75 years of Van den Berk
This year, we are celebrating our 75-year anniversary. Obviously, we are proud of this because ours is a flourishing family business which has enjoyed remarkable growth over the decades. With around 500 hectares of land, more than 100 expert employees and a product range encompassing 1750 species and cultivars, we have grown into one of the most significant European nurseries in our business sector.
By continuing our recent investment in plant material, technical innovations, skills and marketing, we are able to look forward in expectation to what the coming years have in store, in spite of tough market circumstances in large areas of Europe.
But first there is a party; at Thursday 17 th of September we celebrate, together with our customers of course, our jubilee. We are working hard on the organization of an inspiring High Tree Event, with literally and figuratively peaks. Then there is every opportunity for a drink, dinner and entertainment. So keep an eye on your e-mailbox!
De day after, Friday 18th of September, we have a party ourselves. For the entire staff, their partners and our suppliers we organize a TreeProm. For this event the workshed will be transformed into a partyroom with a DJ, livemusic, bar, dancefloor and birthdaycake.
At Sunday 20th of September, Van den Berk Nurseries opens its doors to the public. Everybody is welcome from 11.00 to 14.00 at our Open House. The staff of the nursery will tell you about their work and there are several demonstrations. For children there is a bouncy castle and adults are challenged in a ‘treequiz’.
To give this year an extra festive touch, we released the second edition of the book ‘Van den Berk on Trees’ in January 2015. The Second Edition has been fully revised and updated. It now includes an additional 383 species and cultivars. It describes a total of 1101 trees and therewith it’s one of the most comprehensive reference books of Europe. Reed more about the treebook.