Benary - A Multigenerational Startup

At Benary, we're different. We embrace different backgrounds, different skills, different histories and different life stories. We don't only grow plants, we also grow people. This has been the company's spirit for almost 200 years – to find skilled employees that embrace the challenges of an international family business with German roots.

With a six-generation legacy as a family-owned business, you might think of Benary as an old or old-fashioned company... Think again. Throughout our long history, world events have played a significant role in the necessity to continuously reinvent ourselves, giving us the spirit of a multigenerational startup.

Despite many challenges and transitions throughout the years, Benary has not only survived, every obstacle we have faced has made us stronger, better.

"The Heart of Benary" is the People

In all of the diversity of our more than 700 employees worldwide, it is their personal commitment that unites us, not just as Benaryans, but also with our customers and partners.

Together, we are striving to be the most professional, innovative and personal company in global floriculture.

Our Mission

Benary –
A Family at Home Around the Globe

We strongly believe in the "Power of Seed": it is easy to ship and store.
That is why Benary has been a global company right from the beginning. Our very first catalog in 1845 was already in English, French and Russian, and in 1910 more than 50% of our seeds were exported. Today, we export more than 90% of our seeds to over 120 countries worldwide.


Over the years, Benary has developed many world-renowned brands such as Nonstop® Begonias, BIG® Begonias, Graffiti® Pentas, Joey® Ptilotus – just to name a few. These products and many others are offered to growers worldwide through our extensive network of brokers, distributors and sales representatives.

Locations – Europe and USA

Ernst Benary Samenzucht GmbH

Hann Münden - Headquater

Friedrich-Benary-Weg 1
34346 Hann. Münden

Phone: +49 (0) 5541 7009-0
Fax: +49 (0) 5541 7009-20

Ernst Benary of America, Inc.

DeKalb - Warehouse USA

2759 Wagner Court, Suite A
DeKalb, IL 60115-8732

Phone: +1 815-756-4546
Fax: +1 815-756-9128

Ernst Benary of America, Inc.

Watsonville - Breeding USA

195 Paulsen Road
Watsonville, CA 95076

Phone: +1 831-288-2803
Fax: +1 831-763-2417

Benary Netherlands B.V.

Venhuizen - Breeding Netherlands

Koggeweg 11a
1606 ML Venhuizen
The Netherlands

Your Career Opportunity

At Benary, we don’t only grow plants, we also grow people.
Together we work hard, and we laugh alot. Interested?

We operate globally, with a diverse and talented team, embrace both inside the box thinking and out of the box thinking, and view our colleagues as family. Are you interested in working for an international company with multi cultural colleagues? Come join us. We look forward to meeting you!