Events

August 9, Odense

Denmark: PKM’s CEO Jack Møller to celebrate 50th birthday

PKM’s CEO Jack Møller will be 50 years on August 9, 2019. It is marked with a birthday reception: Friday, August 9, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the Pool House, Gartneriet…

A flower shop disguised as a candy shop

This year the International Floriculture Expo was held in Miami, where Jet Fresh Flowers debuted its Candy Shop for the first time. This concept and exhibit was made entirely in-house, featuring fresh-cut and preserved flowers available from Jet Fresh Flower Distributors. Floral designs were made by Olga…

Royal Brinkman innovation seminar:

"Even though things are going well, innovation is necessary”

‘Let’s improve together.’ This was the main goal in ‘s-Gravenzande last week, where over 500 guests were invited by Royal Brinkman to join in for a seminar on the future of the industry. The company believes innovation is necessary. As the event location the old auction hall in ‘s-Gravenzande was chosen.…

UK: Cambridgeshire firm seeks answers to labour shortage

A Cambridgeshire based business is to lead the way in demonstrating labour saving techniques to help the horticulture industry offset the shortage of seasonal workers. Plant propagator, Volmary Ltd of Wisbech, has been announced as an AHDB ‘Strategic SmartHort Centre’ and will host a series of workshops…

UK: Award winning new plant display from Farplants

Farplants pulled out all the stops to celebrate the tenth year of the HTA National Plant Show. Their interactive new plant display created a memorable experience to help launch new ranges. The company's latest innovations, Garden your Way to Wellbeing and Mounds and Mats, took centre stage. In addition,…

China: Expo 2019 Beijing celebrates National and Provincial Days

Expo 2019 Beijing, blooming at the foothills of the Great Wall in the Yanqing District, has been welcoming visitors, from China and around the world, to celebrate National and Provincial Days. Approved by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), as an A1 category event, Expo 2019…

September 16-18, Washington, D.C.

AmericanHort officially announces 2019 Impact Washington Summit

AmericanHort announced the 2019 Impact Washington Summit, September 16-18 in Washington, D.C. to unite leaders across the green industry to hear from dynamic speakers about…

US (OR): Farwest Show last call for New Varieties Showcase entries

June 30, 2019 is the final deadline to submit entries for the New Varieties Showcase, a main feature and annual highlight of the 2019 Farwest Show. Sponsored by Macore, the New Varieties Showcase will highlight cutting-edge plant varieties from around the world. Industry experts and show attendees will…

Colombian ornamental growers in the Netherlands

A group of 20 Colombian ornamental growers participated in the first inter-association mission promoted by Caproflor, the Geffa Flower Group and Colviveros, the Colombian Nursery Trade Association. They attended the GreenTech Fair, the World Horti Center, FloraHolland and the FlowerTrials in Holland…

UK: Visitors go behind the scenes of a nursery during LEAF Open Farm Sunday

Sunday 9th June 2019 saw Walberton Nursery open its doors for the first time for LEAF Open Farm Sunday. As part of a cooperative, although Walberton hosted the event, all of the Farplants Group team helped in organising and running the day. A total of 35 volunteers from Binsted, Walberton, Fleurie and…

Spain: Over 350 varieties at Plantinova Open Days

International propagators, breeders, growers (both local growers as well as city growers) and retailers. They all gathered in Vilassar de Mar at the Plantinova Open Days, in connection with Viridalia 2019. The event took place from June 5-7, 2019. In addition, the week after they also organized a…

Photo report FlowerTrials 2019

The 31 FlowerTrials locations where 62 breeding companies were showcasing their varieties, closed their doors last Friday, June 14. From all over the world, growers, traders and retailers visited the trials to see what's on display. And as the Greentech was held in the same week, that made the event for many visitors even more…

US: For growers, Outstanding Varieties provides opportunity to stand apart

Toward the end of 2018, Juan David Lecuona began fielding hundreds of queries from industry members hungry for more information on ‘Alma’— a bright white chrysanthemum with a perfectly green center grown by his company, Deliflor Latin America. The reason for that spike in interest? In September, ‘Alma’…

American Flowers Week presents field-grown fashion

We’re quickly approaching American Flowers Week, the fifth annual celebration originally launched in 2015 by Slow Flowers. This year, the organizers continue the inspiring Botanical Couture Collection, a series of wearable floral fashions, created with locally-harvested flowers and foliages by design…

"Biological control, beyond the point of no return"

Future trends in biological control − as well as potential opportunities and obstacles, including constraints surrounding the development of novel bio-pesticides − proved a popular session at the recent IUPAC2019 Conference. The joint lunch meeting was hosted by Biobest together with the project leaders…

UK: Visitors vote for their favourites at the HTA National Plant Show

Visitors to the HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, which took place this week at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire voted for their favourite plants and most inspiring retails stands and concepts at the event. The Visitor Vote results, sponsored by Floramedia, were: Best in Show and Shrub &…

July 2-7, Molesey

UK: David Austin at RHS Hampton Court’s Festival of Roses

David Austin Roses has confirmed its attendance at RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival, on 2-7 July 2019. This year a selection of English Rose varieties will offer a treat for the senses, set inside a white picket-fenced garden of bloom draped arches and pergolas, within the show’s celebrated…

UK: Showcasing regional National Collections at RHS Chatsworth Show 2019

Leading garden plant conservation charity Plant Heritage will showcase regional National Collections highlighting the diversity of plants conserved within these collections at the RHS Chatsworth Show 2019. Plants nurtured by our ‘Plant Guardians’ will be on show, and our 2019 'Missing Genera’ campaign…

July 12-14, Kunming

China: Flower lovers flock to Kunming for International Flower Expo

The opening of the 20th Kunming International Flower Expo of China (KIFE 2019), which will be held at the Kunming Dianchi International Convention and Exhibition Center, Yunnan Province, is set to expand further global cooperation within the floral industry. This year, guests will be treated to a floral…

Sweden: Union Fleurs Pot Plant meeting kicked off

Union Fleurs kicked off the programme organised for its Pot plant members in Sweden on 19-20 June, in cooperation with Swedish member BRO. The tour welcomed a group of 25 pot…

September 26-28, Padua

Italy: Medicinal and aromatic plants at Flormart

The world of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, thanks also to the recent approval of the new Italian law, opens interesting opportunities for companies of the sector, from the multifunctional for the agricultural sector to the nursery gardening and horticultural one. Flormart 2019 hosts the first edition of…

AgSafeBC holds Progressive Ag Safety Day

Child safety on the farm

Children and youth living in agricultural environments are at risk of serious injury or death, especially when school breaks for the summer and more children are on or around agricultural worksites. AgSafe , British Columbia’s agricultural workplace health and safety association promotes the importance of child safety education…

AmericanHort announces the 2019 HortScholars

For the past thirteen years, AmericanHort has identified and supported six college students with a passion and drive for the horticulture industry through the HortScholars…

Registration open for the Crosset Company 2019 Produce & Floral Conference

Registration is now open for the new Crosset Company Produce & Floral Conference held in Cincinnati, OH on August 28, 2019. Retailers, Foodservice Operators, Growers,…

August 2, Cresco

US (IA): "Testing the Best in the Midwest"

On Friday, August 2, from 9 AM to 4 PM, Plantpeddler is hosting a full day for horticulture professionals in production, distribution, wholesale, and retail. A complimentary…

November 6-8, Vijfhuizen

World floriculture trade platform IFTF heading for its 10th edition

The International Floriculture Trade Fair IFTF will be held for the 10th time this year in November. Having its home base at Expo Haarlemmermeer in Vijfhuizen in Holland since it was held for the first time, the fair grew considerably throughout the years. With the extension of the venue from 15,000 to…

US: TPIE is moving to Tampa, FL in 2021 & 2022

FNGLA is excited to announce big news! After the Tropical Plant International Expo in Fort Lauderdale on January 22-24, 2020, TPIE will be moving from the east side to the west side of the Sunshine State! TPIE’s backdrop for 2021 and 2022 will be the vibrant redeveloped waterfront and urban cool…

UK: Agapanthus ‘AMB001’ ‘Fireworks’ takes Best in Show at New Plant Awards

Agapanthus ‘AMB001’ ‘Fireworks’ from Fairweather’s Nursery has been crowned this year as Best in Show at the New Plant Awards on the opening morning of the HTA National Plant Show. The show, sponsored by Hortipak, takes place today and tomorrow (18 and 19 June) at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. When…

Schoneveld Breeding opens new site PlantXperience

Last Friday, the new location of Schoneveld Breeding PlantXperience was opened. From all over the world - the company is active in about 60 countries - guests were welcomed. The new construction includes a 1 ha production greenhouse, 7,000 m2 business premises (breeding & R&D, cold store, water…

US (VA): Guests dine under tulip chandeliers

Every American Grown Field to Vase Dinner is special, but the second stop of the 2019 tour at Bloomia USA in King George, Virginia, may have set a new standard for the floral chandelier. Guests dined under a canopy of 36 color-blocked tulip chandeliers at tables featuring vases overflowing with tulips…

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GreenTech 2019: What did you miss?

Greenhouses, crop protection, screens, shading installations, crop enhancement products, automation solutions, climate control tools, installation companies, heating solutions, watering novelties and LEDs, LEDs and LEDs. That was GreenTech 2019 in short. Want a little bit more? We have almost 400…

British Flowers Week: Is the 'Grown not Flown' trend catching on?

Last week was a celebration of all things British Flowers, from cut flowers, plants and foliage to the growers and the independent florists working with them. #BritishFlowersWeek is now in its 7th year, after being established by the New Convent Garden Market to promote the industry. Last year, the…

US (FL): TPIE is moving to Tampa in 2021 and 2022

After the Tropical Plant International Expo in Fort Lauderdale on January 22-24, 2020, TPIE will be moving from the east side to the west side of the Sunshine State. TPIE’s backdrop for 2021 and 2022 will be the vibrant redeveloped waterfront and urban cool offerings of Tampa Bay, Florida as the show…

NL: Impression of WPS Automation Inspiration Tour

To give interested parties a better idea of WPS' automation solutions in real life, they organised their very first WPS Automation Inspiration Tour on the last day of the Greentech, Thursday 13 June. This tour was a great success! With two vans, they visited three customers in two tours who explained the…

September 1-3, Cologne

Germany: spoga+gafa brings the garden industry together

From 1 to 3 September 2019, Cologne will be the place-to-be for anyone who wants to make things happen in the garden. spoga+gafa demonstrates its position as the largest garden fair in the world. Whether it’s the latest trends in plants, high-quality furniture for the garden or the latest barbecue…

July 24-27, Santa Barbara

CalFlowers Fun 'N Sun Convention features flower farm tours

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

NL: Second edition Garden Trials and Trade welcomes international visitors

The second edition of Garden Trials and Trade was well received, the organization announces. "Exhibitors were very satisfied with the quality of the visitors. On Tuesday and Thursday, the number of visitors fell short of the totals from the previous year. The range of products exhibited in the stands,…

August 1, Loudon

US (NH): Growers host 23rd annual open house

Building on more than two decades of open house events, Pleasant View Gardens (PVG) and D.S. Cole Growers are at it again – opening their doors to industry professionals from around the world to visit their greenhouses and gardens on August 1st. “It sounds cliché, but after 23 years, we still get excited…

NL: Clematis 'ST17333’ (Multi Pink) Best Novelty Garden Trials and Trade 2019

Clematis 'ST17333’ (Multi Pink), submitted by Van der Starre from Boskoop, has been voted Best Novelty at Garden Trials and Trade 2019. Clematis 'ST17333’ (Multi Pink) has a unique combination of flower shape and colour in the popular Clematis genus. It is a mutant plant from the Clematis 'Hagley Hybrid'…

June 2019, Malause

France: Mandevilla Days dedicated to knowledge sharing

Lannes Group introduces the Mandevilla Days, a unique event dedicated to knowledge sharing and professional exchanges, right at its premises in Malause, Tarn-et-Garonne, France where both research and production are located. The program has been designed to fit your needs and the host will guide you…

Photo report: Decorum Summer Fair

It is a week full of events and festivities and the Decorum Summer Fair is one of them. During this annual event all 20 decorum flower growers presented their assortment in the World Horti Center. A great opportunity for many buyers of Decorum flowers to meet the growers in person. BP news was there to…

FlowerTrials coming to an end

The FlowerTrials 2019 edition is coming to an end today. At 4 pm, the doors of all locations where 62 breeding companies presented their novelties will close. Unfortunately, the weather was not as good as previous years, but this did not seem to influence the positive atmosphere. The team of FloralDaily and our Dutch colleagues…

Photo Report IFTEX 2019

Here it is, the photo report of the IFTEX 2019. Last Friday, the Oshwal Center closed its doors on the 8th edition of the IFTEX. At this three-day event, the stakeholders from the worldwide floriculture chain once again gathered in Nairobi. It primarily is a show which connects growers and buyers, but many horticultural…

Flowers from the Westland at horse event in Germany

The Cross Country Days-Military in Ostbevern (Germany) was made more festive again this year with lilies from the Westland, offered by Van den Bos Flowerbulbs. The winner of the competition, Antonia Goldberg and her horse Rosalie, were given a bouquet of flowers by Westland city ​​councilor Cor van der…

July 13-14, Urlingford

Ireland: Wildflower Growers Open Day

You are invited to a farm walk and talk by Sandro Cafolla on all aspects of growing wildflowers. The day will reveal the most up to date experiences and results of 30 years wildflower growing and research in Ireland, Sandro will tell all about growing and maintaining wildflower meadows and individual…

Australia: Almost halfway for 2019 Hort Masterclass participants

The 2019 Hort Masterclass is fast approaching the halfway mark. Described as a mini-MBA, the course is an intensive 10-month professional development program for those looking to accelerate their careers within horticulture. The course is delivered by the University of Tasmania, with input from…

US (GA): 2019 SNA Research Conference proceedings available

The proceedings of the 63rd Annual SNA Research Conference Proceedings has been compiled and is now available online at www.sna.org . This 209-page proceedings, provided free…

GreenTech heading down the home stretch

Day three of the GreenTech is in full swing. Until 5 pm, everyone can still attend a lecture (click here for the programme), visit a pavilion, drop by the stands for a chat, or take a look at an interesting product. The team with Logitec Plus Olivier Begerem and Maxime Dedecker (2Grow) pose for a…

California Protea Association throws Member Appreciation party

June is California Grown Flowers Month and the California Protea Association (CPA) kicked off the month-long celebration on June 1st by throwing a Member Appreciation party. The event was held at a beautiful estate in Hidden Meadows owned by the renowned local Visual Artist Pako Pablos. Pako’s artistic…

August 20, Portland

US (OR): Farwest Show Retail Tour to visit independent garden centers

The 2019 Farwest Show, August 21–23 in Portland, Oregon, will showcase four of the area’s best garden centers on its Go-to Garden Centers Retail Tour from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20. Highly rated on Google and Yelp, the retail locations on this tour will inspire registered guests by…

September 19-21, Qingdao

New time and location for Horti China 2019

Horti China will take place in the Qingdao World Expo City Hall N4 and Hall N5 on September 19th to 21st, 2019. The conference is expected to cover an area of 20,000 square meters. The exposition areas include seeds, plantation, greenhouse technology and resources, and other specialist industries. The…

Netherlands: Registration open for Trade Fair Aalsmeer novelties

Behind the scenes, Royal FloraHolland is working hard to map out novelties once again, for suppliers, exporters and wholesalers. Trade Fair Aalsmeer starts in November 2019. During this event, novelties are given a stage. They are even indicated separately on the map. And more importantly, the stage is…

October 2-4, Bogotá

Colombia: Proflora puts spotlight on sea freight

Sea shipping is something we are hearing more and more about in recent years. Being able to reach all the flower industry commercial hubs of the world at very competitive prices requires efficient and reliable transportation. For the first time in Proflora there will be a booth exclusively for companies…

Digitization in the greenhouse ensures well-founded cultivation decisions

Grodan’s biennial plant growers’ day took place last week. Every time they manage to organize a special activity at this event. This time it was all about horsepower. Lots of horsepower. Racing took place with Land Rovers, quads and bugxter buggies. But before that happened, the group was taken to the…

A visit to the Dominican Republic for development of the plant breeder's rights system

From the 25th up to the 29th of March, a delegation of three international specialists visited the Dominican Republic in regards to a development program for plant breeder's rights (PVP-toolbox). The Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality is financing the program. The Dominican Republic…

June 18-19, Stoneleigh Park

"Download the app to get ready for the HTA National Plant Show"

Next week, the 10th HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, will be held on 18-19 June at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire. To give you a smooth show, make sure you download the free HTA National Plant Show App for 2019 from Garden Connect. It’s available now on the App Store for iOS and Google…

US: 2019 Petal It Forward set for October 23

SAF’s 2019 Petal It Forward campaign date is set for Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, and the Society of American Florists is spreading the word to increase industry participation and make it easy for members to start planning their local events now. “The Petal It Forward concept is simple and easy to do, and…

Seed Your Future and Scholastic Announce Winners of the Planting Your Solution Contest

US: Youth solve environmental challenges with innovative plant-based solutions

Seed Your Future and Scholastic are proud to announce the winners of the Planting Your Solution Contest . Hundreds of middle-schoolers across the country identified…

October 28-November 8, 2019

NL: Two-week Mastercourse Floriculture organised by Jungle Talks

Want to learn more about the current and upcoming trends in the industry? The Pro Manager Mastercourse Floriculture, organized by Jungle Talks, has its focus on the future and…

March 24-26, Querétaro, Mexico

GreenTech launches GreenTech Americas

On the first day of GreenTech Amsterdam, GreenTech Americas has been launched. The spin-off will take place from 24-26 March 2020 in Querétaro, Mexico. According to the organizers, this is a logical next step, as Mexico is a major agricultural producer, the number of hectares under protected agriculture…

GreenTech continues with busy second day

With the second day of GreenTech being in full swing, it's not hard to be in a good mood in Amsterdam. It's raining cats and dogs outside, but inside climate and water are discussed on a completely different level. The exhibition had a good start yesterday and exhibitors value the quality talks they've…

FlowerTrials, Greentech and more events:

Netherlands: the center of floriculture this week

The FlowerTrials and Greentech kicked off today. At the FlowerTrials, 62 breeding companies in three regions present their latest innovations and future developments in pot and bedding plants. In Amsterdam, at the Greentech, the world of horticulture suppliers (techniques in particular) are gathering.…

Innovation Awards for Grodan, Koppert Biological Systems and Ridder

GreenTech 2019 gets underway

And it's off! This morning in Amsterdam, GreenTech started. Technical novelties, new projects and meeting up with acquaintances - for the high-tech horticultural world Amsterdam is the place to be this week. It's the first time that the GreenTech exhibition is taking place within 12 months after the final edition, as the show…

June 18-20, Miami

US (FL): International Floriculture Expo returns

In 2019 the International Floriculture Expo will return to Miami, Florida and take place at the state of the art newly redesigned Miami Beach Convention Center from June 18th- 20th. The show returns to Miami for the first time since 2013. 2019 Education Program The floral industry is fast-paced, with new…

Russian tulip growers get acquainted with Dutch tech

On May 23 the Association “Greenhouses of Russia” held a seminar for agronomic services and flower-growing businesses on the topic “The technology of cultivation of tulips, the correct selection of varieties and planting material”. One of the leading Dutch companies in the production and supply of…

June 11-14, Heerhugowaard:

NL: Kalanchoë Trials at SlijkermanKalanchoë

From 11 to 14 June Slijkerman will again hold their yearly Kalanchoë Trials. They open the doors of their high-tech greenhouse in Heerhugowaard (The Netherlands) and take customers along the wide variety of Kalanchoë. During a visit, all commercial varieties, as well as the latest developments, can be…

Flowers from the Farm Midlands celebrate British Flowers Week BBC Gardeners’ World Live

British Flowers Week is back on 10-16 June and Flowers from the Farm from the Midlands region will be celebrating in Shakespearean style at BBC Gardeners’ World Live at Birmingham’s NEC! Chasing a fourth consecutive Gold medal at this year’s show, Flowers from the Farm's creative Midlands members have…

Kenya: Greenlife participates in Rhino Charge

Last weekend, the Rhino Charge (an annual off-road 4×4 competition) took place in Oldonyiro, Kenya. The event is organised in order to raise funds to support the activities of the Rhino Ark Charitable Trust, an NGO which works towards a noble cause: the conservation and protection of Kenya’s mountain…

US (CA): Rene van Rems honored with 2019 Industry Icon Award

Continuing its annual tradition, the San Diego County Flower & Plant Association (SDCF&PA) announced the recipient of its Industry Icon Award for 2019, recognizing exemplary accomplishments in and contributions to the horticulture industry. This year, the association will bestow the award to Rene…

June 28-July 4

American Flowers Week returns for fifth annual celebration of domestic cut flowers

Debra Prinzing, Slow Flowers founder and creative director, announced details for the 2019 American Flowers Week campaign and unveiled this year’s botanical couture collection featuring nine floral fashion looks designed with iconic American-grown botanicals. American Flowers Week is produced by…

August 21-23, Portland

US (OR): Farwest Show offers tours of garden centers, sustainable businesses and wholesale nurseries

The 2019 Farwest Show, August 21–23 in Portland, Oregon, will offer three tours from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 20. Every year, Farwest tours explore the dynamic facilities of Portland’s thought leaders in the green industry. This year’s three tracks will look at retail garden centers,…

Netherlands: Product Training for Syngenta Flowers export customers

Export customers from Syngenta Flowers Europe paid a visit to Andijk on the 15th and 16th of May, where a broad range of the breeder's assortment was presented. They met for the annual Business Partner Meeting, to learn more about the latest developments in the Syngenta Flowers assortment. “We organize…

UK: Shortlist announced for The Biopesticide Awards 2019

Bionema Limited in conjunction with Swansea University are hosting the inaugural Biopesticide Summit on 2-3 July 2019 to address the pressing need to develop alternatives to…

Flowers from the Farm celebrate British Flowers Week at the Royal Opera House

In celebration of British Flowers Week, growers from Flowers from the Farm are bringing beautiful, scented, British cut flowers back to the heart of Covent Garden in an exclusive collaboration with event florist, Simon Lycett, and the Royal Opera House. The glass-domed Paul Hamlyn Hall of the Royal Opera…

Flourishing horticulture in Ethiopia

Eyeing the huge potential of the sector, the government of Ethiopia recently made available 6000 ha of land for horticulture in Alage, Arbaminch, Awassa and Bahirdar. The sector has shown exponential growth, generating 300 million USD in the year 2017 from export. Apart from contributing economic…

Kenya government apologizes to flower industry for delayed fertilizer clearance process

The Kenya flower industry heads have lauded the government’s move to expedite clearance of fertilizer at the port of Mombasa by reducing the number of clearing agents to four, ensuring that the agricultural inputs get to market in time. by Bob Koigi - bobkoigi@gmail.com This, following complaints from…

Winners IFTEX's 2019 Best Grower Quality Competitions

During the IFTEX Opening Ceremony yesterday, awards were handed out to exhibitors in different categories. Ronald van der Breevaart was the Head of the Jury of IFTEX’s 2019 Best Grower Quality Competitions and had the honor to announce the winners. Principal Secretary for Trade Dr. Chris Kiptoo and CEO…

UK: Herb farm contributed to medal-winning Chelsea gardens

Jekka’s, home to the largest collection of culinary herbs in the UK, was at this year's RHS Chelsea Flower Show again, and it was quite a successful one for them. In addition to presenting themselves at their own stand, Jekka's supplied a number of award winning gardens at this year's show: three golds,…

webinar, June 13

Geothermal in the Southern Cone: The New Frontier?

In the build-up to the 2019 Geothermal Congress for Latin America and the Caribbean, there will be a complementary webinar focused on the future for geothermal in Chile and Argentina. Despite the existence of a substantial resource in both countries, only one project – Cerro Pabellon in Chile – has made…

Ireland: Sustainability and biodiversity take centre stage at Bloom 2019

Over 115,000 people, including 20,000 children, attended Bord Bia’s Bloom festival in the Phoenix Park, Dublin over the June bank holiday weekend. Commenting on the success of this year’s show, Tara McCarthy Bord Bia’s Chief Executive said, ‘We are proud that Bloom continues to evolve and this year’s…

University of Florida Greenhouse Training Online courses: Nutrient Management 1

Train yourself, or your staff, to make better crop management decisions by learning the basics of plant nutrition management. Nutrient Management 1 is the second course of the 2019 Greenhouse Online Training program offered by the University of Florida IFAS Extension. This course is intermediate level…

Kenya: IFTEX 2019 opening its doors

This morning, during the traditional opening ceremony, the International Flower Trade Expo (IFTEX) was officially opened by Principal Secretary Trade Dr. Chris Kiptoo and CEO Royal FloraHolland Steven van Schilfgaarde. Dr. Chris Kiptoo and Steven van Schilfgaarde cutting the ribbon. After the ceremony,…

November 5, Vijfhuizen

Floriforum returns in 2019, focusing on customer dynamics

Union Fleurs, the International Flower Trade Association, announced that the Floriforum will be back by popular demand for a second edition. It will take place on Tuesday 5 November 2019 (14h-17h) at the IFTF Auditorium in Expo Haarlemmermeer, Vijfhuizen, the Netherlands. Focusing this year on customer…

February 26-28, Milan

Myplant & Garden puts spotlight on internationality and growth

Myplant & Garden, International Green Expo, is warming up the engines for the sixth edition: 26-27-28 February 2020. The goal for 2020 is confirming and reinforcing the role of the trade fair as the place to be for the international jet set of the garden industry. The trade fair for the garden…

June 23, 2019

Spreading happiness with flowers during National Lonely Bouquet Day

The National Lonely Bouquet Day will take place on Sunday the 23rd of June 2019. The ultimate goal of this initiative is very simple, florists and flower lovers all around the world dedicate one day a year to making strangers happy. The method chosen to achieve this goal is… flowers. What began as a…

EHR’s 2019 California Spring Trials Report now available

Eason Horticultural Resources released their 2019 edition of the California Spring Trials Report. This is one of the most comprehensive descriptive guides of the introductions…

HTA at Scotland’s Plant Health Conference

The Horticultural Trades Association were delighted to support Scotland’s Plant Health Conference that took place in Edinburgh on the 28 May. Professor Gerry Saddler, Chief Plant Health Officer for Scotland and Head of Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA), welcomed delegates to the…

June 5-9, Chatsworth

UK: Countdown to sensory extravaganza

This year’s RHS Chatsworth Flower Show partnered by Wedgwood is just days away from throwing open the gates to a summer’s day out to captivate all of the senses. From Wednesday, June 5, thousands of visitors are expected to flock to the 1,000 acre Chatsworth Estate as it is transformed into a gardener’s…

September 10-12, Moscow

Roses of Uzbekistan coming to FlowersExpo

Among the participants of the Trade Fair “Flowers Expo'2019” a new country - Uzbekistan, and a new participant - the company Gulhan. The greenhouse complex of this company was launched in 2014. Cut roses are grown there using the high-tech method of low-volume hydroponics and drip irrigation, with an…

Plant Detective Journalists Horticultural Michael & Lois Warren share their story:

UK: What caught the attention at RHS Chelsea Show 2019?

Plant Detective Journalists Horticultural, Michael & Lois Warren have been on the trail for new plants or interesting stories at the RHS Chelsea Show. Below, they share their story with us. Lionel, Kate and Charlotte de Rothschild. First stop, Plant of the Year where nurseries put forward new or…

Floral Design Fair: February 27-29, 2020 in Istanbul, Turkey

New fair offers gateway to Middle Eastern's booming floricultural industry

The floricultural industry in the Middle East is said to be booming and consumers seem to become more and more enamored with flowers and plants. In order to show and let international growers tap into this potential, a new fair has been set up, namely Floral Design Fair. "It will give them the chance to…

September 30 - October 2, 2019 in Quito:

Ecuador: Agriflor 2019 on track for first yearly edition

The number of exhibitors participating in the 2019 edition of Agriflor is growing steadily. Until now about 50 exhibitors have booked or reserved space in the international flower trade fair, which will take place yearly as of this year. The former biennial held trade exhibition changed into an annual…

June 27 in Overton:

US: Over 500 ornamental plant and vegetable trial varieties at East Texas Horticultural Field Day

The East Texas Horticultural Field Day on June 27 will feature more than 500 ornamental plant and vegetable trial varieties for public viewing, along with presentations by experts at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton. Dr. Brent Pemberton, Texas A&M AgriLife Research…

at Arlington National Cemetery

US: Flowers placed on over 600,000 gravesites on Memorial Day

The Memorial Day Flowers Foundation returned to Arlington National Cemetery where over 5,000 volunteers placed flowers on over 600,000 gravesites. This two-day event, took place all over the country at over 150 U.S. National Cemeteries where sponsors and volunteers worked together to decorate every…

Bradt's Brains

Rick Bradt's Brain Tumour Walk 2019

Rick Bradt of A.M.A. Horticulture is a Brain Tumour Survivor . "I'm one of the lucky ones who now lives a normal life (I had brain surgeries for a Pituitary Macro Adenoma in 2000, 2002, 2004). So many brain tumour patients are permanently disabled from their tumours (there are over 100 different types of…

19th of June at the Miami Beach Botanical Garden:

Shean Strong will make live bouquets at Dekker Chrysanten Miami Experience

Only a few weeks left until the Dekker Chrysanten Miami Experience. Shean Strong is invited to be their lead designer and will make some live bouquets and table pieces. Read what he does here www.sheanstrong.com or follow him on Instagram @sheanstrong Shean Strong has a message for you! See the video…

Grand opening of a unique microreproduction lab

Poland: Visionary microreproduction

On May 10, about 70 people from Poland and abroad (Belarus, the Netherlands, Germany, Serbia, Ukraine) took part in the grand opening of a new in vitro laboratory - a plant microreproduction lab of Plantin, a company from Cracow, Poland. This family-owned firm belonging to the Kusibab family is a unique…

Arthur Kramer of Florist during their open day:

"The Gerbera’s business in Colombia is very interesting"

On May the 22nd, a Gerbera’s Open House was held at Jacaranda’s Farm in Bogota organized by BallSB and Florist. During the exhibition, clients were able to see the 2019 New Collection with exciting novelties, proven productivity and client’s favorite in Standard and Mini. Among the 2019 novelties, 3 of…

AU: Projects to support a grower-led plant health system

Growers in the Australian nursery industry are set to benefit from a number of projects aimed at enhancing on-farm crop monitoring, plant protection skills and pest identification and surveillance. This includes a newly contracted initiative by the Australian Department of Agriculture and Water Resources…

June 5-8, 2019:

Kenya: Open Days at WAC International in Naivasha

During the IFTEX week in Nairobi, many growers and breeders will open their doors to visitors of the trade fair. One of the breeders who will be showing their varieties is WAC International. At their trial house in Naivasha, the visitors can meet their latest varieties. Over 30 varieties will be on…

June 1, King George

US (VA): A dining experience bursting with color

A Saturday dinner on the town is always fun but rarely a work of art. Meals that satisfy more than just your hunger simply aren’t a routine experience for most Americans. But on Saturday, June 1, diners have a chance to make memories rather than mark time over a plate when the 2019 American Grown Field…

Hortilux launches Hortiled Top 120v19

"Cultivation under LED lighting is very different to cultivation using HPS fixtures"

With its new Hortiled Top 120v19, Hortilux is in the race for the GreenTech Sustainability Award 2019. "The limited energy consumption of the new Hortiled Top 120v19 not only means lower energy costs, but also a location requires less capacity to achieve a higher crop yield. In addition, growers require…

Six plants competing for FleuroStar

W hich new variety will succeed Osteospermum ecklonis Purple Sun from Selecta one? Fleuroselect proudly presents the six entries in this year's FleuroStar Contest. Each of these novelties is hoping to be hailed as the next 'Winner with the Wow Factor', the variety with the highest visual impact at point…

Bernard Ondanje, Horticultural Crops Directorate (HCD):

"IFTEX: a one-stop shop for all stakeholders in the flower value chain"

In exactly one week, the Oshwal Center in Nairobi will be opening its doors for the International Flower Trade Expo (IFTEX). For three days (from June 5-7), nearly 200 growers, breeders and suppliers will present their products and services at this continuously growing exhibition. Since it's inception in…

Australian Industry events: ‘Growing Together’ to promote urban greenspace

Australian production and retail nurseries are invited to attend a special industry event in their local capital city, as part of the national ‘Growing Together’ tour. Run by…

UK: Walberton Nursery to open its doors for LEAF Open Farm Sunday

Walberton Nursery, part of Tristram Plants and The Farplants Group, will be opening its doors on 9th June 2019 to participate in LEAF Open Farm Sunday. Over 1000 farmers and horticultural enterprises across the UK have opened their doors since the event first started in 2006, as a way for local…

July 30, Ithaca

US (NY): Cornell Floriculture Field Day

The upcoming Cornell Floriculture Field Day features a program for the commercial floriculture industry. Morning presentations will take place at the Cornell Botanic Garden's Nevin Center. There will also be an afternoon program at the Trial Garden in its new location at Cornell Botanic Gardens. Click…

June 5-7, 2019 in Vilassar de Mar (BA):

Spain: Over 350 varieties at Plantinova Open Days

From June 5-7, Plantinova will open the doors of their facility in Vilassar de Mar (BA), Spain. They represent independent breeders and during these three days, breeders, propagators, growers and other industry members can come and see what is offered by Plantinova. Plantinova is organizing open days for…

September 5-7, Warsaw

Polish economic growth good news for flower and plant industry

Flower Expo Poland has already proven to be an effective platform for gaining business contacts and succeeding in the Polish market. And it is worth being there – Poland’s economy is one of the fastest-growing in the EU and with unprecedented demand for flowers and plants. The 4th edition of the fair…

July 7-10, Las Vegas

AIFD releases "Blooms Over Las Vegas"

This July, Catholic Charities' Meals on Wheels and Nevada Senior Services in Las Vegas, Nev. are just two of the organizations that will be in for a cheerful surprise when…

Kenyan roses to conquer the Russian market

Over the last years, after the crisis in 2015, many growers have been increasing their volumes to Russia. And the volumes from Kenyan growers seem to be growing the fastest. "Imports of roses from Kenya to Russia in recent years have significantly outpaced all other countries and increased by more than…

July 12-14, Kunming

Kunming International Flower Expo to blossom in China

The 20th Kunming International Flower Expo of China (KIFE), hosted by Reed Exhibitions in partnership with Yunnan Flower Technology Training & Promotion Center, will take place in Kunming from July 12 to 14. This year's event, themed "Live in Colorful Blossoms, Live A Green Future", will be held…

January 13-14, Worthington

US (OH): Call for presenters for new education conference

Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association is looking for dynamic, experienced speakers to present education sessions at a two-day education conference in January 2020. ONLA’s…

UK: Sea thrift at D-Day 75 Garden RHS Chelsea 2019

A monumental date to remember in any year, but especially this year, the 6th June 2019 will see the 75th anniversary of the 1944 D-Day Landings. The D-Day Revisited Charity have organised a number of projects to mark this most important of historic moments, including the creation of this garden at RHS…

June 5-7, Nairobi

Royal FloraHolland at the IFTEX 2019

The International Flower Trade Expo (IFTEX) will be held from June 5 - 7 in Nairobi, Kenya. This is the 8th year Royal FloraHolland will be exhibiting at the IFTEX. Last year Royal FloraHolland won the Platinum award in the best stand category for non-perishables. Digital worldwide growth This year will…

Adriano Desideri, SOLHO:

"We want to open a new market for greenhouse manufacturers"

Building a greenhouse and connecting it to gas and electricity in some regions is more challenging than in others. While in the Netherlands and elsewhere in Europe an extensive infrastructure is available, in the Middle East and North Africa that is often not the case. But there they do have a lot of…

Regisration as an exhibitor at the Trade Fair Aalsmeer 2019 open until 2 June

Currently, the floriculture industry is highly internationally oriented. There are more and more opportunities for growth thanks to international cooperation, innovation and digitization. Connect to the global network In 2018, 35% of visitors came from outside the Netherlands. Trade Fair Aalsmeer is…

Netherlands: EPS continues its support for the spring fairs in 2020

The cooperation between the four sales fairs in the southern part of the Netherlands has resulted in continued financial support from Stichting European Plant Support (EPS).…

UK: Queen Elizabeth tours Chelsea Flower Show

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth visited the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday, touring gardens including one designed by the Duchess of Cambridge, the wife of her grandson Prince…

2,000 green, flowering plants at the German Film Award ceremony

Germany: Lola goes green!

Under the motto "German Film Award goes green", the German Film Prize, together with partners such as the Landgard Initiative "Flowers - 1000 Good Reasons", was presented for the first time at the Palais am Funkturm on May 3, 2019, at the presentation of the most prestigious award for German film In Berlin, an alternative, new…

June 11-14, Netherlands & Germany

Breeding in the spotlight at the FlowerTrials

From 11th – 14th of June the focus of the international floricultural industry is on new pot and bedding plants. Three regions, Westland, Aalsmeer and Rheinland Westphalia, play host to visitors from all over the world looking to discover the latest developments and trends. Where plants meet people In a…

Lourdes Reyes of BallSB reflects on the event through the eyes of a breeder:

PMA Fresh Connections: Trends influencing the floral industry's growth

The latest economic, consumer and market trends that are impacting and/or supporting the growth of the floral industry. This was the focus area of education at the last PMA Fresh Connection that was held in Miami last week where over 225 floral industry leaders, were interacting and brain-storming at the…

Bipartisan resolution supporting american flower industry introduced

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) and Congressman Salud Carbajal (D-Calif.) on May 14, 2019 introduced a bipartisan resolution designating July as “American Grown Flower Month” and encouraging consumers to buy “Certified American Grown” flowers.…

Décor District at Myplant & Garden

A world of flowers and inspirations

During the fifth edition of Myplant & Garden one of the events with a higher degree of appeal and inspiration has been the Décor District, a lively piazza for floristry, a scented and colourful trend-book across 5,000 m2, dedicated to the beauty, expertise and charm of the floristry world in all its…

IKEA and Tom Dixon explore urban farming at Chelsea Flower Show

IKEA is collaborating with world-renowned designer Tom Dixon to explore how democratic design principles can be applied to urban farming. The first step of this project has been working with the Design Research Studio, the design and innovations studio at the heart of Tom Dixon for the exhibition at…

Through the Eyes of Bees

At the Chelsea Flower Show, McQueens Flowers has the Per Oculus Apum installation on show – meaning Through the Eyes of Bees - an immense 20m long by 7m wide tunnel and immersive installation that focuses on wild, organic bee-friendly flowers in vibrant colours like yellow and includes an upside-down lavender field. This…

Duchess of Cambridge designs garden for RHS Chelsea Flower Show

To highlight the benefits of the natural world and inspire children, families and communities to enjoy the great outdoors, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge co-designed the 2019 Royal Horticultural Society Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. The garden builds on Her Royal Highness’s passion for…

RHS Chelsea Flower Show: Ten top facts

The RHS Chelsea Flower Show is probably the biggest event in the horticultural calendar and at The Real Flower Company they've been busy making sure their blooms would be at peak condition for this year’s display. This year they’re celebrating our 20th anniversary and to mark the occasion they're…


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