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The International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH / IAHP) is an international organisation dedicated to promoting horticultural producers and held the international garden / flora festivals or expositions worldwide.



The organisation was formed in 1948 in Switzerland for the international marketing purposes and now supports breeders' rights, the environment and international exhibitions.

International festivals have been recognised by the AIPH since 1960 at a Floriade in Rotterdam.


At least 4 events were held including the 1999 World Horticultural Exposition in Kunming, China and Expo '90 in Osaka, Japan.


15 events were held in the 2000s including Floriade 2002 in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands and an exhibition in Shenyang, China in 2006

Taipei 2010/2011

The 2010 Taipei International Gardening and Horticulture Exposition was held in Taiwan from November 6, 2010 to April 25, 2011 hosted by the Taipei City Government and the Taiwan Floriculture Development Association (TFDA). This event offered an opportunity to inspire people’s concern for their living environment around the world, and aimed to stir them to make their homes, neighborhoods and communities more green, more energy efficient, and sustainable. This was an A2/B1 classification event

Venlo 2012

In 2012 the Floriade 2012 was held in Venlo. As with other Floriades this was an A1 classification event.

Grade of AIPH Exposition

  • A1: International exhibition of long duration (at least 3 months, 6 months at most)
  • A2: International exhibition of short duration (at least 8 days, 20 days at most)
  • B1: National exhibition of long duration (including foreign participations, if so desired)
  • B2: National exhibition of short duration
  • The approval and recognition of these exhibitions is done in accordance with the Bureau of International Expositions (BIE) where A1 exhibitions are registered. To co-ordinate International Horticultural Exhibitions the Committee keeps a calendar on exhibitions. This calendar shows both the approved exhibitions and those applied for.


    It represents organisations from 24 countries, those in bold having hosted exhibitions:

    Some countries have revoked their membership:


    It has relationships with CITES, International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) and the International Bureau of Expositions


    AIPH Wikipedia