The foundation stone of 'flora et pomona' was laid in 1875 when our great grandad, Cornelis Jonkheer, built the family home on the land he purchased on Stationsweg, Hillegom. It has passed from father to son for four generations and it still stands today, as strong as a castle.
We are proud that the Jonkheer family have always been recognised as first class growers of hyacinths and the name Jonkheer synonymous with quality and service.
After 40 years of bulb growing it was decided that we could best serve our customers by contracting out our bulb cultivation and concentrating purely on export.
Currently, our most important markets are garden centres in the U.K and a small number of leading mail order firms in France.
In 1998 Robert Jonkheer took over as Director from his father. Ted Jonkheer, continues to play a very important role in the company concentrating on the accounts which allows Rob to specialise in controlling the quality of the merchandise and keeping contact with the esteemed clients, ensuring that they continue to receive the best possible quality and service.
Rob thoroughly enjoys his new role and the company is going from strength to strength ready to meet the challenges of the future.