What You May Have Missed On Salon du Végétal 2012


The Salon du Végétal was held in Angers recently at the Exhibition Center. Major event in France for professionals of the plant and flowers industry, this 27th edition attracted about 15,500 visitors and 614 exhibitors.

>>> 13 products awarded to the 2012 Innovert novelties competition

New plant category

Innovert Gold (Horticulture): Begonia boliviensis Crackling Fire® Pink et White – MOERHEIM NEW PLANT BV

Innovert Gold (Nursery): Rosa x Babylon Eyes® Sunshine, Pastel, Coral et Queen – CERDYS SA

Innovert Silver (Horticulture): Calibrachoa x SuperbellsTM Cherry Star ‘USCAL91001’ – PLAN ORNEMENTAL SAS

Innovert Silver (Nursery): Actinidia chinensis ‘Minkigold’ – Pépinières MINIER

Innovert Bronze (Horticulture): Cyclamen persicum x Halios® Curly® violet liseré – MOREL DIFFUSION SAS

Innovert Bronze (Nursery): Hydrangea paniculata Bobo ‘Ilvobo’ – DE NOLF Willy BVBA

Special distinction (Horticulture): Petunia Sweetunia Black satin ‘RF13871’ – DÜMMEN-FRANCE SARL

Commercial innovation in plant category

Innovert Gold: Concept Cerdys pour plantes grimpantes – CERDYS SA

Innovert Bronze: Petit potager en carrés – Caillard – PLAN JARDIN

Non plant product category

Innovert Gold: Met52® Granulé – EVERRIS

Innovert Silver: Tigranem – KOPPERT FRANCE

Innovert Silver: Tigrador® – IF TECH

Innovert Bronze: Easypot® – MECAFLOR

>>> A cut flowers center marked by floral demonstrations, a bouquets competition, floral trends presentations and a flowers exhibition

19 florists participated to the bouquets competition on wednesday 22 February.

4 florists won:

– 1st Prize, Guillaume PLOQUIN, Fleuri’Styl – Chalonnes/Loire (49)

– 2nd Prize, Maxime ANDRE, Fleurs ô Naturel – Tours (37)

– 3rd Prize, Betty DANIAU, La Campanule – Pouzeauges (85)

– Favorite Prize, Marianne BARE, Un été à la Campagne – Mayenne (53)

Artisans Fleuristes de France, Interflora and Oya presented their view of trends for Spring/Summer 2012 on the Cut flowers trends stand.

Floral demonstrations with Bouquets d’aujourd’hui: spotlight on bulbous cut flowers.

>>> (plant perspectives centre):

Like the 3 others dedicated centres – « Cut flowers », « Green spaces and landscaping » and « Young plants », this new space gathered exhibitors who work to determine the trends for tomorrow. It attracted a lot of visitors who took part in 30 minutes talks on various themes such as trends in colors, the future of horticulture, strategies for tomorrow, etc.

>>> When design revisits the act of offering a plant

During the 3 days, 11 prototypes were presented by young designers on the Espace Inspiration® stand. Botami received the trophy «a new design approach to plant» awarded by a jury of professionals in the horticultural industry and the world of design.

Oueki Family was awarded the “Visitors’ Favourite” trophy.

>>> 3 unique gardens awarded

During the « Awards ceremony of plant sector », the journalists association AJJH awarded the 2012 garden prize.

– Garden of the Year award: Séricourt Gardens (Pas de Calais)

– Coup de Cœur: Val Maubrune Garden (Creuse)

– Botanical initiative: Bois Marquis Garden (Isère)

More information on www.ajjh.org

>>> The fruit trees are popular

This is what emerges among other from the survey « Salon du Végétal / Lettre du végétal » realized at the end of the last year with a sample of 2000 representative households of the French population and diffused on the show. This barometer aims at knowing the preferences of the French people in plants. The results of the inquiry are in the survey.

>>> Green spaces and landscaping center with a reflexion on «The place of plants in our changing cities»

A success for the 3 following talks:

– The ecological functions of plants in sustainable urban development,

– Spontaneous vegetation and biodiversity in the city,

– Choosing plants: getting to know them better and anticipating maintenance.

Source: Salon du Végétal