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....

Crops Theatre will show future of Growing

The new theme theatre at GreenTech Amsterdam next month is all about crops. On top of a 25%+ increase in exhibitors, this 80-seat session theatre will provide a full focus on crops optimization. (June 14-16). There are 8 International partners linked to the Crop Theatre including Koppert Biological Systems (above).

Indoor Garden Design scoops top Awards!

The 12th Annual EFIG Awards were held recently. 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.

Blooming Tropical Plants are the choice for May!

The Blooming tropical plants Anigozanthos, Gloriosa and Medinilla are the Houseplants of the Month for May. Eye-catching, summery and something a bit different for an extravagant display. ‘Houseplant of the Month’ is an initiative from the Flower Council of Holland.

Flanders in Full Bloom!

Bay Trees grown by Laurica Plants for Floralies 2016

A rich mixture of the Floralies event in Gent and a visit to some of the top growers in Flanders resulted in a momentus 3 day programme for the European media. We were given a unique insight into some of the best nursery production that the Flanders region has to offer.

This event programme was organised by VLAM (Flemish Agricultural Marketing Board) whose press office are commended for an outstanding schedule over 3 days.

Royalty ® Collection Assortment at Groen-Direkt!

Andre van Zoest BV began their garden Hydrangea season last month at the Groen Direkt 'Spring Fair' in Boskoop. Their exhibitor stand within the Product Promotion Plaza included examples of the 18 new varieties within their Royalty ® Collection Assortment. See news pages.

Johnsons of Whixley win 7,500+ plant contract

National U.K. plant nursery Johnsons of Whixley has secured a new contract with Grace Landscapes to provide over 20 varieties of shrubs and herbaceous plants as part of a landscape upgrade scheme at Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre in Scotland. The contract grow order will see Johnsons’ wholesale commercial division supply over 7,500 plants.

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.

UK Garden Design at Antalya Expo 2016

The Antalya Expo 2016 which is now open, features a UK garden designed by Adam Frost. The theme of the garden is ‘One big family of gardeners’. This represents both the unique world-renowned style of the British garden and the fabulous variety of plants which the U.K. is famous for.

Boomkwekerij E. de Jong to make 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.

Fagus Sylvatica 'Cube' at their Dongen Nursery