May 12, 2022
BTN shortlisted for Grower of the Year
Brookdale Treeland Nurseries (BTN) has been shortlisted for International Grower of the Year 2022. Based in Schomburg, Ont., BTN is the only Canadian company of the top nine ornamental growers being considered.
Presented by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) and judged by an international jury of industry experts, the awards recognize best practices in horticulture production by ornamental production nurseries around the globe and celebrate the expertise and energy they give to horticulture.
BTN is one of the largest and most respected growers of garden plants in Canada, specializing in: trees, flowering shrubs, evergreens, perennials and tropicals. They operate from five locations in Canada with over 500 acres in production. They service over 2,400 retail stores throughout Canada and the U.S., and employ nearly 600 people during peak season.
The IGOTY awards were postponed due to COVID-19, but will now take place on June 14, 2022, at GreenTech Amsterdam. Winners will be announced at an evening awards ceremony.
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’ — the industry’s most coveted prize.
The IGOTY 2022 finalists are (in alphabetical order):
Bunnik Grou, Netherlands
Brookdale Treeland Nurseries, 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