Nostalgic Garden Shape!

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

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Image: Rosa Eskelund with the new line of cut roses from 'Rosa Loves Me'® in its nostalgic garden shape!

From the Potting Shed....

Climate Change threat to UK Gardening

A new report from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) highlights both the challenges and opportunities of gardening in a changing climate. Gardeners in the North could enjoy a longer growing season and plant pests and diseases not yet established in some areas of the country could become commonplace.

Benary Joins Forces with Volmary

To make transactions more direct and efficient, as well as to increase the value for their grower customers, Benary has joined forces with Volmary to create a new joint venture called Benary+. Benary+ will sell directly to growers in the USA. Full Details will appear in our Breeder Focus for May.

New Plant Showcase Open Day

Glendale Horticulture launched its new Plant Showcase at its Coblands Plant Centre in Sevenoaks this week. (25th April). Glendale Horticulture produces over 18 million plants per year across its nurseries in Kent, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and Lancashire.

Chosen Houseplants for May

Merging indoors and outdoors and making the garden into a second home, or extending your interiors outwards, is a popular trend. The story of In & Out Plants are the choice for May by the Joy of Plants which is an initiative of the Flower Council of Holland.

Cute Promotion

We had to include this image from Mondi Plants in Pistoia. An eye-catching promotion amongst the recent surge in Italian nursery marketing!

'Spring Days' Fair breaks all Records!

The annual Groen-Direkt Spring Days' event in early April was a plant sell-out! The combination of a strong economy across the home market (Holland) and Germany plus very kind weather in recent weeks produced a record event.

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.

'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 have launched their new 'Self-Watering' Vertical Planter. 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.

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 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.

11th Edition of Flower Expo Ukraine

The 11th edition of Flower Expo Ukraine took place 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.

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.