Van Geel Orchideeën is a real family business. In 1977 Rien and Ada van Geel came to the place Erica in the Northern province Drenthe. Rien specialized in the cultivation of Chrysanthemums. In the course of time, the company grew larger and in 2012, son-in-law Johan Booster and son Martijn van Geel took over the nursery.
Regarding packaging, Van Geel Orchideeën is busy processing less plastic in the end product together with suppliers and customers. Think of paper sleeves, cardboard label and a cardboard tray. Several initiatives are being developed at this moment.
Shelf life: throughout the year, the plants are tested for shelf life by an independent party. All plants are placed and tested without water and with limited light in transport, shop and consumer simulation. In this way, we are constantly working on a long and reliable shelf life of the plants.
Water and fertilizer: The water and fertilizer that is given to the plants is collected and reused at the chrysanthemum nursery.
Fighting disease and pests: Van Geel Orchideeën is unique in the way they grow completely chemistry-free. Everything is controlled in a biological way. The grower has many certificates, but goes even further than the set of standards to achieve the certifications. Because of that, Van Geel Orchideeën grows its plants without any chemicals since 2 years.