24.01
Video — Marcel Groeneveld and his Lilacs

We have visited our Lilac-grower Marcel Groeneveld to experience the entire story behind this traditional Dutch product. Curious? Watch the movie here or here.

28.11
THE SPECIAL FLOWER DAYS CALENDAR 2018

The special flower days calendar 2019 and the non-auction days calendar 2019 are available.

The Special Flower Days Calendar 2019 per country is available through this link

Non-auction days 2019

2019 Day Date Week New Year’s Day 2019 Tuesday 1 January 1 Easter Monday Monday 22 April 17 Ascension Day Thursday 30 May 22 Whit Monday Monday 10 June 24 Christmas Day Wednesday 25 December 52 Boxing Day Thursday 26 December 52 New Year’s Eve 2019 Tuesday 31 December 1 New Year’s Day 2020 Wednesday 1 January 1 More info here.

22.11
JOIN OUR TEAM!

Anton Spaargaren B.V. exports cutflowers, plants and decoration to over 50 countries worldwide.

Since we are experiencing growth and expending our territory, we are looking for an:

Account Manager — Eastern Europe Account Manager — USA, Middle East & Far East

Interested?

30.08
Management changes Anton Spaargaren

Aalsmeer, Netherlands — With over 50 years of experience, Anton Spaargaren is a
well-known flower and plant exporter in the heart of the Dutch flower business, Aalsmeer.
As per the 1st of September, there will be changes in the management of Anton Spaargaren.

27.08
Flower Show 2018 — Floral World Tour

Flower Show
The Flower Show at Anton Spaargaren is the perfect moment to let yourself be suprised by the newest flower types and outstanding flower decorations. Next to this the Flower Show gives you ofcourse the opportunity to meet old friends en make new ones.

23.08
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — DAHLIA

And we’re back! Dahlia is the subject, Anton Spaargaren your source of information.
Todays topic: how to take care of your flowers?

Dahlia are not that different from other flowers when it comes to care.

16.08
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — DAHLIA

Nice of you to join us again in our quest for flower knowledge. We will advise you a little more today on Dahlia, which is our Product of the Month. As a florist, or as an flower enthousiastic, you might think: ‘How can I incorporate Dahlia in a bouquet?’

Depending on the color variety you choose, and the flowers you pair them with, you can create a summer as well as an autumn bouquet.

13.08
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — DAHLIA

Hello again, nice of you to tune in at our Product of the Month blog. Dahlia are in the spotlight this month, and in this part we would like to tell you a little more about the various subspecies of Dahlia.

07.08
Summer Flowers

Hello there!
Summer is in full swing here in the Netherlands, and most likely you are enjoying warm temperatures and sunshine as well.
We would like to give you some inspiration on how to bring this summery feeling inside as well.

02.08
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — DAHLIA

Summer! It’s there, and very much so (at least, over here in the Netherlands) Since we have landed in a new month, August, we have a new Product of the Month.

27.07
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — CELOSIA + VIDEO @ FEIKO SONNEVELD

It’s already the end of July, doesn’t time fly? In honor of our Product of the Month, Celosia, we have visited the nursery of Feiko Sonneveld. Watch the video, and see how celosias are grown.

23.07
Video — Montana Lisianthus

Frank en Corine from Montana Lisianthus love to develop extraordinary varieties and do not avoid ‘hard to grow varieties’.

In this video (click link) we would love to show you the beautiness of the Lisianthus from Montana.

19.07
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — CELOSIA

And we’re back! It’s Thursday again, and we’re happy to welcome you back for another piece of information on Celosia.
Today we like to focus on how to take care of your Celosia, and how to use them in a bouquet.

12.07
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — CELOSIA

Nice that you’re back to our Product of the Month blog! Today we will entertain you with some more information about the various species of Celosia.
The Celosia Plumosa, also called Celosia argentea, is feather-shaped, and can grow up to 80 cm high depending on the subspecies of Plumosa.

05.07
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — CELOSIA

Hello you! Happy to see you again. Summer has started, which means a variety of summer flowers is available. For this months Product of the Month we have chosen for Celosia.

28.06
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — ALLIUM

Ah, there you are. It’s already the last Thursday of the month, meaning we are finalizing our story on Allium. Today, we would like to tell you more about the symbolism and some fun facts on Allium.

25.06
VIDEO — Anco Pure Vanda

We have visited our highly respected partner: Anco Pure Vanda.

Curious?

Take a look behind the scenes and explore the exciting world of Anco Pure Vanda.

Watch the video here.

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21.06
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — ALLIUM

Hello, is it me you’re looking for? Well, I am pleased to see you too. You want some more tips from us on Allium?
Today we would like to give you some bouquet tips on how to use allium.

14.06
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — ALLIUM

Glad to welcome you again to our blog. We would like to explain you a little more on our Product of the Month, for which we have selected Allium.
Allium comes in many various colors and shapes, as you can see in the attached pictures.

07.06
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — ALLIUM

Hello dear reader. It is June already (doesn’t time fly) and we have a new Product of the Month to present to you.
In this month of June, we would like to focus on Allium.

31.05
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH – DELPHINIUM AND PEONY

Last day of the month, last chance to read some more on our Duo of Delphinium and Peony.
This time, we would like to discuss some names of species, who have a story behind them.

24.05
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH – DELPHINIUM AND PEONY

And you’re back in the world of Peony, created by Anton Spaargaren. We would like to inform you today about the various varieties of Peony. There are way to many species to mention, but the main colors in which they are available are wit, pink and red.

22.05
VIDEO — DOUBLE CHECK LILY

Hereby we would like to invite you to have a look behind the scenes at Double Check Lily. We visited their nursery together with our neighbours from Hilverda de Boer and had a nice time seeing how lilies are grown.

17.05
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — DELPHINIUM AND PEONY

Hey you! Glad that you’re back. Today, we start on the second half of our Duo, and we dive into the world of Peony. Although Peony in Dutch is called ‘pioenroos’ meaning peony rose, it isn’t in the same floral family as roses.

14.05
KEUKENHOF 2018 — VLOG 3

THE flower event of the year, Keukenhof, is coming to and end. The well known and largest flower park in the world welcomed almost 1 million visitors in 2 months time.

10.05
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — DELPHINIUM AND PEONY

Nice to see you again! We continue our Duo of the month blog with the second part on Delphinium.
As mentioned before, Delphinium is the only naturally blue flower, and is found in various shades of blue.

08.05
FLORAL DESIGNERS WANTED

A renomated leading decoration and event florist in the middle east is looking for 2 European florists.  

07.05
Keukenhof 2018 — Vlog 2

THE flower event of the year, Keukenhof, is in full swing at the moment. The well known and largest flower park in the world welcomes almost 1 million visitors in 2 months time… including you.

07.05
VIDEO — BIBO FLOWERS

Since the Hydrangea season is in full swing, we have visited our top supplier Bibo Flowers to give you a little insight in their beautiful range of Hydrangea. Have a look and be amazed.

03.05
PRODUCTS OF THE MONTH — DELPHINIUM AND PEONY

New month, new product for the month. However, since May is overflowing us with flowers, we have a Duo of the Month this time. We would like to shine our light upon Delphinium and Peony, and enlighten you with some interesting background information on these attractive flowers.

01.05
KEUKENHOF GARDENS 2018 — VLOG 1

THE flower event of the year, Keukenhof, is in full swing at the moment. The well known and largest flower park in the world welcomes almost 1 million visitors in 2 months time… including you.

26.04
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — FREESIA

Care conditions

It’s already the end of April, meaning this will be the last part of our story on Freesia.

Very important to mention (therefore we are telling you) is how to treat your Freesia, so they will last as long as possible and lift up your spirit with their bright colors.

20.04
VIDEO — Beautiful Lilies at Dutch Lilies, Imanse and Artemis

Last week we were invited by our excellent Lily supplies: Dutch Lilies, Artemis and Imanse to their open house. Watch and enjoy these colorful flowers! Click here to watch the video.

19.04
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — FREESIA

Welcome back again to our Product of the Month blog. As you might know, this month is all about Freesia. This week, we would like to tell you a bit more on the meaning of various freesias.

16.04
SPRING FAIR — ROYAL FLORA HOLLAND AALSMEER

Last wednesday we were present at the Royal Flora Holland Spring Fair in Aalsmeer. Watch the video for an impression.

Some of our suppliers Nolina KwekerijenPersoon PotplantenKwekerij MeeslouwerVreugdenhil Bulbs & Plants and KP Holland were here too, check out their novelty products.

12.04
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — FREESIA

Blooming proces

And here it is, the moment you have all been waiting for: part 2 of our Product of the Month blog on Freesia. We would like to focus this week on the blooming proces and the various colors.

10.04
AMSTERDAM TULIP FESTIVAL 2018

Tulp Festival wants to bring back the tulip in the city streets of Amsterdam. The aim is to plant eventually one tulip for each individual citizen of Amsterdam. This amounts to 850.000 tulips.

06.04
VIDEO: HYDRANGEAS AT VOLLERING

The hydrangea season has started, in this video we would like to show you around at out VMP partner Vollering Hydrangea.

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You can watch the video here!

05.04
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — FREESIA

Hello there! Nice of you to check out our new Product of the Month blog.

During the month of April, we would like to attract your attention to a colorful and beautiful flower, called Freesia.

30.03
VIDEO: THE BEAUTINESS OF CYMBIDIUMS AT SPECIAL ORCHIDS

For your entertainment we have travelled all the way to Bergschenhoek to show you the beautiness of Cymbidiums at our trusted partner: Special Orchids!

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Watch the video here!

29.03
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — HYACINTH

Facts  

There you are! Here we are again with the final part of our Product of the month blog on Hyacinths. This week, some Hyacinth-adjacent fun facts.

Like, did you know Hyacinth is a women’s first name?

26.03
VIDEO: Look behind the scenes at SK Roses

We have visited the brand new greenhouse of one of our highly respected partners: SK Roses.

Curious?

Take a look behind the scenes and explore the exciting world of SK Roses.

22.03
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — HYACINTH AT KEUKENHOF GARDENS

Care conditions  Hello again, nice of you to check out our new Product of the Month post. This week, we would like to give you some tips and tricks on how to take care of Hyacints.

21.03
Visit Keukenhof — Open from 22 March 2018 till13 May 2018

Tomorrow will be the first day of Keukenhof 2018. Keukenhof is the international and independent showcase for the Dutch floricultural sector, with a special emphasis on flower bulbs. Besides the 32 hectares of flowers you can enjoy the spectacular flower shows, suprising inspirational gardens, unique art and wonderful events.

19.03
Seasonal Trade Fair — Royal Flora Holland Naaldwijk

Last wednesday we visited the Seasonal Trade Fair at Royal Flora Holland in Naaldwijk. Curious what we have captured? Come on in!

You can check the video here!

15.03
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — HYACINTH VARIETIES

A weekly new item at the Anton Spaargaren Blog will be ‘Product of the Month’. In this series we will go deeper into the history, characteristics, blooming process, facts and care conditions of different flower/plant types.

12.03
AUCTIONING FLOWERS ONE HOUR EARLIER

Important to know! Make sure you order on time:)

09.03
Anton Spaargaren Vlog

Anton Spaargaren proudly presents the first of our weekly Friday vlogs!

Check the video here

07.03
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — HYACINTH HISTORY

A weekly new item at the Anton Spaargaren Blog will be ‘Product of the Month’. In this series we will go deeper into the history, characteristics, blooming process, facts and care conditions of different flower/plant types.

28.02
PRODUCT OF THE MONTH — FORSYTHIA CARE

A weekly new item at the Anton Spaargaren Blog will be ‘Product of the Month’. In this series we will go deeper into the history, blooming process and care conditions of different flower/plant types.

21.02
ANTON SPAARGAREN LEARNS!

To expand the knowledge of our employees and thereby of our company we always support our staff to attend education in line with the industry we are in. At the moment our incoming goods inspector Kees de Haas is doing a course in input control, chain quality and sorting information at Flower Academy.

15.02
product of the month

A weekly new item at the Anton Spaargaren Blog will be ‘Product of the Month’. In this series we will go deeper into the history, bloom process and care conditions of different flower/plant types.

15.11
THIS WAS FLOWER SHOW 2017!

This was the Anton Spaargaren Flower Show 2017. Thank you all for visiting. We hope that you are inspired by all the different flower types and decorations we showed you! Special thanks to Vase The World,    Christa Snoek  & BBQ Friday.

06.09
The special flower days calender 2018

The special flower days calender 2018 is now available. Check it here.

16.08
FLOWER SHOW 2017: 6 — 10 NOVEMBER

Flower Show
The Flower Show at Anton Spaargaren is the perfect moment to let yourself be suprised by the newest flower types and typical Dutch flower decorations. Next to this the flower show gives you ofcourse the opportunity to meet old friends en make new ones.

25.07
The export of flower and plants shows a steady growth

The Dutch export of flowers and plants increased in the first six months of 2017 with 6,5% up to 3,4 billion. In June the export value was similar to last year, but in England and France turnover declined.

23.05
The day of the intern

Yesterday was the day of the trainee. On this day various interns are evaluated on the basis of skills and personality. At this moment there are 2 interns working in our growing flower export company Anton Spaargaren.

17.05
New introduction: White Soda+ & Lovelace+

Arend Roses will be launching two new large-flowered quality roses in week 21: White Soda+ & Lovelace+ from breeder Dümmen Orange.

The White Soda+

The White Soda+ stands for that 1950s feeling of unlimited possibilities.

18.04
Company tour

 

We at Anton Spaargaren love to show our interesting company to the young professionals and to learn them everything about the flowerbusiness. Last week the students of the Wellant-college in Aalsmeer did visit our company.

16.03
Non-auction days 2017

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Dutch elections: Rutte to become first, Wilders second January exports exceed 400 mln

16.03
Dutch elections: Rutte to become first , Wilders’ second

After months of campaigning, debating and flyering, Dutch politicians fought their final battle yesterday during election day. With a turbulent week in which diplomatic ties with Turkey were pressured heavily still fresh in mind, it was up to the Dutch population to show the political direction it wants the country to go to.

08.03
Keukenhof garden

People who are crazy about flowers should definitely visit  the  number one place to view flowers: Keukenhof Garden. Keukenhof is the largest garden in the entire continent, complete with 7 million bulbs of 800 different kinds of flowers.

16.02
January exports exceed €400 mln

Flower exports have started off the new year with a new export record: total export value of flowers and plants exceeded €400 mln in January, BPNieuws reports.

An increase of  14 per cent in fresh cut flower exports was the main driver for this record, which equalled €271 mln.

20.01
National tulips day 2017!

Tomorrow, Saturday the 21st of January 2017, the start of the Dutch tulip season will be kicked off at Amsterdam’s most famous square; Dam Square. 

Traditionally, Dam Square will be decorated will hundreds of thousands of tulips, which are free to take for everyone.

20.01
Netherlands agricultural exports break record

Dutch exports of  agricultural products exceeded €85 bn. in 2016; a 4.4% increase compared to 2015 according to the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs. The export of agricultural materials, knowledge, and technology equalled €9 bn.

01.12
Anton Spaargaren presents: The New Year’s raffle!

This year, your New Year’s resolution may last even shorter than it has in previous years. In Anton Spaargaren’s New Year’s raffle the book ‘Stuff Dutch People Eat’ will be given away.

22.09
Dutch economy to grow by 1.7% in 2017

During ‘Prinsjesdag’, traditionally celebrated on the third Tuesday of September, King Willem-Alexander held the annual speech from the throne. Herein the current economical and political state of the country is told and elaborated on.

15.08
Save the date: Flower Event 2016

We would love to welcome you to our Flower Event 2016! Visit our house show with more than 100 special Dutch & global cut flowers.

October 31-November 4, 9.00-17.00 hrs.

28.09
Visit our Flower Event

 

We would love to welcome you to our Flower Event 2015! Visit our house show with more than 100 special Dutch & global cut flowers.

Flower Event: 2-6 november, 9.00-17.00 hrs, Anton Spaargaren, Cotoneaster 20, De Kwakel Field trip to Sonneveld Hydrangea & Ben van der Kooij cymbidium, including live demo by Anton van Duijn, finalist of TV show «Holland’s Best Flower Stylist».