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Switzerland, a country of specialists

As diverse as the landscapes of the country with the white cross on a red background, its nurseries stand out for their ability to adapt to the needs of landscapers, local authorities, and amateur gardeners, from the south of the country to the mountains of Graubünden. All production is destined for the domestic market, except for the Meylan et Cie nursery, a regular exhibitor at Groot Groen Plus, which exports its conifer grafts and specialities to Europe.

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Versailles opts for Betterbuxus®

The famous Versailles castle gardens have chosen Betterbuxus® for the renovation of the large boxwood broderie. Planting work has just started and it will be a big job to get everything planted before the start of the Paris Olympics. The low hybrid Betterbuxus® Renaissance, which is perfect for low hedges, was chosen for this renovation.

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Kolster BV celebrates 80th anniversary

Well-known grower and breeder of cut shrubs Kolster BV from Bokoop is celebrating its 80th anniversary. The team of 25 employees recently celebrated with a walking dinner in Boskoop. During the FlowerTrials, it is the turn of relations and visitors to celebrate the anniversary with them. Treats, bubbles and a limited edition Sportcap will be on hand from 11-14 June.

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International communication expert Frank van Suchtelen receives Premio Massimo Matteini Award

International communication expert Frank van Suchtelen received the Premio Massimo Matteini Award at Italy’s home and garden show, Coniolo Fiori on 18 May for his exceptional contributions to promoting ornamental horticulture in his home country the Netherlands and abroad.

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GrootGroenPlus financial support EPS for trade plan

In December 2023, the European Plant Support Foundation (EPS) called for the submission of innovative plans to advance the tree nursery industry. In response, trade fair GrootGroenPlus decided to submit the plan for the ‘Promising Green’ project (Kansrijk Groen). This application has been approved, allowing the project to commence.

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Prunus laurocerasus Bonaparte ® wins KVBC Award Gold

Adrian Stravers' Prunus laurocerasus Bonaparte® ('Flippi01'PBR), produced by co-owner Stef Verwaaij of SV Tuinplanten, was awarded KVBC Award Gold on 16 May.

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Prunus ‘Starlight’®, winner of the RHS Plant of the Year 2024 Award

The award celebrates new plants launched at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and helps to bring these wonderful introductions to UK gardeners. Information and images of plants submitted by exhibitors were considered by RHS Garden Curators and over 180 experts from RHS Plant Committees and Trials Forums, taking into account the breeding journey, innovative or improved characteristics and likely public appeal.

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Trade magazine Linea Verde 50 Years

Italian trade magazine for ornamental horticulture and landscaping Linea Verde is celebrating its 50th anniversary. To commemorate this happy event, editor-in-chief Renato Ferretti and Siliva Vige were presented with a certificate on 17 May during the Coliono Fiore gardening event.