Since the beginning of the 70s, Nursery A. Bakker & Zn. BV has engaged in the art of growing bulbs and flowers. During our earliest years we grew tulips and irises. Lilies were added later on. Growing irises was stopped during the mid-1980s. Today we produce lily bulbs, tulip bulbs and lily flowers. Within our company, we strive to achieve the best possible quality product with the utmost passion and expertise as well as ensuring the lowest possible impact on the environment. We use the latest technology. We have developed a track and trace system which has been tailored to our company, enabling us to track our product for several years. We know how to achieve the lowest possible environmental impact by having a broad product expertise, achieving an end result that is as sustainable as possible. This is what distinguishes us on the market.

Mission statement

We stand for our company and our products and therefore strive towards the following:

  • Optimum product quality and 100% reliability towards our customers;
  • A good turnaround of assortment, sorting and production to meet with market demands;
  • A closed chain with its own growing, breeding and transporting, which ensures that all activities from bulb to customer are as optimally aligned as possible.

Furthermore, we value pleasant and safe working conditions for our employees. Professional and motivated people are working at Nursery A. Bakker & Zn. BV, many of whom have been associated with the company for years.

We are affiliated with the "vital lily growing" sounding board group to optimise the entire chain.


Our company consists of the following elements:

Nursery A. Bakker & Zn. BV (Heerhugowaard)

  • Growing lily and tulip bulbs
  • Preparing and storing lily and tulip bulbs
  • Year-round breeding of lilies

Ardea BV Nursery (Heerhugowaard)

  • Growing virus-free lily material

Bakker Bulbs NZ (Rakaia and New Zealand)

  • Growing lily bulbs
  • Preparing and storing lily bulbs
  • Preparing for export and shipping
  • Growing various arable crops/li>