Felix & Dykhuis is one of the oldest (since 1887) nurseries in the Netherlands. However, despite old age still very active in and outside Europe, led by young people. HM Queen Beatrix granted us in 1987 the title of Royal Warrant Holder. Many new species and varieties where produced by Felix & Dykhuis and placed on the world market, like Rhododendrons, Azaleas, Camellias, Syringa etc. And we still grow a wide assortment of “sustainable” shrubs and conifers in containers as well as “traditional” in open ground. Quality and genuineness is one of the pillars that announces this company, but certainly the steadfastness of our customers. Which we are grateful to them.
Batavus Bernardus Cornelis Felix born in 1867.
At 20 years of age, thoroughly trained in the nusery line in Holand and France, started his nursery in Boskoop in a modest way. He was inspired with a great love for the nursery profession, was industrious and competent and his nurseries soon grew to be of great importance, and only a couple of years later, in 1889, the quantity of saleable stock was considered sufficient to start an export trade. It may be record that several of the first buyers are still regular customers of the firm.
J. Dijkhuis Sr.
J. Dijkhuis Sr. born in Warfhuizen (Groningen) 4 february 1880. In 1903 a partnership was entered into with Jan Dijkhuis, with the intention of extending the nurserygrounds as well as the export trade. Mr. Dijkhuis, who had been studying horticulture at the Poskau Horticultural College and received his practical training at nurseries in Holland, England and America, was to take charge of the sales department, while Mr. Felix would devote his time exlusively to te growing end, an occupation in which he had already earned a widelyknown reputation.
J. Dijkhuis Jr.
J. Dijkhuis Jr. born 24 maart 1912
Traveled approximately 35 years, mainly in the UK as well as France and Germany. Was for many years co-director of the company. During his stay in England fell ill and deceased on 11 Febr. 1970.
J.D. den Hengst
J.D. den Hengst born in Maassluis the 24th April 1905.
In 1926 was appointed as representative and has given more than 55 years, all his energies to the company. After the 2th WW, he created a new market in Italy and traveled also in Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Accounted for more than 25 years the company. Deceased 30-09-1981
R.H. den Hengst
R.H. den Hengst Born in Boskoop 8 Januari 1937.
Joined on 1 September. 1958 and increased sales that his father bult up. Since December 18, 1970 director of the company The countries Italy, Switzerland, Austria, Germany and France he traveled regularity. In the 80s there is the continent South America added. Until today he is still active in the company.
J.B. den Hengst
J.B. den Hengst Born in Gouda 2 September 1968.
Began in June 1989 after attending two horticultural schools as a nursery assistant, Quickly he changed the outdoor track as a representative for the Italian market. Hereby takes the accumulated trade from father and grandfather, and expands this further. In December 2000 it acquired 100% of the shares and thereby owns a well-known leading company which already exists 113 years, the 4th generation is a fact. In subsequent years, he represented the entire European market.