Florists’ Petal it Forward. This year, Petal it Forward is Wednesday, October 23rd. Florists nationwide will randomly surprise people on the street with…

Brunei to hold first international flower show

Brunei's International Flower Show (BIFS) 2019, scheduled on Oct. 23-27, is drawing exhibitors from China, Thailand and Vietnam as well as from local companies, a senior Brunei official said on Saturday. It will feature flower exhibitions, creative landscaping, workshops, activities and competitions.…

Van Vugt Kruiden celebrates official opening of its new building in the Netherlands

Van Vugt Kruiden's newly constructed building has been a long time coming. The journey began as far back as 2007 for this herb grower from Ridderkerk in the Netherlands. Back then, they were informed that their current site would be appropriated. It had to make way for the Nieuw-Reijerwaard business…

US (GA): Nominations being accepted for industry awards

GGIA is now accepting nominations for their annual awards to be announced during GGIA's WinterGreen Annual Kick-Off Breakfast on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. Do you know someone who is making a difference for the industry? By nominating them in one of the following categories you can be sure that they…

Photo report FloriDAY Event

"Stronger together, also online"

Floriday, the digital platform for the Dutch flower trade, is gaining traction. During the first FloriDAY Event, organized by Royal FloraHolland in Naaldwijk, that much became clear: 1373 active users and 3000 accounts. See the photo report here. Aad van den Enden was the first speaker. Aad took the well over five hundred…

Joint effort World Cleanup Day 2019 in Ethiopia

Ethiopian flower farms teamed up with their neighbouring farms from Florensis International and Syngenta for World CleanUp Day 2019! Together they cleaned the shores of the Modjo and Awash rivers from large amounts of plastic waste. The joint effort was covered by Oromia regional TV and local government…

Swedish show provides green meeting place full of inspiration

Elmia Garden counted in many satisfied exhibitors and visitors when the fair closed last week. The show in Jönköping wants to inspire to better businesses and provide opportunities to make new contacts, providing a meeting place to present trends and to take part in knowledge through seminars. "I think…

December 3, Apopka

US (FL): Plant Health on the Go Workshop for growers

The University of Florida and the Florida Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association (FNGLA) will hold a Plant Health on the Go workshop on December 3 where growers can learn plant health management techniques from horticulture experts. Building on the success of the Greenhouse Training Online courses,…

Niagara Falls gearing up for annual Eat.Drink.Chill event

Bags packed and ready to go to Niagara? Next week the annual Canadian Greenhouse Conference will take place there, and of course, the show would not be the same without the EAT.DRINK.CHILL get-together organized annually by various suppliers on the first evening of the show.  The event will take place at Fallsview Casino, at the R5 Lounge.  A chance to mingle, relax, eat great fo…

Proflora reflects optimistic atmosphere in Colombia

Proflora 2019 is coming to an end today. Over the last 2 days, more than 300 exhibitors displayed their products and services to visitors coming from all over the world. So far, the atmosphere at the show has been positive with growers, breeders and suppliers continuously looking for new opportunities to…

Bleiswijk and Andijk, October 21 to November 8

Netherlands: Take a look at new interesting varieties at the Autumn Trials 2019

In Bleiswijk and Andijk Syngenta Flowers will have their Autumn Trials from 21 October to 8 November. This year the trials are extra special, because with Varinova in the team the show will feature many more beautiful cyclamen. This means that there will be the showpiece Goblet to display and the newest…

Australia: Scholarships looking to support growth & innovation of horticultural sector

The Australian nursery industry and broader horticultural sector are thriving. To support further growth and innovation within the sector, the industry must focus on the development of one of its most important resources – people. Hort Innovation using nursery industry levies and funds from the…

December 10-12, Grand Rapids

Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo tour highlights local growers

During the Michigan Greenhouse Growers Expo, visitors can join MSU Extension Educator Heidi Lindberg for a tour featuring four greenhouse producers in west Michigan. Learn about how the crops are propagated, grown, and finished for wholesale distribution. The tour will highlight technology and…

Glee’s owners rebrand as Hyve

Owners of Glee, the UK garden retail exhibition, ITE Group plc has announced a name change and new brand identity which will mark a new chapter for the UK’s annual garden trade event. The move from ITE Group plc to Hyve Group plc is reflective of the evolution of the Group’s business resulting from its Transformation and Growth…

ornamentals export to be doubled within 10 years

Colombian president opens Proflora

Iván Duque Márquez, the president of Colombia, opened the Proflora in Bogota yesterday. The Proflora is the main ornamental trade show in Colombia, and is held every other year - this is the show's tenth edition. A heavy delegation at the opening inauguration ceremony with the president in the middle Duque…

New webinar program launched on IP for plants

CIOPORA is extending its CIOPORA Academy education program with distance learning offerings in the form of webinars. The first two webinars will cover Intellectual Property…

October 22-24, Vietnam

New movement in Asian & European markets

The organisers of HortEx Vietnam will host seminars on Horticulture and Floriculture Exports: “New Movement in Asian & European Markets”. The seminars are set to run from 22 to 24 October 2019 in Ho Chi Minh City, Da Lat City and Hanoi Capital. The honored guests are delegates from the Ministry of…

Ecuador: Florists visit the first link in the chain

This spring Mayesh hosted their first international workshop in Quito, Ecuador at the Hacienda Cusin. There were over 20 attendees and three instructors, and over the course of a week there were two full days of design, two flower farm tours and they explored the city of Old Town Quito. After two full…

Matilda “Ptilotus exaltatus” released at Proflora

Matilda is the new genetics from Benary. A feather-like fluorescent purple coloured flower that can last for more than two weeks and reach lengths of more than 70 cm, is a cut-flower novelty that attracts both designers and flower growers. Juan Guaqueta (Guaqueta Trading) and Juan Bessette (Benary) Given…

November 27-28, Quito

Ecuador: International Floriculture Symposium proposes new programs and format

This November, the seventh International Floriculture Symposium Siflor will take place in Quito, Ecuador. For this edition, Expoflores has prepared a completely new program…

Ecuador: Agriflor surprises international visitors

International buyers were impressed by what they've been seeing in the past two days at the yearly flower trade fair Agriflor, says Dick van Raamsdonk with HPP Exhibitions, the show's organizer. "They had no idea about Ecuador having so many growers they didn’t know existed. The 70 some exhibiting flower…

Flormart celebrates 70th anniversary

One year after hosting the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) 70th Annual Congress, Flormart – one of Europe’s oldest horticultural trade exhibitions, has been celebrating its own 70th anniversary. The 70th edition of Flormart took place from Thursday 25th – Saturday 28th September…

Kate Penn, Society of American Florists

New speaker announced for Floriforum

Union Fleurs, the International Flower Trade Association, announces Kate Penn, Society of American Florists (SAF), as a confirmed speaker at Floriforum on 5 November 2019. The Society of American Florists (SAF) was founded in 1884 and is the umbrella association that serves  and represents all segments of…

January 15-16, Oxfordshire

UK: State of the Horticultural Nation

With 2020 being declared as the International Year of Plant Health it is no surprise that this is one of the key topics on the agenda at Contact Conference 2020, which takes place on Wednesday 15 and Thursday 16 January 2020. The event, aimed at all those working in the nursery industry, will focus on…

British Florist Association announces Industry Awards finalists

The British Florist Association has announced its nominees for the 2019 Industry Awards. Finalist categories include Grower of the Year, Flower Supplier of the Year and…

10th Home Garden Conference inspires green industry

Learning from Swiss success

‘Regional’ and ‘organic’ were the keywords that kept coming back in almost every part of the programme during the 10th Home Garden Conference that took place on 4-5th September in Switzerland. Approx. 85 professionals in the home garden industry from The Netherlands, Germany, U.K., France, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland…

4th Flower Expo Poland showcases country's market potential

The joint event of Flower Expo Poland and Green is Life took place on September 5-7, 2019 in Warsaw. Again, with almost 300 exhibitors representing 11 countries this year, the trade show was also the biggest one for the green industry in Poland. Nearly one-third (92) of the exhibitors were foreign,…

Colombian flowers honor iconic New York

Flowers can convey powerful feelings understood by all, and also be eloquent messengers for the rituals that define each unique culture. At Flowers of Colombia, they have started a ritual of their own: honoring cities around the planet that have a special relationship with flowers. Last year they went to…

Agriflor concludes first day with high international attendance

The first day of Agriflor 2019 started off with an abundant number of flowers nicely decorated in and around the booths of the 70+ mostly non-associated Ecuadorian flower growers exhibiting for the first time. The number of international flower buyers, that flew to Ecuador to attend Agriflor, was…

US (MI): Flower Growers’ Cooperative helps small businesses bloom

The cooperative consists of 18 small businesses from Michigan and northern Ohio, all but one owned by women. The cooperative holds a flower market on Wednesdays from 8 a.m. to noon at Growing Hope’s Ypsilanti Farmers Market space, 16 S Washington St., where members sell to both wholesale and retail…

First edition The Flower Bazar draws 500+ visitors

More than 500 trade visitors - florists, garden centers, hardware stores and home accessories retailers - visited the first Flower Bazar 2019 in Braak, near Hamburg. The Flower Bazar was entirely devoted to flowers and plants, together with home accessories and various decorative items. The new event concept…

‘Sustainable Relationship’ theme celebrates 20 years of DFG

Nominees for Dutch Flower Awards 2019 revealed

With the Dutch Flower Awards 2019 fast approaching, Dutch Flower Group (DFG) has announced this year’s nine nominees in the categories of Cut Flowers, Plants and Foreign Growers. This is the 18th time DFG has shone the spotlight on its supply chain partners through these Awards. To mark DFG celebrating…

November 27-28, Quito

Ecuador: International Floriculture Symposium proposes new programs and format

This November, the seventh International Floriculture Symposium Siflor will take place in Quito, Ecuador. For this edition, Expoflores has prepared a completely new program…

October 31, Denver

Conference showcases lighting and security technologies for growers

The Horticultural Lighting Conference has expanded, and is now HortiCann Light + Tech. Horticultural lighting remains a key focus of the one-day conference, with topics reflecting the increasing role of commercial cannabis cultivation in addition to ornamentals, fruits and vegetables. The conference also…

19th China-Central China Flowers and Trees Trade Exhibition held in Xuchang

The 19th China-Central China Flowers and Trees Trade Exhibition was held in Yanling National Flower and Tree Expo Garden in Xuchang, Henan Province, on the morning of September 26. This year's expo, which highlights the revitalization of China's natural environment through good ecology, focused on eight…

China: Shanghai celebrates with flowers

Shanghai has been spruced up for the National Day holiday and November's second China International Import Expo, Shanghai's greenery authorities said on Friday.  During the holiday, about 140,000 square meters of flower beds and 38,000 groups of plant containers will decorate the city, the Shanghai Greenery…

Nominees Greenovation Award announced

The Greenovation Award stands for the best sustainable product or concept introduction by a Trade Fair Aalsmeer exhibitor. The nominations will be presented at the Royal FloraHolland House during the Trade Fair Aalsmeer, where the Awards will also be presented on 6 November 2019. The nominees are: Joan Dutch Teamakers…

A tasty SvenSun beach event

Ludvig Svensson recently hosted a party at the beach of Hook of Holland. Many relations enjoyed a beverage and a nice snack beneath the shining September sun. Wouter de Jong, managing director, recalled in short the important steps of the past years. And the most recent step is the launch of PARperfect. It is a screen solution which,…

Sant Open House welcomes 350-400 guests

Last week Darwin Perennials attended the open house event at George Sant & Sons in Ontario. This annual showcase welcomed 350-400 guests from all over the U.S. and Canada. It’s a fantastic event that introduces the newest plants to the industry, along with great hospitality of catered lunch and music. by…

Technology increasingly at the service of seed quality and traceability

Seed industry unites at Seed meets Technology 2019

Flow cytometric ploidy determination, chlorophyll scanners, vacuum transport systems: all the stops are pulled out to further optimize the quality of seeds. At the same time, traceability is also becoming increasingly important, and a whole host of sensors and data collection techniques are involved.…

weeks 43 to 45

Trail Retail mixes revealed at Schoneveld Cyclamen Open Days 2019

In the run-up to the Cyclamen Open Days Schoneveld Breeding tested 6 Retail mixes. These mixes consist of the Verano, Carino and Allure series and are composed based on matching colours and growth and flowering speed. You can ask about the results during your visit to their Cyclamen Open Days. The…

Vietnamese delegation visits Dutch bulb exporter

An agriculture delegation of the northern provinces of Vietnam has visited the Netherlands Vietnam Horti Business Platform on Friday 20 September 2019. Onings Holland, member of NVHBP, received the delegation at their headquarters in Poeldijk. Presentations were given by Paul Onings about Onings Holland –…

Fill The Vase fundraising campaign: $41,000 was raised

US: AFE’s Fundraising dinner celebrates industry success

The AFE 43rd Annual Fundraising and Recognition Dinner was held during the SAF Annual Convention in Amelia Island, Florida on Thursday, September 19, 2019. The evening was full of excitement as AFE reported on program and research success stories. Two new named funds (The Retail Florist’s Continued…

October 17, West Lafayette

US (IN): Purdue hosts Indiana Flower Growers Association Conference

The Indiana Flower Growers Association annual conference is set for October 17th at the Purdue University Daniel Center, 1340 Cherry Lane, West Lafayette, IN. There will be a few new things to offer this year on the agenda. The conference is now free to all members & this includes the IFGA conference…

January 27, Frankfurt

How future shopping habits will impact on urban space and retailing

On 27 January 2020, the ‘Premium’ Business Programme of Christmasworld will be suggesting future-oriented incentives for retailing and urban marketing – this time featuring…

Belgium: First Mum Run edition

This year, Gediflora is organizing the Mum Run for the first time for the benefit of a local charity. The Mum Run will always take place on the first Saturday of October. This year the event will, therefore, take place on Saturday 5 October. During this period of the year, the impressive and colorful fields form a particularly…

including soft fruit and cannabis

Canadian Greenhouse Conference speaker’s program announced

Canada’s premier horticultural event, the Canadian Greenhouse Conference, celebrates its 40th anniversary by hosting the largest conference to date October 9 & 10 in Niagara Falls, Canada.  250 exhibitors from around the world will fill the trade show showcasing the newest products and technology.  The speaker’s program,…

October 16, Oxfordshire

UK: Looking at ‘The Power of Social’ at HTA Marketing Forum

‘The Power of Social’ is the theme for this year’s HTA Marketing Forum which takes place on 16 October 2019 at Horticulture House in Oxfordshire. This one-day event is aimed at all those delivering marketing and public relations in the garden industry and provides top tips and expert knowledge to help…

10th edition held from November 6-8, Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands:

"Despite the challenges in the flower industry IFTF is growing"

November is the month where Holland will be the host country of the trade event for the world floriculture industry. The international floriculture trade exhibition IFTF will then again be held in Expo Haarlemmermeer in Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands, almost next door to its neighbor Schiphol, Amsterdam’s…

Photo impression: Naivasha Horticultural Fair 2019

With 2 days of sun shining over the Naivasha Horticultural Fair exhibition ground, it came to an end with some showers on Saturday, September 21. With more than 180 exhibitors, it has been the biggest edition so far. Combined with welcoming over over 3,400 visitors makes the organization looking forward…

February 26-28, 2020 in Milan

Italy: Sixth edition Myplant & Garden nearly fully booked

Next year in February, the sixth edition of the Myplant & Garden will be held and already 90% of the exhibiting surface is full.   Over the last years, Myplant developed itself to one of the most complete and international trade fairs of the green industry in Italy. It is following a constant growth path, as…

September 27-30, Bilzen, Belgium

A daydream among 140,000 flowers at Fleuramour

During Fleuramour in Alden Biesen, visitors can walk amidst hundreds of thousands of enchanting flowers. From Asia and America and everything in between, artists travel to Belgium to show what kind of magical things they can do with flowers. For four days, from Friday the 27th up until Monday the 30th of…

webinar, September 26

Humidity control in greenhouses and other indoor plant environments

The GLASE Webinar Series features the latest technological innovations and best practices in the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) industry providing the participants…

Stars for Europe celebrates variety of Poinsettia festive colours alongside plant quality for 2019

The Stars for Europe trade and consumer media campaign for 2019 will celebrate the variety of festive Poinsettia colours, with an additional focus on the quality and durability of the seasonal houseplant. For a third year running, the campaign will be managed by J E Communications. The poinsettia will…

September 26-28, Padua

Flormart expects about three hundred exhibitors

At Flormart, the International Nursery Gardening Show, scheduled from September 26th to 28th, there will be around three hundred exhibitors presenting trees and ornamental shrubs, green and flowering indoor plants, lawns and everything necessary for the construction of parks and gardens, the layouts for…

British growers prepare for year of resilience rather than growth

Growers attending the latest HTA Ornamentals Committee meeting on 19 September reported an extremely positive twelve months of trading with many citing record years. With so many variables on the horizon including biosecurity, Brexit, plastics and water it is certainly a difficult time for planning and…

US (MI): Meijer Gardens celebrates autumn with chrysanthemum exhibition

Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park presents the annual fall horticulture exhibition, Chrysanthemums & More! opening to the public on September 20. This exhibition, the largest of its kind in Michigan, features expansive displays of chrysanthemums, fall foliage and family-friendly activities. The…

September 20-21, Naivasha:

Kenya: Sun shining over first day of Naivasha Horticultural Fair

The Naivasha Horticultural Fair is on. It is a 2-day event held in Naivasha and this year, it is the biggest edition ever, according to the organization. As every year, and unlike other events, it is being held outdoors, on the golf course at the Naivasha Sports Club. And the show seems to have gotten…

Photo report: FlowersExpo 2019

Last week, the FlowersExpo took place in Moscow. For the ninth time, the Crocus Expo opened its doors for the event, which has not only grown in terms of floor space, but also in the number of exhibitors and number of participating countries. The visitor numbers haven't been published yet, but this year again the show saw lots of…

Horti China gets underway, highlighting promising market

Today the Horti China kicked off in Qingdao, China. Horticulture is growing in China, and the many companies present not only show the current market but also the promise of what is to come. If there is one thing the companies present are sure of, it's that Chinese horticulture will grow even faster in…

AIPH International Green City Conference

China: Explaining the role of urban greening in creating clean, healthy cities

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Green City Conference, held on 11th September in Beijing, gathered distinguished speakers from around the world to explain the role of plants and trees in creating clean and healthy cities. Mr Bill Hardy, Chair of the AIPH…

January 8-10, Baltimore

Registration open for MANTS 50

The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) announced that registration is now open for its 50th annual event that will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center in January 2020. Green industry companies and businesses interested in exhibiting or attending The Masterpiece of Trade Shows may register online at www.MANTS.com.…

Danziger organizes Novemberfest

"Brainstorm and discuss pioneering initiatives for the future of the industry"

More than 100 growers, young plant producers, retailers and brokers will visit Danziger’s Israel facility during Novemberfest, the company’s annual open house event. In the month-long event, beginning the last week of October, Danziger will reveal and present more than 1000 flowering pots, 500 varieties,…

September 26-28, Padua

Horticultural producers and public garden operators take stock of new legislation

There will be a conference to take stock of the new legislation in the field of phytosanitary products and sustainability. The initiative is promoted by ANVE – Associazione Nazionale Vivaisti Esportatori (the Italian national association of nursery stock exporters) and AIDTPG – Associazione Italiana…

SAF CEO talks state of the floral industry live on Facebook

What are the major challenges that floral professionals face today — and where are the big opportunities? What key factors in the economy are shaping consumer demand, and how can your business, no matter the industry segment, be better positioned to thrive in the future? These are just some of the…

Netherlands: NFU Energy join Jules Energy for their bike adventure

At the beginning of September Mike, Elisa, Ed and Steven of NFU Energy joined the Jules and Friends Bike Event 2019, where they would be cycling between 50 and 100 km a day. Here is how they got on… Mike, Elisa and Steven loaded the car up Thursday evening immediately after work and set off for Harwich…

An emotional Ride for the Roses

At 6 o’clock the alarm goes off: no usual time for a Sunday. Get up quickly to leave for the province of Zeeland to participate in the Ride for the Roses. I am taking part in the exceptional cycle tour for the fifth time and realise that it is going to be a day full of emotions. by Harm Custers, Head of Marketing at Takii…

Opportunities identified for industry at World Ornamental Horticulture Summit

The World Ornamental Horticulture Summit took place from 11 – 13 September in Beijing, China and was organised by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and the China Flower Association (CFA). A line up of distinguished international speakers presented to over 300 delegates…

October 2-4, Bogotá

Proflora ready for 15th edition

The XV edition of Proflora is already waiting for guests and with it all the surprises that the flower trade show brings. The opening day of Proflora, next October 2, will be attended by the President of the Republic of Colombia, Iván Duque Márquez, and some of his ministers. On 3rd and 4th, the attendees will have the…

The French floral industry shows up big at Salon du Végétal

September 10-12 the Salon du Végétal trade fair took place in Nantes, France. The event is a celebration of the floral industry and a great place for big and small players in the field to socialise and learn together. Over 600 exhibitors from 11 countries were showcasing their products attracting…

October 11, London

HRH Princess Alexandra to attend Perennial's 180th Festival Dinner

Perennial’s Patron, HRH Princess Alexandra, will be guest of honour at the charity’s 180th Anniversary Festival Dinner at the Corinthia Hotel on 11 October. Her Royal Highness will be joined by Perennial’s President Alan Titchmarsh for the evening, which aims to raise over £30,000 to help people in…

Two-week event and open house at TreeTown USA

​TreeTown USA will host an inaugural event at their Winters, California nursery, September 16-27, 2019, marking the first time that the nursery in Winters will be home to their annual Horticultural Encounter and Open House. The event will feature an educational element, designed to provide garden center…

October 16, Sedgeberrow

Hort Science Live showcases latest developments in topical areas

Hort Science Live 2019 − ICL’s event showcasing the latest scientific developments in topical areas of ornamental horticulture − is being hosted by specialist clematis and climbing plant producer, New Leaf Plants. The event will be held at the company’s state-of-the-art production nursery at Sedgeberrow,…

Plantarium: 11,000 visitors from 53 countries

A third of the visitors to Plantarium 2019 came from abroad. Plantarium 2019 attracted about 11,100 visitors. Exhibitors were very satisfied with the number and quality of the visitors. The foreign visitors came from 53 different countries. This is a record compared to all the previous editions. Germany number…

Expo 2027 Yokohama celebrates AIPH Approval on Japan Day

Organisers of Expo 2027 Yokohama celebrated gaining the approval of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) at Japan’s National Day hosted by Expo 2019 Beijing on Thursday 12th September 2019 in China. Following an application from Yokohama City Government and a successful AIPH site…

October 4, Athens

US (GA): Ornamental open house at Durham Horticulture Farm

Before they are available to the public, many new varieties of bushes and landscape plants are first planted at the University of Georgia’s Durham Horticulture Farm in Watkinsville, Georgia. This fall, landscapers, gardeners and plant-savvy homeowners will get the first glimpse of some of these new plants…

US (CA): Guests dine in fields of waving stock

Two thousand acres of blooming flowers. Two hundred guests. One 200-foot dining table. Thousands of stems of stock, dahlias, delphinium, larkspur, Bells of Ireland and Queen Anne’s Lace.  That’s just a hint of what guests at the Sept. 7 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner at Ocean View Flowers in Lompoc enjoyed.…

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Russia: FlowersExpo 2019 comes to an end

It's a wrap. The FlowersExpo 2019 ended yesterday and the exhibitors and visitors are on their way back home. Judging by what we heard on the show floor, it was once again a busy show with a good number of visitors. FloralDaily was also at the show to make a photo report, which we will publish on Monday,…

Festival der Flora in Munich inspires 400+ florists

As a sponsor of FleuraMetz’ Festival der Flora in Munich, Dümmen Orange displayed a range of colourful products to the visitors. During the event, over 400 florists from the region got inspiration on different products and concepts. Visitors of the event got to see top designers like Björn Kroner-Salié, Stephan…

October 2-4, Zundert

Garden writer Ivo Pauwels speaks at GrootGroenPlus 2019

Visitors and participants of the 29th edition of trade fair GrootGroenPlus can expect a very interesting opening. One of the speakers on 2 October is the famous Flemish writer Ivo Pauwels. Pauwels, who is known for his praised vision on nature, will be one of the speakers during the opening ceremony. He…

November 5, Vijfhuizen

Phill Burton announced as speaker at Floriforum

Union Fleurs, the International Flower Trade Association, announced Phill Burton, COO of Bloom & Wild, as a confirmed speaker at Floriforum on 5 November 2019. Bloom & Wild…

A matter of finance or fashion

Russia: Are shorter stems here to stay?

Russia is a flower-loving country, with the rose as the number one flower. Long stems and large head sizes were the absolute standard. However, when the crisis kicked in in 2015, the requirements have changed to shorter stems. Initially, the decision was made from a financial point of view, but since the…

Granvia Gold Zerochrysum named best new product at Glee

New garden products have been confirmed as the winners of the Glee New Product Awards 2019, run in association with GTN. The winning products were chosen by an expert panel of judges representing independent and multiple retailers, consumer gardening media and trade media. After initial judging of the…

International horticultural expo organisers present reports at AIPH Expo Conference

Organisers of major international horticultural expos presented their latest plans and progress reports at the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) Expo Conference on Monday 9th September in Beijing. The Coordinating Bureau for the AIPH approved AI category Expo 2019 Beijing, which…

Duchess of Cambridge opens new play garden for children at Wisley

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge has opened a new garden for children at Wisley. The Back to Nature Garden is a space where families can play, discover and relax in a natural and exciting environment, and will delight thousands of children for years to come. The garden is inspired by show gardens co-designed…

Vintage colours are trendy, chrysanthemum trials show

Dümmen Orange organized their Open House in Colombia welcoming more visitors compared to previous years. At the trial site at Flores Silvestres, El Carmen, Antioquia growers from Colombia, USA, Brazil, Ecuador, Mexico, Holland and Israel got a nice product presentation of many of the breeder's cut…

Not affecting positive vibe at the FlowersExpo

Russia: Unusually low flower demand for first day of school

The start of the school year in Russia is traditionally speaking quite an important day for the flower industry, as children give their teachers flowers. This year, however, when hearing out the exhibitors at the FlowersExpo, the demand from the end consumer side has not been as high as usual. However,…

US: Voting open for National Garden Bureau’s 2019 Therapeutic Garden Grant

Voting is now open for the National Garden Bureau’s (NGB) Therapeutic Garden Grant. Consumers and industry are encouraged to visit the NGB website and vote for the most deserving therapeutic garden. Started in 2014, the Therapeutic Garden Grant is a philanthropic program of NGB that supports therapeutic…

"We thought it was going to be all about tomatoes"

Companies make students enthusiastic about the horticultural sector

More than 120 students from Technical Computer Science came together in World Horti Center on Wednesday, September 4 to learn about the opportunities in the greenhouse horticulture sector. After a short introduction of the sector, the first and second-year students dove deep into the questions from the…

UK: Garden retail suppliers gather at Glee 2019

In Birmingham Glee 2019 is officially open. The Garden, Leisure, Equipment Exhibition is a garden and outdoor living trade show in the UK, that will offer thousands of the newest garden retail products from over 500+ suppliers in the next couple of days. With visitors from multiples, independents and…

Russia: FlowersExpo kicks off

Today the Flowers Expo kicks off in the IEC “Crocus Expo” in Moscow, Russia. From September 10-12 450 companies from Russia and 30 countries, over 5,000 professionals both local and from all over the world and experts are among its participants. Some pictures from last year: Aardse Orchids, Arcadia & Moerman Lilium, Florein…

Netherlands: Motorcycle enthusiasts from horticultural sector meet up

Last weekend, it was time for the traditional motor weekend for motorcycle enthusiasts in the horticulture sector again. This time the choice fell on Witteveen in Drenthe. On Saturday, after a Friday with a buffet, a round trip was made through Friesland. It was quite hot and so a barbecue with drinks…

NL: Flower parade Zundert in images

It is like carnaval, the flower parade. If you are not from the area (Zundert, Rijnburg, Westland, etc.), it is hard to understand what all the fuzz is about. For the in-crowd it is a matter of the greatest importance. Click here for a video report by Omroep Brabant But all agree, it is beautiful. Last weekend,…

Farwest Show sees a jump in attendance

The official numbers are in, and the 2019 Farwest Show, held August 21–23 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, saw an increase in attendance over the prior year, according to figures from show producers the Oregon Association of Nurseries. As always, Farwest brought together different sectors of…

Dutch representation at Flower Expo Poland and Green is Life

Almost 50 companies from the Netherlands have come to Warsaw to take part in the Flower Expo Poland and Green is Life fairs 2019. Export of ornamental plants from the Netherlands to Poland is growing for several years. The growth is directly connected to the rising welfare of Poles, and, as both Poland…

September 11, Moscow

Exclusive Floral MasterClass for Russian market

During Flower Expo in Moscow HilverdaFlorist organizes a special MasterClass for Florists and other floral professionals on Wednesday, September 11th 12:30 – 13:30 hrs. Floral Masters Alex Segura and Peter van der Sluis will show how to create admirable floral arrangements specifically for the Russian…

Photo report Four Oaks Trade Show 2019

Here it is, the photo report of the Four Oaks Trade Show 2019. At this two-day event, that was held on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 September, over 350 companies gathered to present their products and services. Brexit and recyclability were the absolute main topics at the show, like we covered in our…

US (FL): FNGLA working on POW/MIA memorial

Kids are going back to school and we are in the height of Florida’s heat and rainy season. My hope is, with all the rain, we are still able to get some work done. I encourage you to make sure you are practicing safe working habits while dealing with the heat. Heat exhaustion is not to be messed with and…

Tony Bundock participates in Melbourne Firefighter Stair Climb

Climbing 28 floors with 25 kg firefighting gear

Things that can be done in 8 minutes and 36 seconds include boiling and eating an egg, making a bed or having a quick coffee meeting. It also includes climbing the 28 floors of the Crown Metropol Hotel in Melbourne while wearing 25 kg of full firefighting gear and breathing apparatus - or at least to…

Ghana Garden and Flower Show ends

The 7th edition of the Ghana Garden and Flower Show (GGFS) which provided a platform for the promotion of horticulture and floriculture ended in Accra on Tuesday. Organised by Strategic Communication Africa Limited (Stratcomm Africa), the event sought to boost the country's tourism sector. The seven-day…

October 9, Rouse HIll

Australia: IPM workshop coming up in NSW

NSW production nurseries are invited to attend an upcoming biosecurity workshop on ‘Integrated Pest Management, Insect and Mite Identification’ on 9 October 2019 at Rouse Hill. In collaboration with NGIA, the Queensland Department of Agriculture (QDAF) will deliver a workshop on how to prevent pests from…

International students learn about Dutch plant breeding and propagation industry

The fully booked 10th edition of the Summer School Green Genetics took place from 26 till 30 August. Thirty-three students were introduced to the world of green genetics by attending lectures and excursions given by Wageningen University & Research experts and staff from several Dutch plant breeding…


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