The 26. edition of GREEN IS LIFE and 3. Flower Expo Poland take place in Warsaw EXPO in September 6 to 8. Altogether they make the greatest floriculture and horticulture trade show in Central and Eastern Europe. Last year’s edition of the events was visited by 17.000 guests including over 7.000 professionals representing florists, DIY, retailers, wholesalers and producers. Poland, with its 4,6% economic growth in 2017, is the fourth fastest developing economy in EU. Polish market of cut flowers and pot plants is growing even more rapidly. Not only Polish economy is galloping, but also country’s demand on luxury goods (including garden plants and flowers) is growing significantly.
The slogan of the exhibition – “Benefits collection” – is a reminder that a garden is not only a decoration of the home environment, but also health, movement and relaxation in the fresh air, a place for relieving stress, having fun and the pursuit of passion. More than 280 exhibitors from Poland, as well as the Netherlands, Belgium and France, Germany, Japan, Italy and Ecuador have confirmed their attendance at the fair. They will present the richest offer in this part of Europe of plants – trees, shrubs, perennials, climbers, bedding and balconies plants, as well as cut flowers, potted flowers and floristic accessories. Exhibitors will also display machinery, tools, technologies, services and products for horticultural production, as well as the creation and maintenance of greenery. There will be no shortage of accessories for garden decoration and furnishings, along with publications popularizing gardening and plants. The exhibitors’ offer is addressed to wholesale and retail trade, designers and landscape firms involved in the creation of gardens and public green areas. It will also feature plants from other producers, as well as the floristic industry – wholesalers, florists and horticulturists. This edition of the fair will be even more interesting for professionals. The novelty of this year’s edition will be a strong offer of flower beds and perennials for growing on balconies and terraces. It’s a common initiative of leading suppliers of seedlings under the name Horti Flower Show. Their stands, full of new varieties, will create a colorful island in Hall 3. In addition, on the first day of the fair (6 September), project participants will organize an open seminar entitled “Potential of urban gardening – how to meet the needs of today’s consumers?” It is addressed to gardeners, nurserymen and landscape firms. In the Flower Expo part we will see shows of Polish floristry masters, as well as foreign guests, exhibitions presenting different stylizations for florists, challenges of floristic schools, as well as seminars addressed to florists and florist owners. The exhibition program also includes the only Polish Plant Novelties Competition – varieties submitted by producers from Poland and abroad will fight for the title of the most interesting. On Friday, September 7, the Green City Conference will be held for people who deal with urban greenery with workshops for designers, and on Saturday, the Landscape Architects Conference, hosted by the outstanding Dutch landscape architect Niek Roozen, author of numerous projects in Europe and China, a designer for the world exhibition Floriade 2012 and 2022, the winner of numerous prestigious competitions, including first place in the competition for the EXPO Park project at the World Exhibition Expo 2010 in Shanghai. The first two days of the fair are intended for trade visitors – registration and more information about the program are available at http://www.greenislife.pl and http://www.flowerexpo.pl . On Saturday, the last day, anyone who is passionate about gardening and flowers can visit the fair.