Finalists Announced for International Grower of the Year Awards
The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has announced its finalists for the 2019 International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards. The nine ornamental grower finalists come from Belgium, China, Denmark, Kenya, the Netherlands, and Poland.
This year’s finalists are:
• Clematis Źródło Dobrych Pnączy Spółka, z ograniczoną odpowiedzialnością Spółka komandytowa, Poland
• Fujian Hongzhan Landscape Engineering Co., Limited, China
• Gartneriet Tvillingegaarden, Denmark
• Gediflora, Belgium
• Inner Mongolia M•Grass Ecological Environment (Group) Co., Ltd, China
• Jiangsu Zhonghe Flowers Co. Limited, China
• OK Plant, the Netherlands
• Oserian Development Company Limited, Kenya
• Sichuan Colorful Forestry Development Co. Limited, 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 ornamentals industry since 2009. They recognize best practices 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 practices by giving global attention to outstanding producers and promoting knowledge throughout the industry.
The IGOTY Awards are judged by a jury of six internationally recognized experts. At the gala ceremony, winners of four separate categories will be announced: finished plants and trees, cut flowers, young plants, and sustainability. From among 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, says Eduard Ter Laak of Ter Laak Orchids, the 2018 Gold Rose Winner. “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.”