Van der Wekken flower nursery operates in Zeeland. This traditionally agricultural business, started growing summer flowers and Tulips over 30 years ago. Right now, Sunflowers, Callistephus and Peonies are grown outside on over 35 ha. of land. Besides outdoor growing, Celosia is grown in the greenhouse in summer. About 15 million Tulips are forced in the winter period. Van der Wekken produces the flowers above in response to demand. By doing business directly with the end customer in the chain (European retailers and wholesalers), the lines are kept short and switches can be made fast. The customer also decides the maturity, length, bud diameter etc. of the flowers to be delivered. Van der Wekken makes every effort to take care of its customers. That can include packing the flowers at the nursery ready for sale. Think of differences in stems per bouquet, covers, stickers and packaging. By reducing the amount of handling in the chain, we ensure that there is a better quality product in shops. The short chain is also good for vase-life for the consumer.
Van der Wekken nursery takes its environmental responsibility seriously. The company is both MPS-A and MPS GAP certified. This means that we are careful in the use of pesticides and fertilizer and we treat our personnel correctly. We also use innovative cultivation methods. For example, we cultivate Celosia on water, drastically reducing the use of pesticides and energy. This system is also being tried out on a small scale for outdoor cultivation of Callistephus. So far, the development of the crop has progressed well and is better than normal soil cultivation on the Van der Wekken nursery. (Source)
By participating in Summerflowers, Van der Wekken hopes first of all to bring attention to summer flowers as a total package. In addition, the company is working on brand awareness and on reaching new customers who can relate to the way the company operates.
Van der Wekken is open to direct cooperation. Feel free to contact us using the email address or telephone number provided.