Entries by Ben Boon

Visit the newly opened Waterdrinker Green Trade Centre in Aalsmeer

Sunday 18 February saw the opening of the new premises next to the present Waterdrinker head office. In an area of 25,000 m2, hundreds of growers and breeders present their novelties and specialties in a shop-in-shop concept, including: 9,000 different houseplants and garden plants, 300 different orchids, hundreds of different flowers in cooperation with Dobbeflowers […]

Building with wood increasingly popular at garden centres

On 14 March, garden centre Coppelmans in the Dutch town of Nuenen will be opening its impressive new premises. Laminated pine trusses and columns make for a natural experience at the very entrance to the building.   Striking design choices that enhance the atmosphere and are becoming ever more popular. Ben Boon: “Wood is chosen […]

Recreation sector discovers the possibilities of the Open Sky sliding roof

A holiday resort in the province of Gelderland (Eiland van Maurik) will no longer allow its guests’ holiday enjoyment to be affected by the changeable Dutch weather. This summer the resort built a special new swimming pool, where, regardless of the weather, guests can swim ‘indoors’ throughout the year with an ‘outdoor’ feel.   The […]