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Fraser Valley Floriculture

What is floriculture?

Floriculture is the growing of cut flowers, potted flowering and foliage plants, and bedding plants in greenhouses and fields. There are several thousand different species of flowers and plants that are grown as commercial crops. Cut flowers include such crops as roses, freesia, alstroemeria and snapdragons. Some of the favorite flowering potted plants available year-round are African violets, orchids, cyclamen and potmums (potted Chrysanthemums).

Some seasonal flowering plants are an essential part of our traditions, for example, poinsettias for Christmas and lilies for Easter. Tropical plants are generally available year-round and include such genera as dieffenbachia, ficus and philodendron. Bedding plants include geraniums, impatiens, lobelias, marigolds and pansies. Freshness and diversity are hallmarks of BC floriculture.

Most part of floriculture is located in Fraser Valley

Growers are located throughout BC, but production is concentrated in the Lower Fraser Valley. Approximately 90% of the floriculture operations are located within two hours drive of Vancouver. Other notable production areas are Vancouver Island and some of the southern interior valleys.

How many floriculture products does Fraser Valley produce?

There are 450 to 500 operations in the province and most of these are a family operated. In 2011, there were about 190 hectares in greenhouse crops and

150 hectares in field-grown crops. Greenhouses range in size from several hundred square meters to over 200,000 square meters. The average size is 8,000 to 10,000 square meters. Statistics Canada estimates that in 2011, farm gate sales were about $6.240 million.

Fraser Valley Home and Garden Expo 2020

Fraser Valley Home and Garden Expo event is planned to be held from 7 February 2020 to 9 February 2020. It will be a three-day event. This expo is added to Horticulture & Floriculture category.

The exhibitors are going to provide products from the fields of horticulture and floriculture.

There also will be a special show. It includes horticulture and floriculture. Thousands of guests go to the occasion and give their essence. This upgrades the magnificence of the event.