June 2015: Update from Japan

Vol. 7, Issue 2  |  June 2015   Report from Japan By Akihiro Ozaki A new organization called “indoor green promotion council” has been established.  Its goal is to increase the demand for flowers and green spaces, after the downturn that happened in July of last year. The council has a mandate to improve greening in indoor offices, commercial facilities, […]

Read More…

September 2015: Update from Ireland

Vol. 7, Issue 3  |  September 2015   Update from Ireland By Fergal Doyle Garden retail is mostly gearing up for Halloween and Christmas now and Autumn has turned out to be very slow with sales mainly due to a lack of momentum coming from a poor summer. Despite this the industry and country in terms […]

Read More…

June 2015: Update from Denmark

Vol. 7, Issue 2  |  June 2015   Report from Denmark By Steen Vinkler After a cold wet spring, the sun is now shinning here in Denmark and we are really looking forward to welcoming you all to the IGCA Congress August 9th-14th. This year’s spring has been very difficult for the Danish garden centres.  We have […]

Read More…

September 2015: Update from South Africa

Vol. 7, Issue 3  |  September 2015   Hello Spring! By Gerdie Olivier After a surprisingly mild winter, spring arrived in early August.  This is the start of our peak trading period for garden centres in South Africa.   Unfortunately with South Africa being a water scarce country, various regions are facing strict water restrictions.  For […]

Read More…

June 2015: Update from Switzerland 2

Vol. 7, Issue 2  |  June 2015   Getting Plants into the News By Othmar Ziswiler From March through Easter, the Swiss newspapers wrote a lot about gardens, plants and the awakening nature. After Easter the media interest in garden topics slows down and this year we wanted to do something to continue the interest. We […]

Read More…

E-News: December 2015

Vol. 7, Issue 4  |  December 2015   Message From Your President John Zaplatynsky December 6 – 9 the IGCA Board of Directors the country Administrators met in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada for the annual winter meeting.  The meetings were held in Niagara Falls as it will be the location for the IGCA Congress in September, 2017.  The […]

Read More…

E-News: September 2015

Vol. 7, Issue 3  |  September 2015   Message From Your President John Zaplatynsky As I begin my two year term as president of the IGCA, I would like to thank my fellow board members for their confidence in my accepting this challenge. I would also like to extend my hearty thanks to Rachel Doyle for […]

Read More…

E-News: June 2015

Vol. 7, Issue 2  |  June 2015   Message From Your President Rachel Doyle Our congress in Denmark is fast approaching. We know that Steen, Per and their team are working hard at putting the final touches to a very exciting itinerary. We are all looking forward to meeting with you for a week of […]

Read More…

September 2015: Update from Czech Republic

Vol. 7, Issue 3  |  September 2015   Autumn greetings from Czech By Michal Ferenčík Summer this year was a big test for us in Czech. We had almost six weeks with temperatures of 35+ degrees. Finally autumn is coming and the beginning of the season is looking good with plenty of customers visiting our centres. […]

Read More…