The VKC jury declared Nolina Kwekerijen from Woubrugge the best green stand at the international nursery trade fair Plantarium 2012. Meegaa Substrates BV from Den Hoorn won this title in the Suppliers category.
The VKC jury judged all the stands exhibiting at Plantarium in Hazerswoude in five predefined categories, namely: Propagation Materials, Production, Retail, Trade and Suppliers. The theme of Plantarium was ‘communication’. The jury had just over 300 stands to judge, divided between the above categories. They then had to pick the overall winner from these categories. The 1st prize winners of these 4 categories were also the nominees for the Best Stand award. As the level of all the standholders had improved, the jury (who were very impressed with the quality) found it increasingly difficult to filter out the best entries from the wide selection on offer.
When it came to Nolina Kwekerijen, the winner of the plant stands, the jury gave the following reason for their decision: “The theme of ‘communication’ was used as the starting point and was consistently applied in the look and feel of the stand. The stand was open and easily accessible and good use was made of ‘colour blocking’, i.e. plants of the same colour were arranged together. In addition, the plants used were of exceptional quality. In brief, a stand which Plantarium can be proud of and which rightly deserves the title of ‘Best Stand at Plantarium 2012’.”
With regard to Meegaa Substrates BV, the best stand in the Suppliers category, the jury stated: “The stand is complete and clearly conveys the intended message. The communication is aimed at the target group. It is a ‘tailor-made’ stand”.
Trade category (49 entries)
1st nomination: Fa. Joh. van Stolwijk & Zn. Boomkwekerijen BV, Boskoop
2nd nomination: Casa Germany GmBH
Retail category (52 entries)
1st nomination: V.C. Hooftman, Boskoop
2nd nomination: Jac. de Jong Boomkwekerij VOF, Boskoop
Propagation Materials category (49 entries)
1st nomination: Rijnbeek & Zn BV, Boskoop
2nd nomination: Molter BV, Noordwijkerhout
Production category (68 entries)
1st nomination: Nolina Kwekerijen, Woubrugge
2nd nomination: Coen Kessels Containerplanten BV, Kessel
Suppliers category (82 entries)
1st nomination: Meegaa Substrates BV, Den Hoorn
2nd nomination: Vandereng BV, Heemskerk