Great Britain is a partner country at the IPM Essen plant show, taking place at Messe Essen between 24-27 January 2023.
A strong contingent of breeders, tech firms and horticultural suppliers will fly the British flag in the UK pavilion build by the Commercial Horticultural Association (CHA) in collaboration with the British Department for International Trade (DIT) and the British Embassy in Berlin.
The show’s International Horticultural Forum will provide insights into current developments in the green sector in Great Britain.
Pat Flynn, Trade Association Manager CHA feels proud to be working with the organisers of IPM ESSEN in representing Great British Horticulture there in 2023. She says, “As the partner country for this important international show we are promoting the expertise, diversity and innovative technology that Great Britain can bring to the world and commercial horticulture. We look forward to a very busy show and showcasing what Britain does best.“
The different climates allow the island nation to produce a wide range of horticultural products. Many new plants will be travelling to Essen: Whetman Plants International is launching two compact, fragrant, bee-friendly and drought-tolerant Choisya at IPM Essen: Choisya x dewitteana ‘Little Bee’ and Choisya x dewitteana ‘Little Honey Bee’ . New compact Clematis cultivars from the Raymond J. Evison programme such as ‘The Duchess of Cornwall’, ‘Tsukiko’, ‘Ravel’, ‘Issey’ and ‘Poseidon’ will be shown by Guernsey Clematis’Nursery. The exhibitor Fairweather’s Nurseries from the southern English county of Hampshire specialises in growing Agapanthus. The assortment comprises more than 50 varieties and will be presented at IPM ESSEN 2023.
In addition to plants, trade visitors can also expect innovations in the field of technology and equipment: from environmentally friendly and growth-promoting reusable pots from Caledonian Trees and cost-effective LED lighting solutions especially for horticulture from INDO Lighting to customisable labels, packaging and sales materials from PPC Labels and sustainably produced gardening supplies from Tyne Moulds & Machinery.
Andrea Hölker, Project Manager of IPM ESSEN: “We are very pleased that Great Britain will be the partner country of the next IPM ESSEN and will put its horticulture in the focus. As the world’s leading trade fair, we are thus making a valuable contribution to better networking within the international green sector.”
The German-English International Horticultural Forum on 26 January 2023 at 2 p.m., for example, offers an opportunity for this. Presentations by British and German experts will shed light on current industry topics. Visitors will gain a detailed insight into British horticulture and have the opportunity to talk directly to the speakers.
Panelists include Raymond J. Evison of Guernsey Clematis Nursery, Patrick Fairweather of Fairweather’s Nurseries and Matt Appleby, editor of Horticulture Week, the UK’s leading horticultural magazine.
The CHA will invite a delegation of British growers to IPM Essen 2023. Entertainment typical of the country will also be provided, including live British music.
Further information and tickets at: www.ipm-essen.de