Nominations announced for 2018 Dutch Flower Awards

Central theme: Sustainability 

Dutch Flower Group (DFG) has this year again nominated nine growers for the 2018 Dutch Flower Awards. This means it’s now the 17th time that DFG is putting its chain partners in the spotlight at the Dutch Flower Awards. The awards will be presented in the following categories: Cut Flowers, Plants, and Foreign Growers. This year, the theme and focus of the Awards is ‘sustainability’. 

Nominations for 2018 

In the cut flower category, nominations have been awarded to Karel Bolbloemen (Tulips), Van Helvoort Company (Chrysanthemums) and Vreeken Bouvardia (Bouvardia). In the Plants category, the nominees are Ammerlaan-Sosef (various flowering house plants), Fachjan (tropical house plants) and Van der Salm (various garden plants). Growers Leybaert from Belgium (various garden plants), Plantas Ornamentes de Costa Rica from Costa Rica (decorative greenery) and Tambuzi from Kenia (scented and garden roses) are this year’s nominated foreign partners for the Dutch Flower Awards. 

The winners’ names will be announced at a celebratory ceremony on DFG’s stand (15.2) at the RFH Trade Fair in Aalsmeer at 3 p.m. on Thursday 8 November. 

Preferred Partner Recognition

After presenting the Awards, DFG will also honour the chain partner who deserves special recognition for its intensive and future-oriented collaboration with Dutch Flower Group companies. This Preferred Partner Recognition prize will be handed out by Marco van Zijverden, CEO of DFG. immediately after the presentation of the Dutch Flower Awards.  

Winners of the 2017 Dutch Flower Awards, whose theme was ‘digitisation’:

De Haas Calla’s, Oriental Growers and Nini Flowers. The Preferred Partner Recognition prize went to De Winter Logistics.