Where will you be finding inspiration this autumn?

A survey of inspiring ‘green’ fairs.


Cologne: Spoga Gafa (3-5 September)

At the Spoga Gafa, take a look at the EFSA’s Complete Concept Store in Hall 10. EFSA is the European Floral and Lifestyle Suppliers Association that is led by CAPI director Toine van de Ven: “EFSA encourages suppliers to raise each other to a higher level, with the ultimate outcome of better ranges at garden centres. “


Birmingham: Glee (11-13 September)

Creative members of our sector bring together trends in the new Retail Lab at the Glee. You’ll find the Retail Lab right next to Thermoflor’s stand, number 20-H-41.


Jönköping: Elmia (4-5 October)

For the past few years the Elmia Garden fair in the Swedish town of Jönköping has been a hot meeting point for members of our sector from all over northern Europe. Are you looking for a partner who knows all the ins and outs of building garden centres in Scandinavia? Send us an e-mail to arrange a personal meeting at the Elmia (f.breugem@thermoflor.com).

Thermoflor is working on plenty of new projects

Follow the building developments of other garden centres via our website or social media (Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Youtube).


Intratuin Duiven:              The greater part of this branch has meanwhile been completed. This autumn we’re going to transform the existing greenhouses into a catering facility.

Gardest:                                 Estland is about to acquire another garden centre. This autumn we are going to build a shop with an area of 6,000 m2 in Tartu, 250 km from the capital Tallin.

Intratuin Winschoten:   This autumn this Intratuin branch in the very north of the Netherlands will be opening its expanded heated greenhouse and restaurant.

Pfeifer:                                  This summer we are building a commercial nursery with an area of 4,000 m2 in Erfurt – an attractive wide-span greenhouse in this German university town.

Intratuin Breda:               A new entrance measuring 1,200 m2 will open its doors this autumn. A successful design by the Breddels firm of architects.


Intratuin Deventer:        Preparations are now well under way for the construction of this impressive garden centre in the ancient Dutch town of Deventer. Watch this space! The garden centre is scheduled to open its doors in the spring of 2019.




Hype in garden centres all over the world: carnivorous plants for dealing with mosquitos

By chance the Dutchman Chris van der Velde discovered a carnivorous plant that attracts and devours mosquitos and fruit flies. This has led to tremendous orders for the plants from garden centres all over the world.

The carnivorous plants grow in a terrarium with a lamp that attracts the insects. The combination of the Venus flytrap Dionaea muscipula, Sarracenia and Cobra lily has been found to be most effective. Watch an interview with the person behind this new trend: https://youtu.be/Nv12fZuEz5M.