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1975 – Startup of bvba Denis-Plants

The story begins with the acquisition of the family business. We continue to build on the extensive experience of a company with a large selection of 15 species of greenhouse plants, such as Philodendron, Ficus, Aechmea, Marantha and others.

1980 – A switch to schefflera monoculture

Because monoculture allows for more efficient planning and steady production as well as a larger impact on the market, the company converts to the monoculture of Schefflera. This specialization continues to be part of Denis-Plants.

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1984 – Construction of a new complex of greenhouses

In anticipation of further expansion and specialization in young plants, a new greenhouse complex is constructed. The latest techniques are incorporated: complete recirculation of water, all available energy saving modalities and optimal climate control.

1987 – In vitro technology

As of 1987, Denis-Plants starts making use of in-vitro technology and focuses increasingly on hardening. Spathiphyllum and Cordyline are prime products while the company becomes the market leader in the Calathea varieties. Innovation becomes the order of the day.

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1990 – Export to Japan

Denis-Plants grows in prominence among the young plant businesses with world renown. International expansion into Japan is being explored.

1998 – Perennials

Denis-Plants widens its product line with the hardening of a large selection of perennials, including Geranium, Bergenia, Heuchera, Hosta and Helleborus.

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2002 – First prize dutch ornamental growers

The company continues to invest in highly qualified people, new techniques and ecological cultivation techniques. Research into better quality and a broader spectrum of plants is rewarded with a prestigious “First Prize” in the Netherlands.

2011 – Belgian grower of the year

Rene Denis, CEO of Denis-Plants, receives the “Belgian Grower of the Year” award.

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2012 – Our own R&D laboratory

Construction of a new,  state-of-the-art R&D laboratory adjacent to the headquarters in Lochristi.

Today

Denis-Plants has evolved into one of the most renowned young plant businesses covering 30,000 m2 with a production of 8 million hardened plants on a yearly basis. Years of experience and the use of the most advanced techniques have allowed us to become the proud producers of young plants with a guarantee of the highest quality.

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