Delamore have taken over 50 customers to Germany to visit the Volmary trial grounds on a three day study tour.
Commenting on the trip, Delamore commercial director Chris Finlay said: "The group initially visited the Volmary Fleuronova production site, were UK growers were able to experience the magnitude of the German young plant operation. This was followed by an in depth tour of the Volmary’s Kaldenhof trials ground, were our UK growers were able to see and learn about the 4,000 trial plants on display.
"We have some really exciting developments in herbs and vegetables that we wanted to promote, we even had two chefs demonstrating how gardening customers could cook with our plants.’
"A team of technical experts were also on hand to help with in-depth grower information about Volmary’s annual and perennial ranges.
"All in all everyone came away having learnt a lot of technical information on how to maximise their production of Volmary’s impressive range of products….this was exactly what we had hoped to achieve from the trip."
The group also visited Hellebore and Hydrangea breeder Heuger, where they saw some of the most advanced plant production and cold storage facilities in Europe. Other nurseries visited by the group included Calluna and perennial growers in Lullingen, a tour of specialist cucumber growers in Strarelen and finally an overview of the German Landgard Cash and Carry facility.
Finlay said: "When we visited Langard and saw over 1,000 loading bays, we knew that we were about to tour a serious operation."
Joining the Delamore Sales Team on the trip where representatives from across the UK horticultural trade including growers from Argents, Darby, Four Oaks, Hawkesmill, Hillier, Johnsons, Marshalls Seeds, Meredith, Neame Lea, Quantil, Wyeplants and Wyevale Nurseries.