Sneak a peek at IGCA Denmark 2015

This year’s International Garden Centre Association (IGCA) Congress will take you on a five-day tour of both old-fashioned and modern Danish garden centers and their surrounding historic, castle-filled landscapes.

Here’s a sampling of what you'll see and do at this year’s congress:

Sunday, August 9

  • Welcome reception at The City Hall of Odense: Greet your garden center colleagues in Denmark’s third largest city.

Monday, August 10

  • Tantes Have, Fredericia: Garden center specializing in customer counseling and rare plants.
  • Bo Grønt Skæring, Aarhus: Modernized garden center offering a diverse product line.
  • The Old Town Aarhus and Botanical Garden, Aarhus:  World’s first open-air museum of 75 historical buildings and a 140-year-old botanical garden and greenhouse.
  • PKM nursery, Stige: The largest grower in the country.


Tuesday, August 11

  • Langeskov Planteskoke, Langeskov: Garden center that aims to inspire customers, order plants by color and size.
  • The Museum of Hans Christian Andersen, Odense. Museum focusing on the life and work of the writer.
  • Tour GASA Bog, Odense: International trading company with floral market expertise.


Wednesday, August 12

  • Holbæk Planteskole, Holbæk: Diversified grower-retailer with wide plant variety offering.
  • Skædderbakken, Olstykke: A family-run “Garden Centre of the Year” for three successive years.
  • Plantorama Hillerød, Hillerød: The the largest IGC in Scandinavia and newest in the Plantorama chain.
  • The Baroque Garden of Frederiksborg Castle, Frederiksborg: The largest Renaissance castle in Scandinavia.
  • Gardenshop Hosterkob, Hosterkob: This IGC's plant offering includes 300 different rhododendrons, 300 roses, 400 shrubs and 400 to 500 tubers, and offers shipping through its web shop.


Thursday, August 13

  • HaveOasen, Herning: A newly built IGC with a unique design that regularly hosts different events.
  • Laubjergs Planteskole and Rose Garden, Ringkobing: An award-winning IGC and rose garden with more than 5,000 varieties.
  • Jesper’s Planteskole, Holstebro: Grower-retailer that won "Best in Roses" twice for varieties and related products offered.


Friday, August 14

  • Legoland, Billund: A fun visit to the original Legoland park.
  • The Flower Festival, Odense: With more than 200,000 plants from local gardeners, this festival draws more than 250,000 domestic and international attendees annually.
  • Banquet Valdemars Castle: A four-course menu with speeches, music and dance Tasinge in the South Funen Archipelago to finish up the Congress.


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