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Five Gardens Win AIPH Grand Awards at Expo 2019 Beijing

The award ceremony of the International Competition at Expo 2019 Beijing took place on 8th October, after the closing of the six-month-long AIPH approved A1 World Horticultural Exhibition. At the ceremony, the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) awarded five gardens an AIPH Grand Award.

The Beijing Indoor Area won the AIPH Grand Award for Chinese Provinces, Regions and Municipalities; the UK and Qatar gardens each won an AIPH Grand Award for International Outdoor Gardens and the Shanghai and Beijing Outdoor Gardens both won an AIPH Grand Award for Chinese Outdoor Gardens.  Other high-level prize winners in the International Competition included Japan, Germany and the International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) for International Outdoor Gardens, and Zhejiang and Jiangsu provinces which received grand awards for Chinese Outdoor Gardens.

In a ceremonial speech, AIPH President and member of the AIPH International Honorary Jury, Mr Bernard Oosterom declared that the expo gardens were an unprecedented achievement the world had never seen before. He commended all competitors for their hard work, commitment and their intense passion for horticulture.

Fulfilling the requirements of the AIPH A1 Expo Regulations, the ten members of the AIPH International Honorary Jury visited the gardens three times during the expo’s six-month duration. The gardens were assessed on the quality of their design, construction, plants and maintenance as well as their incorporation of the expo theme ‘Live Green Live Better’.

Mr Tim Briercliffe, AIPH Secretary General and Chairman of the AIPH International Honorary Jury said: “These wonderful gardens have been created by amazing people who truly care about ensuring a great visitor experience and want to make a difference to the world. Cities in China, and around the world, are realising the value of landscapes and living green infrastructure. Greening cities matters more than ever before, and the creators of these gardens are the custodians of the secrets of how to do it. As the largest world horticultural expo ever held, Expo 2019 Beijing has shared these secrets across the globe.”

AIPH also presented a Best Organising Award to the Coordination Bureau of Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition and three AIPH Best Contribution Awards to the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, the China Flower Association (CFA) and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). An AIPH Outstanding Contribution Award was presented to the Beijing Municipal People’s Government.

Mr Oosterom also presented Ms Liu Hong, Secretary General of the China Flower Association, with the AIPH Silver Medal in recognition of her tireless service to the Chinese and international horticulture industry as well as her support for AIPH International Horticultural Exhibitions and AIPH activities.  In receiving the award Ms Liu thanked the whole CFA team who enable their great work to continue.

At the awards ceremony, the independent Grand Jury of the Expo 2019 Beijing Organising Committee presented 14 Grand Awards, 27 Special Awards, 43 Gold Awards, 56 Silver Awards, 3 Best Contribution Awards, 3 Best Creativity Awards and 5 Most Characteristic Awards. In addition, the Expo Organising Committee gave Special Contribution awards to AIPH and the Bureau International des Expositions (BIE).

Full Results of the International Competition of Expo 2019 Beijing

Awards of the Organising Committee

56 Silver Awards

7 Winners of Silver Award for Enterprise Gardens::
Jingcai Future Garden
Clover Garden
Aoyang Garden
SHOKAI Garden
XINTONGCULTURE Garden
Tianjin Yuanda Garden
Triumph Science & Technology Exhibition Garden

7 Winners of the Silver Award for the International Indoor Area:
World Tourism Cities Federation (WTCF)
Myanmar
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Syria
Czech Republic
Bangladesh
Moldova

13 Winners of the Silver Award for Chinese Provinces, Regions and Municipalities for the Indoor Area:
Hubei Indoor Area
Gansu Indoor Area
Sichuan Indoor Area
Hainan Indoor Area
Tianjin Indoor Area
Heilongjiang Indoor Area
Chongqing Indoor Area
Shaanxi Indoor Area
Ningxia Indoor Area
Qinghai Indoor Area
Inner Mongolia Indoor Area
Xinjiang Indoor Area
Tibet Indoor Area

16 Winners of the Silver Award for International Outdoor Gardens:
Palestine Garden
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Garden
Afghanistan Garden
Ghana Garden
Kyrgyzstan Garden
BIE Garden
Pakistan Garden
Nepal Garden
Myanmar Garden
Cambodia Garden
Yemen Garden
Central Africa Garden
East Africa Garden
Caribbean Community Garden
Latin American Nations Garden
West Africa Garden

13 Winners of the silver award for China Outdoor Gardens:
Hong Kong Outdoor Garden
Inner Mongolia Outdoor Garden
Hainan Outdoor Garden
Xinjiang Outdoor Garden
Qinghai Outdoor Garden
Gansu Outdoor Garden
Tibet Outdoor Garden
Liaoning Outdoor Garden
Ningxia Outdoor Garden
Heilongjiang Outdoor Garden
Jilin Outdoor Garden
Taiwan Outdoor Garden
Macao Outdoor Garden

43 Gold Awards

5 Winners of the Gold Award for Enterprise Gardens:
China Media Group CCTV Animation Garden
Nabowan Garden
Elm Culture Garden
Brilliant Beauties Garden
Qinsen Enterprise Garden

7 Winners of the Gold Award for International Indoor Area:
African Union Pavilion
Madagascar Pavilion
Somalia Pavilion
Food and Agriculuture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Pavilion
Cote d’lvoire Pavilion
Armenia Pavilion
Tajikistan Pavilion

9 Winners of the Gold Award for Chinese Provinces, Autonomous Regions and Municipalities Indoor Area:
Shanxi Indoor Area
Fujian Indoor Area
Anhui Indoor Area
Yunnan Indoor Area
Guangxi Indoor Area
Guangdong Indoor Area
Liaoning Indoor Area
Hebei Indoor Area
Jilin Indoor Area

12 Winners of the Gold Award for International Outdoor Gardens:
World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Garden
Thailand Garden
India Garden
Center of International Potato (CIP) Garden
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Garden
Republic of Korea Garden
Australia Garden
Russia Garden
Sudan Garden
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Garden
Pacific Islands Nations Garden
The Republic of South Africa Garden

10 Winners of the Gold Award for China Outdoor Gardens:
Hunan Outdoor Garden
Anhui Outdoor Garden
Jiangxi Outdoor Garden
Guizhou Outdoor Garden
Yunnan Outdoor Garden
Fujian Outdoor Garden
Shaanxi Outdoor Garden
Shanxi Outdoor Garden
Henan Outdoor Garden
Sichuan Outdoor Garden

27 Special Awards

3 Winners of the Special Awards for Enterprise Gardens:
Shunxin Holdings Garden
Beijing Landscape and Forestry Group CO.Ltd Garden
Shi Shang Home Garden

4 Winners of the Special Award for International Indoor Area:
Holy See Pavilion
Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Pavilion
Pakistan Pavilion
Zambia Pavilion

6 Winners of the Special Award for Chinese Provinces, Autonomous Regions and Municipalities Indoor Area:
Hunan Indoor Area
Shanghai Indoor Area
Shandong Indoor Area
Jiangxi Indoor Area
Henan Indoor Area
Guizhou Indoor Area

7 Winners of the Special Award for International Outdoor Garden:
Singapore Garden
Turkey Garden
The Netherlands Garden
France Garden
United Arab Emirates Garden
Belgium Garden
Azerbaijan Garden

7 Winners of the Special Award for Chinese Outdoor Gardens:
Shandong Outdoor Garden
Chongqing Outdoor Garden
Tianjin Outdoor Garden
Hubei Outdoor Garden,
Guangdong Outdoor Garden
Hebei Outdoor Garden
Guangxi Outdoor Garden

14 Grand Awards

2 Winners of Grand Awards for Enterprise Gardens:
M-Grass Garden
Beijing Construction Engineering Group Garden

3 Winners of the Grand Awards of Chinese Provinces, Autonomous Regions and Municipalities Indoor Area:
Beijing Indoor Area
Jiangsu Indoor Area
Zhejiang Indoor Area

5 Winners of Grand Awards for International Outdoor Garden:
The UK Garden
Qatar Garden
Japan Garden Pavilion
Germany Garden
International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) Garden

4 Winners of Grand Awards for Chinese Outdoor Garden:
Shanghai Outdoor Garden
Beijing Outdoor Garden
Zhejiang Outdoor Garden
Jiangsu Outdoor Garden

AIPH Grand Awards

1 Winner of the AIPH Grand Award for Chinese Provinces, Regions and Municipalities:
Beijing Indoor Area

2 Winners of the AIPH Grand Awards for International Outdoor Gardens:
The UK Garden
Qatar Garden

2 Winners of the AIPH Grand Awards for Chinese Outdoor Gardens:
Shanghai Outdoor Garden
Beijing Outdoor Garden

Awards of the Organising Committee of Expo 2019 Beijing for Organising

3 Winners of the Best Contribution Award:
Hong Kong Outdoor Garden
Macao Outdoor Garden
Taiwan Outdoor Garden

3 Winners of the Best Creativity Award:
Fruit Garden
Vegetables Garden
Herbal Garden

5 Winners of the Most Characteristic Award:
Exhibition Area of Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences,
Exhibition Area of Beijing University of Agriculture,
Exhibition Area of Beijing Vocational College of Agriculture,
Exhibition Area of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences,
Exhibition Area of Beijing Forestry University

2 Winners of the Special Contribution Award:
AIPH
BIE

AIPH Awards

1 Winner of the AIPH Best Organizing Award:
Coordination Bureau of Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition

3 Winners of the AIPH Best Contribution Award:
National Forestry and Grassland Administration
China Flower Association,
China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

1 Winner of the AIPH Outstanding Contribution Award:
Beijing Municipal People’s Government

Note on the Grand Jury, Expo 2019 Beijing:
The Grand Jury operated independently during the judging and the scoring, which was under the supervision of the Supervisory Committee. The results were affirmed and signed by the members of Grand Jury and Supervisory Committee.

 


Rachel Wakefield

Communications Executive and Associate Editor
United Kingdom

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