Ornamental growers from Canada, China, Germany, Netherlands, Turkey, UK and USA are finalists in the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Grower of the Year Awards 2016:
- Arcadia Chrysanten, Netherlands
- Costa Farms, USA
- Dashung International Flower, China
- Dutchmaster Nurseries, Canada
- Flash Tarim Urunleri (Flash Flowers), Turkey
- Florensis, Germany/Netherlands
- Kunming Hongzhihua Gardening, China
- Majestic Trees, UK
- Shanghai Yuan Seedling, China.
Bronze, silver and gold will be awarded, where applicable, to each category ? Finished Plants & Trees, Young Plants and Cut Flowers. Each of the category winners will be judged for the final and most prestigious award ? the coveted Gold Rose, awarding them the status of AIPH International Grower of the Year.
Chairman of the international jury and AIPH past-president, Vic Krahn, commented on the entries: ?The jury was very impressed with the exceptionally high standard of the entries received this year. It was a huge task with so many more entries than previous years. However, in every judge?s case, they found it extremely thrilling to assess such high quality businesses. They know with certainty that when the winners are announced in January, this industry will be truly inspired by these world acclaimed businesses.?
The Awards Gala Dinner takes place on Thursday 28 January 2016, during IPM Essen, Germany ? held in partnership with FloraHolland.
For information and tickets, visit: www.aiph.org/groweroftheyear