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Oserian

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Kenya

Year Round - Greenhouse

About Oserian

You might know Oserian best for their roses. Oserian has over a dozen beautiful varieties to choose from, alongside pretty bouquet flower-fillers, like vibrant pink carnations and crystal blue statice. They can even pack an assortment of bespoke bouquets for you here on the farm. In 1969 Hans Zwager, a Dutch World War II marine turned entrepreneur, buying a large cattle ranch on the shores of Lake Naivasha, Kenya. The estate, set in a part of the world Hans and his wife June had loved since the early 1950s, was Oserian. Hans ran Oserian as a vegetable farm for over a decade. Then one day in 1982, a colleague made a simple but life-changing suggestion that Hans uses some of the lands to grow a flower called statice, popular in Europe. Central to the farm’s success has been Hans’ pioneering spirit, from those first steps growing statice to setting up a small test site for rose cultivation, to becoming one of the largest exporters of roses into Europe. This spirit has seen Oserian grow alongside Kenya’s economy for 35 years. In fact, Hans was instrumental in establishing a pivotal East African Flower Auction, TFA. This allowed African farms to sell flowers all year round and bypass the EU’s restrictive regulations.
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Articles about this grower

6 Climbing Roses That Are Easy-To-Grow and Will Make Your Garden Look Nothing but Spectacular
Sep 21 | 3 min read
Succulents Looking Like Tiny Roses
Jul 07 | 2 min read
Rose Basanti Is Here to Make Your Summer Bloom
Jul 01 | 4 min read
Rose Color Meanings of 8 Different Roses!
Jun 23 | 5 min read
7 Stunning Nude Colored Roses
Jun 08 | 4 min read
Ready to Join the Ultimate Garden Rose Design Contest?
May 03 | 3 min read
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