Message from the nursery

Update March 23rd 2020 : There will be no events with us this spring. We would like to invite you in case we miss you at one of the garden markets to order your bulbs in the webshop. We will be happy to send them to you, as long as that’s still possible.

We were there again early this year: in our house it smells of spring as early as February.
Vases are filled with colourful tulips and the daffodils stand proudly upright in the pots, taken from the greenhouse on the Loosterweg. Upon entering the house, the smell of hyacinth flowers is not to be missed. You too can have this spring party in your house soon. We send almost daily fresh flowers by post: whether it’s tulips, daffodils, (mixed) hyacinths or anything else. Harvested today, maybe tomorrow in your vase on the table?

This year you’ll find even more Dahlias in the spring bulb list: I think they deserve a place in every garden. The assortment of garden gadgets has also been expanded, with a lot of news from nursery van Winsen from Warmond. Mark van Winsen grows from the stall of Hermien Challa, the well-known gladiolus breeder from Laag-Soeren, Gelderland. A collection full of colours that are absolutely not out of place under the sun. More news this year can be found under the headings ‘Crocosmia’ and ‘Lily’. The shadow garden is not forgotten, with Arisaema’s and several rare perennials.

For the smaller garden or on the balcony there is a wide choice of Begonia, Zantedeschia, Dahlia and various other summer bulbs, such as Sprekelia, Sparaxis or Eucomis. For cultivation in pots in the house or greenhouse (including Hedychium, Chlidanthus, Scadoxus and Haemanthus) the development in leafy plants such as Caladium is worth following.

Extra fun and certainly worthwhile to take a look at our webshop more often: plant grower Franck van der Valk delivers perennials to us at the times when they are best transplanted. That means: a fresh, varied assortment that can be different every week!

From March we will send the first bulbs and tubers, before that time you can enjoy freshly picked bulbous flowers.

Kind regards,
Corrine and Hein Meeuwissen

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Activity calendar

  • Cancelled 21-22 March: Spring weekend: Garden fun ‘Climate-proof gardening’ at Botanische Tuin Utrecht
  • Cancelled 28-29 March:. Les Floréals à Musée Poincaré, Sampigny in France.
  • Last 11 April: 1st Open day at the nursery, Loosterweg 10a, 2215 TM Voorhout, There will be a lot of daffodils and early tulips flowering. You can also pick up your order. The coffee will be ready from 10.00 till 17.00 hrs.
  • Cancelled 17-19 April:t Bollenmarkt at Keukenhof in Lisse 9-18 hours
  • Cancelled 18 April : spring market at the Boschhoeve in Wolfheze (10-17 hours).
  • Cancelled April 26th : bulb day at the gardens in Demen (11-17 hours).
  • Cancelled 28 April : Flower parade in the bulb-growing area, 2nd Open Day at the nursery in Voorhout. Looking at the land and walking between the flowering bulbs. You can also pick up your order. The coffee is ready from 10.00 to 17.00 hrs.
  • Cancelled 2 and 3 May: Food Forest and Bulb Days at De Kleine Plantage in Eenrum (10-17 hours).
  • Cancelled 9 May: Plant market in Hortus Leiden in Leiden
  • Last May 23rd : May market at the Boschhoeve in Wolfheze (10-17 hours).

Enjoyment is to look ahead!

Our catalogue of bulbs, tubers, rhizomes and perennials is published twice a year. You can also order our catalogue in the webshop in the section books/catalogues.

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PERSONAL FAVOURITE

As a grower I like to try out new things myself and then place them in the catalogue. After all, I can’t grow everything myself. Over the years I have come to appreciate the Trilium erectum very much.

A striking plant with red, chestnut brown to purple flowers. The plant only got its name in 1984, before that it belonged to Trillium erectum, but the plant is more robust and has the flowers on stems above the leaves. Trilliums are real forest plants: they bloom in spring on humus-rich and moist soil.

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