25 Years of Plant Innovation!

Welcome to this exciting news platform for the Professional Plant sector. Now in 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'.

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

Image: Anthony Tesselaar whose global plant management company celebrate their 25th Anniversary in 2017.

From the Potting Shed....

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.

3000 Visitors to 'Helleborus Floral Award'

During the Het Wilgenbroek February 'Open Month' the weekend for the florists was a big success. Thierry Van Paemel reports that over 3000 visitors attended during this period. They saw the competition involving 25 professional florists who had to make a flower arrangement with Helleborus. 

'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.

Wonder Wall Launch at Plant Fair

USP Creations launched their new 'Self-Watering' Vertical Planter this month. This received much interest at the British Plant Fair in Stoneleigh, Warks. The product is perfect for Indoor & Outdoor decoration or simply growing plants.

Smart Move by Europlanters …

Europlanters have introduced two new and exciting products for the garden retail sector. The Smart Slice & Smart Valve drew strong interest at the 21st Classiflora Zelari Open Days this month.

Brand New Spring/Summer Catalogue

Viking Nurseries are one of the leading suppliers of quality shrubs and conifers to the UK and European market. They have just kicked off the 2017 season with a brand new Spring/Summer catalogue.

Gardenia 2017

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.

Exclusive Design set to expand potential

The new and exclusive digging machine especially designed for Rijnbeek & Son last year came close to collecting a Study Group Innovation award recently. The event was held at the Studie Club Boskoop, close to the Rijnbeek & Son nursery. (See news pages)

Bromeliads are the Houseplant of the Month

Cheerful, colourful, tropical and blessed with extraordinary appearances, the Bromeliad has long been the most exotic beauty amongst houseplants. They are the choice for March by the Joy of Plants which is an initiative of the Flower Council of Holland. www.thejoyofplants.co.uk

Newey Perennials Re-branded

Eagle Plants and New Place Nurseries have joined forces under the new brand of Newey Perennial Plugs and Liners. For a copy of the 2017 Perennial catalogue call 01798 873774 or email: sales@neweyppl.com

11th Edition of Flower Expo Ukraine

This month the 11th edition of Flower Expo Ukraine took place this week (21st-23rd March) at the International Exhibition Centre (IEC) in Kiev. Ukraine is basically the last emerging market in Europe with a population of over 45 million people who are very fond of Flowers & Plants.

Tree Sales up by 22%

Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford has announced that tree sales were up 22% year on year from August 2016 until the end of January 2017. Nearly 90% of their tree sales come from UK grown stock and 98% of those sales are from their own production.

Stands Selling fast for HTA Twin Events!

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

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 available - contact Pat Flynn on 07778 313623.

New GP3000 Colour Tag Press from Primera

Primera launched this new colour tag press during IPM Essen. Vice President Mark Strobel was delighted with the industry reaction to this new product.  

Urbalive provides Solutions

Czech based Plastia report strong sales since their presence at IPM Essen. Their products for the Urban Environment include the Urbalive range which is popular in the German retail sector.

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 from June 20-22.

Key Event for Zundert Region

The 27th edition of GrootGroenPlus in Zundert will take place in October. This is the show for the International Nursery Stock industry and a key event for Zundert as a growing region. The 2017 edition will be held from October 4-6th.