Feb 23, 2022
Metrolina Named Finalist for International Grower of the Year Award

Metrolina Greenhouses in Huntersville, North Carolina,  has been named as a finalist of the International Grower of the Year (IGOTY) Awards 2022 by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH). Nine ornamentals growers from around the globe have reached the final.

After postponement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the awards ceremony will take place on June 14, 2022 at GreenTech Amsterdam. The awards recognize best practices in horticulture by the top ornamental production nurseries from around the globe.

The IGOTY 2022 Finalists are (in alphabetical order):

      • Bunnik Group Bv., Netherlands
      • Brookdale Treeland Nurseries Limited, Canada
      • Jens Meyer Jungpflanzen, Germany
      • Luxaflor Roses, Zimbabwe
      • Matina Flowers S.A.S, Columbia
      • Metrolina Greenhouses, USA
      • Prim’rose (SCA Clementine), Morocco
      • Sitio Kolibri, Brazil
      • Wagagai Limited, Uganda

The IGOTY Awards 2022 consists of four categories: Finished Plants and Trees, Cut Flowers and Bulbs, Young Plants and Sustainability. Within each category, bronze, silver and gold awards will be given. One winner will be crowned the AIPH International Grower of the Year 2022 and receive the Gold Rose.

An international jury of industry experts assessed the competition entries against specific criteria relating to economic performance, innovation, market insight, sustainability and human resources. Through recognizing best practice and performance in ornamentals production the AIPH IGOTY Awards, supported by Headline Partner Royal FloraHolland, champion outstanding achievement and celebrate the expertise and energy that the best growers give to ornamental horticulture.

To attend the awards ceremony, guests must also register for Greentech Amsterdam – a discount code is available for IGOTY attendees.

Tickets can be purchased at aiph.org/event/igoty-2022