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Taking a little break from the farm tours, I thought I’d share a bit about Proflora, the main reason we even travelled to Colombia! The location of Proflora changes from time to time, this year’s choice being Bogotá, Colombia. Proflora is a flower trade show in which growers have a chance to show off their flowers, connect with current customers, and network with new ones. I haven’t attended too many flower shows yet (shocking I know, with a whole one year under my belt!) but I’m going to take a wild shot and guess that Proflora probably houses some of the fanciest booths I’ll see at a flower show. We’re talking tiny pop-up cafes, bars, lounges, and more within the convention space. Some were more extravagant than others, but they were all just so cool, and each grower found a unique way to display the flowers they produce. From suspended ceilings to Parisian cafes, here are a few of my favorites.
On October 3rd, a couple members of our purchasing team, Pam Uranga, Director of Purchasing , and Peter Sessler, Director of Rose Purchasing, met up with one of our great rose growers, Alexandra Farms. I was told that the Alexander booth at Proflora was the biggest garden rose display in the world ever! Pretty cool, right?!
David Austin, Jr. was also in attendance and we got the inside scoop that Alexander Farms with be increasing their David Austin production while introducing a few new varieties within the next year! Exciting news for all of us garden rose lovers!
Check out some of the pictures from their fab display!