AIPH announces finalists and new date for International Grower of the Year 2022

The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) has announced the finalists of the International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2022. Nine ornamentals growers from around the globe have reached the final.

After postponement due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the awards ceremony will take place on 14th June 2022 at GreenTech Amsterdam. The awards recognise best practice in horticulture by ornamental production nurseries from around the globe.

The IGOTY 2022 Finalists are:

Bunnik Group Bv., Netherlands

Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Limited, Canada

Jens Meyer Jungpflanzen, Germany

Luxaflor Roses, Zimbabwe

Matina Flowers S.A.S, Columbia

Metrolina Greenhouses, USA

Prim’rose (SCA Clementine), Morocco

Sitio Kolibri, Brazil

Wagagai Limited, Uganda

The IGOTY Awards 2022 consists of four categories: Finished Plants and Trees, Cut Flowers and Bulbs, Young Plants and Sustainability. Within each category, bronze, silver and gold awards will be given. One winner will be crowned the ‘AIPH International Grower of the Year 2022’ and receive the ‘Gold Rose’.

AIPH has also partnered with Jungle Talks for the inaugural ‘Young International Grower of the Year’ Award. Participants of Jungle Talks’ Pro Manager Mastercourse will have a chance to pitch to the jury at the awards event.

AIPH Secretary General, Tim Briercliffe said: “I am delighted that we have partnered with GreenTech and have the opportunity to present an exciting new format for presenting our awards this year.  This is set to be a great event with high-quality finalists from around the world; the perfect way for the industry to come together.”

Mariska Dreschler, Director Horticulture – GreenTech Global, added: “We are very pleased to be part of the amazing Grower of the Year award for the best ornamental producers of the world. I am very much looking forward to intensify our partnership with AIPH and offer sustainable solutions for their members and all related international growers”.

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