Naudet Nurseries: a forest plant nursery

15 June 2023 

In the context of our projects involving natural woodlands, we decided to visit a specialized nursery focusing on forest plants. We traveled to Prechac to visit Naudet Nurseries and discover their expertise in forestry. In this article, we will share our experience and highlight the advantages offered by these specialized nurseries in terms of plant quality and advice for creating natural and environmentally-friendly gardens.

The History of Naudet Nurseries

Naudet Nurseries were founded in 1876 by Edouard Naudet, a gardener in Leuglay, Bourgogne. In 1914, his son Georges Naudet took over and expanded the business. In 1924, after Georges Naudet’s passing, the operation continued under Henri Naudet and Robert Naudet, known as Naudet Frères. Over the following years, Naudet Nurseries experienced significant growth, including the establishment of the Lordonnois nursery in 1930, the Alligny en Morvan nursery in 1954, and the Arnay-le-Duc nursery in 1957.

In the 1980s, Naudet Nurseries further expanded their activities and created new subsidiaries. They established the Pépinière du Luberon in Charleval in 1982, the Autun nursery in 1984, and the Franco-Portuguese subsidiary ARBOFOR specializing in reforestation. In 2005, they acquired Pépinières CLEMENDOT in Chéu, and in 2011, they constructed production greenhouses for Maritime Pine in Préchac, covering an area of 3 hectares.

These key moments have shaped the history of Naudet Nurseries and positioned them as a major player in the field of forest plants. Today, with over 140 years of experience, Naudet Nurseries continue to provide high-quality plants and maintain their commitment to the environment and sustainable landscaping.

The Specificities of Naudet Nurseries

With over 136 years of experience, Naudet Nurseries have developed a solid expertise in the production of plant material. Their specialty lies in the cultivation of forest and landscape plants in open fields, delivering them with bare roots at ages ranging from 1 to 4 years. They now offer a wide range of deciduous and coniferous plants, produced in 400 cm3 forest pots (LUB 400 and WM85) or in forest clods with volumes ranging from 110 cm3 to 350 cm3 depending on the cultivated species. The forest clods demonstrate excellent air root auto-compacting throughout the entire perimeter.

Through rigorous production and conditioning techniques, Naudet Nurseries ensure impeccable plant quality. The sorting, conditioning, and shipping stages are carefully carried out to ensure optimal plant recovery once they are planted. Preserving the quality of living plants is a priority, achieved through strict adherence to the cold chain, from the field to delivery at the planting site.

Naudet Nurseries are renowned for their expertise and commitment to quality. With over 136 years of experience, they guarantee high-performing plants adapted to each project. Whether for large-scale projects or smaller undertakings, they strive to provide excellent quality plants that promote optimal recovery and vigorous growth.

By choosing Naudet Nurseries, you benefit from the expertise of a company dedicated to producing top-quality plants. Their passion for nature and commitment to sustainability are evident in every plant they cultivate. Whether you are a landscape architect, designer, or individual, you can trust the quality and reliability of the plants offered by Naudet Nurseries.

In conclusion, Naudet Nurseries are a leading player in France in the field of forest plant production. Their expertise is a valuable resource for landscape architects and designers

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