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Plantorama Amager restaurant new 2 12-01-2023

New restaurant & garden centre for Plantorama

The Danish chain Plantorama has once again commissioned us to rebuild the existing garden centre in Amager. First of all, a new restaurant is being built. After completion, the old garden centre will be demolished and the sustainable garden centre of 5,000 m2 will be realized.

WAF 2022 Agrotopia 08-12-2022

Rooftop greenhouse Agrotopia wins World Architecture Festival Award 2022

The rooftop greenhouse Agrotopia won first prize at the 15th edition of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) in Lisbon! This was a battle between 8 other impressive finalists in the category 'Completed Buildings for Production energy & recycling' from a total of 252 entries from around the world.

garden centre UK renovation expansion 2 31-10-2022

Expansion Tenterden garden centre

In collaboration with our partner Ebtech Glasshouse Systems, we are realizing the expansion of the Tenterden garden centre of the GrovesWell garden centres chain. The new entrance and an extra glass construction for sales will be realized at the beginning of 2023.

Gardheimar special developed gutters 2 26-09-2022

Specially developed insulated wide rain gutters

These wide insulated rain gutters have been specially developed for the new garden centre Gardheimar. They have extra-large capacity to prevent nuisance during extreme rainfall or snow. Together with the extra thick sandwich panels, no less than 200 mm thick, this will ensure even better insulation and therefore an energy saving of more than 40%.

Gardheimar building garden centre Smiemans 24-08-2022

Construction progress of 7,250 m2 garden center in Iceland

In Iceland, a large part of the steel construction for the new garden center of Gardheimar is now in place. On a site of 20,000 m2, a total of the 7,250 m2 construction with a mezzanine floor will be built. The 1,100m2 warehouse has also been built.

Oplevering Natuur en gezondheidscentrum Maarssen 05-07-2022

Completion in sight for Nature and Health Center Maarssen (NL)

The wide span construction for Nature and Health Center in Maarssen has taken shape in a short period of time. The future-proof construction is heated and cooled without a gas connection. The materials used create an intimate, climate-proof complex in which sustainability is an important factor.

Abbings Buitenhof Nieuwbouw 14-06-2022

Congress IGCA of 2022 in the Netherlands

After two years of absence, entrepreneurs in the garden industry can finally meet again at the IGCA 2022 Congress in Amsterdam. Nearly 200 garden center owners have already registered to participate in the conference, which starts on Sunday 28 August and ends on Friday evening 2 September.

Collage Round Table Event 19-05-2022

Another successful Round Table Event, this time on location

The Round Table Event 2022 took place on Tuesday 17 and Wednesday 18 May. From 7 different countries, 12 major players from the garden center industry came together. Two full days of interaction, inspiring tours and entertainment. 

Gardheimar design garden centre Smiemans 03-05-2022

Work started for largest garden centre of Iceland

This year we will build a 7,250 m2 garden centre in Reykjavík. The international architectural firm PK Arkitektar has designed this mega project. The large shop windows, the green roof, the vertical wooden blinds and the architectural facade with continuous canopies give the garden centre the biophilic look that suits the company.

Cost Energy Europe 11-04-2022

Cut your energy costs with our expertise

All energy costs have risen to an all-time high in recent times and it will rise much more. While the world leaders are considering this energy crisis, we as a Knowledge Based Builder want to advise you on how best to make your glass construction energy-efficient or even energy-neutral.  chart Blog Energy Brainpool

Renovating Praxis Amersfoort 15-03-2022

Renovate for the future!

Renovating your building has many advantages, more comfort for your customers and employees, cheaper than moving and more energy efficient by using better insulating materials. A recent example of a renovation without closing the doors is that of Praxis Amersfoort.

2 Kipster 10-02-2022

Start construction revolutionary Kipster in US

Successful Kipster once again commissioned us to build other farms, this time in Indiana, America. In 2017, the first most animal-friendly and ecological farm for laying hens in the world was built in Venray. In 2019 in Beuningen. Now they are crossing the border, the first work has started.

Climate change 06-12-2021

Increasingly erratic climate requires an all-weather garden centre

The climate is changing. That also changes the playing field for anyone who has plans to build or adapt a garden centre. How to respond to periods of heat or cold, heavy rainfall or prolonged drought?

Overzicht3 30-11-2021

Renovation DIY store Praxis (NL)

At the beginning of 2022, we will renew the entire roof, the indoor screen installation and the facades of Praxis Amersfoort. An area of more than 5,000 m2 is being tackled in phases, so that the store does not have to close its doors to its customers.

Transformation Hageland Tronsholen Hagesenter Smiemans 24 18-10-2021

Metamorphose garden centre Tronsholen Hageland

For the garden centre of the well-known chain Hageland in Tronsholen we realized a completely new look. A new entrance has been build and all facades have been replaced.

AAB 3d design 30-09-2021

Start new high tech laboratory for KP Holland

The internationally operating grower and breeder KP Holland commissioned us to build a technologically advanced laboratory along the busy flower route. Start was in September.

Constructie Natuur en Gezondheidscentrum Maassen 18-08-2021

New project: Nature and Health Center

For Da Capo we will build a Nature and Health Center in Maarssen (NL). The wide-span construction will provide accommodation for complementary and paramedical care.

Energyneutral 17-08-2021

Energy-neutral construction, what are the advantages and possibilities?

The revised European Directive on energy performance of buildings (2010/31 / EU) of May 2010 states that all new buildings must be built nearly energy-neutral by 31 December 2020 at the latest. How does this effect your plans and how can we help. Read it in our blog:

Hageland Tau 2 24-06-2021

New garden centre for Hageland in Tau

We are delighted to announce, that we have been commissioned to build a whole new garden centre in Stavanger area ( Norway) for one of the members of the large Hageland group in Norway.

Tropical glasshouse botanical garden Flora BTTV 25-05-2021

Winner of the Benelux Trophy for Hot Dip Galvanizing 2021

We are proud to announce that of the 10 nominees our project for Flora Botanischer Garten has won the Benelux Trophy for Hot Dip Galvanizing 2021.

Royal projects Smiemans 26-04-2021

Royal projects

In the Netherlands, April 27 is King's Day, a national holiday. Many of our projects have been opened by a member of the Royal Family, something of which we are of course very proud. Curious which ones?

Collaboration Hortere 12-04-2021

Also collaboration with French Hortère Conseil

After our recent collaboration with Ebtech Glasshouse Systems Ltd., we now also joined forces with Hortère Conseil in France. This collaboration ensures a better, continuous, faster realisation of our services to the French market, whilst still providing the Smiemans technology, experience, and expertise.

Plantorama Tilst Horsholm garden centre Smiemans Havecenter5 29-03-2021

Opening Plantorama Tilst & Horsholm

In one weekend, the successful Plantorama chain has opened two new garden centres which will bring them to a total of 13 locations. On March 26, Denmark's largest garden centre was opened in Tilst and the day after the establishment in Hørsholm. We are proud that we have been able to realize these sustainable projects.

Glass construction botanical garden Flora 23-03-2021

Completion in sight nominated glasshouse at botanical garden Flora

We are working hard at the special 3,000m2 project in the famous botanical garden in Cologne. Most of the glass has been placed in the ultra-modern glass roof of this progressive project. So special that it has a chance to win the price for the BTTV 2021 of Zinkinfo Benelux.

Round Table Event 2021 25-02-2021

Round Table Event 2021

On February 23rd, Smiemans Projecten, together with Garden Connect & Tuinbranche Nederland, organised the follow-up to the Round Table Event of the previous year. This time as a webinar. No less than 19 entrepreneurs from 7 different countries, all with their own experiences and cultures, were online.

Cooperation logo 18-01-2021

Cooperation Ebtech

We recently joined forces with Ebtech Glasshouse Systems Ltd in offering our combined services to the UK garden centre market. This partnership allows garden centres a wider range of services and a local service point.


Horsholm garden centre Plantorama 15-12-2020

Biggest garden centre in Denmark almost completed

At the same time as the new 9,000m2 garden center in Hørsholm, we are busy with the final work at the 12,000m2 Plantorama garden center in Tilst. Despite the Corona virus, we will be able to realize both locations in ± 8 months.

Richtfest Botanischer garten Flora 12-10-2020

Richtfest Flora Botanischer garten Köln

Together with the municipality of the city of Cologne and Königs Architekten, we celebrated the 'Richtfest' for the special glass construction at the famous botanical garden "Flora" in Cologne.

Realisation Planon innovation campus Smiemans EdenParks 08-10-2020

Opening soon: Planon Innovation Campus

Planon Innovation Campus; this biophilic and energy neutral glasshouse will soon be used as a workshop, recreation room and showcase for their products.

Hortes Riga darza centrs garden centre Smiemans 3 06-10-2020

Opening new Hortes garden centre in Riga (LV)

This month garden centre chain 'Hortes' will open its third establishment in Riga. They successfully grow to three locations in a short time. Two of them were recently built in Estonia.

Storage havecenter Naestved Billig Blomst 29-09-2020

3.000 m2 Venlo construction realised in 8 weeks for Billig Blomst

Despite COVID-19 we realised 3,000 m2 of Venlo construction in eight weeks at the newly acquired garden centre of Billig Blomst in Næstved. This fast growing Danish chain now has six garden centres.

Higest point Flora Koln Botanischer Garten 01-09-2020

Highest point of glass palace at ‘Flora’ in Cologne

On 27 August, the first large steel arch of the new tropical glasshouse for Flora und Botanischer Garten Köln was erected and secured. The highest point of this special glass construction for this well-known botanical garden in the city of Cologne is reached at an early stage.

VB glass construction Smiemans atrium innovation 27-07-2020

Climate-proof office of VB receives GPR Certificate

Monday July 20 was the first working day for the employees of VB at their new energy neutral workplace. On that day, the GPR certificate was also awarded after an extensive assessment by consultancy bureau M3E. With extremely high scores (between 7.9 and 8.8), the sustainability of this property is one of the best in the Netherlands.

Pavilion glass construction garden centre 1 09-07-2020

Successful completion for The Pavilion (IE)

In September the successful garden centre The Pavilion will open the doors of the 1.500 m2 glass construction of the Venlo type (SP Small Span).

Design Plantorama Horsholm have garden center 26-05-2020

Another order for new garden centre Plantorama

While we are building the largest garden centre in Denmark, we were once again commissioned by Plantorama to build a second garden centre in Hørsholm.

Schau botanischer garten Flora Koeln1 23-04-2020

Technically advanced glass construction for well known Botanical Garden “Flora”

Once again EdenParks, part of Smiemans Projecten, will build in a world famous botanical garden. This time a special high-profile glass palace of ± 3,000 m2 will be realized in "Flora Cologne".

Design Plantorama Tilst have garden center site 31-03-2020

Stylish new garden centre for Plantorama in Tilst

This year Smiemans is realizing a new garden centre of almost 12,000 m2 for the well-known chain Plantorama in Denmark

Naestved Havecenter Billig Blomst Venlo garden centre 23-03-2020

Garden centre for Billig Blomst in Næstved

Smiemans is once again building a garden centre for the retailchain Billig Blomst. We will build a new greenhouse of approximately 3,000 m2 in Næstved (DK).

Corona measures

Given the current situation regarding the coronavirus / covid-19, we would like to inform you about the preventive measures we have taken to limit the effects and about the consequences we have experienced so far.

Conservatory Craftsman 28-02-2020

Another project in America

Together with Conservatory Craftsmen we are building a glass structure against an existing building in the state Iowa, the United States.

Phase development Hobbyland garden centre 25-02-2020

Completion garden centre Hobbyland (DK)

The additional 1,400 m² wide span construction for the new garden centre of Hobbyland (DK) has been realized. Now they have a total covered area of ± 3,000 m².


Pavilion Garden Centre Cork 14-01-2020

1.500 m2 extension for garden centre the Pavilion

For “The Pavilion Garden Centre" Smiemans Projecten realizes ± 1.500m2 expansion with a new modernized Venlo glass construction.

Kipster gevel opening Beuningen 10-01-2020

Official opening Kipster Beuningen

The official opening of Kipster Beuningen took place in the presence of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality: Carola Schouten.

Hortes Riga garden centre small 22-11-2019

Delivery and start construction of new Hortes garden centres

The delivery of the new Hortes garden centre in Tallinn has only just taken place and we are already working at the third garden centre in Riga, Latvia.

Kantoor atrium 10-09-2019

New sustainable office building VB with atrium

For VB, which operates internationally, we will soon start building an 11-meter-high Venlo glass construction for their new sustainable office building.
1 Planon biophilic kasconstructie 10-10-2019

Biophilic connection between offices of Planon Netherlands

For Planon's head office in Nijmegen, EdenParks, part of Smiemans Projecten, is realizing a Venlo biophilic construction that connects both office buildings.
Tallinn Hortes Tahesaju 01-10-2019

Delivery of new Hortes garden centre

The Hortes Tähesaju garden centre in Tallinn, Estonia, was opened on 2 November 2019. The wide span project is almost 5,000 m2 in size and designed by Breddels architects.

Drone 16-07-2019

New video garden centre Groenrijk

We recently added a new video to our You Tube channel of garden centre Groenrijk in the Netherlands which was built by Smiemans Projecten in 2016.


Week 37 27 11-06-2019

Second revolutionairy farm to be build

The revolutionary Kipster farm is so successful that Smiemans Projecten will soon start building the second location. This time in Beuningen, also in the Netherlands.

Van Hage garden centre renovation 14-05-2019

Major renovation for garden centre Great Amwell Van Hage

Van Hage has commissioned Smiemans Projecten to undertake a major renovation of its garden centre Great Amwell, near Ware in Hertfordshire.

efsa logo.137680 13-05-2019

Membership EFSA

Smiemans Projecten has become a member of EFSA, the European association of progressive suppliers in the garden centre sector. EFSA is known for their magazine and concept stores at various trade fairs, such as at the Spoga+Gafa.

SVE 21-03-2019

Reinforcement of our project management team

Since Smiemans Projecten wants to arrange the technical follow-up of their projects even better, our project management team has recently been strengthened with Sven Verbeek.

2 garden centre hortes 11-03-2019

Contract signed for garden centre Hortes

Garden centre Hortes has commissioned Smiemans Projecten to build their second garden centre in Tallinn.

Havecentret Hobbyland garden centre 04-03-2019

First construction phase of garden centre Hobbyland completed

The doors of the first phase of the new Havecentret Hobbyland in Denmark were recently opened. The recently realized wide roof construction will be officially opened on 9 March.


artist impression botanical Uberlingen 28-02-2019

New exhibition glasshouse for Landesgartenschau 2020

For the Landesgartenschau 2020 in Überlingen (DE) EdenParks, part of Smiemans Projecten, will build the new exhibition glasshouse for the special collection of cacti. The highlight curved glasshouse construction will be realized on a turnkey basis.

Film WHC 11-12-2018

Inspiration tour en movie World Horti Center

The new project management team visited Fachjan, Koppert Cress and Greenvillage at TU Delft during an inspiration tour. Then a brainstorming session took place at the World Horti Center.

Hansaplant 27-08-2018

New restaurant for Hansaplant in Estonia

In the spring of 2019 we will build a new restaurant for Hansaplant in Estonia. The garden centre can also use this space for other festivities and gatherings.

Opening Ivy House of Groves Nurseries

On 14 May, the new restaurant Ivy House was opened by the proud owner Charlie Groves. This photo gives an impression of the magnificent restaurant for Groves Nurseries. The combination of steel and wood gives a warm appearance to the glass pavilion.

Squires Entrance 05-04-2018

Three festive openings

No less than three of our projects were delivered in a short period. One new garden center in Denmark and two projects for garden centres in England. For Squire's Garden Centre in Woking (GB), the extension of almost 1,700 m² and the new spacious entrance have been completed. 
gday USA 30-08-2016

Smiemans Projecten goes the USA

Soon Smiemans will execute in collaboration with AP Holland a project in Boston, USA. The glass pavilion will accommodate a large variety of special plants.

Opening Maxima 12-03-2018

World Horti Center officially opened by the Dutch Queen Máxima

March 7 the most important innovation center of the international horticulture sector was opened by none other than Dutch Queen Máxima.

Dronebeeld World Horti Center 20-12-2016

Smiemans builds the World Horti Center

We received very good news just before we are going to celebrate X-mas: we are going to build the glass construction of The World Horti Center!
This will be the international platform for horticulture, a meeting point and knowledge center where business, education and research come together.

Luchtfoto Jardin dHiverre 29-01-2018

Project EdenParks nominated for 'The Roof of the year'

Jardin d'Hiverre at "Bomencentrum Nederland" has been nominated for the award: Roof of the Year. The independent jury noticed the special shape of the roof and the combination of the materials that have been used in this progressive project. This is a wonderful recognition for everyone of EdenParks, part of Smiemans Projecten.

Glasshouse Inverewe 30-08-2016

Plant Propagation and greenhouse facilities for Botanical garden Inverewe (SCO)

Once again Smiemans Projecten has been given the assignment to build for a botanical garden. This time, the "National Trust for Scotland" asked us to build a propagation facility for Inverewe. Inverewe is one of the most famous gardens in Europe and one of the most visited in Scotland. "The National Trust for Scotland" is a non-profit organization that protects and promotes the natural and cultural heritage of Scotland.

Avoca outside 13-02-2017

Transformation of traditional garden centre in shopping centre

Smiemans transforms of a traditional garden centre into an inspiring shopping environment of the well-known chain Avoca in Ireland, Dublin.

Smiemans 27-11-2017

'Most distinctive in the industry' at SME Entrepreneur Award 2017

Last Thursday was the 11th edition of the SME Entrepreneur awards. Smiemans Projecten won the prize 'Most distinctive in the industry'.
Jeroen Smiemans: "It was a great experience and a recognition for the whole team." During a well-attended meeting of MKB Westland, the chairman of the jury of the MKB Entrepreneur Award, Lars Boellaard, announced the winners.


Billigst Blom 12-10-2017

Smiemans Projecten builds new garden centre in Denmark

This time Smiemans Projecten builds a venlo type garden centre for the chain Billig Blomst in the city of Aalborg (DK). The garden centre with a surface of 4,800m2 will get a large entrance.

Fleetwood Quays 15-07-2017

Botanical glasshouse Smiemans in development plan Fleetwood, UK

Smiemans Projecten is involved in a major redevelopment project for an old port in Fleetwood, west of England. Wyre dock development LTD is an investment company that has been asked by ABP, the owner of the port, to write a redevelopment plan. The goal is to transform this historic waterfront site still utilised by Fleetwood fish trading firms into a vibrant area where people can live, work, shop and recreate. This will benefit the town of Fleetwood.

Highlight and canopy 11-05-2017

Metamorphose for garden centre Squire’s

At Squire’s Garden Centre, the HighLight arc greenhouse provides extra sales space and the venlo roof ensures that customers can buy the outdoor plants even in bad weather. In addition, there is a new spacious entrance and most doors have been replaced. This gives the garden centre a total metamorphosis.

Amiri Botanical Glasshouse Bill Gates 08-12-2015

Bill Gates visited the Botanical Garden EdenParks built in Bayan Palace, Kuwait.

Bill Gates visited the Botanical Garden that EdenParks (part of Smiemans) built for His Highness the Emir in Bayan Palace, Kuwait.

Expo Milaan 01-11-2015

After building also dismantling Dutch glass pavilion at the World Expo Milano

The EXPO Milano took place from 1 May to 31 October 2015. EdenParks (part of Smiemans Projects) had the honor to build the Dutch glass pavilion and is now also responsible for finishing and moving the pavilion to a destination to be determined.
EFSA Retail Days 2020 18-08-2020

Join the EFSA Green Retail Days!

This year, Trend organisation EFSA will organise the EFSA Green Retail Days 2020. During these days it is possible to attend a Green Retail Tour and visit several garden centres and suppliers. You can also follow some interesting webinars or plan your individual trip to the showrooms of one of the EFSA members.

TragoMills 11 07-07-2020

Limit Corona transfer through better ventilation

Importance of good ventilation

Good ventilation has always been important, but now with Covid-19 it is more important than ever. This is also endorsed by several experts.

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