Lisse, the Netherlands – From Thursday 23 March on, it’s that time of year again! Keukenhof in Lisse (NL) heralds the arrival of spring with the opening of the world’s most beautiful spring park. Westland breeding company Evanthia contributes, with various entries of flowers and plants and collaboration within the chain, to the presentation of great diversity within the international show window of Dutch floriculture.
Throughout Keukenhof’s opening period, from 23 March to 14 May, Evanthia will supply various seasonal flowers and potted plants that will be processed into creative presentations in the pavilions. Louis Kester (Commercial Director of Evanthia): “The collaboration with Keukenhof offers us a great stage to showcase our own genetics, special selections as well as the growers of our products, to a broad international audience. We are hopeful that this year we will also be able to make personal contact again with visitors from the Middle East and Asia – China in particular, who have had less opportunity to visit the park in recent years.”
One of the stages in the Oranje Nassau pavilion will alternately feature Matthiola StoX® from Flower XL, Celosia Reprise from Kwekerij Bos Bloemen and Snapdragons from Jan van der Voort, with creative compositions from flower designer Heleen Valstar. Evanthia also collaborates with several cut flower growers within the “365 Days of Flowers” promotional campaign. With the contribution of Sunflowers, Asparagus, Tanacetum, Snapdragons and Stocks, the company contributes to a colourful presentation of seasonal flowers in the Oranje Nassau pavilion.
As a Sunflower specialist, Evanthia also brings sunshine to the Willem Alexander pavilion. The season starts with various cut Sunflowers from the Solano® range. The Solano® collection consists of early, mid and late Sunflower varieties with exceptional robustness and well-filled, pollen-free flowers. Together with the potted Sunflower growers of the Dutch Sunsation® Partnership, the breeding company also provides a bright arrangement. Sunsation® potted sunflowers are known for bringing abundant colour and variety, with richly flowering multi-flower types and flamed, lemon-coloured and golden yellow varieties.