Jiangsu Province awarded AIPH Prize for best garden at Qingdao International Horticultural Exposition

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has awarded its prize for the best garden at the Qingdao International Horticultural Exposition 2014 to the Forest Service of Jiangsu Province in China.

Commenting on the winner, former AIPH Marketing Committee Chairman and Chairman of the International Grand Jury, Mr Shinya Wada, said “Of all the 66 gardens that we judged at the Qingdao expo the Jiangsu Province garden stood out as the best.  The garden included beautiful vistas and scenes that accurately represent the landscape and culture of the province.  The plants were of very high quality, maintenance was excellent and the design was masterful.  I would really like to congratulate the Forest Service of Jiangsu Province for their great achievement.”

The AIPH approved (A2/B1 category) international exhibition closed on 25th October 2014 having been open for six months.  Over four million visitors enjoyed the 241 hectares of gardens, pavilions and exhibitions.  109,000 trees and shrubs were planted on the site and there were over 800 species of plants displayed within the fabulous Botanical Pavilion.  Over 2,500 exhibits were entered into the indoor flower competitions.

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Rachel Wakefield

Communications Executive and Associate Editor
United Kingdom