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175 Years of Excellence in Breeding

175 Years of Excellence in Breeding


Die Familie Benary in der 6. Generation

The 6th generation of Benary. Klaudia and Matthias with their four children Hans, Marianne, Käthe and Friedrich



Friedrih Benary startete 1946 neu durch

Friedrich started from scratch in 1946 in the western zone of Germany


Ernst Benary gründete das Unternehmen 1843 in Erfurt

Ernst founded the company 1843 in Erfurt










Could you imagine riding your bike through Europe collecting seeds?

This is how it all began new with Benary after World War II.

After the family had lost all of their company and personal belongings Friedrich Benary decided to
start from scratch in the western zone of divided Germany in 1946.

He traveled through all of Europe with his bike to start his business in Hann. Münden, Lower Saxony, Germany.


No matter how bad the weather and how many more extra miles to go:

With all of his passion for flower breeding, hard work, and a strong sense of entrepreneurial spirit he created one of the world leading seed breeding companies for ornamentals.

Today Benary is creating exciting new products at three breeding locations:
in North America, Germany and the Netherlands. We ship our seed into over 120 countries worldwide.


We are very proud of working for “YOU” and your customers.

   We – that means the Benary family and all employees around the world.
   Being an independent, family owned business – already in the 6th generation –
   we offer our quality products through our wide network of distributors around
   the world.


We love what we do - with all of our heart.

Celebrating our 175th anniversary acknowledges Friedrich and Ernst Benary’s endeavors for our horticultural industry.

Ernst – the founder of Benary – set the cornerstone in 1843 in Erfurt (former East Germany). He and the next three generations together with their employees delivered excellent seed quality to famous, historical fellows, only to mention a few of them: The Russian Emperor, Gregor Mendel; and even the Titanic had Benary seed on board.