ABOUT - SUMMER GARDEN

Although COVID-19 has an effect on everybody and our health comes first, we also try to look ahead and want to give our customers the chance to check out our innovations in a safe environment. Due to the cancellation of the FlowerTrials® we have decided to open our gardens in Leimuiderbrug during this summer (15.06.2020 – 28.08.2020). This will be a unique experience for every professional (bedding)plant lover. From propagator, grower, exporter to retailer. You can make an appointment with one of our product/sales representatives for a special guided tour or just drop-by.

Take a walk through our trial garden where you can help us to select our latest breeding innovations and wonder around in our show garden with all our lately introduced and prize winning novelties like our Sundaville® (dipladenia), Surfinia® (petunia), Granvia® (strawflower), Senetti® (pericallis), Beedance® (bidens), Sunpeddle® (nemesia), Surdiva® (scaevola) and many more.

# 15.06.2020 - 28.08.2020

# LOCATION

Weteringweg 3a
2155 MV, Leimuiderbrug
The Netherlands

# OPENING HOURS

Mon – Thu (8 am – 4 pm)
Fri (8 am – 2 pm)

# CONTACT

ABOUT - MNP / SUNTORY

# Breeding

The roots of our products lie in Japan, Vietnam and Australia, where Suntory Flowers Ltd. has its research locations and a team of professionals passionately working together to create perfect plants for every garden and balcony. Talented scientists with hearts for flowers, develop new species and improve varieties in flower labs. A specific task that requires a lot of attention, expertise and accuracy. MNP sets out a breeding strategy with the end consumer in mind, what would they buy, love and admire? Suntory’s experts breed novel plants according to this strategy while also making sure that they breed the highest quality. New or improved, colours or shapes, sometimes bigger, always better. The end result? Bedding plants that are easy to maintain, flexible and weather resistant and moreover, stunning to look at.

# Testing & Selection

MNP is the European licensee agent for all of Suntory’s novelties. We are highly specialized in deciding which plants are most suited and ready to conquer the European market. We extensively test and select new products. Plants need to be tested in various climate circumstances. That’s why we’ll test, test and test some more. We make sure that every introduction we do, is superior to any other resembling variety out there. Moreover, we aim to introduce such novel products that it will create new markets within the bedding plant industry. Requirements that need to be met by our novelties are earliness, sturdiness, floriferousness, weather resistance, colour consistency, growth and more.

# Branding & Marketing

When the final selection is made, our specialists decide which varieties will be introduced. Varieties that didn’t pass will either be re-tested or get entirely dismissed. All our products have a story and something that makes them special, so that’s why we find it very important to get that story out there by building brands around new varieties. The marketing department is the creative heart of our organization. To perfectly position new products we conduct market research to identify the end consumers and their corresponding preferences. The novelties are given a (brand) name and we think about the aesthetic and design aspects. We develop a brand story, a brand logo, labels, pots, leaflets and an online platform, to present the brand in a 360°-marketing manner.

# Sales & Support

Our most important activity is bringing our new varieties (novelties) to the professional market. MNP introduces new varieties three times a year: during the IPM, the FlowerTrials® and the Royal FloraHolland Trade Fair. We also welcome (potential) partners to visit our main site in Leimuiderbrug. Our partners can run test trials or add new introductions to their assortment straight away. Plants of MNP and Suntory® are protected by trademark and plant variety rights, therefore a small licence fee has to be paid for every plant sold. But partners will get much more than just the ‘rights’ to grow & sell our products. We work closely together with our licensees. We visit them as much as possible, not only to consult with them about propagating and growing specific varieties, but also to listen and learn from their experiences in the field. This means, we can benefit from each other and establish a continuous growth and improvement of our business and breeding strategy every year.

Online information

BRAND WEBSITES

These are our individual brand websites, designed to encourage end consumers to buy our products. They are full of inspirational images and tips & tricks on how to use the plants at home.