Leading undertaking of the association is the International Exhibition GREEN IS LIFE that has been organized since 1993 in Warsaw - the largest branch event of BTB type (business to business) in Poland and Central Europe.
The exhibition has a popularization role in presenting the abundance of plants, nursery achievements, novelties and inspirations, promoting the knowledge of plants and practical solutions.

Polish Nurserymen Association acts on the basis of the act Law on associations of April 7, 1989 (Journal of Laws No. 20, position 104) and statute. It is incorporated in the Register of Associations of the National Court Register with the number 66013.

Polish Nurserymen Association was established in the autumn of 1991 by a dozen producers of nursery ornamental material. From the beginning it was assumed that the members of the association must meet high ethical and professional requirements. The association was consciously formed as a non-profit organization to facilitate the implementation of the main goals.

Polish Nurserymen Association is the association of tree, shrub and perennial as well as fruit plant manufacturers.

Its main goals are:

  • representation and protection of interests of associated nurserymen,
  • promotion of greenery and plants as well as popularization of knowledge of trees, shrubs and perennials,
  • dissemination of modern production methods and knowledge needed for conducting a nursery enterprise.

Leading undertaking of the association is the International Exhibition GREEN IS LIFE that has been organized since 1993 in Warsaw - the largest branch event of BTB type (business to business) in Poland and Central Europe. The exhibition has a popularization role in presenting the abundance of plants, nursery achievements, novelties and inspirations, promoting the knowledge of plants and practical solutions.

Polish Nurserymen Association for its members

Promotion of greenery and plants are the tasks for which Polish Nurserymen Association has been created by the Agencja Promocji Zieleni Sp. z o.o. It supports its actions through the popularization of nurseries and creation of green life-style. It is the organizer of the International Exhibition GREEN IS LIFE and its tasks also include publishing of work closely related to nursery production promotion of the union members such as Catalog of Plants, Catalog of Perennials and Catalog of roses recommended by the Polish Nurserymen Association. Constant cooperation with media and PR activity leads to the popularization of knowledge of use of plants.

Polish Nurserymen Association:

  • is invited to give opinions and consult legislative work,
  • is the expert for consumers.

Polish Nurserymen Association is a member of the European Nursery Stock Association and partner for others operating in the greenery branch (Polish Association of Gardening Centers, Polish Association of Green Areas Contractors and Landscape Architects).


Mission of Polish Nurserymen Association

Polish Nurserymen Association is organization which gathers producers of the highest quality of trees, shrubs and perennials. Its aim is to integration of nursery environment in Poland, spreading modern methods of production and knowledge necessary to run nursery business, promoting of quality standards and professional ethics. The Association organizes International Exhibition „Green is life”, numerous lectures, seminars and conferences, produces publications both for amateurs and for professionals involved in green sector. In each activities tries to preach socially responsible idea of surrounding with plants. They are not only decoration, which provide aesthetic experience and make our lives more beautiful. First of all plants shape the environment
of man. By their inherent nature, at least producing oxygen and steam, ability to clean the air and soil from carcinogens or by bactericidal effect, they make our lives healthier and environment of our life is cleaner.

Polish Nurserymen Association tries to remind that development of cities, building of public infrastructure and industrialisation should be accompanied by care about condition of man environment and balanced development of our country. Logo of Association clearly shows the designated aim – this is hand suggestively giving the leaf, that is transferring idea: let’s live among the greenery, surround with plants, because those plants give us oxygen essential for life, clear environment, beautiful landscapes, green rooms and inside that - silence and rest.

Authorities

These are the authorities of Association

  • General Meeting of the Members
  • The Authorities
  • Board of Control
  • Arbitration by one's fellow - workers

Term of Association's authorities lasts for 3 years.

 

MEMBERS OF THE AUTHORITIES

Wojciech Wróblewski
Chairman
Wiesław Szydło
Vice-chairman
Katarzyna Radzis
Treasurer
Artur Maj
member
Krzysztof Mróz
member

 

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF CONTROL

Jakub Kurowski
Piotr Buła
Krystyna Homa-Kosakowska
Adam Ważyński
Krystyna Widaj

MEMBERS OF THE ARBITRATION BY ONE'S FELLOW - WORKERS

Jan Bigoszyński-Łazucki
Marcin Kryt
Grzegorz Kurowski
Marek Majewski
Joanna Szaniawska

REGIONAL OFFICERS

Region Wielkopolski
Wiesław Szydło
province: lubuskie, wielkopolskie, kujawsko-pomorskie, zachodniopomorskie

Region Mazowiecki
Katarzyna Łazucka-Cegłowska
province: mazowieckie, podlaskie, pomorskie, warmińsko-mazurskie

Region Łódzki
Aleksandra Wolska
province: łódzkie

Region Lubelski
Artur Maj
province: lubelskie

Region Południowy
Łukasz Tomżyński
province: dolnośląskie, opolskie, śląskie, małopolskie, podkarpackie, świętokrzyskie

Association story

The first reference showing the existence of nursery production on Polish land comes from the end of the XVIII century. This production started to grow rapidly in the middle of the XIX century.

After Poland regained independence, the first national organization was founded in Warsaw in 1924 – the Polish Association for Producers of Trees and Shrubs. Its first president, who served until his death, was Piotr Hoser. The purpose of the Association was to bring order to the lively market, adhere to plant selection, and the introduction of quality and qualification norms. In 1926 its members started to affix the association’s logo on their price lists and catalogs, the guarantee of high quality plants and professional integrity.

In the period between the wars, nursery specialization also took place. Firms were set up that produced perennials or root stock.  There were also fruit tree nurseries operated at the highest level. They were owned by outstanding pomologists, scholars and experimenters.

In the first half of the XX century, many valued Polish varieties of ornamental plants were released to the market, many known and propagated to the present. They include Fraxinus pensylvanica ‘Crispa’, Robinia pseudoacacia ‘Rozynskiana’, Thuja occidentalis ‘Aurescens’, Thuja occidentalis ‘Hoseri”, Betula ‘Hoseri’, Picea pungens ‘Białobok’.

After the Second World War, nursery production in Poland could not develop. Its revival –both private and state, did not take place until after 1956. In the 1960s, dynamic progress was noted in rose nurserymanship. Production levels grew quickly. The production of deciduous trees and shrubs also developed, in part through the qualification of nurseries. In the 1970s the production and export of roses expanded.
The country’s deepening economic crisis in the 1980s led to difficulties in selling plants and a definite slump in the production of trees and shrubs.
After 1989 nurserymen faced new challenges and opportunities. They took advantage of them, hence nursery production is the fastest growing area of horticulture in Poland.
The Polish Nurserymen’s Association was founded in the fall of 1991 by a dozen or so producers of ornamental nursery material. It quickly was noted in the chronicles of Polish nurserymanship, becoming an heir of traditions and the legacy of this industry.

From the outset, it was presumed that Association members would have to meet high ethical and professional requirements.  The association was consciously shaped as a non-profit organization in order to facilitate realization of the main (initially the existence of the Association) objectives, that being cooperation and mutual assistance of association members and community integration. The idea of founding such an association was coherent with the expectations of nurserymen, who – dispersed throughout the country – had no sense of common objectives or occupational solidarity.

Initially, there were 53 members in the Association. At the present time the Polish Nurserymen’s Association is the largest nursery association in Poland.
As the association develops, new activity objectives are being marked out, such as:

  • popularization of knowledge about plants, shrubs and perennials in society
  • facilitating contacts between producers and sellers
  • improving the quality of nursery material
  • increasing the plant assortment produced at nurseries
  • modernizing technologies of plant production

At the present time it is not difficult to find a farm which has achieved western European standards. Product quality is constantly being improved as well as care to prepare plants for sale. The number of specialized nurseries is increasing.
The main activity which the Association is known for includes:

  • International Exhibition “Greenery is Life” and a conference for persons dealing in greenery,
  • annual publication of a Catalog of Nurseries and Association Members
  • organization of General Meetings of Members, as well as training and lectures during such meetings
  • organization of trips for Association members,
  • working out catalogs of plants recommended by the association,
  • promotional activity and cooperation with the media

Members of Association

All
Honorary members
Regular members
Supporting members
Senior members