An eye-catching stand at the Royal Flora Holland Trade Fair in Aalsmeer: The Bush Brothers At stand no. 23.5, traders can become acquainted with two brothers - twins, no less - who search for unusual orchids in the jungles of South America. The two brothers have already found several dozen of these and to allow as many people as possible to enjoy these special species, the brothers also grow the orchids themselvesat their premises in De Lier in Westland (between Rotterdam and The Hague).
The Bush Brothers are Patrick and Marco, two experienced botanists who for many years have been roaming the jungle andmaking a number of important discoveries, including Oncidium, Zygopetalum and Brassia. Quite some time ago, the twin brothers started their own company, with 4.4 hectares of greenhouses. This is modernly designed and has multiple sections allowing each species to mature under natural conditions.
Their discoveries have already earned the Bush Brothers much recognition among fellow botanists the world over. It’s not for nothing that they have received the prestigious Botanical Discovery Award from the International Botanists Association on several occasions. Their findings have also graced the covers of dozens of popular journals. Which is why the two brothers believe it’s time that people the profession know who is behind these often spectacular discoveries. This unveiling is reserved for the Royal Flora Holland Trade Fair in Aalsmeer, to be held from 9 to 11 November 2022.
Those who would like to find out more are more than welcome to visit stand no 23.5.
Meet Patrick, the Scientist!
Meet Marco, the Botanist!