Day 5, September 1st

A visit to the Dutch Congress without visiting the Flower Auction and producing industry sounds impossible that s why we will start this day for the early birds at the flower auction. Not such an early bird? No stress! You can eat your heart out at Floriworld.

While driving towards the biggest greenhouse complexes of the world we will make a stop at a family-owned garden Centre that has 2 other centers in the same area. After that, we will visit one of the biggest orchid growers in the world where we will tell you all about  innovation. On our way back we will visit the Naturalis biodiversity Centre in Leiden and have dinner.

6.30 Flower Auction (optional for early birds)

9:00 Departure from hotel

9:30 Visit Zaanse Schans

Departure at 11:15

12:00 De Bosrand Oegstgeest (incl. lunch)

In 1980, Koos van Haaster and his childhood friend started a nursery on a piece of bulb land in Wassenaar near The Hague. A greenhouse was built, and a name was quickly found; De Bosrand, (literally: the edge of the forest) matching the location of the nursery on the edge of the forest. Nowadays they have 5 garden centres, 2 wholesale companies and own nurseries. They are a real family business with their parents and six children in the company. 

15:00 The Orchard Growers and OrchidNL

16.30 Koppert Cress

18.45 Dinner & Garden Connect Music Night

After dinner in the famous Kanarieclub in de Hallen, Garden Connect welcomes you to celebrate its' 20th anniversary during the Garden Connect Music Night - feel free to grab the mic!

Departure from 23.00