The 2023 Farwest Show celebrated 50 years

September 20, 2023
Farwest Show celebrated 50th anniversary

The 2023 Farwest Show celebrated 50 years of bringing nursery professionals together in style August 23–25, with more exhibitors, more attendees — and definitely more fun.  “The nursery and greenhouse industry is Oregon’s leading agricultural sector,”... more »

September 18, 2023
Voting now open for NGB’s 2023 Therapeutic Garden Grant

Voting is now open for the National Garden Bureau’s (NGB) 2023 Therapeutic Garden Grant. Anyone and everyone is encouraged to visit the NGB website and vote for the most deserving therapeutic garden based on the... more »
SAF Petal It Forward 2023

September 15, 2023
SAF’s Petal It Forward scheduled for Oct. 18

The Society of American Florists’ annual goodwill giveaway, in which floral businesses hand out two bouquets — one for the recipient to keep and one for them to give away — returns Wednesday, Oct. 18. For... more »
Green Career Week

September 15, 2023
Green Career Week begins Oct. 2

Seed Your Future (SYF) recently announced its Green Career Week will take place Monday, Oct. 2, through Friday, Oct. 6. Green Career Week is designed to inspire future horticulture professionals by connecting students with businesses.... more »
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September 14, 2023
HRI Leadership Academy inaugural class establishes Endowment Fund, Welcomes Class of 2024

The Horticultural Research Institute (HRI), the research and scholarship foundation of AmericanHort, has announced that the inaugural HRI Leadership Academy class has completed the program. The class spent the past year honing business acumen, building... more »
Intent to Bid submitted for U.S. to host World Horticultural Exposition

September 13, 2023
Intent to bid submitted for U.S. to host World Horticultural Exposition

The World’s Fair Bid Committee Educational Fund recently announced its intent to submit a bid on Sept. 18 to host the 2029 International Horticultural Expo in Minnesota.  International Horticultural Exhibitions are hosted throughout the world... more »

September 13, 2023
Terril Nell inducted into Floriculture Hall of Fame

Society of American Florists announced that Terril Nell, Ph.D., is the 2023 inductee into its Floriculture Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony took place at the organization's 138th annual convention. The Floriculture Hall of Fame... more »

September 12, 2023
AFE recognizes 2 industry leaders with new Ambassador Award

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) recently announced the recipients of the inaugural AFE Ambassador Awards. The award recognizes an individual, organization or institution in the floral community for their exceptional leadership, advocacy, and devoted service to... more »
'Amistad' named Best in Show at SAF’s Outstanding Varieties Competition

September 11, 2023
‘Amistad’ named Best in Show at SAF’s Outstanding Varieties Competition

'Amistad’, a light pink double Oriental lily presented by Sun Valley Floral Farms, won over judges with its soft coloring, elegance and grandeur to win the Society of American Florists’ Outstanding Varieties Competition, held in... more »
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September 11, 2023
CalFlowers awarded SAF’s Marketer of the Year Award for floral marketing campaign

A national marketing campaign that promoted flowers as self-care — with free assets available to retailers — has received the Society of American Florists’ 2023 Marketer of the Year award. CalFlowers’... more »

September 7, 2023
Great American Gardeners Awards program accepting nominations

Do you know someone in the gardening community who deserves recognition for horticultural excellence? Nominate your “horticultural champion” — an exemplary sustainable garden, a thought leader delivering groundbreaking research, or the driving force behind horticultural... more »
Sakata Seed president receives AAS Medallion of Honor

September 7, 2023
Sakata Seed president receives AAS Medallion of Honor

Sakata Seed has announced that its president Hiroshi Sakata received the All-America Selections (AAS) Medallion of Honor. The award ceremony took place at the Awards Banquet of the AAS Summer Summit held Sept. 6 in... more »