• Recognition

Wilhelm Bruns is awarded the highest honour in German horticulture, the Georg Arends Gedächtnis Coin on his 80th birthday in October 1992.

  • Reason to celebrate

The new office building and logistics centre is opened in the Johann-Bruns-Allee in 1997. The tree nursery celebrates the 125th anniversary with more than 1000 international guests in 2001.

  • Solid growth

The logistics centre for container plants is opened in 2003 at the Gristede site. Three years later in 2006, the new building for the depot in Ohrwege is completed. In 2007, the number of staff increases to 300 employees who cultivate more than 4000 plant species and varieties on over 500 ha of space. Today, Bruns is one of Europe’s leading tree nurseries.

  • Commitment to the green industry

Jan-Dieter Bruns has acted as Vice President in the Bund deutscher Baumschulen (League of German Tree Nurseries for 8 years and represents German tree nurseries at the European level. He is awarded with the Hans-Bickel Prize for his business achievements in June of 2006 by the Hochschule Weihenstephan, the Oldenburg Business Prize in October of 2014 and with the Osnabrück Medal of Honour by the Hochschule Osnabrück in November of 2015.