About our company
Our company H. v.d. Nagel & Zn. is a family business that was founded in 1937 and has been active ever since. Over the years we have grown into a company specialising in exporting cut flowers and plants to Germany and to England.
Because we have the whole process of purchasing, processing and transport under our own management, we can guarantee you -our customers- products of the highest quality and freshness.
You as our customer are central to us: this is evident not only from our consistent quality, but also from our service. This way all our customers can purchase from us in the way that suits them (online from our webshop or through our tours local to you).
Reliability and service for you are our focus. This has been the case for many years and will remain so in the future.
Growers and suppliers
We work together with various growers and suppliers to provide you with the highest quality of flowers and plants. Thanks to our close cooperation, freshness is always guaranteed.
Arend Roses has been a leading Dutch rose grower with an excellent reputation for many years now. In 1976 Nico van der Arend started as Rozenkwekerij Van der Arend in the town of Monster, South Holland, out of his pure love of roses. After four years, the company continued in Maasdijk. Nowadays, Arend roses are grown on eleven hectares, spread between two locations in the Municipality of Westland.
Boers Amaryllis is a modern amaryllis nursery located in the Westland region (’s-Gravenzande). For 50 years, this family-run business has stood for a high-quality product. Since 2006 Boers Amaryllis has been managed by Erik Boers, who took over from his father. Boers Amaryllis provides the lovely cut amaryllis in the Decorum assortment. Flowers are produced from October through February, with a peak in December for Christmas. Erik Boers cultivates fine and exclusive varieties, especially in the classic colours of red, white and two-toned. Erik provides his finest grade every season with the compliments of Decorum.
Borst Bloembollen B.V.
Borst Bloembollen has a fine company in Obdam. Spread over 120 hectares, they produce many different varieties of tulips. The tulip bulbs are grown not only in Obdam, but also in West Friesland, Flevoland, the northeast polder, North Brabant, France, New Zealand and even Chile! In this way, Borst greatly extends its season, from October to May! In this season some 30 million tulips are forced, an impressive number! The tulips remain in the greenhouse for a relatively long time, which improves their vase life and leaf colour.
Borst specialises in exclusive tulip varieties and flexibility. With three automatic bunching machines available, Borst can make up different quantities of bunches. All of the flowers are pretreated, so the tulips do not continue growing as much and last longer. And specially for Decorum, Menno and his team select the finest quality tulips to supply each season with the compliments of Decorum.
5 companies 1 mission
CoasTulip is a partnership between five companies that strive for top quality tulips. Cultivated with passion using traditional methods.
These companies are all located in the North Holland coastal town of Heemskerk. Because of the outdoor cultivation, a beautiful heavy tulip is produced.
CoasTulip companies specialize in exclusive tulips of excellent quality.
Fresco Flowers was founded in 2005 and is a flower packing company located on the world’s best known and largest flower auction, Royal FloraHolland Aalsmeer and Rijnsburg. This unique location serves as an excellent platform for the distribution and sale of flowers to Europe. It also gives direct access to the latest market information and trends in the international flower industry. Once the roses from Kenya and Ethiopia with conditioned flights arrive in the Netherlands (Amsterdam) and Belgium (Liege), they are taken over by our freight forwarder and immediately transported to our location in Aalsmeer.
Hofland is a familiar name in the freesia world. On an area stretching over almost five hectares in Maasdijk, Marinus and Erik Hofland produce 17.5 million stems per year. The five colours cultivated at Hofland are available yearround in the best quality! Hofland makes every effort to cultivate as sustainably as possible, and the freesias they deliver are not only lovely, but also responsible. Freesias are known for their scent, but little attention has been paid to that aspect so far. Hofland has selected several special, finely scented freesias for marketing under this unique selling point. And that is not all. Hofland can package freesias in bunches of 20 spikes and select exclusive varieties only for Decorum. Erik delivers his finest grade every day with the compliments of Decorum.
Gerberas are classics in the ornamental flower range. They are everything a flower must be. A beautiful creation by Mother Nature. And Holstein Flowers’ great passion. We have been growing and breeding gerberas for more than four decades and a family business we are even longer, since 1946, which ensures a maximum involvement in the gerbera cultivation. At every stage of the process, from breeding to packing.We have more than a hundred varieties at our two locations in De Lier, eighty percent of which come from own breeding. They were selected based on their added value in the area of cultivation performance, range and sustainability. And produced with the latest technologies to ensure year-round high level production. The state of the art technology still goes hand in hand with craftsmanship, with four decades of but mainly with passion. Passion for gerbera cultivation.
Jac. Oudijk specialises in cultivating mini-gerberas (germinis) of top quality. Together, Dirk-Jan and Laurens Oudijk continue to run the family company of 7 hectares with passion. With over 40 years of experience, they have the knowledge and skills to keep their position at the top. The greenhouse at Jac. Oudijk is largely automated. All orders are harvested manually to order, but trolleys full of flowers drive automatically to the barn where the flowers are graded. Each bucket is labelled with its own code with product and buyer specifications, so orders can be prepared quickly and error-free. Bunches can be created in different sizes, and each buyer can choose his own packaging, a box, a diamond, bunched, in a sleeve, or loose in water. Practically anything is possible! Oudijk distinguishes itself by creating special mixtures for the different seasons and an exclusive one for Decorum. Laurens and Dirk-Jan Oudijk supply more than 50 different germini varieties that they can supply fresh daily.
Kwekerij JCM Mulder is specialized in asparagus cultivation on 40,000 m2, in five types of asparagus. These five types are Asparagus Setaceus, Asparagus Densiflorus Meyers, Asparagus Falcatus, Asparagus Umbellatus en Asparagus Densiflorus Cwebe. Kwekerij JCM Mulder has more then 35 years experience in asparagus cultivation. Therefore you can rightly call them the 'Specialist in Asparagus'. The company started small and grew to became the market leader in ornamental cutting asparagus. JCM Mulder is centrally located in Westland, near Flora Holland Naaldwijk and easily accessible through the highways for fast and fresh delivery.
Around the year Asparagus Setaceus, Asparagus Densiflorus Meyers, Asparagus Falcatus, Asparagus Umbellatus and Asparagus Densiflorus Cwebe are available in high quality. Asparagus is a perfect product to use in wedding and funeral bouquets. It can also be very graceful at home, in for example a table bouquet. There are also many other implementations of Asparagus. During the Christmas period the Asparagus Setaceus can be painted in winter colours.
Lilies of life
Our family business has been established in flower bulb cultivation since 1931 and we have been fully specialised in lilies for the last four decades. We produce around nine million Lilies of Life per year. At Lilies of Life we stand for Fair Trade. Our philosophy and processes go much further than legislation and rules. We prefer to lead the way when it comes to sustainability, and we do!
Founder Aad Meewisse decided in 1981 to grow roses. The most modern techniques and innovations have provided a wealth of experience over the years. 8 years ago son Tom joined, and together they bundled the latest insights, knowledge and the most modern techniques. A good move, it turns out. Thanks to the knowledge and experience they have acquired, they create longer and heavier roses, all of which are carefully tested for quality. Only when the heart and leaf is approved, the Red Naomi rose deserves the A1 label. In addition, more than 20,000 lamps and an internal training program ensure a stable and reliable supply.
Tom Meewisse's liveliness and heartwarming enthusiasm and passion contribute to the reliability, quality and continuity where progress and improvement are central. Optimizing the rose, looking at how it can become even better and studying the growth process make it interesting. 'Every day is fun,' Meewisse says with a twinkle.
For the best quality lilies, come to Moerman Lilium. Jaap Moerman and his brothers are true lily experts and market leaders in the best quality roselilies. They also cultivate a wide assortment of premium lilies, like Universe, Crystal Blanca, Dalian and Tabledance. The lilies are grown in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner and harvested fresh every day. When the Moerman family starts a new crop, new ground is chosen each time. In addition, the lilies are forced for three weeks in cold storage before being placed in the greenhouse. This ensures that the lilies from Moerman are always top quality! Moerman delivers these splendid lilies twice a day with the compliments of Decorum.
Porta Nova is a rose nursery that specializes in cultivating top quality red roses. The company was created as a result of a merger of three rose nurseries by the names of Aad Luijk, Leon Dukker and Nico van Vuuren. These three families have been working passionately on a truly Dutch product for many years already and the base for Porta Nova was already laid 115 years ago when the families Luijk and Dukker first became involved in horticulture during the 1800s. At Porta Nova, we focus completely on quality and we strive to grow the best red roses in the world. This focus is reflected in all aspects of our operations and it leads to a continuous process of improvement involving both our products and the organisation.
Since October 2013 we have “De Climator” cooling and heating system available at both of our locations and we invested in obtaining higher levels of light, which has helped us to raise quality to the highest possible level.
Porta Nova places great emphasis on the quality of our Red Naomi roses and we have sustainable and socially responsible business practices high on our agenda. At our newest location we only use green energy and the pesticides we use are almost exclusively organic. We strive to obtain the lowest carbon footprint per rose.
Roseworld is a modern company where roses are cultivated in a professional way. In 2003 the company was set up by the two growers Jos Volkering and Dave van Leeuwen. Both were formerly independent rose growers and have started working together in a new location. Throughout the year, around twenty-four motivated people work at this company. The 39,000 m2 company is located at the Oostlaan in De Lier and is equipped with the most modern facilities, including a high lighting level to be able to produce high-quality roses throughout the year.
'White Naomi' is distinctive because of the smell in combination with a very good shelf life. In addition, the rose opens nicely and has a large white button.
Tesselaar Alstroemeria produces over 24 million stems each year beneath 7,1 hectare glass. On 2 locations we grow several differtent types of alstroemeria. For many years we deliver to wholesalers, retail, supermarkets and we have a cash and carry.
Together with our customer we decide the way of delivery of the flowers. Tesselaar Alstroemeria is certified for:
MPS Florimark, MPS-A, MPS Gap, MPS Socially Qualified, MPS Quality and MPS Product Proof. Our MPS number is 600915, on the website www.volgjebloemofplant.nl you can see what these certificates mean.
We also calculated our ecological footprint over the years 2016 and 2017 with help of Ecochain. We are member of Benefits of Nature to challenge the sector of ornamental flowers and plants to find new solutions and new co-operations to decrease the impact on the environment. We work hard to find solutions with our customers to make the flower chain quicker and smaller, to make sure that the consumer can benefit the joy of our alstroemeria the most.
Van der Deijl Roses
Qualisa - We built our first rose nursery in Ecuador in 1992 and now occupies an area of 15,7 hectares. In 1998 we started up our second nursery (20 hectares) and the third (13 hectares) in 2005. The 3 nurseries are located at the foot of the Cayambe volcano, an hour’s drive north of the capital Quito. The Cayambe mountain is an active volcano at 5,790 m above sea level. The volcano’s centuries-old glaciers ensure the cold wind required for the nurseries. Daytime temperatures can reach 24 degrees Celsius, dropping to 2 degrees Celsius at night. The average temperature is 12 degrees Celsius.
Ecuador is located on the equator, the centre of the world. Cayambe is 0"00"00" from the equator. This ensures 12 hours of sunlight per day on all 365 days of the year. The Qualisa nurseries are situated at 2,850 metres. The intensity of the UV radiation results in our roses having such an intense and lucid colour. The weather in Ecuador consists of a winter of 6 months (rainy season) and a summer of 6 months (sunny). The mild climate, all year round, ensures the optimal cultivation conditions for the roses, while the combination of the above-mentioned factors is the key to creating the finest, longest, biggest roses in the world, and that also have the most lucid colours. The metal greenhouses in the nurseries are all equipped with computer-controlled climate management heating systems for optimal cultivation conditions and maximum protection against diseases.The nursery has its own multiplication department, processing room, cold stores and cooling tunnels to ensure that the roses are kept cool throughout the whole process once they have been cut.
Lafto - Lafto Roses Plc. is a modern and sophisticated nursery at an altitude of 2300 metres, some 15 km from the capital Addis Ababa. In an area covering 16 hectares, a wide range of large-flowered roses are cultivated, meeting the strictest requirements in terms of colour, storage life and vase life. Up to date nursing cultivation facilities and a fashionable range make Lafto Roses one of the premier rose nurseries in Ethiopia. We are proud to be able to say that Van der Deijl Roses can offer you the top-quality products of Lafto Ethiopia exclusively.
The Lisianthus 'Premium Collection' of flower nursery Waalzicht
Jan van Wijk: In the year 1998 I founded Flower Nursery Waalzicht, which was at that time a chrysanthemum nursery. In the early years of the current century we moved several times into other locations and finally in 2013 we built a brand new modern greenhouse with a total industrial surface of 85.000 square metres. In this greenhouse (which is located in the village of Poederoijen) we first started to grow Lisianthus.
Our aim is - and will always be - to grow top quality flowers. After a few years of experience we can conclude that we are quite happy with the results. Our ‘Premium Collection’ has some distinguishing characteristics which are: heavy stems and many flowers on each stem.
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