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Lily Company BV has been the specialist in the breeding, development, cultivation and export of garden lilies for more than 60 years. The company was founded by Piet Groot. Piet Groot was born on April 6, 1943 and started his business at the age of 18 with the cultivation of one of the first hybrid lilies called Citronella. In 2009 the company was taken over by Jan Willem Metzelaar, Paul van Egdom and cousins Edward and Evert Bot (from Gebr.Bot BV). Day-to-day management is in the hands of Jan Willem Metzelaar (breeding, cultivation and logistics) and Paul van Egdom (purchasing and sales).
In 2023 there was a change in shareholding. Evert and Edward Bot retreat step by step. Rick Metzelaar and Giel Visser enter the management of the company as new shareholders and join Jan-Willem Metzelaar and Paul van Egdom. Jan-Willem and Rick will be responsible for breeding, cultivation and logistics and Paul and Giel for purchasing and sales.
Lily Company BV has, with more than 150 varieties, a very wide range of garden lilies. The assortment ranges from old strong primal species that originate from Asia and North America, such as Lilium Regale, to the latest F1, F2 and F3 hybrids in the most special colours and shapes such as the double Oriental lilies of the "Lotus" series, pollenfree lilies, orchid-shaped martagon lilies with small, hanging flowers etc.
Our lilies are grown in the Netherlands in the most sustainable way possible. After processing they are exported all over the world for use in gardens and parks of private individuals as well as companies.
In May during "The Lily days" at De Keukenhof, the public can get an impression of the assortment of Lily Company BV. For business contacts it is possible to view our complete range in our show greenhouse during the Dutch Lily Days in June. For information about these Dutch Lily Days, please visit the website: www.dutchlilydays.nl
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