Green City

Green City: The inspiring meeting place in Hall 1A

Trade visitors will find current and relevant industry topics concentrated in the Green City in Hall 1A:

  • Association of German Young Gardeners
  • Educational institutions
  • BLOOM's trend presentation
  • FDF-World with top-class live shows from international
  • top florists
  • Infocenter Horticulture with novelty showcase and educational display
  • NEW: IPM Discovery Center
  • IPM competitions, including IPM Messe Cup 2024
  • Trend presentations

IPM Novelties Show


Since 2008, the latest plant innovations have been exhibited and honoured in the IPM Novelties Show at IPM ESSEN. All the plant exhibitors at IPM ESSEN will have the possibility of presenting their innovations in Hall 1A.

"Innovations" in the terms of the exhibition regulations will include new breeds and new wild and growth forms which have not been known until now and have not been exhibited at any other German fair. The exhibited plants will be assessed by a knowledgeable jury on the day before the opening. The most attractive plant in each category from the ranges of "Flowering and Green House Plants", "Spring-Flowering Plants", "Bedding and Balcony Plants", "Cut Flowers", "Bushes and Shrubs", "Woody Plants" as well as "Tub Plants" will be chosen as the "IPM Innovation 2019" and will be presented in Hall 1A on the opening day.

The IPM Novelties Show will be jointly staged by Zentralverband Gartenbau e. V. (ZVG - "Central Horticultural Association") and Messe Essen GmbH.