Lorenz von Ehren
Trees for generations to come

 
 
The Lorenz von Ehren nursery is one of the leading nurseries in Europe and is a major player in the green industry
both nationally and internationally.
 
 
The Lorenz von Ehren nursery is one of the leading nurseries in Europe and is a major player in the green industry both nationally and internationally. With around 600 hectares and 160 employees, the nursery is a medium-sized, family-run business that is led by managing partner, Bernhard von Ehren. Von Ehren is supported by Konrad Parloh, who
helps manage the affairs of the company as a second managing director. We produce the most magnificent trees and the most beautiful conifers, topiaries, evergreens and shrubs – small or large, all from a single source, cultivated in an area of 600 hectares in the highest “von Ehren quality”.
 
 

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Company Profile
Lorenz von Ehren

 
 

What we stand for!

 

 
  • Quality awareness
    We produce plants for your landscaping projects on around 600 hectares of land in nurseries at our headquarters in Hamburg and our branch in Bad Zwischenahn. Quality is the defining attribute, meaning the name of Lorenz von Ehren stands for high-quality trees, regardless of their age and size.

    In addition to large trees, avenue trees, bonsai and solitary trees, topiaries, rhododendron, hedges, fruit trees and conifers, we supply a complete range of plants. We also offer many beautiful and characterful rare tree varieties for plant lovers. As a complete range supplier, we are your expert partner for all your shrubbery needs.
  • Environmental awareness
    Business-related activities leave traces on the environment. But the environment is important to us. That is why we treat soil and water resources with care. Economical drip irrigation ensures that our plants get exactly the right amount of water. We only use as much fertiliser as necessary. We determine how much is needed through regular soil samples. We only protect our plants from acute risks, while taking into account ecological and biological
    aspects. This means that over the years, plants grow that you can use with a clean conscience and that contribute to protecting the environment in their new location.

    To maintain biodiversity, we offer a comprehensive range of native trees certified by the ZgG®, which guarantees the seamless tracking of the seed harvest, from production to sale.

    We are an environmental partner of the city of Hamburg and certified in accordance with the “Ökoprofit” programme.
  • Future awareness
    The nursery is constantly on the search for green trends and seeking to introduce them on the market, for example, in the form of new plants suitable for the changing climate, and new pruning shapes. For instance, the company was the first in Europe to apply a bonsai cut to a Pinus sylvestris.

    However, we are also aware of our social responsibility and so continually offer internships and training placements for students in three professional career paths: Nursery gardener, wholesale and export trader, and agricultural and construction mechatronics engineer. We are currently training 20 young people and preparing them for working life.

    We are also continuing to be intensively engaged in nationwide campaign days and work actively in cooperation with other companies to provide our trainees with comprehensive training. We are working closely together with the
    universities of Geisenhaim and Hanover, and in future also Berlin, particularly on research projects into the value of green space.
 

Trees – and plants in general – are more than just a product for me. They are
my passion. For around 150 years my family has been devoted to these living things, and they continue to fascinate us.

Bernhard von Ehren, managing partner

 

Training at Lorenz von Ehren

Available training places
for 2018

In the Lorenz von Ehren corporate group, training is of great
importance and that’s why every year young people start on training programmes.
 

Training at Lorenz von Ehren

Available training places
for 2018

In the Lorenz von Ehren corporate group, training is of great
importance and that’s why every year young people start on training programmes.

Careers at Lorenz von Ehren

Join our team!

As one of the leading nurseries in Europe and a family business, we want to take a dynamic and modern approach to the market, by which we orientate our daily work.
 

Careers at Lorenz von Ehren

Join our team!

As one of the leading nurseries in Europe and a family business, we want to take a dynamic and modern approach to the market, by which we orientate our daily work.
 
 

By generations for generations

 

 
150 years of nursery history
 
 
  • Johannes von Ehren / Lorenz von Ehren
  • Lorenz von Ehren 1902
  • Transportation of a large mature tree, 1904
  • Order books from the early years of the nursery
  • From Nienstedten to customers around the world
  • Private residence and greenhouses in Nienstedten
  • Johannes von Ehren / Lorenz von Ehren
    Lorenz von Ehren 1902
  • Transportation of a large mature tree, 1904
    Order books from the early years of the nursery
  • From Nienstedten to customers around the world
    Private residence and greenhouses in Nienstedten
In 1865, Johannes von Ehren founded a nursery in Nienstedten,
Hamburg, which by 1872, had already expanded its delivery area to Potsdam, and by 1875, as far as Copenhagen.

His only son, Lorenz von Ehren I (1867–1948), took over the business in 1898. During this time, one focus area emerged in particular:
the cultivation and trade of large and solitary trees.

At the beginning of the 1940s, Johannes von Ehren II (1899–1982) and Lorenz von Ehren II (1906–1982) became the third generation to
assume the company management. During the Second World War, only the most valuable trees could be propagated, and so the nursery
scoured reputable companies in Europe and the USA to import trees and plants to meet growing demand in Germany.
At the beginning of the 1960s, management of the company was
transferred to the fourth generation, Lorenz von Ehren III (*1937) and Bernd von Ehren (*1938). They founded the branch in Bad Zwischenahn (1965) and completely relocated the company to Hamburg-Marmstorf, south of the river Elbe, in 1993.

In 2005, Bernhard von Ehren (*1972) became a managing director, a
position that he has shared with Konrad Parloh since 2007. In July 2013, he became a managing associate, making him the
fifth generation of the family to lead the company.
 
 

Baumschule
Lorenz von Ehren GmbH

& Co. KG

Maldfeldstr. 4
21077 Hamburg
Phone:
+49 (40) 76108-0

Fax:
+49 (40) 76108-100

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