Family Business

The 5 S’s

It was nearly a century ago when our great-grandfather began growing lettuce and cucumbers. In 1978 the Stolk family shifted to plants, before moving on to focus exclusively on Anthuriums.

What we represent

Now, forty years later, with all the knowledge handed down from generation to generation, we are the number one specialist in the field of Anthuriums, cultivated with utmost respect for the environment and packaged with the greatest possible care and efficiency. As the Stolk Brothers, we embody our values, the 5 S’s: Sustainable, Superior, Sympathetic, Sophisticated and Solid.

SUSTAINABLE

ECO-FRIENDLY

Eco-friendly is the only way to go – that’s what we say.  We are always looking for effective solutions to minimise the burden on the environment.

SUPERIOR

SPECIALIST

We invest in everything that can help make our products and logistics the best in the world. In our assortment, too, we focus on the highest possible quality.

SYMPATHETIC

CONNECTED

We are connected with every link in the chain, from breeding to retail. Keeping a sharp eye on developing trends, the consumer’s wishes are our command.

SOPHISTICATED

UNIQUE

We offer top quality, and only top quality. We compose our exclusive assortment with great attention to detail, with products that stand out for their exceptionally long lives, variety, and beauty.

SOLID

CRAFTSMANSHIP

We represent pure traditional skill, as well as innovation. Our breeding expertise has been handed down within our family business since 1925, and we seamlessly combine the wisdom of the past with pioneering techniques.

Timeline

  • 2024

    Peat Free: since the beginning of 2023 we have been delivering our entire range without peat.

  • 2023

    Stolk Brothers expands its location to 8 hectares to meet increasing customer demands.

  • 2022

    Stolk Brothers is awarded a Planet Proof certificate and launches the Foliage Anthuriums.

  • 2021

    The product range is expanded with the spectacular Livium selection and new concepts, like plant roots in glass.

  • 2019

    The fourth generation, Pieter and David Stolk, continue the business independently as Stolk Brothers.

  • 2012

    The nursery is nominated for the prestigious MVO Ondernemersprijs (Corporate Social Responsibility Award).

  • 2004

    A revolutionary development: we start using organic herbicides and pesticides.

  • 1992

    From now on, the Stolk family business focuses on breeding Anthuriums.

  • 1990

    Jan’s sons, Piet and Kees Stolk, make the switch to green plants.

  • 1978

    Henk passes the baton to his son Jan Stolk, who grows lettuce and tomatoes.

  • 1945

    Henk Stolk starts a lettuce and cucumber farm.