Another Fantastic Summer Showcase!

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Image: The annual Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase in July was a fantastic success.

From the Potting Shed....

Fruit Trees on Show at Plantarium

Boomkwekerij Gerrit Luiten will be showing their range of fruit trees at Plantarium on stand 68. See more details on

GrootGroenPlus launch New Year Fair

The Autumn Trade fair GrootGroenPlus will be combined with a Spring fair as of 2018. This will take place at the usual venue in Zundert. The exact dates will be confirmed shortly.

Hibiscus 'B1pink' (Eternal Flower Pink)

Van Aart Boomkwekerijen from Oudenbosch are both breeders and marketeers of the Hibiscus 'B1pink!' and have submitted this in the new novelty category at Plantarium next week.

Smart New Retail Carton for CastClear®

CastClear® is the solution to lawn worm cast problems and has been selling in Garden Centres since the autumn of 2011 via 350 retail stockists. To enhance further retail sales CastClear® is rolling out a smart new retail carton into the garden retail sector this autumn.

Boweco to debut at Plantarium '17

One of the leading nurseries in Belgium are making their Plantarium debut this month. The group of Boweco has over 80 hectares of nursery production with a wide assortment of outdoor nursery stock. Meet Boweco on stand 129.

Counting down to Plantarium!

Christmas 2017 trends will be presented in the House of Christmas Inspiration at Plantarium 2017. This takes place next week (Aug 23-26) at their usual Boskoop location.

Soft Landscape Workshop moves to January

Palmstead Nurseries have confirmed that their next Soft Landscape Workshop will be held on January 24th 2018. See news pages.

British Grown Hebe Addenda® hits garden centres!

Addenda® Hebe are available for the first time from a British grower, Bransford Webbs.

Aloe is the Choice for August

Aloe is the chosen Houseplant for August. This is an initiative of the Flower Council of Holland.

Viburnum nudum ’Splendid Choiz’

Nygaards Planteskole have introduced another new plant variety into their production.

First Holland Dahlia Event

There is a new event on the calendar of the Dutch Horticultural Sector. From Thursday to Saturday, August 24 - 26, space is reserved for the first Holland Dahlia Event. See news pages.

An Invitation to Visit

It's time to book your Autumn buying visit to Toscana Piante in Pistoia! Their range of high value landscaping plants to view includes Cornus and Acer Palmatum. They will debut at GrootGroenPlus in October.

Cultivating Business 'Stateside!'

Arno Rijnbeek is pictured at Cultivate 2017 in Ohio. This impressive stand drew many enquiries for Rijnbeek & Son. More news to follow.

Four Oaks is on the Horizon!

The calendar rolls on and with many now on holiday its worth noting that Four Oaks 2017 is just 3 weeks away! We invite all exhibitors to provide us with their pre-event news.  Please email :

Another Outstanding Summer Showcase!

The annual Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase took place in July. This plant extravaganza ran for 3 weeks.

Myplant & Garden confirms dates for 2018

The 4th edition of the International Green Expo in Milan is confirmed as 21-23 February 2018.

Wonder Wall at Four Oaks!

USP Creations launched their new 'Self-Watering' Vertical Planter in the Spring. The product is perfect for Indoor & Outdoor decoration or simply to grow plants. They supplied Wonder Wall to one of the Show Gardens at the Chelsea Flower Show. This new product also won Best New Product at the HTA Nursery Supply Show. See at Four Oaks!

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.

Flemish Growers Pavilion confirmed for Glee 2017

Keeping plant at the heart of the show, the organisers of Glee are pleased to announce that the 2017 exhibition next month (Sept) 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' set for March 2018

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) have confirmed 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.

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.