Euro Grower Focus

This month (August) we focus on the return of VLAM to Four Oaks with a special selection of Belgian Nursery Stock.

Belgian Suppliers Offer Personal Service

With Flanders as its main production region (approximately 90%), Belgium is one of the largest European exporters of trees, plants and flowers. Belgian exporters not only provide high-quality ornamental plants, but also guarantee personal service, excellent professional skill and enormous flexibility, also in the wholesale trade.

Rahoens > part of the VLAM Display

The companies are often still family-run, where the second or third generation is currently taking its place. Family businesses have a typical company culture, where both the management and workers are proud of their products. That high degree of involvement ensures that you can count on the best quality and service.

The showpieces of Belgian horticulture remain the azalea, tree nursery products and chrysanthemums in pots. For over ten years already, the tree nursery has been the most important sub sector with an International allure. However, the market position of Flanders’ indoor and outdoor plants is also enviable.

Boweco vof will form part of the VLAM Display

Did you know that 80% of Europe’s azalea output is grown in Flanders and that around 30 million azaleas are exported every year? This places Flanders firmly in the number one spot in the world ranking.

Belgian Horticultural Sector Innovation

The development of new varieties is crucial to continuing to meet the market’s wishes. That is why Belgian horticulturalists are constantly looking for novelties, through their own selections or via their suppliers. There is also collaboration with the ILVO research institute, that together with the tree nursery sector develops, produces and introduces new plants of excellent quality. Key terms in this are virus-free and true to species.

FlorAmor > See at Four Oaks

Flanders has a unique network of transport possibilities thanks to extensive rail, road, inland shipping and air infrastructure and furthermore enjoys a central location in Europe. UK is one of their main trading partners.

Companies at Four Oaks 50th Trade Show

At the Four Oaks Trade Show, VLAM – Flanders’ Agricultural Marketing Board, have organised a special booth for the Flemish exporters of trees, flowers and plants. The Belgian growers on show will be:

Boweco - Group of nurseries that can supply complete landscaping projects and young plants for nurseries.

Denis-Plants (above) – Grower of young plants of indoor plants (especially Calathea), perennials, Cordyline australis, Hellebores, multiplied through tissue culture.

FlorAmor - European leader in production and marketing of Azalea, Rhododendron and complimentary plants.

Michaël Rahoens Nurseries - Tree nursery Michaël Rahoens specializes in growing ornamental trees and multistem as in open field as in container.

Van Hulle B&C (above) – Since 1792 the company is a well-known as the producers of bare root hedging and forest plants.

You are most welcome to visit VLAM at the booth E31-34, E55-58, E66a-68, E89-91a & OP4.