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Registration for Orchid Inspiration Days in the Netherlands has opened

A remarkable journey into the world of the orchid, whereby millions of plants can be admired in the space of seven days.


Although it sounds like a fantasy, this will soon be a reality. The preparations for Orchid Inspiration Days, the commercial orchid event, are once again in full flow.


The social media channels are already counting down to the start of the inspiration days, and the 14 participants are readying themselves for the arrival of their (inter)national customers. That means that invited guests and interested visitors can announce their visit via the orchid event's website.

Commercial orchid event from grower to end-customer

Orchid Inspiration Days is a remarkable collaboration between the various orchid nurseries. The nurseries are working together in order to inform the customer and international end-customer about the range and innovations within the business in an inspiring way.


The commercial event will take place in three regions in the Netherlands between 6 and 14 June 2018.

By organising these inspiring days before and during the FlowerTrials the organisers are also targeting foreign clients who can make extra good use of their visit to the Netherlands. The central coordinating role is being played by Pull Position, which is carrying out the preparations for the event on behalf of the fourteen participants.

Online registration and inspiration

From Phalaenopsis, Zygopetalum and Brassia to eye-catching packaging, cachepots in the latest trends and other orchid concepts, the inspirational tour of the participants remains surprising thanks to the content of the programme, which is different at each location.


To ensure rapid entry at the various nurseries, visitors are being asked to register in advance. They can do this on the website

Participants in Orchid Inspiration Days 2018

No fewer than 14 nurseries spread across three regions in the Netherlands will welcome the international trade customers and end-customers during the inspiration days. The participating nurseries are: Aphrodite Orchidee, GreenBalanZ, Van der Hoorn Orchideeën, Orchids4all, Pannekoek Orchideeën, Stolk Flora, De Vreede Holland, De Hoog Orchids, Wooning Orchids, Levoplant, Lansbergen Orchideeën, OK Plant, Opti-flor and Piet Vijverberg.

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