Expanding news coverage from across the globe!

Welcome to this exciting news platform for the Professional Plant sector. Now in our third year, this is 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 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: Taken at the Gardens of Claude Monet in Giverny, France during the recent SpogaGafa press visit.

From the Potting Shed....

Salvia Blue Marvel takes Best in Show!

Salvia Blue Marvel from Darby Nursery Stock has been crowned best in show at the New Plant Awards on the opening morning of the HTA National Plant Show. The show, sponsored by Hortipak, takes place today and tomorrow (21 and 22 June) at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry. More details to follow.

'Garden for Lovers!'

On the occasion of their 15th birthday, Trauttmansdorff Castle Gardens in South Tyrol, have officially inaugurated their new area, the “Garden for Lovers”. This represents another Italian garden to fall in love with!

Crops Theatre shows future of Growing

The new theme theatre at GreenTech Amsterdam last week was all about crops. On top of a 25%+ increase in exhibitors, this 80-seat session theatre provided a full focus on crops optimization. There were 8 International partners linked to the Crop Theatre including Koppert Biological Systems (above).

Salon du Végétal to change date and venue!

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 dates switch from mid-February to June 20-22. More news to follow.

Plantipp on Cloud Nine!

Clematis chiisanensis AMBER ('Wit141205'PBR), bred by Marco & Bianca de Wit and managed by Plantipp B.V., has been named RHS Chelsea Plant of the Year 2016.

Zamioculcas is the choice for June!

The heavyweight Zamioculcas is the chosen Houseplant of the Month for June. It’s hip, stylish and incredibly easy to look after. Zamioculcas zamiifolia is a member of the Araceae (Arum) family. It’s an evergreen plant with feathered leaves which grow to a length of 40 to 60cm. ‘Houseplant of the Month’ is an initiative from the Flower Council of Holland.

Plants and knowledge sharing at Groot Groen Plus

As preparations continue for the 26th edition of GrootGroenPlus in Zundert, Plants and knowledge sharing are the theme for 2016. This is the show for the International Nursery Stock industry and a key event for Zundert as a growing region. This October trade fair (5th-7th) is also changing its opening hours in response to both exhibitor and visitor feed-back.

Less than 3 months to Four Oaks debut!

Dongen based Boomkwekerij E.de Jong are looking forward to their debut at Four Oaks this year. Their presence at this leading U.K. event underlines their continued expansion across Europe and marks their first exhibitor presence in the U.K.

Carex morrowii 'Variegata' at their Dongen Nursery

Indoor Garden Design scoops top Awards!

The 2016 Annual EFIG Awards were held in London. Indoor Garden Design won the prestigious Judges’ Commendation for Best Overall Entry for an unprecedented third year in a row. In addition, they scooped all four Gold Leaf Awards in the Special Events Category.

Laurica help create Giant 'Ball' of Laurels!

Although the dust has now settled on the Floralies 2016, one image remains 'live' in the mind. The Giant 'Ball' of laurels on the Bijloke site will always live in the memory.The main supplier of this object was of Jabbeke based Laurica plants, who provided over 660 small plants that we together shaped into one giant ‘ball’ of Laurels. They additionally provided all laurels on the opposite side of the installation.

Bay Trees grown by Laurica Plants for Floralies 2016.