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SAF Gold MedalThe Society of American Florists 1999 Gold Medal

In the fall of 1999, Holtkamp Greenhouses received
the Society of American Florists' prestigious Gold Medal.

The medal was awarded to Holtkamp Greenhouses for their Optimara and Rhapsodie Violets. Each year, the Society of American Florists (SAF) awards the medal for "Outstanding Contributions to the Floral Industry." As such, the award reflects the recognition which the industry has long held for Optimara and Holtkamp Greenhouses as names which represent innovation and quality in the U.S. and around the world.

Other Awards and HonorsAward Winning Flowers

Over the years, Optimara Violets and Holtkamp Greenhouses have won literally hundreds of awards in the U.S. and internationally. Below is a list of some of the most recent awards and honors.

  • Top 100 Grower 2004 (#43 by Greenhouses Grower)
  • SAF Gold Medal Award 1999 (Outstanding Contributions to the Floral Industry)
  • Best New Product 1997 (Tropical Plant Industry)
  • First Place 1994 (WF&FSA)
  • First Place 1992 (AmeriFlora)
  • First Place 1988 (Florida Foliage Association)
  • Gold Medal (4 times - International Horticultural Competition)

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