History of the Beekenkamp Group

  • 1951

    Vegetable plant nursery founded by Govert Beekenkamp with a garden covering 1.3 hectares

  • 1973

    A hurricane in the Westland region of the Netherlands destroys 5,000 m2, but the nursery is back in business in 22 days.

    (Photo: overhetwestland.nl)

  • 1977

    A period of growth.

  • 1980

    Purchase of Lyraflor Chrysantemums.

  • 1982

    New opportunities emerge. Beekenkamp Verpakkingen starts developing custom-made trays, boxes and other packaging for plant cultivation so that the company can respond to customer requests more effectively.

  • 1993

    We launch our pot and bedding plants business with the creation of Beekenkamp Ornamentals.

  • 1995-2005

    Production sites established in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia with a focus on chrysanthemum cuttings.

  • 1997

    Foundation of Deliflor as our chrysanthemum breeder & expansion of the nurseries in Lutjebroek and Rousson.


  • 1998

    Foundation of Deliflor as our chrysanthemum breeder & expansion of the nurseries in Lutjebroek and Rousson.


  • 2000

    Daughters Annie & Margriet take over their father’s company shares.

  • 2008

    Deliflor expands into Latin America and Japan. Takeover of Florema Young Plants: a big expansion in the product range.

  • 2010

    Beekenkamp Verpakkingen (Packaging) develops the Quick-fold tray – an innovation which saves space and money.

  • 2011

    Beekenkamp Plants signs a contract with Home & Garden magazine.

  • 2015

    Poinsettia innovation Astro® conquers the market!

  • 2016

    New building at ’s-Gravenzande with all the latest technology provides more space for the growing of unheated crops.

  • 2017

    Expansion with Sunny® Osteospermum. New building development at Lutjebroek.