International Grower of the Year Awards

International Grower of the Year Awards

The International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards were launched by AIPH and FCI in 2009. The awards recognise best practice in horticultural production by ornamental production nurseries around the globe.

Not only do the awards champion outstanding achievement in the sector, they offer a unique opportunity to benefit from international networking across ornamentals horticulture industry. Growers, horticultural businesses and industry peers can all get involved by either entering the competition, sponsoring the event or attending the reception and awards ceremony.

Entry to the International Grower of the Year Awards 2023 is now open!

Supported by Headline Partner Royal FloraHolland and Founding Partner FCI, the International Grower of the Year Awards 2023 welcome entries from around the world. The awards comprise five categories: finished plants and trees, young plants, cut flowers and bulbs, sustainability, and inspiring business. Within each category bronze, silver and gold awards can be won. From among these categories, only one winner will be crowned the ‘AIPH International Grower of the Year 2023’ and receive the ‘Gold Rose’ – the industry’s most coveted prize.

“It’s a great testament to our whole team, all 3,000 of our employees, everybody back in America, who made this possible. This Gold Rose is indicative of all the work everybody put in.”

Abe van Wingerden, co-CEO of Metrolina Greenhouses, International Grower of the Year 2022

Overall IGOTY Award Winners

  • 2022 Metrolina Greenhouses, USA
  • 2020 Anthura BV, The Netherlands
  • 2019 Gediflora, Belgium
  • 2018 Ter Laak Orchids, The Netherlands
  • 2017 Flores El Capiro S.A., Colombia
  • 2016 Costa Farms, USA
  • 2015 No awards
  • 2014 Schoneveld Nurseries, The Netherlands
  • 2013 Sheridan Nurseries, Canada
  • 2012 Sheridan Nurseries, Canada
  • 2011 Bylands, Canada
  • 2010 Hillier Nurseries, UK
  • 2009 Sylva van Hulle, Belgium
  • Industry Grower of the Year Winner 2020
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    Industry Grower of the Year Winner 2018
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    Industry Grower of the Year Winners
    Industry Grower of the Year Winners
    Industry Grower of the Year Winners
    Industry Grower of the Year Winners
    Industry Grower of the Year Winners
    Industry Grower of the Year Winners
    Industry Grower of the Year Winners