With the theme “Green Fits All”, Plantarium 2019 offers a platform for partnerships both within the sector and beyond. The future is green. Green fits in well with every work method and lifestyle. Green adds the finishing touch! Green is a social issue.
The results of Plantarium 2018 are clear: the road taken is a good one and has given us an appetite for more. Exhibitors responded positively to the recent edition and support the organisation in the good direction that has been chosen.
'Let’s make the world greener together.' It was under this motto that, from 22 to 24 August, Plantarium and GROEN-Direkt treated a large international public to a green total experience in Boskoop.
Plantarium 2018 is in the stating blocks. The floor plan has been finalised and the outlines of the trade fair have been laid out. With just over a week to go, preparations are on schedule. "It was a challenge to design the entrance to the new location in such a way that visitors will imagine themselves in a green oasis as they enter. I don't want to give away too much, but we believe we have succeeded in doing so," says trade fair manager Jos van Lint.
In August 2018, Plantarium will take place at a new location under one roof with GROEN-Direkt. A new location also means a new layout for the trade fair. Besides the green participants, suppliers will also be given more space to present and demonstrate their innovations.
Plantarium and GROEN-Direkt join physically in 2018. Plantarium will take place in the hall adjacent to GROEN-Direkt's Autumn trade fair in August 2018. So there will be two trade fairs under the same roof. This will create the largest international garden plant event of the year with a complete package of nursery supplies, where trade and production do business in an inspiring environment.
The 35th edition of the Plantarium trade fair, which was held in Hazerswoude/Boskoop from 23 to 26 August, was successful. Visitors greatly appreciated the new design of the trade fair, in which inspiration and experience dominated. The cooperating exhibitors in the Houses of Inspiration were also satisfied with the result.
Hortapp, submitted by Chelle van der Meijde on behalf of students from Green Tec Wellant College Delft and ConnectedGreen, submitted by René Voogt from Boskoop and presented by Maaike de Reuver, have been chosen as Best Idea of Plantarium 2017.
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Jong 01' (Lady Mata Hari) has been chosen as the best Plantarium Novelty 2017. The plant was submitted by De Jong Plant B.V. from Boskoop.
Cercis canadensis 'The Rising Sun', submitted by Joh Stolwijk & Zn. from Boskoop, has won the Plantarium Press Award in the category Garden, Balcony and Patio plants. In the category Concepts, this prize went to FleuraTerrazza concept, submitted by Van der Starre from Boskoop.
The stand of Duif International from Aalsmeer has been declared Best Stand among the Suppliers. For the green participants, this award goes to F.N. Kempen BV from Mijdrecht.
With barely two weeks to go, exhibitors and the Plantarium organisation are busy preparing for a successful trade fair for the 35th time. "All the ingredients for this have been coming together. Now we just need to arrange them in a creative way and Plantarium 2017 can start,” says trade fair manager Jos van Lint.
The Joop Zoetemelk garden, based on simplicity, is one of the eight inspirational gardens that have been designed for Plantarium on the basis of the theme 'Stories'. Gardini.nl is responsible for the execution and the design is by Peter Zaal. In week leading up to Plantarium, the former professional cyclist Joop Zoetemelk, who lives in France, will officially name the garden.
With barely two months to go, the contents of the five Houses of Inspiration at Plantarium 2017 are becoming increasingly concrete. Participants and suppliers are working together on filling out the displays. The House of Christmas Inspiration 2017 tells the story of the 2017 Christmas trends.
On the opening day of Plantarium 2017 the participants of Plantarium, GROEN-Direkt and invitees will be offered a networking event. Cor Hospes, who is specialised in storytelling and content marketing, will give a surprising speech before the event.
Preparations for the first green festival at Plantarium are in full swing. The organising group of young people, called Holygreeners, report that most of the line-up is now known, as are many green items.
With eight inspirational gardens and five houses of inspiration, the 35th edition of Plantarium is a source of inspiration for visitors and exhibitors. Four garden designers from the design institute use the gardens to illustrate that plants can tell a story. Each garden is connected to or designed for a famous and inspiring person and tells this person's story.
With a nice international group of participants, both in the main hall as in the new growers' square, Plantarium 2017 is taking its definitive shape. On 1 June, the layout will be defined during the participants meeting. Apart from the stand holders, five Houses of Inspiration will be prominently present at the trade fair.
The Stichting Beurshal and the Nursery Trade Fair Foundation join forces to make the new growers' square at Plantarium 2017 a great success. The Stichting Beurshal (representative of the arboriculturists) with "Varb" and the Nursery Trade Fair Foundation with "Plantarium" both have as mission to advance the trade in nursery stock products. The partnership strengthens the organisations to achieve this mission.
With a reference to Hollywood, the organising young people wished to give an uplifting name to their first Green festival during Plantarium: Holy Green.
The Stichting Belangenbehartiging (Foundation Advocacy) Greenport Boskoop supports the new initiative of Plantarium and VARB with a financial contribution as well as with its presence in order to achieve a growers' square at Plantarium 2017.
The new growers' square at Plantarium 2017 is the backdrop for short presentations by suppliers to the growers and trade visitors present.
The Foundation Beurshal with "VARB" and the Foundation Vakbeurs voor de Boomkwekerij (Foundation Trade Fair for Arboriculture) with "Plantarium" both have as mission to advance the trade in ornamental horticultural products. With an updated VARB and an updated Plantarium, both organisations are working on a flying start of the autumn trade from a new growers' square during Plantarium 2017.
Young people accept the challenge and take on the organisation! During the trade fair Plantarium, which will be held from 23 to 26 August 2017, a green festival for and by young people will be organised for the first time. The festival is one of the items that aims to make the fair more trendy in order to let Plantarium have a higher profile as a source of inspiration in the field of green applications.
Exhibitors challenged to tell their story. Participants in Plantarium are even now being challenged to tell their story innovatively and inspirationally as part of the theme for 2017, 'Stories'. In the next few months they will be given the opportunity to put their message into pictures.
Fair to become trendier and a source of inspiration The board of the Nursery Trade Fair Foundation has chosen a new direction for Plantarium. “Under the name Plantarium 3.0, we are making the fair trendier and the event will also become a source of inspiration for green applications”, says chairman Jan Willem Griep.
The theme of the 35th edition of Plantarium is “Stories”. By choosing this theme, the board of the Stichting Vakbeurs voor de Boomkwekerij (Nursery Trade Fair Foundation) is emphasising the fact that stories are indispensable when it comes to marketing the product. The theme provides the participants and the fair with plenty of opportunities to tell the story behind the product. Plantarium will run from 23 to 26 August 2017.
02 September 2016 - A quarter of the commercial professional visitors of Plantarium 2016 came from abroad. In total, Plantarium attracted 16,100 visitors. That is about 1,000 less than previous years. Professional visitor numbers show a slight drop at 10,600, which is about the same as two years ago, when 10,650 professional visitors came to the trade fair.
28 August 2016 - Once again, the thermometer reached record heights over the past few days. The tropical temperatures were also evident at Plantarium. Despite the heat, there was a positive atmosphere at the fair and a perfect climate for doing business. The number of trade visitors did not suffer as a result. However, the total number of visitors did fall slightly. All the same, the spacious layout with all those cooling green plants meant that Plantarium was truly cool.
27 August 2016 - The Willemstein Hoveniers team from Waddinxveen was voted the “Best Green Team at Plantarium 2016”. Growers, garden centres, trading companies, gardeners/horticultural companies and supply companies could nominate their employees for the “Best Green Team at Plantarium 2016”.
27 August 2016 - Power Plant, which was entered by students from Wellantcollege in Delft, and Amazingworld by Van der Velde Waterplanten bv from Bleiswijk won the title of Best Idea at Plantarium 2016.
25 August 2016 - Horticultural entrepreneur of the year, Toon Ebben from Boomkwekerij Ebben B.V. in Cuijk, officially opened Plantarium 2016 on Wednesday 24 August. His first move was to reveal the best novelty at Plantarium 2016, Astilbe 'Chocolate Cherry' (MIGHTY), entered by Compass Plants BV from Hillegom.
24 August 2016 - Clematis 'Taiga'® by Joh. Stolwijk & Zonen Boomkwekerijen BV from Boskoop has won the Plantarium Press Award 2016 in the Garden, balcony and patio plants category. In the concepts category, this prize went to Hydrangea macrophylla Three Sisters® by De Jong Plant BV from Boskoop and Heinje Pflanzen-Handel GmbH & Co from Edewecht (Germany).
24 August 2016 - For the second year in a row, the stand by J.G. Cammeraat vof from Boskoop was voted the Best Green Stand at Plantarium 2016 by the jury of the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society. Rovero Systems B.V. from Raamsdonksveer was awarded this title in the Suppliers category.
24 August 2016 - Astilbe 'Chocolate Cherry' (MIGHTY) has been selected as the Best Novelty at Plantarium 2016. The plant was entered by Compass Plants BV from Hillegom. The jury felt that everything was right about this plant. The plant structure is perfect, it is full of leaves in an attractive, dark green colour and also has brown-bronze young leaves. The flowers have an unusual and highly expressive colour and the stems are a nice dark colour.
06 July 2016 - On Friday 26 August, Plantarium and the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society will be holding a seminar which focuses entirely on the assortment. Every hour, a brief assortment-related presentation will be given by one of the six guest speakers from home and abroad.
13 June 2016 - In the context of this year's theme “Show It”, Plantarium is challenging businesses and students (both at MBO and HBO level) to take part in “The Best Idea at Plantarium 2016”. During the fair, Plantarium offers a platform where innovations or ideas can be presented to a national and international audience.