Awards

20 AFE Scholarship Recipients

20 Students Earn American Floral Endowment Scholarships

The American Floral Endowment (AFE) has awarded 20 students with scholarships totaling $54,400. In this 2022 scholarship cycle, which introduced a new online application platform, 65 applications were received from over 40 colleges and universities,... more »

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All-America Selections Awards New Winners

All-America Selections has announced five new AAS Winners for the 2023 garden season. Brokers, growers and retailers can add these winners to their product mix in order for consumers to find them for next year’s... more »

SAF Opens Outstanding Varieties Competition

The Society American Florists' (SAF) annual Outstanding Varieties Competition, which offers growers from around the world the opportunity to showcase their standout varieties, will take place Sept. 6-8 at SAF Orlando 2022. Registration is now open. Industry judges will crown one variety... more »

Star Roses and Plants Receives Sustainability Awards

Star Roses and Plants recently announced it has received three awards from The American Rose Trials for Sustainability (A.R.T.S.) program. A.R.T.S. identifies the most sustainable, hardy, pest-resistant and beautiful rose cultivars for use in American... more »

The growers’ Executive Academy for Growth & Leadership (EAGL) Kappa cohort received certifications on February 4, 2022 in Austin, TX. Pictured Left to Right: Ed Bales (faculty), Chris McCorkle (McCorkle Nurseries – GA), Philip Statile (L.P. Statile – NJ), Josh Robinson, Marie Robinson, Chris Robinson (all with Robinson Nurseries – OR), Jeff Olsen (represented by the egg!: Brookdale Treeland Nurseries – ONT), Kim Hainsfurther (Forrest Keeling Nursery – MO), Dr. Charlie Hall (faculty), Chris Uhland (Harmony Hill Nursery – PA), Lyndsi Oestmann (Loma Vista Nursery – KS), Mike Miller (Decker’s Nursery – OH) and W.J. Rossi (faculty).

Industry-Leading Growers Earn EAGL Certification

Ellison Chair for International Floriculture Charlie Hall is proud to announce the graduation of the ninth cohort of the elite Executive Academy for Growth & Leadership (EAGL) program for nursery & greenhouse growers. Eight industry... more »

Master Nursery Garden Centers Honors Griffin, Monrovia and Other Vendors

Member-owned co-operative Master Nursery Garden Centers (MNGC) recently recognized its top vendors at the recent Annual Owners’ Meeting in Sacramento, California. Jonathan Pedersen, CEO/President of Monrovia Growers, and Jeff Lafferty, CEO of... more »

GPN’s 40 Under 40 Nominations Close Jan. 20

Do you know someone who you think should be a member of GPN’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2023? In the May 2023 issue of GPN, we will again recognize 40 individuals in the horticulture... more »

AAS Announces 2021 Design Challenge Winners

All-America Selections’ 2021 Landscape Design Challenge theme was Diversity in the Garden, inspiring the AAS Display Gardens with a platform to create their own diverse garden using the resources they choose to represent the theme.... more »