Costa Farms, USA, has been awarded the accolade of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) International Grower of the Year 2016.
Celebrating the world's best ornamentals growers, the AIPH International Grower of the Year Awards 2016 - Gala Dinner took place on 28 January 2016, during IPM Essen, Germany.
CEO of Royal FloraHolland Lucas Vos presented Costa Farms with the coveted Gold Rose, awarding them the global status of AIPH International Grower of the Year.
Costa Farms is one of North America's largest growers of ornamental plants regularly bringing new products to retailers on an international scale. It grows a wide range of plants, including houseplants, orchids, indoor and outdoor cacti and succulents, tropical shrubs, annual bedding plants, and perennial bedding plants.
Ornamental growers from Canada, China, Germany, Netherlands, Turkey, UK and USA were all finalists receiving the following awards:
Finished plants and trees
Gold - Costa Farms, USA
Silver - Majestic Trees, UK
Bronze - Dashun International Flower, China
Bronze - Dutchmaster Nurseries, Canada
Gold - Arcadia Chrysanten, Netherlands
Silver - Flash Tarim Urunleri (Flash Flowers), Turkey
Gold - Florensis, Germany/Netherlands
Silver - Kunming Hongzhihua Gardening, China
Bronze - Shanghai Yuanyi Seedling, China
AIPH President, Bernard Oosterom, said: "Tonight has been a wonderful celebration of the best of our industry. I would like to offer my congratulations to Costa Farms and all the winners of these awards."