GrootGroenPlus Launches January Plant Fair

Into Our 5th Year!

Welcome to this exciting news platform for the Professional Plant sector. Now well into our 5th Year, we are now 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 : [email protected]

From the Potting Shed....

What is Hydroculture?
Plants grown using the hydroculture method extract their nutrients from the water. Important nutrients can thus be administered in a relatively easy and accurate way. The plants adapt themselves by developing a different type of roots that can extract sufficient oxygen and nutrients from the water.

There are many types of hydro granules on the market. Nieuwkoop Europe works only with the highest quality granules. See their Product Focus in January ahead of IPM Essen.

Daphne Perfume Princess is ready for Retail Shelves!

One of the most successful plants to emerge from the Anthony Tesselaar stable has been Daphne Perfume Princess. It's advantages over other Daphne’s of full sun exposure, larger flower size and quick growing features have combined to produce a strong retailer / consumer demand for this plant.

From now onwards, this popular plant will be readily available in greater numbers to the retail market. See Tesselaar at IPM Essen next month.

Heyeveld Winterfair opened today!

Begian grower Heyeveld opened their Winter fair last week. (Dec 5). This will remain open until March 15th 2018. Buyers are invited to visit their production units and fields in Steenweg. They present all their products for the next selling season, Spring 2018 including all kinds of shrubs, conifers and grasses, grown by themselves.

Clematis Cirrhosa from Van Der Starre

Dutch based Van Der Starre offer the Clematis Cirrhosa plant. These plants have buds and flowers for the winter period. They are special for customers in UK and Ireland because the Cirrhosa needs a mild climate, being non frost-resistant.

Clematis Cirrhosa 'Jingle Bells'

BIZZ Holland present 60 participants!

60 Dutch companies from the ornamental horticulture sector will come together on the BIZZ Holland stand at the next Internationale Pflanzenmesse (IPM) in Germany (Hall 12, Stand no. 12A20).

It's Bareroot time at Rijnbeek & Son

Lifting plants and making them ready for the orders. You still can order your Bareroot plants so email the nursery for their current stocklist. [email protected]

Amaryllis is the Choice for December

Amaryllis is the chosen Houseplant for December. The stylish and sensual Amaryllis (also known as Hippeastrum) is available in many varieties and rich earthy colours. The Houseplant of the Month is an on-going initiative from the Flower Council of Holland.

Finalists Announced for IGOTY 2018 awards

Nine ornamentals growers, from Canada, China, Colombia, Israel and The Netherlands have reached the finals of the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards (IGOTY) 2018. These will take place next month on Tuesday 23 January 2018 at the IPM Fairground in Essen.

Plantarium 2018 and Groen-Direkt under the same roof!

Plantarium will take place in the hall adjacent to Groen-Direkt's Autumn trade fair in August 2018. This will create the largest international garden plant event of the year with a complete package of nursery supplies, where trade and production do business in an inspiring environment.

Laurica Plants debut at Futurescape '17

Belgian based Laurica Plants made their debut at the recent Futurescape event in Surrey. This premier event for the landscape professional played host to Europe's leading Laurel nursery for the first time. See Laurica at IPM Essen!

Combining Plants, Sharing and Business!

The next Salon du Végétal trade show will take place from 19 to 21 June 2018 in Nantes, France. After its first outing in Nantes in 2017, the fair will be launching its 2018 edition with an improved halls layout, an enhanced sales approach with visitors and a new logo.

Innovation & Sustainability

The 31st edition of Lusoflora will take place on 23rd and 24th February 2018, at CNEMA in Santarém- Portugal. This event is organized by APPPFN (Portuguese Association of Pot Plants and Cut Flowers Growers).

GrootGroenPlus launches New Year Fair

The Autumn Trade fair GrootGroenPlus will launch a Spring fair in early 2018. This will take place at the usual venue in Zundert. The dates are confirmed as January 17-18th. Their annual autumn event took place in October and is a key event for Zundert as a growing region.

Delegate Bookings Now Open!

The next edition of the Palmstead Nursery Soft Landscape Workshop takes place on 24th January 2018. This will include "Taking Gardens and Landscapes to a Whole New Level." Visit their website to register now and see more information.

New Catalogue for 2018


Oakover Nurseries new Catalogue for 2017-18 is now available. Check out their website on how on how to obtain your own copy. Look out for Oakover on our U.K. Grower Focus page in December.

De Quercus Palustris ' Green Pyramid' 

Boomkwekerij E de Jong launched their new Oak at GrootGroenPlus in October. This has been grafted over many years at their Dongen nursery and drew high levels of interest.

Make a Date for Myplant & Garden 2018

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

'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) will hold HortEx Vietnam from 14-16 March 2018 in the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City.