February was time for Helleborus Days!

'Winter Flowering Plants' Special

During February, Belgian based Het Wilgenbroek celebrated their 'Winter Flowering Plants' Special.

The Helleborus' is the specialty of this nursery and central to its month-long promotion. This winter flowering plant is currently one of the most popular garden and terrace plants. It is currently part of a both beautiful and extended exhibition in their Oostkamp greenhouses.

Unique to this nursery collection are Helleborus Breeding and the production of Helleborusplanten and World Summit.

Helleborus Floral Award 2019

During these open days, there were also floral exhibitions including a workshop with Ann Desmet and professional florists took part in the Helleborus Floral Award. In this, participants produced a floral arrangement using Helleborus, under the theme 'Hope'.



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Rich Mixture across Gardenscape Sectors

Planteria made its first visit to 'For Garden' last week. This provided an exclusive insight into this annual trade fair, held in Prague.

Try to imagine Interior Design,Outdoor Living, Landscape Architecture and Plantscape all under one roof. 'For Garden' is precisely this.

'Autonomous Technology' is the Chosen Theme

GreenTech will open its doors for the fourth time at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre from 11th - 13th June. The theme of the 2019 Summit will be ‘Autonomous Technology' – a formula to accelerate business, professional horticulture 'beyond the green thumb’.

Book now for Inaugural Biopesticide Summit

Bionema Limited and Swansea University will host the inaugural Biopesticide Summit and exhibition in Swansea University, United Kingdom on July 2/3 2019. This will address the pressing need to develop alternatives to chemical crop protection.

The Future Looks Good for Bernhards!

Bernhards Nurseries enjoyed a very positive Spring edition of Futurescape at Sandown Park, Surrey (March 12th).Their latest news will follow soon on the Home Page Promotion section. www.bernhardsnurseries.co.uk

American Good Design Award

The Urbalive Worm Farm is a container designed for the domestic composting of kitchen waste using earthworms. Leading Czech Architect and Designer Professor Jiří Pelcl developed this for Czech based manufacturer Plastia.

Following the Red Dot award that the Urbalive Vermicomposter received in 2017, it has now landed the American Good Design Award. More details to follow on news pages.

A Modern Wonder of the Gardening World 

The Plant Pyramid returns to the Floral Marquee at BBC Gardeners’ World Live in June, with four new satellite pyramids. The Pyramids will play host to a monumental display of up to four thousand plants, all new introductions for either 2018 or 2019. 


Blooming Times for Maryam Flora!

London based Maryam Flora supply some of the most popular flowers including Tuberose, Anthurium Rose and Alstroemeria. They report a major growth surge in less than a year of trading in the U.K.

Maryam Flora have the potential to export from Iran, up to 50,000 stems of Tuberose, 30,000 stems of Anthurium and 10,000 stems of Alstroemeria per month, with guaranteed freshness, delivered to your chosen location within the UK.

Green City Principles

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) will demonstrate and promote Green City principles through an AIPH garden at ‘Expo 2019 Beijing’.

The garden, entitled “The Rewilding Garden”, has been designed for the AIPH approved world horticultural event by UK and Singapore based Landscape Architects Grant Associates. 

A Fantastic Display of Beauty, Creativity and Genius

February saw the annual Myplant & Garden in Milan. Aside from a varied selection of Italian specimen trees, there was also a show of creative and commercial ideas for the world of floristry.

Stunning New Brochure

Innocenti & Mangoni Piante have a new 36 page brochure. This has been well received in the trade, at both IPM Essen and Myplant & Garden in Milan. They will have a presence later this year at the Four Oaks Trade Show in September. Here they will promote 'young plants' as an extension to their established specimen plants.

Groen-Direkt Spring Fair 2019

The annual Groen-Direkt Spring Fair took place last month in Hazerswoude-Dorp, Holland. This provided a complete survey of what plant material is available for the coming season.

On top of the sample fair featuring 5000+ products, there was also the PP Plaza with around 150 exhibitors.


Eco-friendliness is the Theme

At IPM, Desch Plantpak presented a complete range of eco-friendly products, each of which responds to demands from retailers and consumers.

Recover is Desch Plantpak's answer to the requirement for better separation of plastic products during waste processing. Recover products destined for Germany have a striking blue colour, while those for the English market are in a distinctive taupe grey.

'Flowers to Live'

The International Floralies held in Nantes, is a major worldwide plant and ornamental event that takes place only every 5 years.First held in 1956, the 12th edition takes place this year from May 8 to 19. 'Flowers to Live' is the chosen theme to launch the 2019 event.



7th Season for Dubai Miracle Garden

The Dubai Miracle Garden is one of a kind in the world for it's unique display and its extravagant outdoor destination. It's 7th season is now open until May 5th 2019.

This is a huge & exclusive flower garden which occupies an area of 72,000 sq.m. There are around 109 million flowers planted and 100 million of these bloom in the garden each season.