What are the Gold Medal & Approved Novelty Protection Trials?
The Gold Medal is a renowned mark of excellence in ornamentals worldwide. Entries are evaluated by independent expert judges, who compare existing varieties on criteria including innovation, practical use, floriferousness and garden performance. Novelty Protection is granted to varieties which have been recognised by the Fleuroselect judges to be sufficiently new and different as compared to existing cultivars. These innovative varieties are protected from reproduction by the membership by means of a gentleman’s agreement.
The comprehensive trials at 15 European locations evaluate excellence in breeding and all round performance for bedding plants, pot plants and cut flowers. In addition, the results provide an excellent insight into a variety's performance throughout the season. Entries can be either seed-raised or cutting-raised.
Why should you take part?
Your new variety will be front and centre! The feedback from our international jury throughout the trial season provides you with valuable information to turn your market introduction into a success. As all the Fleuroselect members have free access to the trial grounds, your new variety will be viewed by our members on multiple occasions. The Fleuroselect Secretariat extensively promotes new Gold Medal winners in international trade press, on social media channels and at international trade fairs.
Enter your new variety now!
All Fleuroselect members have received an invitation to entire their new varieties. If you are a member and have not received the information, please contact the Secretariat.
Please refer to the Gold Medal and Approved Novelty RuleBook for more information. We also welcome all queries via email, or reach out by calling the Secretariat on +31(0)713649101.