As always, the world of horticulture is absolutely flourishing. The aim of this article is to bring you up-to-date with the latest news with regards to the horticultural industry.
James Basson, deaigner of the Les Canebiers garden is the proud winner of the Society of Garden Designers grand award. He won three awards in total at the prestigious event, including the International Award, Planting Design and Overall Best Garden Award. Other prize winners included John Wyer (for the Lancaster’s Public Space) and Arabella Lennox-Boyd (for Eaton Hall).
The International trade fair for plants (IPM ESSEN) is the world’s leading trade fair for horticulture. It covers the entire value chain of plants, including production, technology, points of sale, garden features and floristry. It is the only plant fair in existence that offers trade visitors such a vast comprehensive market overview. The next IPM ESSEN takes place between the 24th-27th January 2017. Visit the website at www.ipm-essen.de/world-trade-fair for more information or to fill out an application form. After all, what could be better than a horticultural visit to Germany?
Costa Farms, USA have won the award of International Grower of the Year 2016. The fabulous gala dinner took place on the 28th of January in order to celebrate some of the world’s best growers. The dashing gentlemen of Costa Farms were presented with the Gold Rose, thus awarding them the global recognition as AIPH International Grower of the Year. They are one of North America’s largest growers of ornamental plants and they regularly offer new products to retailers all over the world. They were closely followed by the UK’s Majestic Trees who were the winners of the Silver Award.
Finally, as it is the start of a brand new year, it seems more than fitting to conclude this article with a list of places to visit in 2016. Budding (get the pun!) horticulturalists will not want to miss out on an opportunity to nurture their interests with fabulous destination ideas:
- Architecture and Gardens of Andalucia – (8 days from £1245pp departing 5th April, 11th May and 20th September 2016) Visit classical gardens and snow-capped mountains in Andalucia and Sierra Nevada. Witness an array of history, culture and stunning architecture.
- South Africa’s Western Cape – (15 nights from £4295pp departing 25th August and 11th September 2016). Take in the wildlife and the scenic views for a once in a lifetime experience.
- Gardens of Devon and Cornwall – (5 nights from 3695pp departing 6th April, 1st June and 9th September 2016). Who says you have to leave the country for a holiday to remember? These classic British gardens are a must-see for all horticulturalists.
For more details of horticultural trips, visit www.rhs.org.uk