Events

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…

Ecuadoran grower eyes Ukrainian market

Agricola El Chaupi from Ecuador will participate at Flower Expo Ukraine 2020. “The Chaupi Farm” was incorporated, as a company in Ecuador five years ago, at the County of “Cayambe“, in the Parrish “Olmedo“. It is located at the slope of the “Cayambe Volcano“, at an altitude of 3,200 meters above sea…

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…

"Prepare for the future with Harvest Forecast"

There are two questions growers and merchants worldwide have been struggling with for years: “What will the production be for the following weeks?” and “What does my labor scheme need to look like?” So far, manual predictions have been used to answer these questions, but the results of these often…

NGB hosts influential horticulturists during 2020 CA Spring Trials

National Garden Bureau (NGB), the non-profit organization promoting gardening on behalf of the horticulture industry and its members, is again traveling to the CA Spring Trials with four influential horticulturists. The goal and intent of this sponsored trip is to connect the originating breeder and…

Celebrating 5 years of Field to Vase Dinners

The American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour is a series of intimate gatherings that place seasonal, local and sustainable American Grown Flowers at the center of the table where locally grown food, beer and wine is served by a farm-to-table chef. Each artisan-style dinner is held at an American flower…

National Israeli Pavilion results in record number of Israeli companies at HortEx Vietnam 2020

During the coming edition of HortEx Vietnam 2020, which will take place from 26-28 February 2020 at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City, a record number of 14 Israeli companies will participate at the exhibition. Already during previous editions Israeli companies found…

January 16-17, 2020:

Kenya: United Selections inaugurates their solar project during their Open Day

The new year took off and for rose breeder United Selections, a lot of plans have been lined up for this year. For a start, they will be having their annual Nakuru Open days on January 16 and 17, which all are invited to attend. This year, the event will have a special touch as they will be inaugurating…

Shoot training onsite at Provender Nurseries

Shoot PRO is a garden management system that helps professional garden designers, landscapers and gardeners collaborate easily, research plants, and provide expert garden care and advice to clients.  If you would like to know how Shoot PRO can help you develop your business book into one of the free demos now…

US: Volunteers sought for First Lady’s Luncheon Design Team

Certified American Grown Flowers is seeking volunteer floral designers and support team members for the 2020 First Lady’s Luncheon, set for May 12 in Washington, D.C. This year, the Certified American Grown First Lady’s Luncheon Design Team is being co-led by Christi Lopez AIFD EMC of Bergerons Flowers and…

TreeTown USA features exclusive plants and trees at MANTS

TreeTown USA will feature many of its newest plant and tree introductions from its national plant mix at The Mid-Atlantic Nursery Trade Show at the Baltimore Convention…

January 16, Chilton

UK horticulture takes centre stage at HTA Contact Conference

The Horticultural Trades Association’s (HTA) Contact Conference invites those working across the nursery sector to sit up, take notice and act. The spotlight is about to shine on the state of the horticultural nation. Sponsored by ICL, the HTA Contact Conference will kick start the year with a…

Professional jury of Glass Tulip Awards chooses finalists

From 1 to 10 November 2019, the floriculture industry voted enthusiastically for its favourites for the Glazen Tulp (Glass Tulip). This resulted in around 60 nominations, spread over five product categories. The professional jury had the daunting task of reducing this shortlist to a top five per…

"Rose Parade a grand California Grown tradition"

Like millions of Californians and people around the world, I have celebrated New Year’s Day by watching TV coverage of the Rose Parade, a time-honored tradition started in 1890 by the Valley Hunt Club. by CDFA Undersecretary Jenny Lester Moffitt The parade celebrates the beauty of a new year with…

Jet Fresh Growers’ second annual farm & family Christmas party

For Christmas, the Jet Fresh team joins together celebrating the holiday season. Their boutique rose farm, Jet Fresh Flower Growers, S.A. in Cotopaxi, Ecuador had their second annual Farm & Family Christmas Party where the team and their families got into the spirit of Christmas. The children all…

Dümmen Orange focuses on product highlights and megatrends at IPM 2020

Dümmen Orange presents itself at IPM 2020 as a trendsetter in the industry with a brand new product display-approach by showing its product highlights as megatrends in inspirational settings. At the fair, Dümmen Orange will also be presenting the new Green Trend Report 2020/2021 to the international…

23-25 September 2020

Counting down to second edition of Expo Flor Ecuador

The second edition of Expo Flor Ecuador 2020 will take place fromSeptember 23rd to the 25th, at the Centro de Convenciones Metropolitano de Quito in the Bicentennial Park, Quito, Ecuador. Click here for the photo report of the last edition.  Surely, this is a magical event where colors shine brighter than…

Special Trade Shows 2020

The first two months of the new year will again be packed with horticultural exhibitions in Europe. We'll kick off with the Soft Fruit Conference next week, followed by the IPM in Essen and Sival in Angers, then the Fruit Logistica in Berlin will take place, followed by the Dutch HortiContact in Gorinchem, the NetherlandsTherefore,…

KF Bioplant’s open day closure report

The Premier Plant biotech company from India KF Bioplants successfully concluded its “Open House Days” annual event with the who’s who of the floriculture industry! KF Bioplants; the joint venture of Kumar Properties & HilverdaFlorist B.V., has tie ups with the world's renowned breeders viz. Danziger,…

January 24-28, Frankfurt am Main

Christmasworld highlights promote business season 2020/21

Christmasworld will be opening its doors from 24 to 28 January 2020 in Frankfurt am Main. Its slogan this year: ‘coming home for business’. Some 1,050 exhibitors from 48 countries will be presenting their new products for the most profitable time of the year. On top of that, the extensive complementary…

March 3-5, Perth

Australia: Garden City Plastics to profile new recycling initiative

Garden City Plastics (GCP) is not only Australia’s largest supplier of pots and containers for the greenlife, landscape and garden industry, but is a distributor for some of…

Integrating pesticides with biological control agents: Can it be done?

Raymond Cloyd, Kansas State University, presented Integrating Pesticides with Biological Control Agents: Can It Be Done at the Great Lakes Expo in Grand Rapids. More than 100 attendees listened to the talk about the controversial issue of using pesticides in conjunction with biological control agents, such…

The future of the ornamental plant industry in Turkey discussed in the trade fair in Bayindir, Izmir

Bayindir is a district of Izmir, known for its ornamental plant and flower production and all the institutions and growers are working together to ensure the growth of the industry in the district. In order to achieve this goal, Ege University has organized a discussion panel for the stakeholders in the…

March 3-5, Perth

Australia: Top 5 Grower Sessions

In the 17/18 financial year Australian greenlife producers sold 1.9 billion plants to the value on of $2.4 billion. The industry underpins all plant industries in Australia and the International Year…

US: 131st Rose Parade includes mid-parade performance from tour cast of Disney’s Frozen

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses ® is excited to announce that the 131st Rose Parade® presented by Honda on Wednesday, January 1, 2020 will include a mid-parade performance from the North American tour cast of Disney’s FROZEN, the hit Broadway musical currently playing a nine-week engagement through…

Twenty countries present portfolios on joint booths at IPM Essen

At the last IPM Essen, there were still 18 nations which presented themselves with country pavilions. 20 nations will be represented at the next edition of the fair: BelgiumLast year, Belgium was the official partner country of IPM Essen and convinced the visitors with its strong presence. In 2020, too,…

Italy: Call for bids for creative competition addressed to landscape designers

Myplant & Garden and Fondazione Minoprio, in cooperation with the real estate investment firm Satac Siinq S.p.A., which operates under Aedes Siiq S.p.A., have set forth a creative design competition with the aim of giving value to the work of designers and operators in landscape architecture. The subject…

September 9-11, Vancouver

Dates announced for the 2020 Summer Summit

All-America Selections, Home Garden Seed Association and National Garden Bureau are going to Vancouver, B.C. for their 2020 summer meeting. Annually, All-America Selections, Home Garden Seed Association and National Garden Bureau host summer meetings for their members within the home garden industry. In…

Vietnam: Annual Conference Meeting of Flowers and Ornamental Plants held in Hanoi

Tuesday November 10, NVHBP was present at the Annual Conference Meeting of Flowers and Ornamental Plants in Hanoi organised by the Fruit and Vegetable Research Institute (FAVRI), Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) and the Association of Ornamental Plants and Pets of Vietnam. A speech…

Thousands of exotic blooms on display at ‘Japan in Flowers’

Flower fans in Hanoi will have the chance to enjoy thousands of exotic fresh flowers from Japan when an exhibition dedicated to the blooms opens in the city on Thursday, December 19.   Entitled “Japan in Flowers”, the exhibition will showcase 2,200 examples of 50 different kinds of fresh flowers from the Land of…

August 26-28, Portland

Farwest Show now accepting exhibitor booth applications

The 2020 Farwest Show is now accepting exhibitor booth applications as it heads into its 48th year. The horticultural trade show will be held August 26–28 at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Oregon. “Reserving an exhibitor booth at Farwest in 2020 is some of the best business advice I can offer…

April 23-24, Westland and Delft

Robots in the greenhouse

RoboCrops is a key event that seeks to accelerate the development of robotics in greenhouse horticulture with hackathons, presentations and matchmaking. The global leaders in the field of robotics in this sector will be gathering in the Netherlands on 23 and 24 April for the first edition. The annual event brings high-tech…

Australia: Applications still open for 2020 Hort Masterclass

There is still time to apply for 2020 Masterclass in Horticultural Business, with applications closing at midnight on Friday, 17 January. This year there will be five places for the nursery industry. Delivered by the University of Tasmania (UTAS), the Hort Masterclass is a ten-month course undertaken…

January 14, Angers

France: VIBE provides occasion to create new business opportunities

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). The VIBE is an occasion to create new business opportunities and meet future clients, partners and/or suppliers, with more than 1000…

Stars for Europe celebrates International Poinsettia Day

On Thursday 12 December, over 70 international guests attended an extra special press event at Humboldt University in Berlin. Stars for Europe welcomed partners as well as newspaper and magazine journalists, bloggers, influencers and industry VIPs - from all 16 campaign countries. In a historic exhibit, guests…

Ball Australia looks back on positive Growers Trials 2019

Ball Australia have just finished hosting their Grower Trials for 2019, held in week 49, at their state-of-the-art premise in Skye, Victoria. The company has been hosting these Grower Trials for over 20 years, building awareness and industry collaboration to show the Australian grower network successful…

Panel members at Growtech Turkey underline the added value of processing of greenhouse plant waste

The Growtech Trade Expo which took place between November 27th and 30th in Antalya, Turkey was visited by 90.000 visitors from 130 countries. More than 850 companies from 32 countries have participated in the Expo, which is one of the most important trade events for greenhouse companies and other…

Hasfarm organizes Charity Walk in celebration of 25-year anniversary

On December 8th 2019 at Dalat City, Vietnam, Dalat Hasfarm held a fundraising walking event in order to help construct charity shelters for the underprivileged in the province of Lam Dong, Vietnam. The charity walk is part of the sustainable development activities to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the…

January 22-24, Fort Lauderdale

"TPIE is the world’s marketplace for tropicals and indoor plants"

No longer a fad, houseplants are part of a mindful lifestyle. And, houseplants are a product category growing in sales and profits in all sectors of the retail market. TPIE is the place to reap the benefits of houseplants’ popularity. Nearly 400 exhibiting companies offer a wide selection of tropicals,…

Andrew Morse, FCO:

"Overall outlook for 2020 looks promising"

Flowers Canada (Ontario) Inc. (FCO) held its 53rd Annual General Meeting and Winter Event at the Holiday Inn Conference Centre in St. Catharines, Ontario on December 4th,…

Zimbabwe's HortiFlor Expo 2020 preparations underway

In about 3 months’ time the 2nd edition of HortiFlor, the trade fair for Zimbabwean horticulture, will take place in the capital Harare in the HICC (Harare International Convention Center). After the first edition in 2018, a follow up is key to further boost horticulture exports of Zimbabwean grown…

February 4, Aurora

US (OR): HRI & OAN team up to present boxwood health workshop

The Oregon Association of Nurseries is teaming up with the Horticultural Research Institute to bring you a full day of seminars with experts from around the nation discussing boxwood blight best management practices. Designed to educate growers, each session will provide the attendees with the latest…

Australia: On tour with mobile photography workshops

In a first ever Pre-Conference Tour experience, delegates will benefit from an ‘In Transit’ Photography Workshop by Venture Photography Workshops & Tours.   While travelling between site visits, your photographer will provide expert tips and advice on how to maximise your mobile device in capturing imagery for…

February 4-5, Moscow

Russian nurseries: From formation to development strategies

The Association of Planting Stock Producers (APSP) invites the professional community to the 13th Annual Conference “Russian Nurseries: from Formation to Development Strategies”, February 4-5, 2020. The Association unites 219 organizations and 155 nurseries from 8 federal districts and 40 constituent…

January 1, Pasadena

US (CA): Rose Parade participants announced

The Pasadena Tournament of Roses has announced the 39 float entries that will participate in the 131st Rose Parade presented by Honda on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. This…

Floral Fundamentals will rock the IPM in Essen

As in previous years, the growers and the floral designers of Floral Fundamentals will once again guarantee three spectacular floral design shows on stage in Hall 1A. The designers are this time: Dominique Herold – Germany Laura Leong – England (11th at the World Cup) Hans Zijlstra – Holland (14th at the…

Flower workers attend Colombian Florfestival

The Florfestival was held in Parque del Café, Colombia, on November 28. The event was attended by 165 people, who had a chance to enjoy the attractions and activities that Asocolflores prepared for them. The Florfestival is intended for the workers of each company and their families to have a unique experience,…

KF Bioplant’s open house kicks off

KF Bioplants, the joint venture of Kumar Group and Florist Holland in India displays their assortment of new varieties during an open house being held between 11th and 14th December 2019. The open house was inaugurated by B. Shrikant and Ronald Voortman of Floricultura B.V.  KF Bioplants supplies 60 million plants…

Spot yourself or colleague Eddy from BPnieuws

Netherlands: Upcoming spies and Seed meets Technology on national TV

A cook, someone who is active in the automation of escape rooms and a volunteer looking for seeds for a vegetable garden. These are not typical visitors that you would expect at the professional seed technology fair Seed meets Technology. And so something was clearly wrong, as it turned out yesterday…

Floristic works of art in The Warsaw Royal Castle

Poland is celebrating the 400th anniversary of the completion of the reconstruction of the Royal Castle in Warsaw which was initiated by Sigismund III Vasa. The new royal residence became the focal point of the political, cultural and court life of Poland in that time. 2019 was named Vasa Year to…

January 16, Chilton

UK: Kick start 2020 with the Contact Conference

With 2020 designated the International Year of Plant Health, biosecurity will be taking centre stage at Contact Conference, sponsored by ICL, which takes place on Wednesday 15…

Vietnamese students learn about Dutch flower sector

On Tuesday 10 December, a presentation about the Dutch flower sector was given by Mr. Paul Onings of Onings Holland – Gold member of NVHBP and a renowned exporter of bulbs and tubers – to the students of Thai Binh’s Agri College. Thai Binh Agri College – Silver member of NVHBP - aims to cooperate with NVHBP…

2020 Field to Vase Dinner Tour launch coming soon

Planning for the 2020 American Grown Field to Vase Dinner Tour is in the final stages, with stops planned for Certified American Grown Flower farms across the U.S. that grow a variety of flowers and foliage.  Next year’s tour will introduce guests to some never-before-visited farms and some longtime favorites.…

Myanmar: Pyin Oo Lwin festival to feature flowers from three European countries

This year’s Pyin Oo Lwin flower festival will feature flowers from the Netherlands, the United Kingdom and Italy, as well as from Myanmar, the organisers said. The festival, a major tourist attraction in Mandalay Region, will be held from December 15 to January 15 at the town’s National Kandawgyi Garden,…

March 3-5, Perth

Australia: #HPHP keynote speakers announced

The 2020 conference program has been finalised with a fantastic line up of keynote speakers confirmed to deliver valuable information on the conference theme including: Championing…

Register now for online greenhouse courses

Greenhouse growers can sign up for online greenhouse courses in either English or Spanish through Dec. 15, 2019: Greenhouse and Horticultural Lighting Biological Control for Greenhouse Growers Floriculture Root Zone Management Root Zone ManagementThe Floriculture Root Zone Management (or Manejo de la Zona Radicular)…

February 25-27, Washington, D.C.

Registrations open for American Grown Flowers annual fly-in

Year after year, flower farmers are invited to join American Grown Flowers in Washington, D.C., for their annual fly-in. This year’s fly-in is set for Feb. 25-27.  This is an opportunity to advocate for the work you do and its impact on the economy. It’s a chance to explain how policies from D.C. affect real…

Imported cut flowers drive China flower industry for ten years

Coming to the Flower Market in Shanghai Meichen Square, you will be greeted by a varied collection of imported flowers. The Market receives flowers from more than ten countries every day, like Ecuador’s roses and baby's breath, Holland’s tulips, peony and hydrangea, Ethiopia’s hypericum and Peruvian…

Syngenta Flowers

Spotlight on partnerships and seasonal products

Syngenta Flowers is putting the spotlight on the best products for the winter selling season and will launch a totally new product that will give an explosion of colour in the summer. The breeder is working on innovative products and techniques with partners around the globe. Syngenta Flowers is…

June 28-30, 2020 in San Francisco

US (CA): Fourth annual Slow Flowers Summit to partner with area's Filoli

Debra Prinzing, founder and creative director of Slow Flowers LLC, announced a new West Coast venue partnership and program details of the fourth annual Slow Flowers Summit, coinciding with the sixth American Flowers Week campaign. "The Slow Flowers Summit serves the progressive floral community of…

Beijing Expo 2019 being praised for setting new benchmark

The Bureau International des Expositions (BIE) held its 166th General Assembly in Paris on Nov 27. Representatives from China gave a final report of the International Horticultural Exhibition 2019 Beijing (Beijing Expo 2019), winning praises from the BIE and its member states. In their report, Chinese…

Online course on drones for agriculture

Dr. João Valente and Dr. Lammert Kooistra of Wageningen University & Research, and their team of the Information Technology Group and the Laboratory of Geo-Information Science and Remote Sensing group, developed a new FREE open online course: Drones for Agriculture: Prepare and Design Your Drone (UAV)…

December 4 & 5, Valkenburg

Chrysanthemum Trials at Royal Van Zanten

The countdown has begun, the final preparations are in full swing, and it again promises to be a colourful event: the cut flower chrysanthemum trials at the Royal Van Zanten location in Valkenburg, South Holland, the Netherlands. The company is devoting special attention to future varieties which will be…

UK: Encouraging garden centre tree sales during National Tree Week

As part of the National Tree Week activities (23 November – 1 December), the HTA has partnered with The Tree Council and the Daily Mail to use the National Garden Gift Voucher…

Russian growers seek ways to improve rose cultivation

On November 28, a seminar was held for specialists of agronomic services of floriculture enterprises on the topic: “Issues of improving the technology of growing roses for cutting in horticulture”. The Invisible Friends company gave much assistance to the Association Greenhouses of Russia in organizing and…

Ecuador: Nearly 700 participants for Siflor 2019

Last week, the seventh edition of Siflor was held in Quito, Ecuador. In total, 697 people participated in the conferences that were held on Wednesday, November 27 and Thursday, November 28. Alejandro Martinez, president of flower export organisation Expoflores. (source: Twitter page Escuela Floricultura)…

Photo report: GrowTech Eurasia brings East and West together

The Turkish horticultural market might have stabilized over the last years, but the climate for big investments is still a bit hesitant. The GrowTech Eurasia show that was organised last week again proved to be a hub for surrounding countries where also the high-tech industry is developing rapidly:…

Ben Verwaayen at Future Trends & Innovations 2019:

"The boss is the biggest hurdle when it comes to innovation”

Things are going well in the greenhouse horticulture industry, but it is precisely because of this that it should and can all still be improved. The growth needs to be extended and preferably as fast as possible, because the competition has not been sitting idly by. “But does the industry really want…

January 22, Fort Lauderdale

Key trends for 2020: Plants, people & prosperity

Returning to TPIE, Maxwell Luthy, Director of Trends & Insights at Trendwatching, will reveal five key trends. As millions of consumers seek to boost their mental and physical wellbeing, there are untapped opportunities to deliver powerful results. Discover how wellness engineers will use plants and…

January 28-31, Essen

Competitions, live shows, specialist lectures and seminars at IPM Essen

From January 28 to 31, 2020, the international horticultural sector will meet up at IPM Essen. In addition to an extensive range available from the exhibitors, the fair will once more offer an exclusive and informative supporting program. No matter whether competitions such as the Show Your Colors Award,…

Behind the scenes of the Flower Expo China

The Flower Expo China (full name China International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair or CFTF) was establish in 2009. It witnessed the changes in the flower market of Guangdong Province and its surrounding areas, and even China. Guangdong Grandeur International Exhibition Group is this show’s…

AIPH looks to the future at its next Spring Meeting in Miami

The 2020 Spring Meeting of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) will be from 1st-4th March, in Miami, USA. A key event will be the AIPH Conference on Tuesday 3rd March entitled ‘Growing the industry’ in association with AIPH Member, AmericanHort. The conference will focus on…

December 5-6

US (CO): Ag Innovation Summit returns to CSU campus

The fifth annual Ag Innovation Summit returns to the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State University campus Dec. 5 and 6. Since its debut in 2015, the summit has brought together representatives from higher education, industry and government with a range of diverse perspectives to spark…

13th China Chrysanthemum Exhibition comes to a close

The 13th China Chrysanthemum Exhibition, held at three parks in Shanghai, drew impressive crowds over the past month and the next exhibition will be held in Wuxi City, neighboring Jiangsu Province, in 2022, its organizer announced on Tuesday. The exhibition concluded on Tuesday, and a number of awards…

World-record attempt marks 2019 as the Year of Tolerance

Huge flower carpet takes over Dubai Festival City carpark

The outdoor parking area of Dubai Festival City has been transformed into a huge bed of flowers to mark the Year of Tolerance. Seven colours of flowers representing the seven emirates have been laid out over a space covering 9,290 square metres (100,000 square feet) – thousands of volunteers representing…

UK: Sustainability brings opportunity for the garden industry at Cultivating Retail

With sustainability as the underlying theme of the day, the key messages to come from the line up of speakers at the Cultivating Retail Conference held on 19 November in Nottingham included: The garden industry is well placed to offer solutions that help mitigate the impact of climate change and shape the…

World's biggest flower carpet to be rolled out in Dubai

The UAE is all set to roll out the world's biggest natural flower carpet, as part of the National Festival of Tolerance and Human Fraternity. Employing 5,000 volunteers from 150 nationalities, organisers of the event hope to complete the carpet in one hour; from 4pm onwards at Dubai Festival City. Afra…

January 2-9 2020

US (AZ): Upcoming workshops on hydroponics tomato and leafy greens

Tomatoes, Lettuces and Leafy Greens - we eat them every day. But how do we grow them sustainable with delicious flavor? The Controlled Environment Agriculture Center of the University of Arizona (UA-CEAC) answers these questions and more. "Our esteemed staff and faculty will provide 40+ hours of classroom…

Azerca award for German breeder of winter-hardy heather

Kurt Kramer, the German breeder for winter-hardy heather species like Calluna vulgaris, Erica x darleyensis, Erica carnea and Daboecia cantabrica, received on November 17, 2019 in Potsdam the highest honour from the AZERCA, the German Growers Association for producers of Azaleas, Calluna and Erica. Kurt…

IPM Essen 2020 shows trends and new products

Heat, water shortage and rising ecological awareness

What's trendy? What's new? The green sector will introduce itself - local and global, from the start-up to the leader in the sector. That happens just once a year: From January 28 to 31, 2020, IPM Essen will take place at Messe Essen for the 38th time. The fair will be regarded as a signpost for the…

November 26, Milton

CAN (ON): Nursery growers get together for fall dinner meeting

The Landscape Ontario Growers Sector Group is holding its Annual Fall Dinner Meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 26th at Piper’s Heath Golf Clubhouse in Milton, ON. The end-of-season celebration allows growers a much-needed break to network and compare stories on the trials, tribulations and successes of another…

January 24-28, Frankfurt

Christmasworld: Retail BLVD generates new impulses for the 'customer journey'

Christmasworld, from 24 to 28 January 2020, is focusing its product range on the success factor: customer experience at the point of sale. But how can retailers reach out to customers before they make any decision to purchase? How can their interest be awakened? And what different types of buyers are…

UK: HTA Pearson Medal awarded to John Ravenscroft

This year the HTA has awarded the Pearson Memorial Medal to industry pioneer John Ravenscroft in recognition of his outstanding services to horticulture. HTA President Boyd Douglas-Davies presented the award at the Cultivating Retail Conference dinner on 19 November 2019. Commenting on the award Boyd Douglas-Davies…

December 10-12, Grand Rapids

US (MI): Consumer engagement experts featured at Greenhouse Growers Expo

The retail world is constantly changing and keeping up with it can be a tremendous challenge. The Michigan State University Extension floriculture team has put together a six-session track with research-based insights from industry experts to help you cut through all the noise and focus your efforts on…

US (FL): WF&FSA Floral Distribution Conference 2020 to be held in Orlando

In 2020, the Wholesale Florists & Florist Supplier Association (WF&FSA) annual Floral Distribution Conference (FDC) will be held in Orlando (FL), USA. From October 8-10, Hilton Bonnet Creek will open its doors for this event that brings together hundreds of wholesale floral professionals for three days…

UK: Houseplants invade RHS Garden Wisley greenhouse

Hundreds of houseplants will be growing, overflowing and taking over the Glasshouse at RHS Garden Wisley from 25 January to 1 March 2020.  A lost and abandoned Victorian house has been overrun by houseplants. Every room is filled with plants we know and love, grown wildly out of control. From a parlour palm…

US: Federal government seeks grower input on hemp production program

The federal government is seeking input from growers on hemp production in the United States — and the Society of American Florists is encouraging its members to be part of…

China: Horticulture skills competition held at HZAU

The first university horticulture skills competition was held at HZAU with 63 contestants from 21 agriculture-related universities. It consists of three sessions on fruit trees, vegetables and ornamental horticulture, with the first two in HZAU and the last in Hebei Agricultural University. Initiated and…

Interest and enthusiasm for VN-Dutch cooperation in high-tech horticulture

Vietnamese companies, institutes and governmental organisations were in large numbers present at the seminars throughout Vietnam organised by the Netherlands Vietnam Horti Business Platform (NVHBP). Horticulture is for both countries an important sector. Although the Netherlands is a small, densely…

Applications open for 2020 Masterclass in Horticultural Business

The Masterclass in Horticultural Business is a leadership program that's been tailor-made for Australian entrepreneurs in horticulture. The masterclass is offered through flexible online delivery, and developed in partnership with international leaders in Horticulture – Horticulture Innovation Australia,…


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