The website for the Global Plant Sector

Welcome to this exciting news platform for the Professional Plant sector. Now nearing it second anniversary this has become THE trade website for all the latest news from Growers, Nurseries, Breeders and trade events around the globe (plus product manufacturers). Our recently launched Garden Retail and Book Review pages have enhanced the coverage we offer and have contributed to a significant rise in 'page views'.

We invite the industry to submit their plant news to us on a regular basis. Email :

From the Potting Shed....

New Website for 'Royal Hedge' 

Janny de Jong is pictured at Plantarium today (August 26) at the launch of their new hedging material. Dutch nursery E de Jong report on  tremendous levels of interest in this new plant material.

Autumn Plant Event Season!

The mixture of Plantarium, Groen Direkt and Floralis Boskoop this week, gives the Autumn plant event season a terrific start! The number of new varieties being launched at Plantarium provides singular evidence that the global plant sector is in good health. It also emhasises the comments made by Plants for Europe M.D. Graham Spencer recently that if you are serious about plants and future retail sales, you must attend these events! It's a very important week in Boskoop and one that should not be missed. 

     New Sunsparkler® Sedums from Plantipp bv

Four Oaks number 45!

The U.K.'s favourite ornamental plant show reaches its 45th year on Sept 8-9. We never fail to be in awe of Pat Coutts and her team and how they continue to produce such a vibrant event, 45 years after its launch with just a few growers. We look forward to seeing over 450 exhibitors, including Paul Jackson from Channel Island Plants, this time around.  

Levington innovates to stay ahead!

The latest innovations to the Levington professional growing media portfolio − including a new peat free range ‘Levington Advance Sustain’ − plus the launch of a new systemic fungicide ‘Avatar’ will be unveiled by ICL (formerly Everris) at the Four Oaks Trade Show. A full report on ICL is now ''live''  on our Product Focus pages. 

Fillers, Spillers and Thrillers!

A new and impressive POS concept was displayed at the Ball Colegrave Summer Showcase. Hortipak have produced a mixture of backdrops, bench skirts and foamex panels as part of their new 'Fillers, Spillers and Thrillers' concept. The timing of this launch was ideal, given the theme of the HTA workshop which took place within the grounds of Ball Colegrave during the final 3 weeks of July.

'Customer Service' theme at Floralis Boskoop!

This month sees the Floralis Boskoop Autumn Fair. (Aug 26-28). 'Customer Service' is the theme for this major event in their calendar.  In order to get customers more acquainted with everything Floralis Boskoop has to offer, customer services per customer group will be highlighted. The starting point will be 'Together we’re Strong’. Floralis Boskoop invites Garden centres, export companies, wholesalers and landscapers to begin conversation on these subjects together!

HTA National Plant Show

The annual HTA National Plant Show took place in late June.  It was very good to see so many old friends and current clients! Phil Mabon (Hortipak) and Guy Moreton (More People) were in good form! Check out our news pages for more news.

Flower Trials continue to bloom!

This year’s edition of the FlowerTrials® took place in early June. No less than 49 companies opened their doors to display the latest assortment in pot and bedding plants to wholesalers, growers and retailers in both the Westland and Aalsmeer area in the Netherlands and in Rhineland Westfalen in Germany.

Plantarium and GROEN-Direkt offer a total overview!

The new collaberation between our friends at Plantarium and Groen-Direkt is gaining momentum ahead of these events in late August. This will create a unified event in Boskoop which can only benefit both parties. Branded as the largest international tree nursery event ever, check out our news pages for the very latest news ahead of August 26-29!

Carpinus betulas Beekman from Van Aart Boomkwekerijen