January 15, 2016
Dutchmaster Nurseries is among ornamental growers from China, Germany, Netherlands, Turkey, U.K. and U.S. chosen to compete in the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) Grower of the Year Awards 2016.             
The event takes place on Jan. 28, in Germany. This international event recognizes best practice in horticultural production by the top ornamental production nurseries from around the globe, celebrating the expertise and energy they give to horticulture.

Another Landscape Ontario member, Sheridan Nurseries, won the award in 2013.

The Gala dinner is the finale of the 2016 Awards, which this year sees for the first time in the history of the Awards, new categories covering different types of grower businesses. Bronze, silver and gold will be awarded to each category of Finished Plants and Trees, Young Plants and Cut Flowers. Each of the category winners will be judged for the final and most prestigious award — the coveted Gold Rose, awarding them the global status of AIPH International Grower of the Year.

Chairman of the international jury and AIPH Past-President, Vic Krahn, commented on the entries, “The jury was very impressed with the exceptionally high standard of the entries received this year. It was a huge task with so many more entries than previous years. The high standards of the entrants meant the jury had to work exceptionally hard. However, in every judge’s case, they found it extremely thrilling to assess such high quality businesses.

They know with certainty that when the winners are announced in January, this industry will be truly inspired by these world acclaimed businesses.”