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International Grower of the Year finalists announced

AIPH International Grower of the Year 2018, Ter Laak Orchids, The Netherlands. Photo: AIPH.

The IGOTY awards recognise best practice in horticultural production by the top ornamental production nurseries from around the globe.



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4 December 2018

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has today announced the finalists for the prestigious International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2019. The nine ornamental grower finalists come from: Belgium, China, Denmark, Kenya, the Netherlands, and Poland.

The finalists are:

  1. Clematis Źródło Dobrych Pnączy Spółka, z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością Spółka komandytowa, Poland.
  2. Fujian Hongzhan Landscape Engineering, China.
  3. Gartneriet Tvillingegaarden, Denmark.
  4. Gediflora, Belgium.
  5. Inner Mongolia M Grass Ecological Environment (Group), China.
  6. Jiangsu Zhonghe Flowers, China.
  7. OK Plant, the Netherlands.
  8. Oserian, Kenya.
  9. Sichuan Colorful Forestry Development, China.

The IGOTY Awards will be held on January 22, 2019, at the IPM Fairground, Essen, Germany, alongside the world’s largest international horticultural trade fair, and are supported by headline partner Royal FloraHolland and founding partner FloraCulture International.

Established by AIPH, the IGOTY Awards have been championing outstanding achievement in the ornamental sector since 2009. They recognise best practice in horticultural production by the top ornamental production nurseries from around the globe, celebrating the expertise and energy they give to horticulture. The awards also stimulate and promote best practice by giving global attention to outstanding producers and promoting knowledge throughout the industry.

The IGOTY Awards are judged by a jury of six internationally recognised experts. At the gala ceremony, winners of four separate categories will be announced: finished plants and trees, cut flowers, young plants, and sustainability. From amongst the winners of all categories, an overall champion will be crowned the “Gold Rose Winner”, to receive the most coveted and prestigious award of the night.

“Every day we strive for top quality, so we invest continuously in technical innovations and the development of our product. And always in a sustainable manner because respect for people and the environment is part of our character. Together with our customers, suppliers, and staff, we set the bar a bit higher. That is why we invest not only in our product, but also in sustainable relationships. That our efforts are now being rewarded with this prize is fantastic.”, said Eduard Ter Laak of Ter Laak Orchids, 2018 Gold Rose Winner.

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