Master Grower Van Leeuwen Flowers
Van Leeuwen Flowers specialises in the cultivation of chrysanthemums. In a modern greenhouse farm on Scherpenhoeklaan in Poeldijk, Peet van Leeuwen and his son Dennis continue the family business that has existed since 1962. Van Leeuwen Flowers currently grows two varieties: The large, white disbud chrysanthemum Antonov and the filled, yellow-coloured Pjotr.
Dennis: “For a long time, I did cycling at a high level, working only a few hours a week at the nursery. My father’s drive to always want to be the best was something I had with cycling and later started applying in my work. The enjoyment of my work at the nursery increased more and more, after which it became clear to me that this is where my future lay. That’s why I decided to join the company in 2019.”
Peet: “The developments in horticulture are going very fast and Dennis entered our company with a young fresh outlook. Although I have left him free to make his own choices, I think it is tremendously cool that he is taking up the challenge. Reliability and constantly striving to deliver top-quality flowers are our main points of departure.”