Terra Nova Nurseries Takes Honors at China Flower Show
Terra Nova Nurseries, a world leader in plant breeding and genetics, received two awards during the 2022 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Shenzhen Flower Show, which took place in Shenzhen, China, April 1-6, 2022.
Terra Nova gathered an “Excellence in Exhibition” award and a “Second Place of Floral” award at the event. The “Excellence in Exhibition” award was bestowed to Terra Nova for the company’s flower show booth display, according to a news release from the company. The booth design was inspired by Shenzhen’s modern metropolis, which is known for its public parks and green spaces.
Terra Nova designed and created the display to showcase a backdrop of beds and borders integrated with a garden seating area, reflecting the region’s landscapes, according to the release. The display included a range of Terra Nova’s Begonia, Brunnera, Coleus, Heuchera, Heucherella, Pulmonaria, and other varieties said Kevin Chen, Terra Nova Nurseries China representative.
The “Second Place of Floral” award was earned for the overall performance of Begonia T REX ‘Stardust’, according to the release. The winning variety was given the accolade by the flower show’s management based upon its large mounding habit, eye-catching beauty and long blooming time. The plant’s galaxy of colors was also noted as part of the win, including green, burgundy and violet foliage that is stippled and spotted with cream-colored dots.
“The Begonia T REX Series is perfect for Shenzhen’s warm, monsoon-influenced and humid subtropical climate, and any area or zone that is hot and humid,” Chen in the news release.
The Shenzhen Flower Show was open to the public and drew Horticulture and Landscape Industry professionals and consumer attendees alike, according to the news release. Trade attendance included garden center retailers, breeders, finishing growers, botanists, landscape architects and contractors, and real estate developers.
Above, Terra Nova’s exhibit at the Shenzhen Flower Show. Photos: Terra Nova