UF Students Grow Industry Experience With Netherlands Trip

The University of Florida’s Environmental Horticulture club had the chance to tour international nurseries during a recent 9-day class trip through The Netherlands.

During their trip, which took place in March, students toured mills on bicycles, and ended one of their days surrounded by flowers at Moerkapelle's 'Spring' garden.  

Students also had the opportunity to visit the Royal FloraHolland Auction in Aalsmeer, and tour a floating floral market in Amsterdam.

And, the trip just wouldn’t be complete without a stop at Heineken’s brewery in Amsterdam.

Students worked hard to make the trip a reality. A large portion of the funding for the trip was raised by students through poinsettia sales with plants grown right in University of Florida greenhouses.  

“The National Horticulture Foundation also believes in providing students with both scholarships and industry experiences and is proud to be a sponsor for the students’ trip, donating $5,000 annual to the educational endeavor.”  Linda Reindl, Executive Director for NHF.