Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Limited, Canada
Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Limited (BTN) is one of the largest and most respected growers of garden plants in Canada. They service garden retailers, landscape contractors, municipalities, and golf courses throughout Canada and the United States.
With four farms in Ontario and one in British Columbia, BTN has a land base of more than 800 acres.
BTN specialises in building full-service programs in Flowering Shrubs, Evergreens, Broadleaf Evergreens, Holiday Greens, Vines, Perennials, Trees, Small Fruits, and Tropicals. In addition to these programmes, BTN uses a wide network of over 300 growers to bring products from around the world to their customers. This allows them to keep up to date with trends and consumer demands, letting them build programmes for their retail and wholesale partners.
The strategic difference that sets BTN apart from everyone else is the company’s ability to understand their customers and know what programs their customers are looking for. Their team does extensive market research to keep up with current outdoor décor trends and demands. BTN works tirelessly on developing programmes that address each unique individual requirements, ensuring their customers
are successful with BTN’s products.
Young International Grower of the Year – Eliot Barden
Gold: Morel Diffusion, France
Silver: SB Talee de Colombia SAS, Colombia
Bronze: Xiamen Ican Seed Co., Ltd., China
Finished Plants & Trees
Gold: Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Ltd, Canada
Silver: Giorgio Tesi Group, Italy
Bronze: Fructoplant SP. Z O.O., Poland
Cut Flowers & bulbs
Gold: Royal Base Corporation, Chinese Taipei
Silver: Zhejiang Toyoshima Co., LTD., China
Bronze: Zentoo, the Netherlands
Gold: Allensmore Nurseries, UK
Silver: Xiamen Ican Seed Co., Ltd., China
Bronze: Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Ltd, Canada
Metrolina Greenhouses, established in 1972 by Tom and Vickie VanWingerden, is one of the world’s leaders in horticulture, innovation, and sustainability. With over 1,500 employees, they have 20,000 square feet of growing space at two locations in the United States.
While still a family business today, Metrolina grows and delivers live plants to over 1,400 retail outlets throughout fourteen states on the east coast of the United States.
Metrolina focuses on quality products driven by innovation in robotics, machinery, and greenhouse structure that drives labor and space utilization efficiencies. Innovation also drives an everchanging product mix with hundreds of new items each year to meet the changing needs of consumers, and new business developments.
Another pillar in the overall business plan is sustainability, where Metrolina focuses on four core areas to assure they are good stewards of the business.
With over 75 million plants sold each year, the focus at Metrolina remains on growing quality products, innovation, a world-class employee experience, and a fully sustainable business model.
Gold: Wagagai Ltd, Uganda
Silver: Jens Meyer Jungpflanzen, Germany
Gold: Metrolina Greenhouses, USA
Silver: Bunnik Group Bv., Netherlands
Bronze: Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Limited, Canada
Gold: Matina Flowers S.A.S, Colombia
Silver: Prim’rose (SCA Clementine), Morocco
Bronze: Luxaflor Roses, Zimbabwe
Gold: Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Limited, Canada
Silver: Wagagai Limited, Uganda
Bronze: Sitio Kolibri, Brazil
Anthura is a worldwide specialist in anthuriums and orchids. As a breeder and propagator, Anthura is constantly working to develop new techniques, stimulate entrepreneurship and make the chain more sustainable.
Anthura reached a unique milestone for horticulture when its research and development department sequenced and mapped the DNA of orchids and Anthriums. The company has since invested in infrastructure, technology and people to translate this breakthrough into a more sustainable production of anthuriums and orchids. Years of innovation and sustainable product development have resulted in an unlimited assortment of colourful varieties. Due to Anthura’s knowledge of genetics and its expert selection process, it offers customers strong plants in amazing colours with long flowering periods. Anthura stands for innovation, expertise, pragmatism and entrepreneurship which are encompassed in its motto: “Unlimited in Varieties, offering unlimited possibilities”.
Gold: Hangzhou Huazhiyun Agricultural Investment Co. Ltd, China
Silver: Miao Fu Holdings Co. Ltd. China
Bronze: LVG Plants (Pty) Ltd. South Africa
Gold: Anthura BV, Netherlands
Silver: Kernock Park Plants Ltd, UK
Bronze: Danziger Guatemala, Israel
Gold: Hasfarm Holdings, Hong Kong, China
Silver: BellaRosa, Ecuador
Bronze: Oserian Development Company Limited, Kenya
Gold: Anthura BV, Netherlands
Silver: Citrina, the Netherlands
Bronze: LVG Plants (Pty) Ltd. South Africa
FloraHolland facilitates growers doing business with their customers through its combination of marketplaces and sales-supporting service provision. As the world’s largest auction organisation, FloraHolland processes approximately 12.4 billion flowers and plants each year, with an annual turnover of €4.6 billion and 2.700 employees.
It’s perhaps hard to imagine what the world looks like in the future. One thing is sure though, flowers and plants will remain important to people. Flowers express what cannot be said in words, in all times and across all cultures. Plants ensure you can be in touch with nature wherever you are. Indispensable in an environment that for more and more people will be urban in nature.
Royal FloraHolland’s mission of ‘Flowering the World Together’, encourages the horticultural sector to flourish, now and in the future. Together with the entire industry, FloraHolland is facing up to challenges and seizing opportunities. We all want to make the world healthier and more beautiful with flowers and plants.
The Pöppelmann TEKU® division develops and produces plant pots and cultivation systems for the professional horticulture industry. The diversity of the TEKU® range with over 600 products in more than 2,000 versions offers the ideal solution for every type of cultivation. From pots and trays through to custom printing, Pöppelmann TEKU® offers you everything from one source.
EXPO 2021 will create a permanent legacy for the city of Hatay. The city is undertaking total development and the Expo will make a long-term contribution to the city’s tourism. Expo 2021 will also brand Hatay as a green city, in a way that previous International Horticultural Expos have created a green brand for other cities around the world.
PERA Event is an international service agency for special events, M.I.C.E. entertainment and event counseling. PERA Event, based in Istanbul, Turkey, offers solutions in a holistic service concept through PERA TV, Speakers Globe, PERA Show and Istanbul Speakers Bureau.
The international trade fair for plants (IPM ESSEN) is the world’s leading trade fair for horticulture. It is the only specialist trade fair of its kind to cover the entire value chain of plants, including production, technology, floristry, garden features and the PoS. No other plant exhibition offers trade visitors such a comprehensive market overview and so many multifacted novelties.
At the next IPM ESSEN, taking part from 28nd to 31th January 2020 in Essen, about 1,600 exhibitors from nearly 50 countries and over 57,000 trade visitors are expected once again. Internationally IPM ESSEN has established its network in China, Russia and UAE.
FCI is the gateway to the latest global news, events and developments in ornamental horticulture for all industry professionals. With both a print and digital distribution across 142 countries, via 86 partner associations, the magazine has an estimated 100,000 total readers. This, combined with a newsletter and website, makes FCI the strongest international media channel in the horticulture industry for advertiser reach in today’s market.
Grown from three generations of passion and 100% focus on the breeding and propagation of potted Chrysanthemums, Gediflora has a leading position in the worldwide market. The company serves more than 30 countries which represents approximately 80 million cuttings per year. The company has over 50% of the market share in Europe, 30 % in the US and 40% worldwide.
With unique and exclusive genetics, Gediflora strives to secure its position as the specialist in ‘mums’. Gediflora’s mission is to make growers successful through their assortment of unique and innovative varieties which are easy to grow. Their ‘golden genetics’ (a complete, innovative and easy to grow assortment) combined with high quality service and enthusiasm enables Gediflora to excel in its field.
Through marketing efforts, Gediflora aims to boost the image of Chrysanthemums and encourage greater creativity. The slogan ‘Be Mum Be More’ invites customers to step out of their comfort zone and do more with Chyrysanthemums. Gediflora is a reliable and inspiring partner with a dedicated and enthusiastic team which enable the company to achieve its best each day. The company’s motto is “Dream, dare, do and do better!”
Gold: Clematis The Source of Good Climbers, Poland
Silver: OK Plant, Netherlands
Bronze: Fujian Hongzhan Landscape Engineering Co. Ltd. China
Gold: Gediflora, Belgium
Silver: Clematis The Source of Good Climbers, Poland
Bronze: Sichuan Colorlink Co. Ltd. China
Gold: Oserian Development Company Limited, Kenya
Silver: Jiangsu Zhonghe Flowers Co. Ltd. China
Silver: Butterfly Garden, Denmark
Ter Laak Orchids – The Netherlands
The Ter Laak Orchids family business has been growing Phalaenopsis plants since 1980. In that time, they’ve developed into a respected partner for many customers around the world. Their clients appreciate the results-oriented approach and typical Dutch trading mentality. In everything they do, they are guided by their core values: demonstrating ambition, respecting people and the environment and doing business in a straightforward way.
Ter Laak Orchids are located in Wateringen, in the province of South Holland. Together with their 140 employees, they grow more than 6 million Phalaenopsis plants every year. They have 125,000m2 production area spread over two modern, sustainable sites. They sell their plants to wholesalers, garden centres and retailers, who in turn ensure that consumers around the world can enjoy their Phalaenopsis orchids.
Gold: Ter Laak Orchids – The Netherlands
Silver: Van Belle Nursery Inc. – Canada
Bronze: Yunnan Wei Jun Kai Landscaping Engineering Co. Ltd. – China
Gold: Van Belle Nursery Inc. – Canada
Silver: Yunnan YinMore Flower Industry Co., Ltd. – China
Bronze: Sichuan Colorlink Co. Ltd. China
Gold: JUB Holland (Jac. Uittenbogaard & Zonen) – The Netherlands
Silver: AYURÁ SAS Price / Eclipse Flowers – Colombia
Bronze: Saidi-Ronen – Israel
4th Place: Holla Roses (Holla Roses BV) – Ethiopia / The Netherlands
Ter Laak Orchids – The Netherlands
Kwekerij van Wijgerden – The Netherlands
Flores El Capiro S.A. – Colombia
Flores El Capiro is one of the largest chrysanthemum growers and container exporters in Colombia and indeed the world. Delivering flowers to customers via the best sea freight transport solution and the best packing alternative, its container packed cut flowers reach the most distant markets, including Australia, with a transit time that exceeds thirty days. Today Capiro’s planted area covers 75 hectares, with plans to both reach 100 hectares and increase productivity to meet with customer demand.
To achieve customer satisfaction, Capiro assures the best quality, freshness, vase life and value for its customers at an affordable price, and seeks constant product innovation looking for the most beautiful and best performing varieties. It also provides its customers with added value products such as bouquets and flower enhancements like tinting. The company has several research programmes including biological products, new variety development, growing improvements, pest and disease control, all working toward customer satisfaction.
Capiro is socially and environmentally responsible. Not only assuring the welfare of its employees, but also the community, the company runs several social programmes with a focus on management, agriculture, logistics and human resource management. Sustainability and climate change is a key part of the business demonstrated through its environmental certificates: Florverde®,Rain Forest Alliance and Global GAP. Capiro’s departments continually take steps to optimise processes with specific efforts in recycling waste separation, implementing the latest illumination technology and irrigation system.
Gold: Gui Zhou Miaofu Urban Horticulture Co.,Ltd – China
Silver: The Bransford Webbs Plant Co – UK
Bronze: Boomkwekerij Ebben B.V. – The Netherlands
Honorary Award: Boterdaele Erik bvba – Belgium
Gold: Graff Kristensen A/S – Denmark
Silver: Beijing Nabobay Horticulture Co. Ltd – China
Gold: Flores El Capiro S.A. – Colombia
Silver: Van den Berg RoseS – The Netherlands
Bronze: LLC TK-Podosinki – Russia
Costa Farms, USA
“This past year we got amazing coverage, literally all over the world. The owners and the 4,000 workers were all very excited. We were humbled and it really did motivate us to do even better. It really was a very huge moment for Costa Farms!”
Mike Rimland, Costa Farms
Costa Farms is one of North America’s largest growers of ornamental plants regularly bringing new products to retailers on an international scale. It grows a wide range of plants, including houseplants, orchids, indoor and outdoor cacti and succulents, tropical shrubs, annual bedding plants, and perennial bedding plants. Costa Farms actively tests hundreds of new varieties in its Trial Gardens every year to find best-in-class products to offer to customers. It invests heavily in research and development and is continually trialling new growing techniques to improve product quality, company efficiency, and give a better experience to end consumers.
The Costa Farms family also takes sustainability to heart, seeking to make the business more sustainable and reduce its climate change impact. Founded in 1961 by Jose Costa, Costa Farms is a third-generation, family-owned business with more than 60 years of experience in growing quality finished plants. Today Costa Farms employs more than 3,400 people in the United States, Dominican Republic, and China, and has some 4,200 acres of production globally. Along with thriving indoor and bedding plant divisions, Costa Farms operates merchandising and young-plant production divisions as part of its infrastructure, with operations domestically in South Florida and North and South Carolina, and abroad in the Dominican Republic and the Far East.
Gold: Costa Farms, USA
Silver: Majestic Trees, UK
Bronze: Dashun International Flower, China & Dutchmaster Nurseries, Canada
Gold: Florensis, Germany/Netherlands
Silver: Kunming Hongzhihua Gardening, China
Bronze: Shanghai Yuanyi Seedling, China
Gold: Arcadia Chrysanten, Netherlands
Silver: Flash Tarim Urunleri (Flash Flowers), Turkey