Events

Growers at Myplant & Garden hopeful about the future

After a good and busy start, Myplant & Garden is now in its second day. Even though last year was challenging for many growers, the atmosphere is positive. The sunny weather brings good vibes on the floor and for many flower growers the year already took off nicely with good Valentine’s sales, which…

Australia: 2019 Masterclass in Horticultural Business is underway

Four of Australia’s leading nursery industry professionals have been awarded a Hort Masterclass Scholarship for 2019. Luke Vanderstaay from Westland Nurseries (TAS), Richard Ramsden from…

March 31, Boston

US (MA): 1-Day Profit Blast returns

Following last month in Nashville, the Society of American Florists next takes its popular 1-Day Profit Blast program to Boston on Sunday, March 31. David Gordon of Gordon Florist in Ipswich, Massachusetts attended the last Beantown Profit Blast. He described the experience as a day well spent. “I gained valuable ideas, and immediately put…

March 1, Vineland

CAN (ON): Learn how to recognize important greenhouse pest species

At the 1 day workshop on “Greenhouse IPM: Achieving Sustainable Biocontrol”, held on March 1 in Vineland, you can learn how to recognize important greenhouse pest species and discuss the benefits of sprays versus bios. This workshop will cover common pests like whitefly (pictured), aphids, thrips and mite species that…

March 14, Ostrander

US (OH): Get ready for spring

Are you looking forward to warmer weather and the beauty of plants beginning to grow in Spring? Millcreek Gardens invites you to get ready for Spring by attending their Spring Seminar on Thursday, March 14th from 9 am…

Alexandra Farms

Second annual Garden Rose Design Contest now open

Alexandra Farms announces their second annual Garden Rose Design Contest. Floral designers from around the world are invited to share their best work in two categories: Everyday Design and Wedding Bouquet. There will be four winners chosen in each category. The first place winners will be invited to visit the fragrant,…

February 28 and March 1, 2019:

Kenya: Open Days at WAC International in Naivasha

At the end of this month, WAC International will be having open days at their trial house in Naivasha, Kenya on Thursday February 28 and Friday March 1. "We will be showing all our latest newest selections including the first viewing of the 2019 selection", says Richard McGonnell, Sales Manager at WAC international. For those that may not know…

Italy: Fifth edition Myplant & Garden taking off

The fourth edition of MyPlant & Garden took off this morning in Polo Rho Fiera di Milano, Italy. It is a meeting point for all the operators in the sector in Italy, and it has also attracted the interest of international exhibitors, buyers and professionals. The trade show will last till February 22.…

May 18, 2019

EPSO organizes fifth international "Fascination of Plants Day"

The fifth international "Fascination of Plants Day" 2019 will take place on May 18, 2019 across the world under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant…

March 1-3, Philadelphia

US (PA): Official FTD World Cup competition schedule announced

FTD World Cup, the world’s most prestigious floral design competition, will be held for the first time in the United States of America since 1985 at the PHS Philadelphia…

March 2, San Francisco

US (CA): Second annual “American Tulip Day” brings pop-up garden with 100,000 tulips

Sun Valley Floral Farms based in Arcata, California has partnered with Dutch tulip trade organization iBulb to bring a pop-up garden of 100,000 tulips, still on the bulb, to Union Square in downtown San Francisco, on Saturday, March 2nd 2019. The garden will be free to the public and each visitor will be allowed to pick their…

CAN (ON): Berger hosts Grower Appreciation Night

Berger hosted their 26th Annual Grower Appreciation Night at the Holiday Inn & Suites Parkway Conference Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario on February 13th. Over 100 quality growers from across Ontario gathered together for this event. Brian Cantin (Grower Advisor) , Elizabeth Raymond (Supervisor – Advertising and…

March 7, Thirsk

UK: Earley hosts Cash and Carry Open Day

Earley Ornamentals' annual invitation-only Cash and Carry trade event is taking place on 7th March 2019.  If you’ve not received an invitation and would like to attend, contact the Available Now…

February 28, 2019

Webinar focuses on the science of plant life

A 30-minute webinar on Botany – the science of plant life – organized by Floralife, will be covering: the basics of plant structure the movement of water and nutrients the identification of flower parts and how plant structure can affect vase life Presenter Emma Bradford is a Technical Support Representative for Floralife and Oasis Grower Solutions, and she is their walking plant-and-flower-encyclopedia. She has a Bachelor of Science…

March 13-14, Fredericksburg

US (VA): Conference helps farmers incorporate flowers into their operations

“People don’t often think of farmers growing flowers, but the cut flower industry is significant in Virginia, and is often an excellent source of income for farmers with small acreage,” said Susan Cheek, Virginia State University (VSU) Small Farm Outreach Program (SFOP) agriculture management agent.  To meet the demand…

March 20-22, Netherlands

Tulip sales becoming more international and drawing larger public to Tulip Trade Event

From Wednesday to Friday, March 20 – 22, the international tulip sector is gathering again for the Tulip Trade Event. Given the constantly expanding export to new countries, the event is attracting a new group of visitors, as was evident last year. The three-day event will be officially opened at P. Aker…

March 23-27, 2019:

California Spring Trials 2019: What to expect?

The California Spring Trials (CAST) are around the corner. Next month already, from March 23-27, breeders will present their newest varieties and are currently doing their utmost best to have them flowering on time. This week-long event, held at various locations throughout California, is a launching ground for some…

February 27, Islington

UK: David Austin shows new blooms at Garden Press Event

Founded by Richard Jackson Chair of Greenfingers and Guy Burtenshaw in 2006, the Garden Press Event was set up to bring together suppliers of garden products, with trade and consumer editors from both print and broadcast outlets. The show is now owned and run by GIMA & HTA who work together to create content and…

February 20-22, Milan

Myplant & Garden: "Italian horticulture is growing"

The fifth edition of Myplant & Garden is almost upon us. From February 20-22, the doors of Fiera Milano-Rho will open again where more than 650 exhibitors will present their products and services on an area of 45,000m2. Over the years, the show has grown considerably, as well as the Italian…

February 26, Kenilworth

UK: Improving the performance of biopesticides in the production of ornamental crops

Join the AHDB and a range of other crop protection specialists at the Ornamentals Conference focusing on the use of biopesticides in the production of ornamental crops. The one-day event will provide insight into biopesticides and the AMBER project (Application and Management of Biopesticides for Efficacy and Reliability).…

GreenTech Summit, June 12, 2019

Focus on easier and more profitable cultivation with autonomous technology

This year, the GreenTech will again start with the GreenTech Summit. On June 12, 2019, this conference will be about easier and more profitable cultivation with autonomous…

August 26-30, Wageningen

Netherlands: Summer School Green Genetics

Are you a student? Is the plant breeding world your field of interest? Do terms like green genetics, horticulture & plant breeding sound familiar? Then you're invited to participate in the Summer School Green Genetics at Wageningen University & Research. Why is there a Summer School Green Genetics? The sector…

It's Valentine's Day! Busy times for florists!

It's Valentine's Day today, and this means busy times for florists. It is a holiday that is celebrated in many parts of the world and the fact that it falls on a Thursday is, historically speaking, beneficial. Thursday "Friday and Saturday are the best days for me, but Valentine's Day on a Thursday is the third best…

March 20-22, Dallas

Guests can create their own flower designs during World Floral Expo

Visitors to the World Floral Expo in Dallas, Texas, can join the daily organized (free of charge) flower design workshops with Dutch renowned designers. Each workshop lasts 2 hours and there are limited spaces available. Register online and choose from the following themes. For more information: World Floral Expo www.hppexhibitions.com/wfe

August 21-23, Portland

US (OR): Farwest Show calls for entries for 2019 New Varieties Showcase

The 2019 Farwest Show is now accepting submissions of new plant introductions for the upcoming New Varieties Showcase. The showcase is an annual highlight of the trade show, held this year on August 21–23 at the Oregon Convention Center, Portland, Oregon. Each year cutting-edge plant varieties from…

October 2-4, Bogota Colombia:

Colombia: Profora has new image

"We want to dress up with the colors of our diversity, because our flowers are diversity that Inspires", Asocolflores says on new image of Proflora.  Do you remember the last version of Proflora? In that version, they used the logo with the colors of the Colombian flag. Full of surprises According to the organization, the 2019 show will be one full of surprises, with the new…

February 21-22, Tasmania

Australia: PCA organizes grower tour of Tasmania

Protected Cropping Australia are running a two-day grower tour in Tasmania next Thursday and Friday. The tour will allow growers to see a wide range of cropping facilities and also network…

July 1-2, Twin Cities

US (MN): Third annual Slow Flowers Summit comes to Twin Cities

Slowflowers.com, the online resource that connects consumers with local, seasonal and sustainable flowers, announced details of the third annual Slow Flowers Summit, expanded…

Russia: Flower Circus goes to Perm for first show of the year

On the 16th of January Flower Circus visited Perm to perform the first show in 2019. Flower Magician Martin Groen together with John Elstgeest were there to give the people an afternoon full of inspiration, information and fun. Specially for this occasion, the importer also invited a bride who could show all the…

February 13, Stirling

Scotland: Hardy nursery stock research and development update

You can join the AHDB at another research and development update covering hardy nursery stock (HNS) in Stirling, Scotland. It's an opportunity for delegates to gather an…

May 10-20, 2019

Canadian Tulip Festival announces dates

Each year, the Canadian Tulip Festival attracts over 650,000 visitors from around the world to celebrate the return of spring and take in the showcase of tulips across Ottawa and its national capital region. Millions of tulips set the stage for a celebration of authentic art, cultural, historic, culinary…

February 25-March 1, Venhuizen

Netherlands: New varieties of Pansies and Violas in direct comparison

Growers are invited to have a look at the new varieties during the Benary Pansy Trials in Venhuizen. During Week 9, from February 25th to March 1st 2019, Benary Pansies and Violas can be examined in direct comparison to competing varieties. Growers who are interested in visiting, please contact…

February 14, Hull

UK: Next Generation Growing workshop

Join the AHDB for a final workshop to share the results of the GrowSave pilot study group project, Next Generation Growing (NGG).  This workshop is an opportunity for protected edibles, protected ornamentals and soft fruit growers to learn from other growers that took part in the NGG project. It will allow delegates to learn from growers…

UK: Perennial pledges to reach more people than ever during its 180th anniversary year

Perennial kicked off its 180 th anniversary in style this week with the annual Party for Perennial at La Goccia in Covent Garden on Tuesday 29 January. Over 160 people from across the industry came together for an evening of networking and fundraising in support of the horticulture industry’s only social…

July 13-16, Columbus

US (OH): Early bird registration to Cultivate’19 is approaching

AmericanHort’s Cutivate'19 is to be held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center located at 400 N. High Street, from July 13-16th, 2019. The annual event, in its 90th year, is expected to attract more than 10,000 industry professionals from over 40 countries. Attendees will have access to more than 650…

February 28 - March 1, 2019:

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

On Thursday the 28th of February and Friday the 1st of March 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 17:00. Click  here  for the map with directions how to reach…

April 16-18, Kiev

“Flower Expo Ukraine 2019 on steady growth path”

From 16-18 April, Flower Expo Ukraine will kick off its 13th edition, the exhibition is being held annually at the International Exhibition Centre (IEC) in Kiev. Flower Expo Ukraine is Ukraine’s only exhibition for Flower Business, Horticulture, Nurseries, Landscape Design and Floristry. For the upcoming edition, the organisers are pleased to welcome two…

A special Facebook Live preview event on February 6th at 5 pm (PST)

Suntory flowers to feature at Grammys

Tu Bloom of Tu Bloom Designs is the Official Botanical Artist of the Grammys.   Once again, Suntory Blue Rose Applause and Moon carnations will star in his arrangements for the red carpet.   The flowers will arrive at the Los Angeles Flower Market through Mellano & Company, and Tu will take people behind the scenes four…

UK: Latest updates and key issues at Healthy Plants, Healthy Business conference

Plant health and biosecurity were the key topics of the day at the HTA Healthy Plants, Healthy Business conference, in association with APHA, which took place at Horticulture House in Oxfordshire on 29 January 2019. The sell-out event, which attracted high profile speakers and delegates from across the industry heard from Lord Gardiner…

March 21, The Hague

Netherlands: Seminar on entering the Chinese market

Are you active in the field of agri-/ horticulture? And do you want to enter the Chinese market, expand your activities or look for specific opportunities in China? Then join…

February 5-7, Addis Ababa

Ethiopia: Supporting future geothermal markets

Under the framework of Global Geothermal Alliance (GGA) – IRENA, the International Geothermal Association (IGA) and the World Bank are co-organizing a series of technical sessions with the Geological Survey of Ethiopia (Under the Ministry of Mines), and other local stakeholders in the geothermal sector…

Huge efficiency step in water-cooled led grow lights of Oreon

Oreon, Dutch-based innovative developer of high-end LED grow lights, presents its new fixture at the Fruit Logistica exhibition in Berlin, Germany. This latest model produces a light output up to 2080 μMol/s with an efficiency of 3.1 μMol/J. The Oreon Grow Light 3.0 is therefore one of the most efficient…

A lot of interest in Meet & Greet with Bloomingdale at Hoven en de Mooij

Wednesday, January 30 was the 4th edition of the Bloomingdale day at Hoven en de Mooij. Around 150 visitors made their way to Hoven en de Mooij to admire a wonderful presentation of the varieties that the Kenyan grower Bloomingdale offers at the auction clock on a daily basis. During this day, the…

Feb 13-14 in Grand Haven Michigan:

US (MI): FlowVision hosts grower optimization and efficiency workshop

Many growers are faced with rising labor costs, difficulty in finding good help, seeing transportation costs increase, and having a hard time finding trucking companies to deliver their products. In order to overcome these issues, Flow Vision put a workshop together targeting the greenhouse and nursery…

US (FL): Botanica anniversary party includes donation to AFE

Botanica International Design Studio, a floral event business in Tampa, Florida, run by a family of longtime Society of American Florists volunteer leaders, celebrated its…

Christmasworld 2019 welcomed 45,304 trade visitors from 123 countries

Last month, from January 25-29, Christmasworld was held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It is one of the world’s biggest trend and order platforms for the international seasonal and festive decoration sector and attracted 45,304 trade visitors from 123 countries, including 16,100 from Germany. In total,…

Ethiopian trade fair HortiFlora Expo on course for March 13-15

Less than 2 months are left before the next edition of HortiFlora Expo will again take place in the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa. The last time it took place was in 2015, making it already 4 years ago since Ethiopian horticulture and floriculture could present itself in a specialized international…

FSI members gearing up for 2020 ambition

Members of the Floriculture Sustainability Initiative (FSI) call for an intensified sector collaboration towards a more transparent and responsible floriculture sector in 2020 and beyond. A collective effort to reach 90% With over 50 active members, the strong FSI network is committed to double their efforts in the…

Photo Report: IPM Essen 2019

Several records have been broken in Essen, Germany. Both the number of foreign (non-German) visitors and the palette of exhibitors (originating from 46 different countries) has never been as broad and diverse as this year. However, the number of visitors remained behind a bit: with 1,000 less visitors. In terms of exhibitors,…

March 21, Denver

US (CO): Botany Lane Greenhouse to host open house

Botany Lane invites growers, retailers, wholesalers, and customers to an open house at the Denver Botanic Gardens on Thursday, March 21, 2019 to celebrate the first day of spring and preview new introductions from Proven Winners.   Attendees will be treated to presentations by  representatives from Proven Winners, Plant…

Young talents grow at Pro Manager Mastercourse

Ridder is a partner of the Pro Manager Mastercourse; a two-week program that provides young horticulture entrepreneurs with the opportunity to discuss the future of their greenhouse business with the captains of the Dutch horticulture industry.     The Mastercouse group consists of 15 inspiring horticultural managers between 25…

June 18-19, Stoneleigh Park

UK: HTA National Plant Show celebrates 10th anniversary

For 10 years the HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, has impressed with representatives of British suppliers from across the spectrum including seeds, bulbs and…

UK companies called to participate in Beijing Expo

The UK will be participating in the Beijing Horticulture Expo this year. This six month event will focus on green living, sustainability and horticulture, with an anticipated 16 million visitors. The Department for International Trade (DIT) is leading UK engagement, and has issued a calling notice for companies that may…

February 1, Stoneleigh Park

UK: Herbaceous Perennials Technical Discussion Group Winter meeting

The next Herbaceous Perennials workshop is aimed at supervisors, team leaders and those who are about to transition into the role. Building on the staff training and retention presentation delivered…

Plant highlights from the Australian Horticultural Trials

NGIV recently partnered with some of Australia’s top breeders and growers to deliver the annual Australian Horticultural Trials across thirteen different sites in south-eastern Melbourne. By viewing plants in situ in these trials, growers and retailers can assess the habits and performance of a wide…

8 Home and Garden shows to feature Proven Winners plants

Proven Winners will partner with local garden centers to reach over 600,000 attendees at eight Home and Garden shows this spring. This investment in regional opportunities creates value for the retailers and also supports the efforts of regional gardening organizations that are vital to building and…

Vietnam: Hanoi opens 64 spring flower markets to welcome Tet

Dozens of spring flower markets will be opened in Hanoi for shopping, sightseeing and entertainment ahead of the Lunar New Year of 2019. The markets are held from January 15 to 8:00 pm on February 4. Products on display are ornamental plants, flowers and fruit trees, some handicraft products of traditional craft villages and products for the Lunar New…

February 21, White Lake

US (MI): Biological pest control workshop for greenhouse growers

The biological pest control workshop for greenhouse growers is designed to help beginning to advanced growers which emphasizes biological pest control in spring floriculture crops. Mr. Jeremy Jubenville, Kalamazoo's MSU Extension Greenhouse and Floriculture Educator, will discuss the following topics: Know your Enemy…

New products filled the TPIE trade show floor

The Tropical Plant International Expo (TPIE) welcomed 6,488 attendees to this year's three-day industry trade show, which took place at the Broward County Convention Center. Photo taken by Jos de Boer of ForemostCo. Affirming TPIE’s credentials as an international show, attendees hailed from 46 different nations on six continents. Stateside,…

Impression Floradecora

Christmasworld inspires visitors with flowers and plants

More and more fresh flowers and plants are getting sold through retail. In order to give this trend a boost, for the third year in a row the decoration fair Christmasworld was expanded with a floricultural section called Floradecora. This exhibition aims to be a link between hardware and flowers, which…

Signing of membership contracts at IPM 2019 in Essen

Landgard expands international producer network with first members from France

Landgard has used the IPM 2019 Fair schedule for another milestone in the internationalization of the cooperative producer base. To this end, Gaël L'Hour, Export Manager of the French horticultural cooperative Kerisnel, signed the official first membership certificate at the Landgard booth on behalf of…

US (TX): Growing interest for exhibit space at World Floral Expo

World Floral Expo’s demand for exhibit space is growing. Until today 45 companies, mainly flower growers, have signed up and it is to be expected that this number will continue to increase. Texas is a rich state and consumption of flowers is high. Therefore Dallas was chosen as next destination, after…

Lower Saxony Minister President Stephan Weil visits the Pöppelmann company

''Future of the plastics industry lies in recycling''

During a visit to Lohner company Pöppelmann on Monday the 14 th of January, Lower Saxony's Prime Minister Stephan Weil was impressed by the success of the plastics processor in the use of recyclates from the recycling bag. On site, he took a look at the production of the blue recycled plant pot. Here,…

Floradecora connects hardware and fresh flowers

This year, the centerpiece of Floradecora is The Retail Boulevard. In this “street” one can be inspired by the several store displays. At the retail boulevard, ideas on how to present flowers and plants are presented for supermarkets, flower stores, garden stores, DIY stores and furniture stores. The…

IPM Essen: focus on cut flowers

Over the years, we've seen more and more cut flowers on display at the IPM Essen. Breeders are increasingly showing off their cut varieties, and we're seeing more growers at the fair as well. Spanish rose grower Aleia Roses returns to the show for the second year in a row, and there are also a few new growers from South America, such as…

February 6-8, Povedniki

Russian nurseries: From formation to development

The Association of Planting Stock Producers (APSP) invites the professional community to the 12th Annual Conference “Russian Nurseries: from Formation to Development Strategies”, 6-8 February 2019. The APSP annual conference is a platform for promoting the domestic nursery sector, demonstration of achievements, new technology, discussion of development…

US: Oregon Lean Consortium launches new program year

The Oregon Lean Consortium welcomed two new companies as it launched its 2019 program year with a planning workshop on January 15. Seven diverse horticulture businesses will work together on process improvement for the next 12 months: Bailey Nurseries, Yamhill Eshraghi Nursery, Hillsboro JLPN Liners, Salem Marion Ag Service, Saint Paul Peoria Gardens, Albany Robinson Nursery,…

Beijing flower market in blossom ahead of Lunar New Year

Some 10 million pots of flowers will be put into the markets in Beijing as the traditional Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival, is approaching. A flower exhibition opened Sunday at Beijing's Huaxiang flower innovation park, marking the beginning of Spring Festival flower sales. A prize-awarding ceremony for potted…

Landscape Architect and Design Group, January 31, 2019

Newest plant and soil requirements for today’s landscaping projects

Village Nurseries Partners with ASLA to Sponsor Landscape Architect Event at University of California South Coast REC Village Nurseries, the West Coast division of TreeTown USA, is co-sponsoring…

Messe Essen a giant networking club for growers, suppliers

The IPM Essen got going yesterday, with lots of international visitors. And international visitors mean lots of opportunities to meet new contacts and potential clients, so that's what exhibitors have been doing mostly. Novelties have been presented as well, for instance in the Innovation Showcase , but the IPM…

April 12-14, Cardiff

RHS Reveals Highlights for Flower Show Cardiff 2019

The RHS Flower Show Cardiff supported by wealth manager Brewin Dolphin will return to the Welsh capital with a celebration of spring from 12 – 14 April. The show will champion health and wellbeing and celebrate Visit Wales’ Year of Discovery theme for 2019 as it explores some of the finest in Welsh…

Thursday, March 28 2:00 p.m. ET

Webinar: color trends for 2019/2020 that can grow your business

What can the floral industry expect in 2019 as we move into the next decade? Join PMA and the Pantone Color Institute, the world-renowned authority on color, to learn about…

Danziger and Terra Nova Nurseries announce creative collaboration agreement

Terra Nova Nurseries and Danziger jointly announced this week the two companies are entering into a new alliance, whereby Danziger will become a dedicated licensee and producer of vegetative cuttings from Terra Nova Nurseries’ stock in Europe, Asia and Africa. Danziger will produce the Unrooted Cuttings…

Australia: Tree Stock Roadshow coming to capital cities

The Tree Stock Roadshow is on its way this March, and is set to take place at production nurseries in Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Darwin and Sydney. The workshops are an extension of the ‘Evaluation of nursery tree stock parameters’ (NY15001) research project, which was funded by Hort Innovation using nursery levies and…

US (MD): MANTS reports best attendance in over a decade

The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show (MANTS) celebrated another successful event January 9 – 11, 2019 with increased attendee numbers and the debut of innovative new products on the show floor. A diverse group of green industry professionals traveled from across the country and several continents to…

Sustainability: a key word at the IPM Essen

The IPM Essen is well on its way. This 37th edition might have started off a bit slow yesterday, but the aisles were completely filled today. Exhibitors are meeting with their clients from all over the world, and a lot of novelties, ideas and new introductions are presented. Striking this year is the number of ideas…

Photo report AIPH, IPM Essen

Gediflora named International Grower of the Year

Gediflora has been awarded the accolade of International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) 2019 by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH). Yesterday, this prestigious award was presented at the IPM Essen, in the presence of nine nominated companies, sponsors, as well as representatives…

February 21-22, Tasmania

PCA organizes regional greenhouse tour of Tasmania

Australian growers can escape the summer heat in February and join the PCA in Tasmania on a two-day regional greenhouse tour. Together with fellow growers and PCA members, they will visit…

June 21 - 22

FNGLA's Annual Convention

June 21st and 22nd, the annual FNGLA convention will take place in Tampa, Florida. FNGLA's Annual Convention is a time each year for FNGLA members and industry friends to celebrate the past year of…

Line Up of farms for the 2019 Field to Vase Dinner Tour

Throughout the year, t he fifth season of the American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour will visit six flower farms across America, including a peony farm in Alaska.  The 2019 tour will be starting at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California, on April 18. The American Grown Field To Vase Dinner Tour returns to this postcard of an…

"China is one nudge away from the world’s biggest imported cut flower market"

China is the market that overseas flower exporters love and hate.  They love it for it has been growing so fast. In 2017, China imported USD 51 million worth of fresh cut flowers, registering a 47.2% year over year growth, as China Customs Statistics shows. They hate it for it is full of uncertainties. Is the market…

Netherlands: Colourful start to the tulip season

The new tulip season has started, with the international kick off on the Dam in Amsterdam (NL). Dutch tulip growers (TPN) had for the eighth year running laid on a huge picking garden using some 200,000 colourful tulips. An estimated 17,000 visitors from the Netherlands and abroad travelled to Amsterdam…

UK: Conquest Spaces & APL to build Perennial Lifeline Garden at Chelsea 2019

Conquest Spaces, based in Sussex, will work with designers Colm Joseph and Duncan Cargill to build the Perennial Lifeline Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2019. In addition, Perennial is working directly with the APL on the garden, giving apprentices the opportunity to help build it on site. Inspired by Sir Roy Strong’s autobiographical…

February 16, Energodar

Ukraine: Conference on modern greenhouse farming

The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ukraine supports the transfer of the technologies and innovations in the horticultural sector. They believe that the event in…

Chinese agriculture minister visits World Horti Center

Qu Dongyu, the Vice Minister of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, visited the Netherlands. He returned briefly to the country where he completed a key part of his scientific studies in agriculture and horticulture and met with entrepreneurs at World Horti Center. His host was Bouke…

IPM Essen off to a vivid start

The IPM Essen started this morning. For four days, over 1,500 exhibitors will present their products and services at the Messe Essen in Essen, Germany. The aisles are crowded and the atmosphere seems to be vivid - even the growers, many of whom had a challenging 2018 with the cold spring and hot summer, are positive and looking…

US (CA): 2020 Tournament of Roses leadership and theme announced

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses Board of Directors has confirmed Laura Farber as President for the 2019-2020 Tournament of Roses year. Farber will provide leadership for the 131st Rose Parade presented by Honda and the 106th Rose Bowl Game presented by Northwestern Mutual on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Farber…

March 27-31, Melbourne

Australia: Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show returns with new partners

The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show presented by Lawn Solutions Australia returns March 27 – 31, 2019 and brings a multitude of exclusive and immersive experiences to the city solely for the five-day event. 2019 marks the 24th year of the internationally recognised event, which unites the country’s most…

September 18-20, Mexico City

Mexico gets its own 'IPM Essen'

IPM Essen is continuing its international growth: From September 18 to 20, 2019, Ornamental Plants & Flowers México powered by IPM Essen (OP&F) will be open in Mexico City. The new fair in…

February 14, 2019

Webinar ‘Advanced process control in greenhouses’

On February 14 Hoogendoorn organizes a webinar on advanced process control in greenhouses. When: Thursday February 14, 2019 Where: Online Duration: 60 minutes Language: English What: Advanced process control in greenhouses Time: 9 am or 3 pm (Central…

India: "Rose cultivation has export potential"

Hundreds of varieties of roses were on display at the 37th annual rose show that was inaugurated by C Parthasarathi, Principal Secretary (Agriculture, Horticulture and Cooperation) at the Institute of Engineers in Hyderabad on Saturday. He mentioned that Bengaluru was the number one city in cultivation of roses…

US: Industry members prepare to head to Washington, D.C.

Even as the partial government shutdown continues, floral industry members are preparing to make their case to lawmakers this spring. “Make YOUR Business the Hill’s Business” is the floral industry’s call to action for the Society of American Florists’ 39th annual Congressional Action Days, March 11-12, in Washington,…

'Russia – Zimbabwe' business forum shows mutual interest in bilateral relations development

The 'Russia – Zimbabwe' business forum was held by the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection on 16 January. It was attended by the Republic of Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Chairman of the Russia-Zimbabwe Business Council, Board Chairman of JSC Uralchem, Deputy Board…

US (FL): New Sansevieria varieties turn heads at TPIE

Today is the last day of the TPIE in Ft. Lauderdale, (FL) USA. In total 400 exhibitors are showcasing their products and services, and one of these exhibitors is Fleurizon. This US based international brokerage firm is presenting many of their products in their assortment, drawing special attention to…

January 21, Luton

UK: Retail futurist to talk business at GCA conference

Retail Futurist Matthew Brown has been added to the line-up of guest speakers at the annual Garden Centre Association conference taking place January 20 until 23, 2019. Matthew will be…

US (TN): Dozens gather in Nashville for targeted education and tips

For dozens of floral industry members, last weekend brought an opportunity to make good on New Year’s resolutions to be more profitable, learn new skills and connect more with their peers from across segments. Industry members from 18 states gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, on Jan. 13 for the latest installation of the…

US (CA): Growers showcase floral bounty at Rose Parade

A record nine entries in the 2019 Rose Parade earned California Grown Certification – a distinction that recognizes entries decorated with over 85 percent of cut flowers and greens from the Golden State. From left to right: Peter Samek, Trish Duggan, Janet Justus stand alongside Keith White, lead designer for all…

Customers and supplier day at Veiling Rhein-Maas

Marketing for the green industry in the digital age

On Tuesday 8 January 2019, Veiling Rhein-Maas organised the eighth consecutive customers and suppliers day. About 450 guests attended the event on the topic ‘Marketing for the green industry in the digital age’ - even more than last year. Review 2018 and outlook 2019 After being welcomed in the foyer of the auction with a…

March 15, London

UK: "Don't miss out on the APL Awards"

This year the APL Awards 2019 will be hosted by Jamie Butterworth who will be joined by Adam White talking about the adventures of his career so far. Plantsman and horticulturist Jamie Butterworth wears many hats. Training at RHS Wisley before becoming show plant manager at Hortus Loci, Jamie is an RHS Ambassador and…

A study on Italian gardening industry by Euromonitor International

Italy: "The hard times are behind us, the trend up to 2022 is one of growth"

The Italian gardening industry is on its way up again. This was revealed in a recent study conducted by research institute Euromonitor International for Italian exhibition Myplant & Garden. They forecast a constant growth in the sales up to 2022, reaching the value of 2010 again, which was 3 billion…

Calcim-2 Program

Seeking to improve water productivity in Central Asia

The University of Cordoba (UCO) is hosting, from Monday, January 14th until Friday, January 18, a training workshop on irrigation water management, water productivity, and…

Hortinergy wins Sival d'Or

"Calculating how various decisions will influence the climate in the greenhouse"

Energy is one of the largest expenses in greenhouse growing. Today, there are many technical solutions to help drastically cut the power bill. And yet, identifying the best possible setup among the many technical and climate solutions available, is still a huge challenge that needs to accommodate…

US (FL): TPIE in full swing

The Tropical Plant Industry Exhibition (TPIE) is on. At this three-day trade event held in Ft. Lauderdale, (FL) USA, more than 400 exhibitors, consisting of wholesale growers and living décor companies, are presenting a variety of plants, finished gift items and buying programs. It is said to be the connection to the world of…

Flower Expo China and 24Hua team up to boost imported flower market

On January 8, China International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair (Flower Expo China) and 24Hua reached a preliminary agreement on jointly pushing forward the development of China's imported cut flower market. 24Hua agreed to co-organize Flower Expo China 2019 by inviting global premium cut…

Vietnam: Million of tulips to bloom on top of Bà Nà Hill

More than one million colourful tulips will light up Chúa Mounatin at Sun World Ba Na Hills next month, providing an unforgettable experience for visitors. Taking place from February 14 to March 31, 2019, the flower ceremony with the theme "Land of Colourful Flowers" will turn Sun World Ba Na Hills into a little…

British Flowers at The Oxford Real Farming Conference

When Fiona Haser Bizony (Electric Daisy Flower Farm) initially approached the ORFC about taking British Flowers to their 2019 event, the response was: “No one wants to hear about that.” Fiona pursued it and how wrong they were! by Wendy Paul, Organic Blooms Along with Fiona, Jan Billington (Maddocks Farm Organics) and Jo and…

March 27-31, Melbourne

What to expect at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

The Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show Presented by Lawn Solutions Australia returns March 27 – 31, 2019 and brings a multitude of exclusive and immersive experiences to the city solely for the five-day event. 2019 marks the 24th year of the show, which unites the country’s most forward thinking and respected…

Tulip season kicks off in the Netherlands

Saturday 19 January is National Tulip Day and the official kick-off of the new tulip season in the Netherlands. On this day, multiple Dutch tulip growers will transform the Dam in Amsterdam into a pick-your-own tulip garden. Flower Power This edition’s picking garden in Amsterdam is themed ‘Flower Power’. The colourful landscaping design is…

January 29, London

UK: Party for Perennial launches 180th anniversary celebrations

Tickets are selling fast for the annual Party for Perennial, which this year celebrates Perennial’s 180th anniversary. It will be held in the elegant surroundings of La Goccia restaurant at Petersham Nurseries in Covent Garden on Tuesday 29 January 2019 and this year’s event is generously supported by…

January 16, 2019

Webinar: Substrate evolution - Is wood really good?

Perhaps second only to pollinator protection, the buzz surrounding the use of wood fiber substrates has increased drastically in the past 2-3 years. Dr. Brian Jackson, Associate Professor with North Carolina State University, will cover the history and evolution of wood fiber substrates and explore the…

Nominations for Show Your Colours Award IPM 2019 announced

Eleven plants have been nominated for the Show Your Colours Award IPM 2019. All of the exhibitors at IPM Essen with woody plants and perennials were able to submit plants or plant concepts for this award. Ultimately, 11 of the plants/plant concepts entered were nominated. The Show Your Colours Award IPM…

Netherlands: Photos Royal FloraHolland Winter Fair

Last week, the Royal FloraHolland Winter Fair took place in Aalsmeer, the Netherlands. This trade fair at the start of the new year provides an overview of what's to be expected in the coming season. Around 60 growers were present to present their products. Clockwise: Luc vd Sar of Van der Voort presents their Azaleas;…

March 13-15, Addis Ababa

Ethiopia: Warming up for HortiFlora trade fair

In a little more than 2 months the next edition of the international horticulture trade fair “HortiFlora Expo” will be held in the capital of Ethiopia. In the convention center of Addis Ababa, the so-called “Millennium Hall”, 10,000 m2 of exhibit space is being prepared for Ethiopia’s showcase of the…

Kenya: United Selections holds Open Days in Nakuru

United Selections kicked off the year by hosting their first open day in Nakuru at their Ngata Facility. The event, held on 10th and 11th January, 2019, was well attended with several of their varieties getting positive feedback from the clients. Some of these varieties included well established varieties in the market such as Madam Red, Adalonia and New…

UK: Tristram Plants raises nearly £600 for Perennial

In December, Tristram Plants held their first joint annual Christmas Party, with over 70 staff dressing up for the occasion. To raise money for Perennial, staff were very…

Rene Steur of OZPlanten:

"Scandinavians willing to pay extra for quality"

With the rise of discounters, DIY stores and retailers that include plants in their range of products, garden centers are looking for ways to stand out. And in Scandinavia it is all about quality. "This part of Europe prefers high quality over low prices. They are willing to pay extra for it", says Rene…

January 9-11 in Baltimore:

US (MD): 49th edition of MANTS comes to an end

Today is the last day of the Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade show (MANTS). This three-day exhibition started on January 9 and is held in Baltimore (MD). 49 years ago, it started with 64 exhibitors and now hosts over 960. It draws exhibiting companies and attendees from all over the US, Canada, as well a…

US (CA): Sec. Karen Ross honored with Public Service Award

The California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) presented Karen Ross, secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, with its first-ever Public Service Award during a special reception Dec. 31 in Pasadena as part of festivities leading up to the 2019 Rose Parade. On behalf of California’s cut flower and…

US: Griffin announces dates for 2019 Grower & Retailer Expos

Dates have been set for the 2019 Griffin Grower & Retailer Expos. The company will return to Massachusetts and Pennsylvania to host two Expo events this year, each spanning two days. The Massachusetts Expo will take place August 21-22, 2019, at the DCU Center in Worcester, Mass. The Pennsylvania Expo is set…

Photo report

Netherlands: Anthura wins Horticultural Entrepreneur Prize 2019

Anthura won the Horticultural Entrepreneur Prize 2019. With this prize, the orchid and anthurium breeder is entitled to call themselves Ambassador of the Dutch horticultural sector for a year. For this 33rd edition, the other nominated companies were Dekker Chrysanten, Opti-flor and Wim Peters…

UN resolution proclaims 2020 the International Year of Plant Health

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) welcomes the UN’s proclamation that 2020 will be the International Year of Plant Health (IYPH). The proclamation was made by the UN General Assembly on 20th December 2018 in Rome. The International Year of Plant Health will help raise awareness, among the public and policy…

US (MI): Upcoming events for greenhouse growers

January 2019 has arrived, which means it is the beginning of another spring growing season for greenhouse growers. The Michigan State University Extension floriculture team has been busy planning numerous events to be held around the state in the coming eight weeks. Register for these events today to…

Last chance to book tickets

Ready for IGOTY Awards 2019?

Just one week remains to book tickets for the International Grower of the Year Awards (IGOTY) 2019 until ticket booking officially closes at midnight (GMT) on Monday 14th January 2019. The IGOTY Awards will be held on the evening of Tuesday 22nd January 2019 at the IPM Fairground in Essen, Germany. It will be the tenth IGOTY…

Bock Bio Science participating for the first time at Flower Expo Ukraine

Flower Expo Ukraine welcomes a new participant to the 2019 edition: Bock Bio Science GmbH, specialist for plants of all kinds in tissue culture propagation. At Bock they firmly believe that,…

March 13-15, Ho Chi Minh City

Holland Lounge at HortEx Vietnam 2019 exhibition

During the upcoming second edition of HortEx Vietnam the organisers will host a Holland Lounge in cooperation with the Netherlands Embassy in Vietnam. Dates for HortEx Vietnam 2019 are…

US (CA): Rose Parade record-setting for California Grown Flowers

California Grown Flowers were front and center at the 2019 Rose Parade, earning recognition in many, many ways! For starters, Cal Poly Universities’ Certified California Grown float – featuring over 91 percent of flowers from the Golden State – earned the Extraordinaire Award, the award that recognizes…

February 20-22, Milan

Décor District: trend book and meeting place at Myplant

The Decor District is a meeting place for florists and wedding planners with flower fashion shows, cut flowers from Italy and the world, contests, workshops and international floristry masters. Special partners of the event will be The Real Wedding - White Sposa and Bloom's. This and much more will enliven the Decor District at Myplant:…

Video shows Royal FloraHolland GMM highlights in 15 minutes

A 15 minute summary of the General Members' Meeting of 6 December is available for Royal FloraHolland members and others who might be interested. The video has English subtitles. This summary lists all of the highlights of the meeting, such as the presentations of Jack Goossens (SB chair) and Steven van Schilfgaarde (CEO) and the…


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