Paulus van den Berk, former Director of Van den Berk Nurseries, received an honorary award for the entry of Van den Berk Rhododendron GmbH at the International Gartenschau 2013 in Hamburg. During the famous event, 12 rhododendron nurseries participated in the ‘outdoor cultivation’ competition. Van den Berk was the only one that was exclusively awarded gold medals for its entry. 

A total of 30 gold, 27 silver and 16 bronze medals were awarded as well as 2 honorary awards. The medals will be presented later this year during the national meeting of the Bund Deutscher Baumschulen; the honorary awards, however, were already presented in the city of Hamburg at the end of September. Van den Berk received the award for its exceptional product range and excellent quality.

The medalists:
Rhododendron 'Lee's Dark Purple', size 100 cm
Rhododendron 'English Roseum'  size 200 cm
Rhododendron 'Gomer Waterer' size 150 cm
Rhododendron 'Lilofee' size 100-120 cm
Rhododendron 'Rasteder Schlossperle' size 100-120 cm
Rhododendron Pricegroup 1 of the regular range, size 60-100 cm
Rhododendron Pricegroup 1 of the regular range, size 100-200 cm