Jan 30, 2020
Anthura BV Named International Grower of the Year

Anthura BV, the Netherlands received the International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) award, presented at IPM Essen, Germany.

The International Grower of the Year event is now in its 11th year, and is an annual celebration of excellence and best practice in ornamentals production.

Anthura was also awarded Gold in the ‘Young Plants’ category, won Gold again in the ‘Sustainability’ category.

Anthura is known as a worldwide specialist in anthuriums and orchids. As a breeder and propagator, the company is continually working to develop new techniques, stimulate entrepreneurship and make the process chain more sustainable.

The AIPH IGOTY Jury is a panel of six internationally renowned horticulture experts chaired by AIPH Vice President Tim Edwards.

Other IGOTY 2020 category winners were:

Young Plants

  • Gold: Anthura, the Netherlands
  • Silver: Kernock Park Plants Ltd, UK
  • Bronze: Danziger Guatemala, Israel

Finished Plants & Trees

  • Gold: Hangzhou Huazhiyun Agricultrual Investment Co Ltd, China
  • Silver: Miao Fu Holdings Co Ltd, China
  • Bronze: LVG Plants (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Cut Flowers & Bulbs

  • Gold: Hasfarm Holdings, Hong Kong, China
  • Silver: BellaRosa, Ecuador
  • Bronze: Oserian Development Company Ltd, Kenya


  • Gold: Anthura, the Netherlands
  • Silver: Citrina, the Netherlands
  • Bronze: LVG Plants (Pty) Ltd, South Africa

Bernard Oosterom, president of AIPH, commented, “The 2020 IGOTY Awards provide an opportunity to put a spotlight on the best in our industry, showing the world the quality businesses that exist. This year’s event was another delightful occasion!” The awards are held alongside IPM Essen, each year, and attract a list of global industry players.

Entries for the International Grower of the Year Awards 2021 will be open from March – July 2020.

For more information about AIPH International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards visit aiph.org/igoty2020/

To find out more about the AIPH International Grower of the Year Winner visit: www.anthura.nl

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