Online Registration Opens for GrootGroenPlus!

Online Registration is Open!

The Zundert based Trade Fair GrootGroenPlus has now opened its visitor registration. The 30th edition of this premier event will be held from 30th September - 2nd October.

Rules & Regulations

Due to rules and regulations related to the new coronavirus, it is only possible to visit the trade fair after making an online reservation.

After registration, visitors will receive a confirmation with important information regarding rules and regulations that apply to this year’s edition.

Early Doors on First Day!

Every reservation has a start and end time. On Wednesday September 30th, the event will open the trade fair an hour earlier. Opening hours are the same on all three days of the trade fair: from 9.00am to 6.00pm.


'Free to Access' News!

Welcome to the exciting news platform for the Professional Plant sector. Now well into our 7th year, we are very much regarded as THE trade website for all the latest news from Growers, Nurseries, Breeders and trade events around the globe (plus product manufacturers).

The next Flormart will be in 2021 in Padova, Italy (Sept 22-24).

Our news is FREE to access!  We invite the industry to submit their plant news to us on a regular basis. Email : [email protected]


New ICL Digital Showcase

Showcasing the latest technical innovations and horticultural practices, Hort Science Online is being launched this autumn - replacing ICL’s popular Hort Science Live event.

The first Hort Science Online event will be available to access online from 9 a.m. on 21 September 2020 – full details of topics will be released shortly. Meanwhile, Growers can register at

In Tune with Nature!

On a Sunny Danish Saturday, the Danish International Eurovision Winner Emmelie de Forest received a Rose in her name! 

This new garden rose was named Emmelie de Forest Forever Plant’n’relax Syn. ‘ Only Teardrops' after the name of the song Emmelie won Eurovision with.

BluePoint Tags & Labels Launch EcoPack Wrap

Devon based Bluepoint are strong on innovation and providing bespoke solutions to their varied customer base.

At the beginning of 2020, development was completed on the BluePoint EcoPack Wrap – a new, and what is proving to be, a popular concept in environmentally friendly labelling for the fresh produce sector.

The First Hybrid Fair of the Sector

The November Flower and Plant Show (12-14th) will be the first hybrid fair in its sector.

The event will host thousands of visitors at the Fair in November and, in addition, the Online B2B programme. This will bring together local and overseas buyers who are unable to be physically present in Istanbul.

Myplant & Garden Returns in 2021

The Milan based trade fair for the Italian garden industry has been re-scheduled for February 15th -17th 2021.

The switch to 2021 is the result of a choice expressed by the vast majority of exhibiting companies.

On-Line Format for Warsaw Event

The 28th edition of Green is Life & Flower Expo Poland has been moved to 2-4 September 2021.

This year, there is an On-line format at

Living Plants for Home & Office!

Indoor Garden Design  have launched 'In-Tray Plants', a home and office delivery service for living plants.

This includes a selection of houseplants, pots and indoor gardening accessories.

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 22nd - 25th September 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 18th-19th of November 2020 in Nakuru County, Kenya.

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.

Petunia Galaxy Lilac : Breakthrough in Petunias!

Construction of a new home for young plant producer Schneider began in June 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.

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]

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.