New General Director a.i. at Floritec

René Le Clercq - photo: Floritec

With effect from March 1st 2018, René le Clercq (63) has been appointed as Managing Director ad interim of Floritec. Le Clercq brings a very wide experience as CEO of various leading … [Read more...]

Jaap Elenbaas retiring

Jaap Elenbaas – photo: Van den Bos Flowerbulbs

After 30 years at Dutch wholesaler and exporter Van den Bos Flowerbulbs freesia specialist Jaap Elenbaas is retiring at the end of this year. He is characterized by Van den Bos as one of the … [Read more...]

Florensis’ Herman Hamer died at the age of 60

Herman Hamer 24 november 1956 - 12 november 2017

Herman Hamer, shareholder and advisor to the board of Florensis, died on 12 November 2017 at the age of 60. Florensis said: "He was dedicated to our company for more than 40 years. As a … [Read more...]

Sjoukje Heimovaara new CEO Royal Van Zanten

Sjoukje Heimovaara – photo: Royal Van Zanten

Dutch based Royal Van Zanten appointed Sjoukje Heimovaara to the post of CEO. She succeeds Arie Veldhuyzen van Zanten, who is retiring. “Arie Veldhuyzen van Zanten managed the company for … [Read more...]

Seed Scientist Francis Kwong passed away

Francis Kwong - photo: Ball Horticultural Company

Francis Kwong, 65, Director of seed technology for PanAmerican Seed in West Chicago, Illinois (US) passed away July 30. “He will be missed greatly here at Ball. He had the mind of a … [Read more...]

Nic van der Knaap awarded by RHS

Nic van der Knaap - photo: Anthura

Recently, the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS), the UK’s foremost gardening charity, announced the recipients of its prestigious annual awards for contributions to horticulture. In total 21 … [Read more...]

Hamamelis intermedia ‘Evi’ is best-of-the-best in 2016

Hamamelis intermedia 'Evi' – photo: Ronald Houtman/Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society

At the annual meeting of the Royal Boskoop Horticultural Society (KVBC) in Netherlands the ‘Best Novelty 2016’ was chosen. Out of all the gold medals the society awarded in 2016, three were … [Read more...]

New Managing Director at Van Zanten Breeding

Sjoukje Heimovaara - photo: Royal Van Zanten

With effect from 1 April 2017 Royal Van Zanten plans to appoint Sjoukje Heimovaara as Managing Director of Van Zanten Breeding. She will succeed Henk Jacobs, who with effect from the same … [Read more...]

Richard Beales takes on new, personal challenge

Richard Beales – photo: Phillips Profile Ltd.

Richard Beales, son of the late Peter Beales, founder of worldwide-renowned rose growers, Peter Beales Roses, has left the company to which he was heir and has set up his own garden design … [Read more...]

Clematis breeder Raymond Evison receives UK medal

HTA Chief Executive, Carol Paris presented the Pearson Medal to Raymond Evison – photo: HTA

Nurseryman, lecturer, author and photographer Raymond J Evison received the Pearson Memorial Medal from the Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) in the UK. This medal for outstanding … [Read more...]