Louis Lens Rose Nursery Photo album
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.

At the nursery, you will find a rose garden covering nearly 2400 sq. yards (more than 2000 m˛), and numerous rose borders. During springtime (April), one can take a look at a number of rare Climbers and Ramblers in full bloom in the greenhouse. In summer, a container field with roses in flowerpots offers you the opportunity to select the roses of your choice from a large assortment, afterwards you can plant them out in your garden. From mid-November until mid-April, bare root roses can be collected or delivered.

An important activity is the search for new rose varieties. Especially the last years, there is given attention to Hybrid Musk roses, a group of repeat-flowering healthy Shrub roses with a natural character, such as Guirlande Rose ®,
Bouquet Parfait, Plaisanterie ®, Dinky ®, Rosalita, ...
Your guarantee of origin and genuineness of the species is our label: Lens Roses ®.

In spring and fall, you can meet us on the following plant fairs: Beervelde, Beez, Bingerden, Celles, Hex, Kalmthout, Lasne. In our diary we yearly plan pruning courses (March) and guided walks in our gardens amidst the flowering roses (June).

We hope you enjoy browsing through this website and we are looking forward to welcome you at our nursery.

Rudy and Ann Velle-Boudolf