Netherlands: Kuipers builds new flower shaped centre

Dutch garden centre Kuipers is building an impressive new centre in the German town of Emsbüren: Gartenwelt Emsbüren. The centre, constructed in the shape of a flower and sporting 24,000 m2 and a large parking lot, is due to be opened in March next year. 

According to builders Bennie Kuipers (52) and his son Bart (22), half of the new mega-store is outfitted with translucent roof. For the other half, the German builder Ruel erected an industrial structure with a super-insulated roof. In this structure, producers will soon sell their own fruit and vegetables, cheeses, meats, breads and other regional products.

Other features include a test greenhouse for crops, outlets for garden facilities and sundries, gift shops, restaurants and other venues. Everything to make Gartenwelt Emsbüren not just a store, but a day out. 

In addition, visitors of nearby Emsflower can observe the production of crops. Guests can see how tomatoes and aubergines and gerberas or roses grow - products that they can taste and later, in the garden centre, buy locally. Visitors can also take a tour of the breeding area of the plant to see how crops are handled and processed. 

Bart and Bennie Kuipers

Gartenwelt Emsbüren under construction. 

Original article courtesy of Tuinzaken magazine. Click here for more.

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