Events

Ukrainians flock to Kiev to see flowers

When you live in a country where you get six months of snow before nature starts blooming again, you're glad to see flowers again. Perhaps that's the reason why Ukrainians are visiting the Flower Expo in Kiev in such great numbers. In any case, the love of flowers among the Slavic people have once again…

Flowers for the Pope depart from Keukenhof

After months of preparations, the transportation of the floral consignment left from Keukenhof, 'Flowers for St. Peter's Square in Rome'. The Right Reverend Van den Hende, Bishop of Rotterdam, came to Keukenhof to bless the flowers before departure. Visitors from many nationalities were there to wave the…

May 21-23, London

‘Geraniums in Coral’ living art installation at Zetter Townhouse

Coral coloured Geraniums will transform the iconic entrance of The Zetter Townhouse hotel in Clerkenwell this May as part of Clerkenwell Design Week (CDW). The fantasy ‘underwater’ vignette is inspired by ‘Living Coral’ - Pantone Colour of the Year 2019 and will celebrate the longstanding urban…

Chelsea Flower Show installations raise awareness of bee conservation

McQueens Flowers has been commissioned by the RHS to create two original art installations at Chelsea Flower Show 2019 which will open visitors’ minds to how bees see the world and ultimately raise awareness of the recent decline in the bee population. Honey, I’m Home! - The Artisan Area & Tree Tops…

"St Jordi Day means good business to florists"

In Barcelona and the larger Catalonia region, 23rd April is a special day, it is Saint Jordi’s Day. A day when Love and Romance sweeps through town and takes residence in people’s hearts. During Saint Jordi’s Day people of all ages go an extra mile to find the best way to express affection to their loved…

July 8, Las Vegas

AIFD partners with Las Vegas Market to host event at World Market Center

The American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) is partnering with Las Vegas Market to host a one-day event that connects Market vendors with buyers and designers in the floral industry. The event will take place on Monday, July 8, 2019 from 3:30 to 8:30 p.m., on the World Market Center Las Vegas…

April 20-22, Shanghai

Holex present at IPM Shanghai 2019

On April 20-22, Holex Flower and Holex China will be present at the IPM show in Shanghai. The IPM is the flagship exhibition of the Floriculture & Horticulture industry in Asia, with more than 700 exhibitors from 30 countries and over 30,000 visitors from almost 60 countries. Holex Flower will attend…

Ultra-Clima growers gather in France

It was an international group that payed a visit to Groupe Olivier and SCEA Cheminant in Nantes last week. Amongst them Houwelings Tomatoes and Windset Farms of the United States, Agrimind from Japan, Lipetsk from Russia, Foodventures from Kazakhstan, Ocean Orchids from Slovania and Les Hortensias also…

China: Beijing horticultural expo site conducts trial run

Beijing on Saturday held a trial opening of the site for the upcoming 2019 Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition to test the reception capacity of the event. About 30,000 people, mainly local residents in Yanqing District in Beijing's northern suburb, which hosts the event, became the first…

Netherlands: Gold Plantarium pin for Jos Straathof

During his farewell from the Board of the Nursery Trade Fair Foundation, Jos Straathof received the Gold Plantarium pin, which was presented to him by chairman Jan Willem Griep. Straathof was a member of the Board of the Nursery Trade Fair Foundation for more than 12 years, the last seven of which as a…

June 5-13, Netherlands

Orchid Inspiration Days 2019 registration open

Preparations for the third edition of the Orchid Inspiration Days in June 2019 are in full swing. From now, visitors can register for the Orchid Inspiration Days on the website. This year, for the first time, the 14 participating growers have been divided into different themes: sustainability, trends and…

UK: Taylors Bulbs celebrate 100 years with Daffodil Day

Bulb buyers from Ayletts, Notcutts and Hillview garden centres joined over 500 Daffodil enthusiasts at Taylors Bulbs in Holbeach last week for their Daffodil Day to celebrate the centenary of the company. Organised in conjunction with the RHS Bulb Committee the event was probably the biggest gathering of…

photo report Iran Green Trade Fair

"Hopefully suppliers will see the possibilities of Iran and not act in haste"

When thinking of Iran, business burdens might come easier to your mind than business opportunities. However according to Dick van Raamsdonk there are many opportunities. Last week the Iran Green Trade Fair (IGTF) was organised. "It was the best edition of all former shows so far. We received…

Ethiopia's 7th International HortiFlora Show: Panel discussions

Ethiopia is in a good position to become the leading vegetable seed producer in Africa. That was one of the conclusions at the HortiFlora 2019 expo, organized for the 7th time on March 13-15, 2019 at the Millennium Hall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The event hosted international & local horticulture…

Exhibition time: Scam alert

Calls to book your hotel for an exhibition, forms to sign-up for the International Fairs Directory, e-mails to buy contact lists for major trade shows. Again we warn you not to answer any of these scamming companies that are targeting the horticultural trade fairs. Hotel scam "Good morning! I'm calling you regarding your hotel…

US (GA): Grower tour explores breeding, evaluation, introduction, nursery production techniques

The Center for Applied Nursery Research, in co-ordination with GGIA, is organizing a grower tour on July 25, 2019. This will be a full day tour with lunch provided. Several State Extension Specialists in multiple aspects of nursery production including disease, insects, and weed control have agreed to…

January 24-28, Frankfurt am Main

600 exhibitors from 44 countries registered for Christmasworld 2020

It Is not long till Easter, and Christmasworld already has a very good number of bookings. More than 600 exhibitors from 44 countries have so far registered for the international fair for festive and seasonal decorations. "At this moment in time, this is a very good level of registrations, which surely…

CAN (ON): Abbotsford Tulip Festival announces early opening

Festival organizers have announced that for the first time ever, Bloom, the Abbotsford Tulip Festival, will be opening early. Organizers explain that rows of colourful tulips are already beginning to blossom, with millions of bulbs soon to follow. More than 2.5 million tulips are expected to reach full…

Mount Fuji's annual tulip festival to feature 200,000 tulips of 150 varieties

The Heavenly Tulip Festival, at the foot of scenic Mount Fuji in Japan, is set to open next week. The month-long festival will feature 200,000 tulips of 150 varieties set against the backdrop of Mount Fuji. The park organises the tulip festival each spring, and the dahlia festival when it blossoms during…

January 28-31, Essen

New roses, hydrangeas and primroses on display at IPM Essen

April 13 is International Plant Appreciation Day. There are enough reasons to appreciate flowers, herbs, bushes and trees. They ensure a feel-good climate in the cities, bring colour and please their owners with delicious fruits. There are around 300,000 different plant species on Earth. Every year,…

President of Colombia attends General Assembly of Asocolflores 2019

The 46th General Assembly of Asocolflores, held on April 3, 2019, not only gathered a significant number of flower exporters, key agents of the floriculture value chain, ministers, and government advisers, but also Dr. Ivan Duque, President of the Republic of Colombia. His presence afforded the…

May 11, Bleiswijk

Netherlands: Havecon opens doors at new facilities

Saturday May 11th Havecon opens the doors of their new facilities to the public from 13:00 till 17:00 together with Voorwinden Group. A lot of construction work has been going on in the recent years at the Lorentzstraat in Bleiswijk. The new facilities, with a total surface of about 1.5 hectares, are now…

May 15-16, Orlando

US (FL): Breeders, education experts, industry members to gather at Florida Flower Trials

FNGLA's Florida Flower Trials serve as a place to sharpen business skills and get a first-hand glimpse of how the newest annual plant varieties can boost profit margins. Florida Flower Trials is a two-day annual event where top plant breeders, education experts and key industry members come together to…

April 11-13 in Tehran:

Iran Green Trade Fair 2019 takes off

The fourth edition of the Iran Green Trade Fair (IGTF) took off this morning. 115 exhibitors are presenting their products and services at the Tehran International Permanent Fairground in Tehran, Iran. This three day event will last till April 13 and this morning, the aisles were already quite filled.…

Spring flowers around the world

Spring has sprung in the northern hemisphere and locals and visitors have been enjoying the colourful displays along with the weather this week. Lonely Planet offers a look at spring flowers around the world from Asia to America via Europe.

September 26-28, Padua

Italy: Flormart prepares for 70th edition

The 70th edition of Flormart, the International Exhibition of Horticulture, Landscape Architecture and Green Infrastructures, will be held in Padua from September 26th-28th, 2019. Nurseries & landscape Flormart is a main exhibition for nurseries and horticulture in Italy. This edition aims to outline…

US: Flower Summit - an industry collaboration

AFE recently participated in the latest Flower Summit meeting, which was held in Washington D.C. on March 13, 2019. Started in 2014, Flower Summit meetings allow for a…

September 30-October 2, Quito

Ecuador: Agriflor turning into yearly flower trade fair

As of this year the international flower trade fair Agriflor in Ecuador has changed from a biennial into an annual event for the world floriculture industry. It was already planned for some time to make it a yearly event. The importance of the Ecuadorian flower industry justifies the change for more than…

April 30, Oxfordshire

UK: Final countdown to HTA Sustainability Matters

Case studies from growers and garden retailers will provide insight on how they are dealing with environmental issues at the HTA Sustainability Matters conference on Tuesday…

photo report Get in the Greenhouse

More than 200k visitors for Dutch greenhouses

"How tall are those bell pepper plants anyway?", "Look, Daddy, do you see that? They look like roses!" and "Are you from around here?" These are some of the questions and cries that were heard often last weekend, during the 42nd edition of the Dutch open days of the horticultural industry. During the two…

Pre-registrations Flower Expo Ukraine 270% higher than same time last year

"Despite the geopolitical challenges, the Ukrainian market offers opportunities"

The Flower Expo Ukraine, which will again be held in Kyiv from 16-18 April, has grown again a bit compared to last year. This year the fair is being held for the 13th time. From the Netherlands, 39 companies are participating, and for the first time since the crisis of 2014, a number of participants from…

Netherlands: Peony trial garden open to visitors

The Peony Trial Garden from Green Works is open to visitors. With over 300 different peony varieties, the trial Garden in Schagen, the Netherlands, is a sight to behold. Do you want to visit the peony trial garden in Schagen, the Netherlands? It's possible by appointment. You can find the location by…

September 4-5, Zuchwil

Home Garden Conference comes to Switzerland

The 2019 Home Garden Conference will come to Zuchwil, Switzerland on 4-5 September. In addition to visiting Wyss Samen und Pflanzen with its extensive garden centre, trial ground and display garden with approx. 2,000 plant species on 25,000 m², the programme also foresees a visit to heritage garden Pro…

photo report Get in the Greenhouse

Over 200,000 visitors for Dutch greenhouses

"How tall are those bell pepper plants anyway?", "Look, Daddy, do you see that? They look like roses!" and "Are you from around here?" These are some of the questions and cries that were heard often last weekend, during the 42nd edition of the Dutch open days of the horticultural industry. During the two…

June 4 - 7, The Netherlands

Lily on stage in Dutch Lily Days

As a single-variety bunch or incorporated in a bouquet, scented or not, single or double-bloomed: it is this versatility of lilies that continues to attract a large loyal following in the Netherlands, as well as in the neighboring countries. With the Dutch Lily Days the lily-growing Netherlands has its own stage to display this…

Can Egypt's floral industry bloom in the whole region?

The Orman Botanical Garden in Giza turns into a giant flower show in late March every year. Sweet-smelling jasmine shrubs, huge sunflowers, aromatic herbs and miniscule succulents are put on display in an area of 14 feddans (14.5 acres) during the 45-day exhibition that aims to showcase, motivate and…

UK: Nursery working group visits plastics recycling centre

On Wednesday 27 March representatives from the horticultural industry visited Viridor’s Plastics Recovery Facility in Rochester, Kent to find out more about the plastics recycling process and the demand for polypropylene for recycling. Attendees included members of the HTA Nursery Working Group, plant…

Industry stakeholders discuss plastics in ornamental horticulture

On 2nd April 2019, the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) brought together key industry players in the coastal town of Noordwijk, the Netherlands, for a conference entitled ‘Plastics in Ornamental Horticulture – Creating a Sustainable Supply Chain’. The event, coordinated by the…

April 11-13, Tehran

Iran Green Trade Fair opening this week

The 4th edition of the Iran Green Trade Fair will open this week in the Tehran Exhibition Center “TEC”. Like last year, the hall can be expected to be filled with growers and all types of horticulture traders from all regions of Iran. 115 exhibitors and thousands of Iranian and international trade…

June 13, De Lier

Which 2019 introduction will win the FleuoStar Award?

FlowerTrials shows the latest new developments in pot and bedding plant breeding and the very best have been entered into the FleuroStar contest. This year 6 candidates will be on display at multiple FlowerTrials locations in Westland, Aalsmeer and Rheinland Westphalia and an expert jury of over 30…

Photo Report: California Spring Trials 2019

California was the center of the US floriculture sector last week, during the California Spring Trials. Growers, distributors, retailers and more found their way to 15 locations. There were tons of varieties on display and the participating companies did their utmost best to show the potential of their…

CIOPORA AGM 2019 focuses on IP for plants in South Africa, China and the US

The latest developments in the national Plant Breeders’ Rights (PBR) regimes of China, South Africa and the US were in the center of attention at the CIOPORA’s 58th Annual General Meeting that was held April 1 through April 5 in Stellenbosch/Somerset West, South Africa. The objective of the meeting was…

AmericanHort welcomes Rich Batcho, Steve Decker and Phil Feinman to Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame

AmericanHort announced the 2019 inductees to the Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame – Rich Batcho, CLT, of Batch-O-Blooms, and Steve Decker and Phil Feinman of Architectural Supplements (ASI). The AmericanHort Interior Plantscape Hall of Fame honors individuals of integrity whose personal dedication…

US: Applications now available for therapeutic garden grants

Once again, National Garden Bureau , American Meadows and Sakata Seed America are uniting to provide $5,000 in grant money for three well-deserving therapeutic gardens in North America. In addition, Corona Tools will provide a generous set of quality gardening tools to each of the three winning…

August 21, Portland

US (OR): Farwest Show keynote speaker Dr. Charlie Hall to forecast green industry economy

The 2019 Farwest Show has announced agricultural economist Dr. Charlie Hall will deliver this year’s keynote address at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 21 in Room C123 of the…

Dermot Callaghan, Head of Teagasc Horticulture Development:

"Horticulture sector stakeholders are early adopters in green technologies"

An Energy 2019 event, targeted at horticultural growers, took place Wednesday 3 April at Teagasc Ashtown, Dublin. The well attended seminar, which attracted cross-sectoral support from the industry, was designed to inform, enlighten and encourage growers and stakeholders to improve energy efficiency on…

"245,000 guests experience the power of flowers"

US (PA): Flower Show blooms on international stage

“Flower Power” was in full effect at the 2019 PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, which paid tribute to the enormous impact of flowers on our lives, from March 2 to 10 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. With spring just around the corner, visitors celebrated the 50th anniversary of Woodstock and witnessed…

International interest in Wageningen Summer School

Most schools and universities in the Netherlands empty out during the summer holiday, but the Wageningen Campus is anything but empty. Every year, professionals and young people from all over the world participate in various Summer School programs. "The teachers are the best and you can take a look…

June 5-7, Nairobi

IFTEX warming up for 8th edition Kenya's Flower Trade Fair

In a bit more than 2 months the next edition of IFTEX will take place in Kenya’s capital Nairobi. IFTEX will be held as every year in the Oshwal Center in Westland. A beautiful location in the heart of Nairobi, where Kenya’s flower industry will showcase its best and latest varieties of flowers, ready…

September 30 - October 3, Guadalajara

Mexico: IX International Symposium on New Ornamental Crops

The 9th ISHS Symposium on New Ornamental Crops will be held in Guadalajara, Mexico, from September 30 to October 3 2019. It will be a symposium where the research that is being conducted worldwide, in order to produce new ornamental crops, will be presented through high quality scientific presentations.…

June 11-13, Hazerswoude-Dorp

Garden Trials and Trade: top innovations of more than 30 companies at a single location

More than 30 companies have linked themselves to the second edition of Garden Trials and Trade 2019, which will be held on 11, 12 and 13 June 2019. Garden Trials and Trade is the main event where the latest breeds in the area of woody plants and perennials are exhibited. Breeders and specialised…

Flower Expo China in pictures

The Flower Expo China was held from March 17-18, 2019 in the Guangzhou International Sourcing Centre. It gathered 220 exhibitors, from more than 30 countries, in the field of horiculture, floriculture and landscape, showcasing cut flowers, flower pots, materials, equipment and more. The show welcomed 9,350 visitors, which is…

Australia: Flower & Garden Show to bloom silver for 25th anniversary

The Southern Hemisphere’s largest garden event has concluded with over 103,000 attending the 2019 Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show presented by Lawn Solutions Australia. Details of the Show’s much-anticipated 25th anniversary in 2020 have also been revealed, with next year’s theme…

June 18-19, Stoneleigh Park

UK: Celebrating 10 years of the HTA National Plant Show

Ensure that you make the most of this year’s HTA National Plant Show, sponsored by Hortipak, by registering to attend in advance at www.nationalplantshow.co.uk . The show,…

China: International flower show blossoms in Shanghai

The Shanghai Botanical Garden in Xuhui District will present a sea of flowers from Thursday with the opening of the Shanghai International Flower Show. The show will feature a courtyard display, a horticulture exhibition, diversified plant-related activities and 40 hectares of flowers, including peach…

UK: Eden’s blooming tulips see the Mediterranean Biome burst into colour

Thousands of tulips have burst into life in the Eden Project’s Mediterranean Biome, adding a splash of colour to match the sunny spring weather. Favourite cultivars for Eden this year include ‘Dream Touch’, a purple flower which is fringed with white edges, and ‘La Belle Epoque’, which produces apricot…

July 30, Chicago

Piet Oudolf to speak at Perennial Plant Association symposium

At the Tuesday Symposium Education of the Perennial Plant Association, they have a very special speaker coming this year: Piet Oudolf. Piet Oudolf started his landscape and…

Preview photo report CAST

Over the last week, we’ve kept you up to date with pictures and info on the California Spring Trials. Now, it is almost time to publish the full photo report, including more information on the products on display. Curious what it will look like? Below a preview of the photo report that will be published on Monday April 1. Later…

South Africa: Cape Flora invests in emerging businesses

Not being blinded by the size of operations, Cape Flora is finding innovative ways to help small-scale fynbos entrepreneurs realise their business dreams. “Since our funding is quite limited, our strategy is aimed at unlocking these entrepreneurs’ full potential by empowering them with knowledge and…

"You have flower trade shows and then you have flower trade shows in the USA"

Photos: World Floral Expo Dallas

The international cut flower trade show World Floral Expo was organised last week. Last week we've updated you with regular updates, now it's time for some photos. The event was organised for the first time in Texas. Even though the opening day was very well visited, getting the whole industry together remains an issue in the…

April 20-22, Shanghai

Distinct growth in number of exhibitors at Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai 2019

From April 20 to 22, 2019, Hortiflorexpo IPM Shanghai will open its doors in the Shanghai New International Expo Center. Around 900 exhibitors (a plus of more than ten percent in comparison with the last fair in Shanghai) will present their innovative new products for the green sector to the trade public…

June 11-14, Netherlands & Germany

Three new participants to expand FlowerTrials landscape

From 11th to 14th June, 62 breeding companies in the Westland and Aalsmeer areas (The Netherlands) and Rheinland Westfalen area (Germany) will open their doors at 31 locations to show their latest assortment in pot and bedding plants to growers, exporters and buyers from across the world. Three new…

April 30, Oxfordshire

UK: HTA Sustainability Matters programme update

With concerns about the environment and sustainability high on the consumer agenda it is important that businesses are able demonstrate and communicate the actions they are…

April 18, 2019

Webinar: Data-driven growing in practice

On April 18 Hoogendoorn and LetsGrow.com jointly organize a webinar on data-driven growing in practice. When: Thursday April 18, 2019 Where: Online Duration: 60 minutes…

February 26-28, Milan

Italy: Identity of garden center business in Myplant & Garden spotlight

During the 5th edition of Myplant & Garden, the Garden Center New Trend event was dedicated to garden centres, where new ideas and business proposals are shown through scenic and eye-catching instalments with an actual, innovative concept that changes during each edition. 600 sqm of creativity,…

Australia: Growers prepare for Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show

A Phillip Island grower will be taking centre stage at this year’s Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show with a striking design. Michael Van Der Zwet — owner of Maxiflora — will use an array of his locally grown flowers, including hydrangeas, to design the show’s centrepiece inside the Royal…

US: Collaboration among designers, farmers for First Lady’s Luncheon

For 107 years, the First Lady’s Luncheon has been a bipartisan tradition. And when the event takes place in May in Washington, D.C., floral designers Mary Kate Kinnane of The Local Bouquet and Christi Lopez of Bergerons Flowers will co-lead a design team that will create dozens of arrangements and other…

Terra Nova Nurseries to exhibit at International Horticultural Exhibition 2019

Terra Nova Nurseries announced its involvement in the 2019 International Horticultural Exhibition, which will be held in the Yanqing District Beijing, China, from April 29, 2019, to October 7, 2019. Terra Nova will be the only American company among the companies affiliated with the display exhibition…

California Spring Trials 2019 coming to an end

Today is the final day of the California Spring Trials and most of the visitors will end their tour in the North (near San Francisco) or the south (near Los Angeles). At different sites in between these two large cities displays were filled with new, existing, improved and even experimental varieties. So…

Flower Expo China highlights growing demand for cut flowers

To see what's new in an industry, a trade show is the place to go. Flower Expo China 2019 has reflected the dynamic trends in China, with 220 exhibitors from more than 30 countries welcoming 9,350 this year. The event organizers share some of the trends that have driven the success of this year's…

October 29-30, Ajaccio

Second European conference on Xylella fastidiosa: how research can support solutions

The ‘Second European conference on Xylella fastidiosa: how research can support solutions’ will take place in Ajaccio (Corsica, FR) from the 29th to the 30th of October 2019. The conference is being organised jointly by: EFSA, INRA, ANSES, the ‘Office de l’Environnement de la Corse’ and the…

Flowering Rhododendrons at Plantarium 2019

At the Plantarium Trade Fair 2019, Plantipp will introduce two new members of the series Encore. With a compact and evergreen Rhododendron that flowers in spring and again in autumn, this plant is suitable for borders and containers in every garden. A Rhododendron that flowers in spring and again in…

HortEx Vietnam 2019 welcomed 6,000 visitors

From 13-15 March HortEx Vietnam 2019 took place at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City. This year the exhibition doubled in terms of size compared to the first edition in 2018. During the 3 days of HortEx Vietnam the exhibition welcomed 6,000 visitors from Vietnam and…

Flower Circus took florists on a trip around the world

Bridal arrangements from various countries inspire florists during Florevent

On March 17 and 18, the Florevent took place in Lyon, France. This regional exhibition was crowded with florists. There was a large variety of suppliers of flowers, deco, and florist articles. On stage, there were demos by Charline Pritscaloff and Flower Circus. Flower Circus with Flower Magician Tineke…

What's the word at CAST?

Weather delays spring season in California

California is finally enjoying some sun and good temperatures. Cold, rainy and cloudy weather delayed spring by about a month, it has been said. So, for many in the industry, it hasn’t been a good first quarter, but hopes for the second are very high. At the California Spring Trials (CAST), which are…

"World Floral Expo in Dallas ends with good results"

Last week, the 20th edition of the World Floral Expo was held in Dallas. The event started off with a very busy first day with lots of business talks between exhibitors and buyers that lasted from the first to the last minute that the show was open that day. Buyers came to visit from all parts of Texas…

Spring Trials bring sunshine to California

After weeks of rain, cold temperatures and cloudy days, the California Spring Trials seem to have brought sunshine to the state. The event took off last Saturday, March 23, and until Wednesday March 27, breeders, growers and suppliers are showcasing their new and existing products at various locations…

March 30, Niagara

CAN (ON): Niagara greenhouses open doors to the public

On March 30, multiple greenhouses in the Niagara Region will open their doors to the community. They will each be showcasing their locally grown cut flowers, potted plants and vegetables. Niagara Life Centre will receive the donation in the form of entrance fees from the greenhouse open house tour.…

US: Floral industry associations met to benefit floral industry

An initiative known as the Flower Summit, comprised of ten nationally focused floral industry associations, met in Washington D.C. on March 13, 2019 to continue discussing projects and programs aimed at benefitting the entire floral industry. The first Summit meeting took place in October 2014. Left to…

Danziger rolls out the red carpet for CAST 2019

King of Rock and Roll sings the praises of Amore King of Hearts

Elvis was in the building at the Danziger CAST display in Gilroy, CA on Saturday. The surprise visit by the King of Rock and Roll kicked off the start of the Spring Trials event, highlighting the newest variety in the unique petunia series, Amore King of Hearts. Danziger’s North American team enlisted…

US (CA): 'The Bulb Guy' opens flower-filled backyard to the public

A San Jose man has his own little super bloom going on right now in his backyard and he is opening it up to the public. "The Bulb Guy," as he is known, has filled his garden every year with thousands of bulbs. It does not cost anything to get in, but visitors are encouraged to make a donation to St.…

March 28-29, Brussels

Union Fleurs celebrates 60 years at Annual General Meeting

On 28 & 29 March, Union Fleurs members and network will gather in Brussels, Belgium for the 2019 Annual General Meeting. 2019 marks the 60th anniversary of Union Fleurs,…

March 23-27:

Are you ready for California Spring Trials 2019?

The California Spring Trials are almost upon us, and the participants are ready to welcome their visitors at various locations in California from March 23-27. Over the last few weeks, FloralDaily highlighted one novelty from each of the participating companies. Today, in this final edition we will reveal…

March 27, Bergschenhoek

Flower Council of Holland sponsors NIMA Floriculture Marketing Event

The NIMA Floriculture Marketing Event will take place for the second time on Wednesday 27 March. The Flower Council of Holland is the exclusive sponsor for this event for, and by floriculture marketeers. The aim of the event is to raise the marketing standards within the floriculture sector to an even…

US (CA): A special delivery of flowers for Ag Day

The California Cut Flower Commission (CCFC) and the California State Floral Association (CSFA) teamed up to make a special delivery of California Grown flowers to Gov. Gavin Newsom on “Ag Day,” March 20. Ben Dobbe of Holland America Flowers and CCFC CEO and Ambassador, Kasey Cronquist, made the special…

US: 15,000 flowers to brighten ambassador's residence for Tulip Days

At the residence of the Dutch Ambassador to the US, Henne Schuwer, 15,000 flowers and plants will be on display for Tulip Days, a slate of events highlighting the Dutch horticulture sector and its ties to the United States. Tulip Days will explore the theme of sustainable urban deltas. Dutch experts…

Fifth edition of Rhein-Maas Next focuses on wedding trends

On Wednesday, 13 March 2019, Veiling Rhein-Maas opened the fifth edition of the trend exhibition 'Rhein-Maas Next' together with the Fachverband Deutscher Floristen (FDF) in the foyer of the auction. Many customers of Veiling Rhein-Maas participated in the opening and received a lot of inspiration, how…

Dümmen Orange introduces Basewell perennials

North America: Perennial growers now have access to a new rooting technology

Dümmen Orange introduces the next phase of Basewell at California Spring Trials, March 24-26 in San Luis Obispo. The Basewell assortment has been newly expanded to include top-selling perennial varieties, opening up the benefits of this innovative technology to perennial growers across North America.…

US: (TX) World Floral Expo in Dallas is on

The 20th edition of the international cut flower trade show World Floral Expo took off yesterday. So far, the organization is pleased with the attendance. "The day ended with a surprising good number of attending floral buyers." Visitors from more than 6 US states entered the yearly held trade even t…

Kenya: Trainings to improve the post-harvest chain

Do you suffer losses during post-harvest handling? Do you want to ensure the best design for your new cold store? Are you considering switching from air to sea freight, or developing a completely new supply chain? Based on clear and detailed insights into your situation and wishes, a series of trainings…

10th China Flower Expo launch underway

Chongming District last week marked the 800-day countdown to the 10th China Flower Expo, to be held from May 21 till July 2 in 2021, under the theme of “Blossom with a Chinese Dream.” “The goals of the expo include four key words: ecology, innovation, humanity and sharing,” said district chief Li Zheng…

US: SAF leaders talk industry issues with influential Congressman

While in Washington, D.C., for the association’s 39th annual Congressional Action Days, SAF President Bill LaFever, PFCI, of the Bill Doran Company in Rockford, Illinois, joined SAF CEO Kate Penn at a small luncheon for Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia), chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on…

Keukenhof opened by CEO of KLM

Flower Power at Keukenhof anniversary opening Tuesday, 19 March 2019 the 70th edition of Keukenhof was opened. The official opening ceremony was performed by Pieter Elbers, CEO of KLM, thereby emphasising Keukenhof’s importance to the tourist industry. Flower Power, the strength of flowers Flower Power is Keukenhof’s 2019…

June 13-14, Berlin

Germany: 5th edition of International Conference on Plant Genomics

The 5th edition of the International Conference on Plant Genomics will be held during June 13-14, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. The Plant Genomics 2019 conference will focus on the…

Mother’s Day customs around the world

In many UK households, the fourth Sunday of Lent will start with breakfast in bed and a bouquet of flowers. But did you know that people in other corners of the globe are celebrating their mums in very different ways? Have a look at these Mother’s Day customs and facts from all around the world… Brazil…

Where does the tradition of Mother's Day come from?

Why are mums offered beautiful bouquets for Mother's Day? Several explanations circulate: In Great Britain, from the fifteenth century, a day dedicated to Mary, mother of Jesus was established. This holiday was later extended to all mothers. The poor domestic servants often lived far from their parents,…

"Green encourages plants and people"

Green Fits All. This theme encourages Plantarium participants to seek cooperation with companies and authorities outside the sector. That way green will provide opportunities for growth. By producing as energy neutral as possible, companies will take steps to a greener world. AllPlant accomplished…

HortiFlora Ethiopia in pictures

The 7th edition of Hortiflora concluded last Friday, March 15. Every one looked forward to the exhibition - the last edition was held in 2015 - and this was visible in the interest in the show. With nearly 120 exhibitors, it was the biggest one since the first edition in 2005. According to the organization, the atmosphere on…

Photo report: HortEx Vietnam 2019

Last week, over 165 companies united in Ho Chi Minh City for the second edition of Hortex. Local suppliers, focusing on the Vietnamese market; flower participants, since Vietnam has a vivid floriculture industry and exports to surrounding countries; and international suppliers, already active in the…

April 4, Hammond

US (LA): Horticulture industry open house, lecture

The annual Margie Jenkins Azalea Garden Lecture Series and Industry Open House will be held at the LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on April 4. This educational event is planned for ornamental horticulture industry professionals, including nursery growers, retail garden…

Ornamental Plants & Flowers México powered by IPM Essen

New fair taps into Mexican potential for high-tech floriculture

Mexico is often named as one of those countries having a huge untapped potential for high-tech floriculture production. Climate, availability of all possible resources, infrastructure, huge markets around the corner, all is at hand. It is, therefore, as if the market is waiting for something to get the…

Part 4:

Sneak Peek California Spring Trials 2019

What to expect at the California Spring Trials 2019? In the coming weeks FloralDaily.com will highlight one product from each participating company in a series of five articles. In this edition, we'll reveal the top products from companies: Sakata Seed America, Westhoff, HilverdaKooij, Nir Nursery,…

University of Florida announces Greenhouse Training Online courses for 2019

With limited availability of qualified labor, your best investment is in training your existing staff to make better crop management decisions. University of Florida IFAS Extension can help with four-week, award-winning, online training courses in English and Spanish. The first course of the year,…

webinar, March 28

Color trends for 2019/2020 that can grow your business

What can the floral industry expect in 2019 as we move into the next decade? Join PMA and the Pantone Color Institute to learn about the newest color trends. As we enter into…

HortEx Vietnam comes to an end

In Vietnam, evening has fallen, and that means the final day of the HortEx also came to an end. The show took place this week in Ho Chi Minh City and attracted both many local companies as well as international exhibitors. On Monday we'll publish a full photo report, today we'll leave you with a sneak peek. The team with Dalat…

Companies certified by EHPEA during HortiFlora Ethiopia

Yesterday, at the second day of the HortiFlora Ethiopia, 10 companies were certified by Ethiopian Horticulture Producer Exporters Association (EHPEA) during the reception in the evening. One of the certified companies is rose grower Herburg Roses Ethiopia and on their Facebook page , they shared some…

Collaborating and innovating in Australian horticulture

Several initiatives are rolling out across the Australian horticultural sector in the first half of 2019; bringing together a range of industries with the goal to promote better business, education, and industry growth. Strategy Consultation Workshops: ‘Your levy, your say, in your region’ In the lead up…

International Hasfarm Cup brings together international florists

Following the first edition in 2018, Hasfarm Holdings has decided to re-conduct the event in 2019. The competition will gather a selection of international florists (flower designers, flower artists) in which the work production, product proposal, styling ability, presentation ability, etc. will be…

US: Last call for SAF 2019 Awards

The Society of American Florists recognizes excellence in the floral industry with a range of awards and professional designations. March 18 is the deadline to apply for SAF’s Century Award and the American Academy of Floriculture (AAF) designation, and it is the deadline to submit nominations for SAF’s…

HortiFlora Ethiopia: Future of growth for Ethiopian flori- and horticulture industry

The HortiFlora Ethiopia is in its second day and the atmosphere on the exhibition floor is positive. Besides the record number of exhibitors in this 7th edition, the reactions from the visitors indicate a future of growth for the Ethiopian flori- and horticulture industry. The main goal of the exhibition…

Ball Horticultural Company was one of the sponsors

The FTD World Cup 2019 through the eyes of the breeder part of the industry

Every 4 to 6 years the international floral designers community has a major design competition, namely, The FTD World Cup …The “Olympics” of the Floral Design World. This year it was held during the Philadelphia Flower show (March 1-3) and Ball Horticultural company was a sponsor for the World Cup 2019;…

Suppliers see opportunities in the Vietnamese market

Day two for the HortEx Vietnam is a wrap. Visitors from the Vietnamese industry and other countries in the region visited the trade show and especially during the morning the paths were filled. Whereas many suppliers start to see the opportunities in the Vietnamese market, it's not a straightforward…

January 6-7, Baltimore

US (MD): 2020 SNA Conference announced

The Southern Nursery Association (SNA) has announced plans are underway to hold the 2020 SNA Conference once again at the Baltimore Convention Center on Monday and Tuesday,…

April 2 in Noordwijk, the Netherlands

Addressing the use of plastics in ornamental horticulture

The AIPH Sustainability Conference, to be held on Tuesday 2nd April, as part of this year’s International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) Spring Meeting in Noordwijk, the Netherlands, will feature presentations from retailers, traders, growers and manufacturers, from around the world, to…

US (CA): Rain bodes well for The Flower Fields in Carlsbad

Thanks to all of the recent winter storms, The Flower Fields in Carlsbad are as beautiful as ever. “We’re excited to see that the fields have been responding very well with the recent rains in our area. The gentle, steady water, combined with intermittent sunshine bodes very well for germination and the…

US (CA): Flower grower prepares for Siblings Day

For the last several years anyone on social media has seen the meteoric rise of Siblings Day, which is celebrated April 10th. The last few years Siblings Day has gotten major attention on The Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, The Today Show and other mainstream media sources. 80% of Americans have siblings.…

UK: "Horticulture on cusp of technological revolution"

Over 230 growers at AHDB’s SmartHort 2019 conference, which took place on 6 and 7 March, heard the sector needs a clear vision to drive investment in large-scale projects to accelerate innovation. Delegates at the two-day event in Stratford-upon-Avon heard updates from experts around the world on a range…

2,000 visitors on first day of HortEx Vietnam

In Vietnam the 2nd edition of the HortEx kicked off this morning. The show has seen serious growth after its successful first edition. A remarkable number of plastic greenhouse builders and substrate suppliers found their way to the show. Opening of the show by the organisers, representatives from the…

March 13-15, Addis Ababa:

HortiFlora Ethiopia opens with 1 minute silence for victims of Ethiopian Airlines crash

The HortiFlora Expo is on. After a 1 minute silence for the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines crash, the show was opened this morning by President Sahle-Work Zewde, wishing the horticulture industry all the best and inviting the foreign visitors to invest in the sector of flowers, vegetables and fruit in…

Dutch flowers decorate Saint Peter’s Square for Easter

The yearly Urbi et Orbi will be given by Pope Francis on Sunday 21 April 2019. St. Peter’s Square in Rome will then be full of Dutch flowers and plants again. The flowers will travel to Italy with the help of arranger Paul Deckers and the Dutch growers. The main flower this year is Strelitzia. Paul…

UK: Showcasing the sustainable beauty of plants in the home

Ian Drummond, Creative Director of Indoor Garden Design, showcased the sustainable beauty of plants in the home with a series of customer workshops in the Learning Lab within the newly opened IKEA store in Greenwich. Customers were shown how to plant a mini terrarium using a range of succulents, given…

June 19, West Chicago

US (IL): Dozens of new varieties at Darwin Perennials Day

Each June, for the annual Darwin Perennials Day, the breeder opens its zone 5 perennial trial gardens to see the products you grow in action. There will be dozens of new varieties from Darwin Perennials and Kieft Seed on display, as well as overwintered trials of several key and trending perennial crops.…

April 5-7: Blossoming Herkenrode in Hasselt, Belgium

Want to get your flowers in the hands of famous designers?

Want your flowers to shine in arrangements made by international famous floral designers? Next month, from April 5-7, the first edition of lifestyle flower event Blossoming Herkenrode will take place in Hasselt, Belgium. This new event is expected to attract over 5,000 visitors from all over Belgium and…

Photo Report FloraHolland Trade Fair Naaldwijk

The weather was the talk of town at the Seasonal Trade Fair in Naaldwijk, the Netherlands, last week. Last year, it was too cold for the time of the year, destroying the demand for pansies. Now, due to the hot weather spring sales started earlier. Our colleagues of BPnieuws.nl were present to make a…

Vietnam wants to become the vegetable garden of Southeast Asia

An aerial photo of the Vietnamese province of Lam Dong might remind you of Almeria, Spain - also known as the vegetable garden of Europe. As far as the Vietnamese are concerned, the country will fulfill the same function and become the vegetable growing heart of Southeast Asia. Numerous greenhouses can…

April 3, Winnsboro

US (LA): LSU AgCenter to host horticulture forum

The LSU AgCenter will host a spring horticulture forum April 3 at the Tom H. Scott Research and Extension Educational Center in Winnsboro. This event is part of an expanded…

March 6-8, 2020, Yangon

Horticulture & floriculture opportunities in Myanmar

Next year the first edition of the new international horticulture & floriculture trade Fair “Myanmar HortiFair” will be held in Yangon, the capital of Myanmar. Like in many other countries in South East Asia, Myanmar is not staying behind and developments in this and other industries are moving…

March 17-19, Guangzhou

Pre-registration still open for Flower Expo China

The Flower Expo China 2019 (China International Floriculture & Horticulture Trade Fair) is going to kick off on March 17th (Sunday) to March 19th (Tuesday). Organized by Guangdong Grandeur International Exhibition Group, there are going to be more than 200 exhibitors in the field of horticulture,…


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