22 January 2024

Polish joint booth at IPM Essen 2024

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At the IPM Essen, which brings together representatives of the horticultural industry from around the world, Poland will be present as usual. Among the exhibitors from the country, a joint booth under the auspices of the Polish Nurserymen Association and the Agencja Promocji Zieleni (Greenery Promotion Agency) will stand out. The two organizers of this booth will promote the domestic nursery stock industry and their activities under the Green is Life brand, with the annual fair held in Warsawa in early September as the highlight. From January 23 to 26, 2024 the Polish booth in Essen will also showcase the offers of several individual nurseries that intend to strengthen their position in the international market or show up at the IPM fair for the first time.   

Participants of joint Polish booth in Essen

  • Main stand Hall 6, Stand 6E33
  • Hall 6, Stand 6F35
  • Hall 6, Stand 6F37

Związek Szkółkarzy Polskich (ZSzP)

The Polish Nurserymen Association (ZSzP) was established in 1991. For over 30 years it has been organizing the International Trade Fair GREEN IS LIFE, as well as seminars and conferences, promoting the idea of greenery and plants as vital parts of human existence. It runs www.e-katalogroslin.pl – a search engine and a professional online source of knowledge about more than 9000 plant species and varieties. ZSzP publishes Nursery Bulletin, Nursery Catalogue, participates in the international campaign ‘More Green Cities for Europe’. It is a member of AIPH, ENA (European Nursery Stock Association), Polish Association of Garden Centres (PSCO) and a partner for the Polish Association of Landscape Contractors and Landscape Architects and other organizations active in the green industry.

Contact person: Grzegorz Falkowski

CLEMATIS Źródło Dobrych Pnączy sp. z o.o. sp. komandytowa
CLEMATIS The Source of Good Climbers

In addition to the traditionally presented offer of clematis and climbers of the highest quality (both young and ready-to-sell plants) sold under the Clematis The Source of Good Climbers brand and new clematis varieties from the Szczepan Marczyński Clematis Varietes breeding program, the fair IPM Essen 2024 will present a new offer of fruit and ornamental shrubs as well as grasses and perennials, which are sold under the trademark More Than Flowers, More Than Leaves and More Than Fruits.

The new offer is aimed primarily at garden stores and retail chains.

Contact person: Paweł Marczyński


The nursery offers coniferous and deciduous trees and shrubs as well as perennials and grasses, that are produced on a total area of 200 hectares. More than 50% of the production is exported to the demanding European markets, including Sweden, Norway, Germany, UK.

Contact person: Tomasz Dębski

Szkółka Drzew i Krzewów Ozdobnych IGLAK
IGLAK – Ornamental Tree and Shrub Nursery

The nursery specializes in the production of coniferous stock in the open field. One of its advantages is its unique location, between Warsaw and Łódź (in the very centre of Poland) and at the highest point of western Mazovia region (210 meters above sea level), which favors the production of hardened plants, resistant to harsh conditions.

Contact person: Patryk Wójcik

Szkółka SZMIT
SZMIT Nursery

It offers a wide assortment of container nursery stock: ornamental trees, shrubs, climbers, perennials, terrace and fruit plants (for consumers). They offer over 1.5 thousand species and varieties in continuous sale, including varieties of their own breeding. They offer more than 100 new products each season. Next to their nursery, the Szmits run a demonstration garden with about 7,000 species and varieties. It is one of the largest private collections of plants in Europe. SZMIT Nursery is a well-known Polish exporter of nursery stock.

Contact person: Bronislaw Szmit

SUTKOWSCY Szkółka Drzew i Krzewów Ozdobnych
SUTKOWSCY Ornamental Tree and Shrub Nursery

This export-oriented nursery specializes in growing conifers in the open field. Its flagship products are: Thuja occidentalis ‘Smaragd’ and ‘Smaragd’ PREMIUM, T. occidentalis ‘Brabant’, Picea pungens, Pinus mugo. It also offers other coniferous shrubs and deciduous ones as well as park and avenue trees. Grafted plants, solitaries and ‘‘bonsai” forms also draw special attention to the assortment.

Contact person: Michal Sutkowski

POLSKA BORÓWKA sp. z o .o.

The company produces nursery stock, as well as fruit of blueberries and haskap (blue honeysuckle). In addition, it deals with the implementation of quality systems (Integrated Plant Production, HACCP, GLOBALG.A.P., BRC) and consulting services regarding berry plants cultivation.

Contact person: Agnieszka Gdela


CERES Int. offers a variety of means of production for horticulture. Its flagship item is coir substrate, purified by means of an in-house technology. Thanks to direct purchases of the components from countries such as Sri Lanka and constant cooperation with suppliers, Ceres Int. offers favorable prices of high quality substrates that comply with RHP standards.

Contact person: Michal Stuchlik

GREEN IS LIFE – recommendation of AIPH and its congress in Warsaw

The GREEN IS LIFE fair, which will be held on September 5-7, 2024, has been granted the recommendation of the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH) – a world-known professional organization, in which Poland is represented by the Polish Nurserymen Association.

In consequence: in 2024, AIPH’s annual congress will take place in Warsaw, in conjunction with 31st edition of GREEN IS LIFE, International Trade Fair for Plants, Horticultural Technology and Landscape Architecture.

GREEN IS LIFE will, therefore gain additional prestige, additional visitors – congress participants – and will fit even more firmly into the ‘Green City’ activities advocated by AIPH as well as the Polish Nurserymen Association and its operational unit the Agencja Promocji Zieleni (Greenery Promotion Agency).

GREEN IS LIFE, as the hub of the Polish green industry, will again attract the attention of  thousands of visitors, provide them with the exhibitors’ offerings, including plant novelties, and with the educational programme. For example: the Green City Conference, which will be held during GREEN IS LIFE for the 25th time, is highly appreciated and very popular not only  with the industry members.   

– Synergy will be the main topic of GREEN IS LIFE 2024 – informs the fair’s director Joanna Filipczak. She emphasizes that this term applies not only to the activities concerning different sectors within the green industry but also refers to ‘‘crossing boundaries” and approaching businesses (such as the building industry) which do not have a direct connection to plants, but changing their mindset can be crucial to the demand for greenery.

Synergy and cooperation is also the key word with regard to the Polish booth in Essen, hosted by the Polish Nurserymen Association, with its new chairman Andrzej Kujawa, who is  pleased to report the ongoing development of the Polish nursery stock sector.