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Showcase your achievements at the International Grower of the Year Awards

Anthura of the Netherlands upon being crowned the International Growers of the Year 2020. Photo: AIPH.

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



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15 July 2021

The deadline for entries for the 2022 International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards is approaching. Interested parties have been asked to submit their application before the 10 September deadline.

Taking place in January 2022 alongside IPM Essen in Germany, the industry will come together to celebrate the world’s best in ornamental horticultural production, where one business will be named AIPH International Grower of the Year.

Established by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) in partnership with FloraCulture International, the IGOTY Awards have been championing outstanding achievement in the ornamentals sector since 2009.

Supported by Headline Partner, Royal FloraHolland, the awards 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 IGOTY’s stimulate and promote best practice by giving global attention to outstanding producers and promoting knowledge throughout the industry.

Judging for the IGOTY’s will take place by a panel of industry experts who will assess the entrants on five key criteria; economic performance, innovation, market insight, sustainability and human resources policy.

Anthura, a Netherlands-based breeder, won the Gold Rose award at the 2020 ceremony at IPM Essen, Germany. It was also awarded Gold in the Young Plants category and Gold in the Sustainability category.

“Winning the Gold Rose Award and the Sustainability Award was a significant recognition for Anthura as well as for the entire horticultural sector,” said Iwan van der Knaap, Anthura’s director. “Especially the international confirmation that we are on the right track as a company is very valuable to us.”

Anthura is known as a worldwide specialist in anthuriums and orchids. As a breeder and propagator, this organisation is continually working to develop new techniques, stimulate entrepreneurship and make the process chain more sustainable.

“We are very proud and that feeling can still be felt throughout the organisation after more than a year,” added van der Knapp. “This prestigious prize stimulates us to continue to make the world more beautiful and sustainable together with our partners.”

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