New Line of Cut Roses!

Welcome to this exciting news platform for the Professional Plant sector. Now well into our 4th year, we are regarded as THE trade website for all the latest news from Growers, Nurseries, Breeders and trade events around the globe (plus product manufacturers). Our news is FREE to access! The Garden Retail and Book Review pages have enhanced the coverage we offer and have contributed to a significant rise in 'page views'.

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Image: Rosa Eskelund pictured with the new line of cut roses from 'Rosa Loves Me'® in their test greenhouse in the Netherlands.

From the Potting Shed....

Wonder Wall Supplies Chelsea Show Garden!

USP Creations launched their new 'Self-Watering' Vertical Planter in March. The product is perfect for Indoor & Outdoor decoration or simply to grow plants. They have now supplied Wonder Wall to one of the Show Gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show which opens next week. (May 22nd).

July Date for Hort Science Live

Hort Science Live is a new workshop-led event created by ICL and Bayer. This will provide hands-on opportunities to interact with leading specialists in growing media, plant nutrition and plant protection. This will be held on July 18th at Bransford Webbs Nursery.

GrootGroenPlus to remain in Zundert

The annual trade show GrootGroenPlus will stay at its current location in Zundert (NL) from 2018 to 2020. The 27th edition of GrootGroenPlus  will take place from October 4-6th. This is the show for the International Nursery Stock industry and a key event for Zundert as a growing region.

Wholesale Growing Across Three Continents

Anthony Tesselaar Plants find, trial and release through their licensed grower partners. One such grower is Seiont Nurseries in North Wales. They currently grow Daphne Perfume Princess and Cordyline Festival Burgundy. See full story on news pages.

Makes Good Ground Cover

The Podophyllum peltatum plant is an herbaceous perennial plant in the family Berberidaceae. This is a real beauty and in time, makes a good ground cover display. Our image shows this plant in full bloom right now at Rijnbeek & Son nursery in Boskoop.  

Stands Selling fast for HTA Twin Events!

The new HTA Nursery Supply Show is off to an exciting start with bookings on the rise for this new launch event. The Nursery Supply Show runs alongside the HTA National Plant Show on 20/21 June at Stoneleigh Park.

Climate Change threat to UK Gardening

A new report from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) highlights both the challenges and opportunities of gardening in a changing climate. Gardeners in the North could enjoy a longer growing season and plant pests and diseases not yet established in some areas of the country could become commonplace.

Benary Joins Forces with Volmary

To make transactions more direct and efficient, as well as to increase the value for their grower customers, Benary has joined forces with Volmary to create a new joint venture called Benary+. Benary+ will sell directly to growers in the USA. Full Details will appear in our Breeder Focus for May.

New Plant Showcase Open Day

Glendale Horticulture launched its new Plant Showcase at its Coblands Plant Centre in Sevenoaks last month. Glendale Horticulture produces over 18 million plants per year across its nurseries in Kent, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Lancashire.

Cute Promotion

We had to include this image from Mondi Plants in Pistoia. An eye-catching promotion amongst the recent surge in Italian nursery marketing!

'Spring Days' Fair breaks all Records!

The annual Groen-Direkt Spring Days' event last month was a plant sell-out! The combination of a strong economy across the home market (Holland) and Germany plus very kind weather in recent weeks produced a record event.

Flemish Growers Pavilion confirmed for Glee 2017

Keeping plants at the heart of the show, the organisers of Glee are pleased to announce that the 2017 exhibition will be home to its very first Flemish Growers Pavilion. This is a real coup for Glee to have support from the Belgian nursery sector.

'HortEx Vietnam' is announced!

Horticulture and Floriculture in Vietnam will be served by its first dedicated exhibition from next year. Nova Exhibitions BV (The Netherlands) and Veas Co. Ltd. (Vietnam) are pleased to announce the launch of HortEx Vietnam. This will take place from 14-16 March 2018 in the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City.

Tree Sales Expansion


Boomkwekerij E de Jong continue to expand their tree sales beyond Europe and particularly to Poland. They exhibited at Gardenia in Poznan and enjoyed a very positive event with high levels of interest. Their next trade event is GrootGroen Plus in Zundert (Oct).

Dates confirmed for GrowQuip 2017

The inaugural GrowQuip 2016, held in Stratford upon Avon, was hailed as a great success. At IPM Essen, the CHA confirmed the date for the 2017 edition as Wednesday November 1st. Sponsorship is now available - contact Pat Flynn on 07778 313623.

Salon du Végétal heads for Nantes!

The Salon du Végétal fair continues its search for excellence in order to be amongst the greatest events aimed at the flowers and plants world. For 2017, they are moving to Nantes, to the “Parc de la Beaujoire”. A larger exhibition area, inside and outside, will allow to present a wider offer and therefore to attract more professional buyers. The 2017 event will be held next month from June 20-22.