The ‘Louis Lens Rose nursery’, a firm with a long-standing tradition, was founded in 1870 by Louis Lens senior. At the outset, it was a general tree nursery, but rose cultivation soon gained the upper hand. For three generations, the nursery was run by the Lens family, situated in Onze-Lieve-Vrouw-Waver (near Mechlin). In 1992, it was taken over by Rudy and Ann Velle-Boudolf and at the same time, the company moved to Oudenburg (between Bruges and Ostend).
The assortment of roses comprises more than 800 different types, ranging from elegant Old Garden roses to Rambler roses, Groundcover roses, Hybrid Musk roses, David Austin roses, Botanical species, Hybrid Tea roses, Floribundas, Standard roses… In short, the most valuable garden varieties.