Record of activities by Bangalore Plants First since 2001

Introduced the propagation technique of top grafting of rose plants.
Brought Natal Briar root stock to the country.
Introduced the concept of technical assistance before and after planting to ensure cultivation success.
Introduced our new cultivation techniques in green house. This opened opportunities for many climatic zones in the country.
Participated in multiple Exhibitions, fairs and presented many papers in Seminars and Conferences.
Over the years we represented companies as, La Viletta (carnation breeder), Penning (Freesia breeder), Kieft (seeds)

Contracts and collaborations with State Governments:

For the promotion of floriculture in Kodaikanal Region we participated in activities and prepared proposals for floriculture and horticulture development for the Tamil Nadu Government. In collaboration with the Kodaikanal Horticulture Department, we established a commercially successful pilot project of Eustoma in a greenhouse.
As technical consultant, in collaboration with (late) Mr. Nadeem Ahmed we established a Joint Venture between VWS (Dutch flowerbulb company) and the Government of Jammu and Kashmir to grow Lilium bulbs. Our company BPF was the match maker and liaison in this project.
An extensive study about the opportunities for floriculture in this State was undertaken and concluded with a detailed report.
Under an exclusive contract with the Government of Rajasthan we were appointed as the sole supplier of plant material and technical consultants in the floriculture development scheme, covering almost the whole state from Suwai Madapur to Sri Ganganagar. Over 50 growers were trained in greenhouse cultivation of roses.


  • In Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharastra we worked with large corporate companies as Nagarjuna, Manjushree, Suvarna, Soex Flora, Essar Agrotech, Century and many smaller growers, especially in the MIDC Floriculture Park (Telagaon, MH) in the supply of plants, technical advice and as independent consultancy contracts.
  • Consultancy contract with Ambrosia Pvt. Ltd. on cultivation practises in a high-tech vegetable cultivation with a large variety of crops.
  • In Andhra Pradesh in the 90s we were active in the area around Hyderabad with supply of plants imported from Holland and consultancy. In the later years we again took up supplies and consultancy.
  • Our early supplies and technical assistance took place in Navsari (Gujarat), followed by growers in the regions of Surat, Ahmedabad and Vadodara.
  • Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand supply of plants and intensive follow up visits for technical assistance to small, new growers of mainly carnations, roses, capsicum and others.
  • In Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh supply to many locations and follow up visits.
  • West Bengal has technically difficult conditions where we supplied plants and assisted successfully with the establishment of 2 projects.
  • Export of plants took place over the years. Also here technical follow up visits were made.

Throughout the years we were invited to several Missions and Conferences:

  • Mission to Sikkim to explore floriculture opportunities at the invitation of APEDA
  • Part of a Consultancy Consortium for development of horticulture in Munnar as a Tata Group assignment.
  • On invitation of the institute MANAGE in Hyderabad, a daylong interactive lecture was given to the final year students on management in floriculture.
  • We have presented numerous papers on various issues related to horticulture and floriculture at conferences throughout the country.

Our technical articles on issues in cultivation of different crops and technological developments are published regularly.