British garden designers get inspired at Dutch nurseries

Garden designers and landscape architects from the United Kingdom visited some of the biggest suppliers of trees, shrubs, plants and bulbs in the Netherlands on 30 September and 1 October.

The Dutch horticulture sector is well known for its high quality ornamental plants, so there was no lack of interest for this Gardening & Landscaping Mission to the Netherlands, organised by the Royal Anthos (Trade Organisation for Nursery Stock and Flower Bulbs) and the Agricultural Department of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the UK.

Gardening and Landscaping Mission to the Netherlands

Dutch plant, tree and bulb nurseries

The twelve British delegates visited eight nurseries in the Netherlands: Smits Tree Nurseries in Molenschot, Tree Nursery Udenhout, M. van den Oever Tree & Plant Nursery in haaren, Van den berk Nurseries in Sint-Oedenrode, Quickhedge in Boekel, Ebben Nurseries in Cuijk, Hoogenraad Nurseries in Ederveen and JUB Holland in Noordwijkerhout.

Visiting nurseries in the Netherlands

Award-winning British garden designers

The group of British vistors consisted of a number of award-winning designers, such as Andrew Fisher Tomlin (a Chartered Horticulturist and Fellow of the Society of Garden Designers), Dave Green (who has been involved in organising both the Chelsea Flower Show and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show for several years), Tom Simpson (two-time RHS Gold Medal winner at the RHS Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival) and Darryl Moore and Adolfo Harrison of social entreprise Cityscapes.

Contact the Agriculture Team in London

Any questions regarding agriculture and horticulture trade between the Netherlands and the United Kingdom can be directed to our Agricultural Department at