Showroom Profile for Groen-Direkt Autumn Fair

Showroom Profile for Groen-Direkt Autumn Fair

The end of August is when Groen-Direkt traditionally kicks off the garden plant autumn season with its Autumn Fair in Boskoop.

This year, to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines, they are organising an Autumn Showroom.

Single-Sample Presentation

From Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th August, this single-sample presentation will be accessible by appointment only to enable garden plant buyers and traders to physically inspect the range of plants.

Appointments can be made at from 10 July onwards. Visits will be scheduled in time slots to regulate the number of visitors on each day. So business, but not quite as usual in August!

30% Increase in Sample Batches

At the Autumn Showroom you will be able to see, feel and smell a wide range of garden plants yourself. The extra room that is now available for 30% more sample batches, offers the individual growers plenty of opportunity to present their ranges.

Novelties & Sales Concepts

An impressive total of 5,500 samples will be on show – not in layers as usual, but one plant of each batch. The Autumn Showroom will also include novelties and sales concepts, ‘Extra Products’ and an attractive Christmas Tree presentation.

Easily Placed

Orders can be easily placed via the standard ordering app on your tablet or mobile phone.

For the latest information on the Autumn Showroom see website, and follow all developments via their LinkedIn company page and  their Twitter account (See Links below):

You can also buy garden plants any time via the webshop:

Here you can view and order from a clear survey of our entire range. The range and the photos accompanying the products are updated every week. A login code can be easily obtained via their website.

More information:
For more information on the Groen-Direkt sample fairs and webshop, go to or call +31 (0)172 21 15 76.

*Developments relating to COVID-19 may affect visits to the Autumn Showroom.

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And The Next Move Is......

Flora EXPO Antalya have joined the growing list of trade fairs moving to 2021. 

This will now be held in Anfaş Antalya Fair and Congress Centre between 17 - 20 February 2021.

Spoga+gafa Moves to 2021

The next edition of Spoga+gafa will now be held from 30th May to 1st June 2021. 

At the request of the industry, Koelnmesse is permanently moving the date for spoga+gafa to the first half of the year. In future, this means that the largest garden lifestyle trade fair in the world will be held at a time more convenient for orders by large segments of the industry.

Showroom Profile for Groen-Direkt Fair

The end of August is when Groen-Direkt traditionally kicks off the garden plant autumn season in Boskoop. This year, to ensure compliance with the COVID-19 guidelines, they are organising an Autumn Showroom.

From Monday 24th to Wednesday 26th August, this single-sample presentation will be accessible by appointment.

18th Edition of Naivasha Hortifair

The Naivasha Hortifair is the Largest Horticultural Fair in Africa and has consistently grown over the years.

This year, the event will now be held from the 20th -21st of November 2020 in Nakuru County, Kenya.

Lavandula Set to be Top Selling Plant

Groen-Direkt's sales statistics always provide a clear picture of the European garden plant trade. On the basis of sales history, they are looking at what results may be expected during June & July.

Lavandula is set to be at the top of this tree! The Groen-Direkt weekly plant fairs continue throughout this period.

Tuscan Nursery Expands Export Sales to the UK

Two nurseries in Tuscany are co-operating to significantly expand their market by developing sales to the UK. Operating from Pistoia, the two nurseries, Vivai Masetti Sabino and Vivai Biagini co-operate together under the brand Tuscany Growers.

This nursery is entirely owned and operated by women, making it the only female run organisation in the Italian nursery industry. 

(Left to right) Susanne Livi, Gianna Masetti & Barbara Fontani.

Availability at Bens Young Plants

Current availability includes a range of top quality Hydrangeas including: Hydrangea arb. 'Grandiflora', Hydrangea pan. Confetti ('Vlasveld02' PBR), Hydrangea pan. 'Kyushu' and Hydrangea pan. 'Polar Bear' PBR.

Ilex mes. 'Blue Prince' and Ilex mes. 'Blue Princess' are also available from this leading grower of young plants.

Create a Safe Workplace with Plants!

We are slowly getting used to the new society where we have to keep our distance.

Nieuwkoop Europe have produced a selection of planters from the various Baq collections and plants from within their range. By combining them correctly, they are suitable as a partition at any desired location.

Temporary Formula at Groen-Direkt

The unique Groen-Direkt plant fairs currently employ a temporary formula for trading during the corona crisis.

This allows buyers and traders of garden plants to physically view the offer, within the framework of the existing corona guidelines.

The temporary formula is a continuous 1-piece sample presentation with new samples every week and runs until 11 August. There are plenty of sales opportunities and a weekly cycle of samples have been chosen.

Petunia Galaxy Lilac : Breakthrough in Petunias!

Construction of a new home for young plant producer Schneider began last month in Altena.

This was marked with a ceremony during which Altena’s counsellor, Matthijs van Oosten 'baptised' one of the latest breeding breakthroughs in petunias: the Petunia Galaxy Lilac.

Latest Covid-19 Global Impact Survey

A new survey of Grower Associations, by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and FloraCulture International (FCI), reveals that 71% believe most growers will soon recover after this crisis. 

Most countries have re-opened garden centres (96%) and florist shops (85%); often ahead of other retail outlets. This recognition of garden retailers as an ‘essential’ service and a safer shopping environment is a great boost for the industry.

Suntory Summer Garden

Due to the cancellations of the FlowerTrials®, MNP Suntory have decided to open their own trial gardens during the summer of 2020.

The MNP Suntory gardens in Leimuiderbrug will be open for inspection from June 15th to August 28th, 2020 (Monday to Friday).

'50 Years of Four 2021!'

Due to the 14 day quarantine imposed on European arrivals to the U.K., the U.K.'s leading Ornamental Plant Trade Fair will now celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2021. 

They anticipate marking this occasion throughout 2021 with a series of news articles on the history and developments that have made Four Oaks such a phenomenal story.

'Green Spacers' for Social Spacing

As lockdowns ease, the issue of social spacing becomes more critical. Leading Italian nursery Giorgio Tesi have launched the idea of "Green Spacers", a green alternative to solve the problem of social spacing among people.

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A line of plants have been produced in many varieties and sizes. Flowery shoulder pads, shrubs and fruit plants are customized for height, size and environmental conditions. 

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CHA Prepares for Greentech 2020

The Commercial Horticultural Association is preparing its GreenTech British Exhibitor Group for this rescheduled show on 20-22 October 2020.

The British Exhibitor Group includes Plater Bio (above) who have developed the revolutionary hydroponic fertilizer ‘Gold Leaf’, which supplies all plant nutrients in one product.

New Email Address!

Please note that there is a NEW email address for this leading online news platform. This is [email protected]

We welcome your plant / product news and commercial enquiries to this address.   

GreenTech Amsterdam Switches to the Autumn 

The annual GreenTech exhibition will be held from 20th-22nd October this year.

The expected duration of the global situation, due to the spread of COVID-19, has resulted in this decision. RAI Amsterdam, as organiser, has complied with the explicit wishes of both exhibitors and visitors to reschedule the event.

Flormart Outlines 2021 Programme

The 71st Edition of Flormart will now be held in September 2021. This is being enhanced by a fresh new marketing approach.

This campaign will allow the Fiera di Padova will present its new philosophy to the horticultural supply chain.

Future Co-operation for Floriade Expo 2022!

Floriade Expo 2022, AVAG and GreenTech – RAI Amsterdam have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on their future co-operation.

This MoU offers an excellent starting position for Floriade Expo 2022 to strengthen co-operation with the innovative Dutch greenhouse and technology sector.

Prepare Yourselves for Expo 2021!

October 1st 2021 should already be in your diary! This will mark the opening of Expo 2021 in Dubai which will run for 6 months into 2022.

There will be a series of pavilions representing a huge number of countries from around the globe. The Belgian 'Green Ark' pavilion includes a host of sustainable innovations and will include 10,000 plants.