Events

February 25 -26, 2020

US (FL): Deliflor presents newest varieties in Miami

Spring is upon us, and Deliflor wants everyone to receive this season enjoying the variety of Chrysanthemums. Therefore, next week, they will open the doors of their showroom in Miami (FL), on February 25 and 26. The showroom will be open from 9am to 5pm. Most of their newest varieties as well as some of…

Flower Bulb Day to blanket San Francisco’s Union Square with 100,000 tulips

Flower Bulb Day 2020 is a celebration during which 100,000 colorful varieties of American-produced tulips grown from European bulbs will take over San Francisco’s iconic Union Square on Saturday, March 7, 2020. Presented by Royal Anthos, with additional backing and support from the European Union, the…

UK: Collaboration and support key words at BFA Industry meeting

The BFA Industry meeting took place on the 19th February attended by the movers and shakers of the florist industry. Discussions on trade agreements, tariffs, plant passports, sustainability, digital education, apprenticeships, high street shopping, British flowers and the future of the industry took…

US (AL): Rain delays Festival of Tulips

The American Village had to delay its Fourth Annual Festival of Tulips because of all the rain recently.The field features more than 100,000 tulips in the region’s only you-pick tulip field. That means families, groups and other visitors can walk around, pick the tulips they want to purchase and package…

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Sneak Peek California Spring Trials 2020

What to expect at the California Spring Trials 2020? At this week-long event held at various locations throughout California from March 27-April 1, breeders, growers and suppliers will showcase their newest varieties and products. In the coming weeks FloralDaily.com will highlight one product from each…

US (OR): 2020 Farwest Show opens hotel registration

Lodging registration for the 2020 Farwest Show is now available for booking. Farwest attendees and exhibitors can receive special discounted rates at select Portland hotels through Travel Portland during the show. The show will be held August 26-28, 2020 at the Oregon Convention Center in downtown…

February 26-28, 2020 in Milan:

Italy: Myplant & Garden counting down for sixth edition

Next week, from February 26-28, the FieraMilano Rho in Milan will open their doors for the 6th edition of the Myplant & Garden. With more than 780 exhibitors on an area of 50,000m2 and attracting more than 20,000 visitors from all over the world, it has become one of the most important professional trade…

February 27-28, 2020

Kenya: Open house at Select Breeding's showcase in Naivasha

On Thursday 27th and Friday 28th of February, Select Breeding will open the doors of their Naivasha showcase. All their commercial varieties, new introductions and latest codes will be fully flowering. During the open days people are welcome to visit from 9:00 to 18:00. Click here for the enlarged map…

Registration open for Glazen Tulip Award 2021

Do you have a special and new cultivar that will be on sale in 2020/2021? If so, you qualify for the Royal FloraHolland’s Glazen Tulip Awards 2020-2021. This award is given to the best market introduction in the floriculture industry. Five categoriesThe Glazen Tulip Award 2020-2021 will go to the best…

NL: HortiContact 2020 coming to an end

HortiContact is still in full swing, but is coming to an end today. It took off last Wednesday and yesterday has been the busiest day so far. In total, the new lay-out of the show hosts 468 exhibitors - among others, manufacturers, importers, suppliers, wholesalers and grocers from the various sectors of…

Kenya agriculture leaders set for first-of-its-kind summit to tackle sector challenges

More than 400 high level agriculture sector leaders are set for a first-of-its-kind gathering in Kenya as industry players look at innovative ways of invigorating agricultural growth and bolstering their commitment to leave no one behind across the value chain. The two-day workshop dubbed National…

February 27-28, Naivasha

Kenya: Open Days at WAC International

WAC International are having open days next week from Wednesday 26th till Friday 28th of February. During this three-day event, their varieties and particularly new varieties will take center stage. This year, they will present two new red varieties, several yellows and a pink for the first time. B Nice…

FDF World confirmed as international meeting point for florists until end of 2025

Messe Essen and Trade Association of German Florists (FDF) continue partnership

The FDF World organized by the Trade Association of German Florists in Hall 1A / Green City is the meeting point for the national and international world of florists at the IPM Essen. In its spacious inspiration area, the association presents a large number of live shows, product presentations, marketing…

March 23, Builth Wells

Welsh flower farmers’ PR workshop

Tyfu Cymru has organised a Welsh Flower Farmers’ PR workshop on Monday 23 March 2020. This course is 100% funded and will be held at Lantra Wales, Royal Welsh Showground, Llanelwedd, Builth Wells, Powys, LD2 3WY. The Trainer for this workshop is Liz Anderson who works as the PR and Marketing…

Growers and customers working together with Floriday

Waterdrinker recently organised an information session for a number of their buyers and suppliers about Floriday. Waterdrinker held this workshop to highlight the importance of digital trading for their growers and how they can use Floriday for this purpose. The room was full of enthusiastic growers and buyers who wanted to know more about what 100% Digital will mean for them, and how they…

Why do we gift flowers on International Women’s Day?

International Women’s Day is a beloved annual March 8 tradition, but did you know this long-celebrated day is not a made-up consumer driven holiday to ramp up flower sales like some elude… but instead features a storied century-old history of women fighting for their rights? One of the lasting traditions…

US (CA): The Flower Fields at Carlsbad Ranch opens Sunday, March 1

The “flower heaven” of Southern California makes its debut in a few short weeks when The Flower Fields opens on Sunday, March 1 in Carlsbad Ranch. The recent rains and burst of sunny So-Cal sunshine is proving to make for a strong, healthy bloom. This season, the 50-acre rainbow of Tecolote Ranunculus overlooking…

March 2-6, Venhuizen, the Netherlands

Colourful biennials are filling the greenhouse

It’s the time of the year that greenhouses are filled with pansies and violas. PanAmerican Seed is presenting their assortment of large-and small flowered violas at their location in the Netherlands during week 10. This includes the current commercial assortment and future varieties that are planned for…

Dutchies get ready for revamped HortiContact 2020

Those who are used to doing their standard tour at the HortiContact in Gorinchem will be up for a surprise this week. The exhibition plan of the show has been updated and with…

Jan Hoogewoning:

"Many opportunities in Vietnam if you can offer feasible technologies to the growers"

When he was fourteen he started weaning violets in the greenhouse and when he was nineteen he was done with it. In the meantime he has been fused with horticulture for many years, from his home in Thailand. After all, there are plenty of opportunities in Southeast Asia. Especially Vietnam has his…

Holex Flower honors Dutch Masters at the World Floral Expo

As an exhibitor at World Floral Expo 2020, booth 2020, Holex Flower wants to show what they have to offer as a global partner. This year, Holex Flower has adopted the theme “Dutch Masters” for their WFE stand. In doing so, they highlight the important role that flowers have played in the rich Dutch…

Sept.-Nov., 2020

Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing postponed due to coronavirus

Following the outbreak of the nCoV (Coronavirus), the Hortiflorexpo IPM Beijing is being postponed. The show was to take place in Beijing in April this year. The organizers will announce a new date, delaying the show to September, October or November of this year.  According to the show organizers, the decision…

Ideas at Christmasworld 2020 inspire the retail trade

Convenience and customer experience are in demand

The challenges for the future are growing: in the retail trade, it is all about remaining competitive. That is why networking, presentations and exchanges about exceptional customer experiences, digital communication and sustainable collaborations are much in demand at this year’s Christmasworld. The…

Chinese flower growers begin to prepare for high season this May

Impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak, many Chinese cut flower growers and florists have decided to skip Valentines’ Day this year. It’s been reported that this February 10th, more than 1 million cut flowers were destroyed by Yunnan growers. In Kunming Dounan Flowers Market, the biggest floral market in…

February 17 - 21, Venhuizen, the Netherlands:

Benary's pansies ready for the Spring Pansy Trials

Next week, the annual Spring Pansy Trials of Benary will be held. At their location in the Netherlands (Kroggeweg 11a, Venhuizen), the German breeder will again present their complete assortment of large- and small flowering series. Young plants suppliers and large growers out of the Netherlands and the…

China: Two Yunnan flower auctions centers reopened on Feb. 10th

Kunming International Flora Auction Trading Center (KIFA) and Dounan Flora Electronic Trading Center (DFETC) resumed their business on February 10th. It was expected that the…

India: Flowers to flourish at Flora Expo 2020 in Hyderabad

To showcase India’s strength in the floriculture sector and to leverage huge potential for domestic consumption and exports, over 300 companies and producer entities are expected to participate in the 15th International Flora Expo 2020 at Hyderabad from February 28. The three-day blooming extravaganza…

American Grown offers Field to Vase Dinner tour giveaway

American Grown is giving away what they call the date-night of a lifetime… admission for 2 at a romantic 2020 ‘Field to Vase Dinner tour’ evening of your choosing.  In the sixth season, this cross-country series of elegant pop-up gatherings features seasonal, sustainable blooms on beautifully designed tablescapes…

"Far from the usual thermoformer selling standard packaging"

Macpac invite visitors to Packaging Innovations to drop in and see them on Stand D30 at the NEC Feb 26-27. The packaging manufacturer is focusing on all companies looking for creativity as well as complete control of their packaging requirements from start to finish. They are seeking to emphasise that they are…

Australia: Meet a rare breed of staff in Perth this March

Are you a breeder or grower of native plants? If so, don’t miss out on the Perth Production tour during the upcoming Healthy Plants, Healthy People conference. The Healthy Plants, Healthy People pre-conference Production tour will provide participants with a behind the scenes look at five Perth…

UK: Plant Heritage calls for threatened plants to be entered into a new competition

Plant Heritage calls for threatened plants to be entered into a new competition, with the winner crowned at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival in July. From the 1st…

Tulip installation to bring early spring vibes to Metro Vancouver

I Heart Tulips returns for a second year to Metropolis at Metrotown. A whopping 14,000 live tulips will be on display in the mall's Grand Court, but they'll only be there for one day - March 7. I Heart Tulips had their inaugural event in 2019, as a fun and colourful way to give Metro Vancouverites a…

May 11-13, Guangzhou

Flower Expo China postponed due to COVID-19 virus

Since the outbreak of the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia (NCP), Guangdong Grandeur International Exhibition Group (organizer of Flower Expo China) has been actively engaged in the war against the disease by keeping a close watch on the rapidly evolving situation. "The control and prevention of the epidemic…

March 12, West Olive

US (MI): Winter nursery meeting to cover emerging issues

Michigan State University Extension will be offering the 2020 Winter Nursery Meeting for nursery and tree growers on March 12 at the Ottawa County MSU Extension Office, 12220…

"2020 Kunming Int’l Flower Expo of China on track to become key annual event"

On January 7, the launch ceremony of the 21st Kunming International Flower Expo of China (KIFE) was held in China’s ‘City of Eternal Spring’ – Kunming. The Netherlands, the world’s largest exporter of flowers, was officially announced to be the Guest Country of Honor at the event. Together with Africa’s…

Quik's Farm (March 14) and Orchard Park Growers (March 21)

CAN: Petals & Plates goes west

For several years, Petals & Plates has been organizing flower-focused farm dinners in Ontario, Canada, and for the first time, they will go to the west coast of the country. Quik's Farm, based in Chiliwack, British Colombia will be the first grower outside of Ontario that will host a Petals & Plates dinner, on March 14. The week…

March 4, Philadelphia

Dr. Peter Raven named keynote speaker for PHS Gardening for Biodiversity Symposium

Dr. Peter Raven has been named the keynote speaker at the 2020 PHS Gardening for Biodiversity Symposium sponsored by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation – USA, to be…

Preliminary registration for RoboCrops open

The first edition of RoboCrops, an annual event aimed at accelerating developments in horticultural robotics, takes place at World Horti Center and RoboHouse/TU Delft on the 23rd and 24th of April 2020. The event will host presentations and discussions on the subject matter. There will also be…

Décor District at Myplant & Garden

Six thousand square meters of floristry

Six thousand square meters dedicated to the beauty, creativity and charm of flower decoration. A window in which masters, artists, designers, trendsetters and creative ateliers will meet and challenge one another with their technique, ingenuity and imagination. They will give life to sceneries, runways,…

June 9-11, Miami

US (FL): Registration opens for 2020 International Floriculture Expo

The International Floriculture Expo will return to the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center from June 9th- 11th, 2020. This year's show follows a 2019 event which saw a sold-out show floor and record attendance. The International Floriculture Expo is one of the largest floral events in North…

Myplant & Garden:

Italian horticulture industry on its way up again

After a decade of decline, the Italian horticulture industry is on its way up again. The value of the production of flowers and plants in Italy again has grown, for the second year in a row and the export reached record numbers. For this reason the Myplant & Garden receives increasingly more interest…

Christmasworld 2020 fulfils “coming home for business” promise across the board

The Frankfurt consumer goods fairs Christmasworld, Paperworld, and Creativeworld launched the new business season with relevant industry topics. 3,051 exhibitors from 74…

March 18-20, Netherlands

"No lack of innovations at the Tulip Trade Event"

The Tulip Trade Event is traditionally a good moment for the participants to highlight their innovations. This year, from 18 to 20 March 2020, visitors can again learn all about the different new tulip varieties. There is also an opportunity to observe the differences between forcing in water and forcing…

Philippines: Flower show hopes to help industry bloom

The Philippine flower production has the potential to become a multi-billion-peso industry amid the high demand in the local and international markets, according to a New York-based floral designer.  Jerry Sibal, the New York-based events and floral designer who visited Manila to officially launch the first…

Elien Pieters from Gediflora nominated as ‘female entrepreneur of the year’

The Women Award is a prize for the ‘entrepreneur of the year’ that is awarded annually by markant vzw and UNIZO. Elien Pieters, manager of Gediflora, a B-to-B world player in the field of breeding and propagation of chrysanthemums, is one of the 3 finalists this year who has a chance to win this…

Photo report: IPM Essen 2020

With a higher number of visitors and a higher percentage of foreign visitors compared to last year, again records have been broken at this year's IPM Essen edition. This year 54,000 (+1,200 compared to 2019) visitors from 100 countries came to see the products and services of the 1,538 exhibitors. The percentage of foreign…

UK: ‘Garden Centres of Excellence’ winners announced at conference

The winners of the Garden Centre Association's most prestigious awards, including the Garden Centres of Excellence, were announced at the annual GCA conference recently. The awards ceremony took place at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel. The full list of winners announced on Tuesday, January 28 were: Garden…

FSI members focus on 90% target and ambition 2025

In a final stretch to reach the FSI 2020 ambition, members confirmed their efforts and action plans while already preparing additions to the benchmarks of sustainable sourcing towards 2025. Action plan by all FSI membersThrough more frequent evaluation meetings, FSI members are sharing information on…

Pre-registration for Cultivate’20 coming soon

Pre-registration for Cultivate’20 will be opening on February 10th. AmericanHort’s Cultivate’20 is to be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from July 11-14th, 2020. The annual event is expected to attract more than 10,000 industry professionals from over 40 countries. Attendees will have…

New Zealand growers prepare for conferences

The 2020 Plant Producers Conference – "Bringing Plants to Life" – will be held at The Grand Millennium, Auckland, on 27 and 28 May. The conference theme is sustainability – in the environment, in your business, and in the industry’s crucial contribution to sustainability in the broader economy and…

to the Netherlands

British Florists Association on a mission

The BFA are on a mission to find 9 BFA members to go to the Netherlands courtesy of the Dutch Embassy and VGB (dutch florist association). The florists or buyers will cross the Channel to visit Dutch traders/producers. The Dutch embassy have secured the support from the Ministry and VGB to organise this…

February 23-25

Dutch trade mission to Dalat, Vietnam

The Netherlands Embassy in Vietnam is organising a trade mission to Dalat city for Dutch Exhibitors of Hortex Vietnam 2020 or any other interested Dutch horticultural and floricultural companies.The Hortex Vietnam 2020, a specialised exhibition and conference for Horticultural and Floricultural…

Kenya: Regional Flower Growers & Exporters Forum

The Regional Flower Growers & Exporters forum has seen Fresh Produce Exporters Association of Kenya (FPEAK) and Kenya Flower Council (KFC) tour various counties in order to sensitize on the implications of False Coddling Moth on Roses as a hindrance to continued market access. So far, the forum has taken…

2020 Alaska Peony Conference sheds sunlight on budding industry

“It’s a commodity,” Marjorie Illingworth says about the peonies she grows, before adding, “It’s a perishable commodity.” At the 2020 Alaska Peony Conference, flowers are not at the center of the table, but they at the center of conversation. Illingworth, who is co-chair of the Alaska Peony Grower’s…

Chinese companies find foreign employees to participate instead

Fruit Logistica still confident about event, extra measures to be taken

This Wednesday the Fruit Logistica in Berlin will kick off. Last week we had an update that about 30% of the Chinese companies would not attend but this number has now further…

April 8-10, Kyiv

“Flower Expo Ukraine 2020 gaining interest from South American growers and exporters”

From 8-10 April 2020 Flower Expo Ukraine will kick off its 14th edition at the International Exhibition Centre (IEC) in Kyiv. During the last edition the exhibition welcomed 97 companies from 7 countries and during the 3 days of the exhibition 9,155 visitors made their way to the exhibition. Flower Expo…

New poinsettia production introduced to the European market

Each year in January, Dümmen Orange holds its Poinsettia Seminar in Rheinberg, Germany to kick off the new sales season with German growers. Last month, together with customers and business partners, Dümmen Orange evaluated the past year and looked ahead to the new year, while collecting feedback. Of…

Show Your Colours Award IPM 2020 for Adenium obesum 'Fairy Tree Concept'

Adenium obesum 'Fairy Tree Concept' from Plantal Producciones S.L. based in El Ejido, Almeria (ES) was awarded the Show Your Colours Award IPM 2020 during the IPM 2020 in Essen on Thursday 30 January. The combination of the plant with the painting makes every plant within this concept unique. This…

because of Coronavirus

Chinese companies confirm not attending Fruit Logistica

Even though the WHO is still confident in the approach of China’s government, in recent days, a number of European airlines, including Lufthansa, British Airways, Turkish…

"Horticulture is at the heart of the solution for the future"

Are we about to witness the biggest positive change to our industry in decades? Horticulture is coming to the fore. From plant health, biosecurity, sustainability, quality standards, technology and labour, horticulture is at the heart of the solution to the environment and healthcare crisis that we are…

IPM Essen coming to an end

The IPM Essen 2020 is coming to an end today. For four days, more than 1,500 exhibitors presented their products and services. Over the years, this exhibition has developed itself as one of the major exhibitions in the industry attracting visitors from all over the world. The increasing interest is also probably a result of the…

US (OH): Just Add Ice sponsors 14th annual Orchid Mania at Cleveland Botanical Garden

Ohio orchid grower Just Add Ice has sponsored the 14th annual Orchid Mania show at the Cleveland Botanical Garden from January 18 to March 1, 2020. Just Add Ice’s sponsorship includes the donation of over 2,300 phalaenopsis orchids, over half of the show’s 4,000 orchids on display throughout the run of…

Garden floral design makes a red carpet statement

On Jan. 26 the red carpet of the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards was aglow with the elegant attire of today’s top-performing musical artists and award nominees. Tu Bloom’s designs featuring Beacon Impatiens were there dressed to impress. The living garden floral design by the official botanical artist of the…

Sustainability continues to be a hot topic at IPM Essen

Recyclability is again an important topic at the show. But more sustainable initiatives are on display. Varieties that require less usage of  PGRs, energy and substrates with less peat are some examples. When strolling down the aisles, one can notice that the sustainable trend is appearing in all links of…

Busy start to second day of IPM Essen

The IPM Essen is in its second day today and it seems to be a good start of the day. Aisles are crowded and exhibitors are having meetings throughout the morning. As the exhibition is so international, they can catch up with their clients from all corners of the world in a relatively short time. And of…

Anthura wins AIPH International Grower of the Year 2020

Anthura has been awarded the accolade of International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) 2020 by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH). Anthura won the coveted ‘Gold Rose’ award, presented by Royal FloraHolland CEO, Steven van Schilfgaarde, at the AIPH IGOTY Awards on Tuesday 28…

March 4, Philadelphia

Full-day biodiversity symposium to be held at 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s US chapter and the Embassy of Monaco in Washington, DC will partner on the first ever “Gardening for Biodiversity Symposium sponsored by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation” during the 2020 PHS Philadelphia Flower…

Nicholas Dzurenda named Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship recipient

VA Tech student awarded hort industry scholarship

The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS), has recognized Nicholas Dzurenda as the 2019 Carville M. Akehurst Memorial Scholarship recipient. Nicholas is currently pursuing a degree in Environmental Horticulture, with a minor in Civic Agriculture, at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University…

Turkish ornamental plant sector eyes new export markets

Turkey's ornamental plants industry is seeking access to new export markets, as an alternative to contracted domestic market, the head of a sector union told Anadolu Agency. "IPM Essen Fair is an important opportunity for directing our producers towards export markets as an alternative to the domestic…

5 novelties not to miss at IPM

Sustainable propagation, robots & climate control take centre stage at IPM 2020

This morning the IPM show kicked off in Essen and being one of the biggest shows in Europe means also a good place to launch novelties. We scooped some for you already! With over 1,500 exhibitors from nearly 50 countries, there is again plenty to be seen and to be learned at the IPM in the coming four…

Germany: IPM Essen kicks off

The 38th edition of IPM Essen, Germany, kicked off this morning. With over 1,500 exhibitors from nearly 50 countries, there is again plenty to be seen and to be learned the coming four days. The horticulture fair, one of the absolute biggest there is, hosts many different country pavilions. Most importantly France, who presents…

Consumer goods fair trio kicks off the new business season with strong themes

From 24/25 to 28 January 2020, the consumer goods fairs Christmasworld, Paperworld and Creativeworld will attract visitors with new products from over 3,000 exhibitors. In addition, the complementary programme picks up on social megatrends, thus creating future-oriented perspectives for the retail trade.…

November 12-14, Istanbul

Turkey: Flower and Plant Show focuses on international market

The 12th annual The Flower and Plant Show takes place on November 12-14. Organized by Tarsus Turkey in cooperation with the Ornamental Plant Producers Sub-Association (SÜSBİR) - the voice of 5,000 producers - the event is one of the most prominent specialized fairs in Eurasia for the plant and…

Australian export panel focuses on developing markets

Protecting investments, reducing costs and developing markets were the three foundational pillars which sat behind the transition of the national peak industry body in…

US: Passionate floral pros hear the Origin Matters message

Over 300 floral designers gathered for the Team Flower Conference the first week of January in Southern California to learn, grow and build bridges between the various sectors of the floral industry. The event, the third of its kind, included a presentation by Certified American Grown’s own Anna Kalins.…

Press conference IPM Essen

A look at the past, present and future of floriculture

Climate change, transparency throughout the chain, attracting more skilled labor into the industry and the developments of flower and plant sales in Germany. These were the main topics discussed in the press conference of the International Plant Fair IPM Essen, that will take place this week from January…

Garden Trials and Trade 2020 is taking the next step

The 3rd edition of Garden Trials and Trade 2020 will be held from 8 to 10 June at a new location in Noorwegenlaan next to GROEN-Direkt. This move is the result of an…

“Farm to Float”

The making of California Grown Rose Parade entries

It’s a 130-year-old tradition – the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day. In 2020, 65 million people watched the parade and the dozens of flower-adorned floats make their way down Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California. But what does it take to create these entries? Where do the flowers come from, and how…

The next flower expo in Turkey to take place between November 12th and 14th in Istanbul

The Flower and Plant Show, the main trade event for the Turkish floriculture industry will be organized by Tarsus Turkey for the 12th time between November 12th and 14th in…

Farwest Show calls for entries for 2020 New Varieties Showcase

The 2020 Farwest Show is now accepting submissions of new plant introductions for the upcoming New Varieties Showcase, sponsored by Hip Labels. The showcase is an annual highlight at Farwest, which will be held August 26–28, 2020 at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon. The showcase display on…

All India Horticulture, nursery mela kicks off at Necklace Road

A Five Day 8th All India Horticulture, Agriculture and Grand Nursery Mela kicked off here in the city today at People’s Plaza at Necklace Road. It will continue till 27 January 2020. It is organised by Telangana Event Organisers. A small stall was set up on Agricultural Robotics. These are robots…

NL: Tulip Trade Event celebrates its first lustrum

From Wednesday to Friday, 18-20 March 2020, the participants in the Tulip Trade Event are opening their doors. This event is being organised for the fifth time this year and is enjoying increasing attention from its public. With the inclusion of the bulb and tuber exporter C. Steenvoorden BV from…

UK: BPOA Spring Conference 2020

The theme for the technical conference presentations of BPOA Spring Conference was pot plant culture. The group of exciting, international speakers dealt with a wide range of topics from Rob van Tol on trapping Western Flower Thrips and the insect’s perception of colour traps to Jane Perrone, journalist and podcaster, who spoke…

August 25-28, San Diego

CalFlowers celebrates 80th anniversary at Fun ‘N Sun

CalFlowers has announced the dates and location for Fun ‘N Sun 2021. Spend the end of your summer in San Diego, enjoying the #FunNSun Convention at San Diego’s iconic Hotel Del Coronado, August 25 - 28, 2021.  More information will be available soon from CalFlowers. For more information:CalFlowersinfo@cafgs.org  www.cafgs.org

June 18, Zeeland

US (MI): Speakers, tours, and new plant displays at Walters Gardens Perennial Expo

Spend the day indulging your love of perennials by attending Walters Gardens' annual Perennial Expo this June. Each year they pick one day to go big with speakers, tours, and new plant displays with education about the product, Walters Gardens, and perennials in general. Highlights for the day include…

GreenTech Americas Conference helps Latin American growers, breeders and suppliers to optimize their cultivation

During GreenTech Americas experts, innovators and visionaries will take the stage with the aim to help regional growers, breeders and suppliers to optimize their cultivation. The conference will give a glimpse into developments and trends, and guidance on how to respond. The show and conference will be…

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US (FL): TPIE coming to an end

The Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) is coming to an end today (January 24). It took off on Wednesday, January 22 and is showcasing the latest trends in foliage, floral and tropicals in the Broward County Convention Center in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. in South Florida. In more than 4 acres of exhibit spaces, 400 vendors in…

Danziger has a Scoop for you

Danziger invites you to enjoy a Scoop moment at IPM Essen and discover their new and promising petunia series for 2021. Danziger's new Petunia series Scoop will be at the center of their booth design…

Valentine’s Day fun facts 2020

Most holidays are meant to be a show of love, affection and gratitude, but no holiday does it better than Valentine’s Day. After the Roman Emperor Claudius II outlawed marriage, Saint Valentine continued to marry men and women in secret. Even then, it was traditional for men and women to exchange flowers on their wedding day,…

Fun and football at Plantec's employee appreciation day

On the eleventh of January Plantec hosted its annual employee appreciation day. It is one of the ways that Plantec tries to show their employees how much they are valued. During the event there were championship soccer matches between the different teams from the company for both the women’s league and…

Sustainable Farming x Floral Design at the Slow Flowers Summit

For many who have developed an interest in agriculture, the paths that led farmer-florists Kellee Matsushita-Tseng, Emily Saeger, and Molly Culver to flowers may sound familiar. “Farming for me was the convergence of all the things that I felt that I wanted to work on and cared about—in terms of…

India: Three-day horticultural, floricultural show at Kadri Park

The three-day horticultural and floricultural show organised by the Department of Horticulture will begin at Kadri Park on January 24. Varieties of mushrooms, vegetables, saplings, and flowers will be on display. Honey and value-added products of honey will be up for sale. A competition on identifying…

United Selections holds open day in Nakuru, Kenya

Last week United Selections held their first open day of the year in Nakuru, Kenya. The theme of the day was “breeding a colourful future sustainably.” The event was well attended by Kenyan flower growers, suppliers and other stakeholders in the flower industry. The breeder took the opportunity to highlight…

"Preserve and store floral memories"

Flowers can evoke powerful memories and emotions. Carnations and senior prom. Red roses from your first love. White gardenias when you married your soulmate. Tulips on Mother’s Day. Lilies at the passing of a loved one. It was the loss of her great-grandmother that prompted Teresa Rinne to establish The…

April 14-15, Kyiv

Ukraine to get open competition in professional floristry

Ukraflora will start a competition of professional floristry, called the "Cup of Ukaflora". The aim of the competition is popularization of floristry as an art, demonstration…

NL: Poinsettia growers looking for innovation

Last Thursday, on January 16, Dutch poinsettia growers and international breeders gathered for the traditional comparison trial of Royal FloraHolland. The awarded Dutch poinsettia growers The winner is Bram Breugem (third on the left) with Allegra Red, a variety of Italian breeder Lazzeri. Also, with…

China: Enjoying the flowers when it's snowing

It was snowing and freezing outdoors, but flowers were blooming indoors. In Gongli village. On December 30, 2019, the orchid exhibition of the Gongli village, Anbang Township, Jianshan District opened. In the winter, it brings a “spring” to the public. Outside the glass smart greenhouse in Anbang…

Chelsea Flower Show to bring in new category for houseplants

The Chelsea Flower Show will introduce a houseplant category this year in a bid to appeal to a younger generation. The show will include six houseplant studios which suppliers and designers can dress to be judged by industry experts.  Helena Pettit, director of shows at the Royal Horticultural Society, said…

NL: More than 15,000 people for National Tulip Day in Amsterdam

National Tulip Day in Amsterdam, the Netherlands - the day that marks the start of the (cut) tulip season welcomed more than 15,000 people. On the Dam Square in the centre of the city, Dutch tulip producers made a tulip garden with 200,000 colorful tulips for the ninth year in a row. Visitors were allowed to pick…

Certified American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour is now live

The American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour, presented by the California Cut Flower Commission, announces the 2020 season. In its sixth season, this cross-country series of pop-up gatherings features seasonal, sustainable blooms on beautifully designed tablescapes dressed by top U.S. floral designers,…

March 1-4, Miami

Full speaker line-up announced for AIPH Miami Spring Meeting 2020

The 2020 Spring Meeting of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) will be from 1st-4th March, in the National Hotel, Miami, USA. The focus will be on growing critical trading opportunities in America. A key event will be the AIPH Conference on Tuesday 3 March entitled: ‘Growing…

Robert B. Miller elected President of 2021 Tournament of Roses

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Board of Directors has confirmed Dr. Robert B. Miller as President and Chairman of the Board for the 2021 Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association, providing leadership for the 132nd Rose Parade and 107th Rose Bowl Game on January 1, 2021. Miller announced “Dream. Believe.…

MANTS 50th attracts highest numbers in over a decade

The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) celebrated the show’s 50th anniversary at the Baltimore Convention Center from January 8-10, 2020. This milestone year was marked with giveaways, a raffle that distributed 80 prizes and record attendance numbers, the highest in the past 12 years. MANTS 2020…

Glass Tulip 2020

Royal FloraHolland: These are the five best introductions of last year

Five new products stood out in the past year. For this reason, the Dutch floriculture sector and the professional jury of Royal FloraHolland crowned them the winners of the 2020 Glass Tulip award. On 16 January, the companies behind these market introductions received their awards during Royal…

New course for Plantarium

Plantarium is breaking new ground. The trade fair in Boskoop will be operating according to a new formula that aligns with emerging market trends. A new electronic platform for creating matches between manufacturers and market players will also be launched. Plantarium’s goal for the future is to be a sustainable and green…

British companies show off at IPM Essen

The Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) is once again organising the British Group at IPM Essen, supported by the Department for International Trade and presenting a range of companies offering new varieties and innovative technologies in Halls 7 and 3. Find out more from the CHA team on the…

Julia Uherek, Messe Frankfurt:

"Festive decoration can help create maximum wow effects at the point of sale"

Showing the mega trends is the main topic for this year's Christmasworld, that will be taking place from January 24-28 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. With over 1,000 exhibitors from 48 countries this fair has become one of the leading international trade fairs for seasonal and festive decoration and…

Creating sustainable and resilient landscapes

The Which Plant Where program is a five-year research program to investigate how well current landscaping species will cope under the more extreme climates that Australia’s cities will face and investigate opportunities for new species and varieties for the urban context. For growers this research is…

Kew Orchid Festival 2020 is all about Indonesia

In February 2020, Kew Gardens’ 25th annual orchid festival will celebrate the wildlife and vibrant culture of Indonesia – an archipelago of more than 17,504 islands, including Java, Borneo, Sulawesi, Papua and Bali. Indonesia’s landscape is as diverse as the flora and fauna that inhabit it, from tropical rainforests to spectacular…

March 9-13, Almería

Technological innovation for intensive greenhouse production

In March 2020, the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ-CIHEAM) and Fundación CAJAMAR will host an advanced course on technological innovation for intensive greenhouse production in Almeria (Spain). In a context of steadily increasing greenhouse production, technological innovations can…

Digitisation, virus pressure and labor costs top of mind in Mexican industry

Just as the Netherlands produces an enormous quantity of vegetables and flowers for neighbouring countries, Mexico's horticultural sector serves the major markets of the United States and Canada. No wonder that there is a lot going on in regard to crop optimization for Mexico. With this year’s first…

Melbourne flower and garden show celebrates silver anniversary

Plans are underway for the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show’s silver anniversary to be its biggest ever, with more floral and garden features than ever before and a lineup of landscape and floral designers in Australia and abroad. Visitors can enjoy a night of gourmet food and drinks while exploring…

Tel Aviv exhibit examines plants as complex, worthy beings

An intriguing new exhibition titled “PLAN(e)T,” which marries scientific research with art to unravel the beauty, sophistication, cultural significance and human exploitation of plants, opened last week at Tel Aviv’s Genia Schreiber University Art Gallery. “We tend to view plants as objects: in the room…

Alaska Peony Growers Association Conference on Jan. 31 - Feb. 1

US: As spring draws near, growing Alaska's peony market

The Alaska Peony Growers Association Conference will be back in Fairbanks Jan. 31- Feb. 1 with a special pre-conference growers school and a session on pesticide management on Jan. 30. If your interest is floral design, conference organizers have scheduled a separate three-hour workshop on Jan. 31. The…

February 25, Didcot

UK: GIMA opens 2020 Knowledge Exchange programme with Developing Selling Skills

GIMA’s Knowledge Exchange programme will kickstart 2020 with the return of the popular ‘Developing Selling Skills’ session. This workshop will include fun, interactive content…

French greenhouse industry back in business

The Sival exhibition kicked off this morning in Angers, France. The show was well visited already, especially compared to some years ago, when rockets could be fired in the halls as the crisis hit the French industry hard. “Nowadays the industry is very diverse”, explains Olivier Berthelier with Priva.…

July 10-12, 2020

China: "KIFE on track to become the floral Industry's key annual event"

On January 7, the launch ceremony of the 21st Kunming International Flower Expo of China (KIFE) was successfully held in China's 'City of Eternal Spring' - Kunming. The Netherlands, the world's largest exporter of flowers, was officially announced to be the Guest Country of Honor at the event. 2019…

Last chance to book for the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2020

Who will succeed Gediflora as AIPH IGOTY in 2020?

In 2019, Gediflora, Belgium has been awarded the accolade of International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) 2019 by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH). But who will succeed them in 2020? This week is the last week to book the tickets for the event as the ticket bookings website…

8-10 April 2020, Kyiv

Flower Expo Ukraine heading for its 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 and will mark 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…

General meeting of San Diego County Cymbidium Society on Jan. 15:

US (CA): Laelia species and their culture

The San Diego County Cymbidium Society will have a general meeting this Wednesday, January 15 at the San Marcos Senior Activity Center. Meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. and is…

January 8-10 in Baltimore:

US (MD): Festive 50th edition of MANTS comes to an end

Today is the last day of the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade show (MANTS), also known as The Masterpiece of Trade Shows. This three-day exhibition started on January 8 and is held in Baltimore (MD). This year's edition is a special one as it is the shows' 50th anniversary. In 1971, they started with 64…

Turkey: Flower and Plant Show 2019 attracts 14,330 buyers

The Flower and Plant Show was held for the 11th time at Tüyap Beylikdüzü by Tarsus Turkey in cooperation with the Ornamental Plant Producers Sub-Association (SÜSBİR). The fair was visited by 14,330 professionals, with 931 coming from abroad. The year’s innovations, from indoor and outdoor ornamental…

UK: McQueens Flower School announces exclusive workshop

McQueens Flower School are kicking off 2020 with a host of new workshops and masterclasses. These new, tailored floristry experiences have been designed to introduce creative new ideas, spark inspiration and celebrate the world of flora and fauna. Amongst the new programmes is a particularly exclusive masterclass.…

March 28 - April 1:

US: What to expect at the California Spring Trials 2020

In just a couple of months, the California Spring Trials will be held again, from March 28 - April 1. Breeders will present their newest varieties and are currently doing their utmost best to have them flowering on time. This year, there again will be some changes. We already heard that Proven Winners…

January 29-30, Hensbroek

Chrysanthemum Valley, the Winter Edition

Come along to experience the feeling of the market. Come and orientate yourself to the trends of tomorrow. Or drop by to catch up with Dekker Chrysanten employees and other acquaintances. Also in 2020, The Winter Edition of Chrysanthemum Valley will be another multi-functional event. Dekker Chrysanten…

Vegepolys Valley International Business Event

Last chance to register for horticultural match-making in France

Vegepolys Valley & Sival will host the 8th edition of the VIBE, the International Business Event organized during the SIVAL Trade Fair (January 14th to 16th, 2020). Companies here can benefit from targeted business appointments and take this opportunity to meet potential new clients and partners among…

Beacon Impatiens will star in Grammy Awards designs

PanAmerican Seed's new Beacon Impatiens will bring the red carpet to life as the showcase floral selected by Tu Bloom Designs, the official Botanical Artist for the Grammy Awards. On Sunday, January 26, the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards will acknowledge top-performing recording artists, and millions of viewers…

Wonder Cement at Udaipur flower expo

Indian cement producer gets people in touch with nature

The flower show is one of the major attractions for residents and tourists in winter in Udaipur, India. The event was inaugurated by senior officials of Wonder Cement, including Shri. Parmanand Patidar, Director, Shri. Sanjay Joshi, Executive Director and Nitin Jain, VP - Commercial on December 25 at the…


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