founded in a small basement office in Wyckoff, New Jersey by Simon Ruigrok Sr., a Dutch bulb grower. Originally named Ruigrok Bulbs, the Wyckoff location served mostly as a flower bulb distribution center until 1978 when the company acquired two local flower bulb wholesalers; DeGroot Bulb Company and George Alkemade Inc, thus becoming A.D.R Bulbs, Inc. Now in need of new facilities and someone to manage his growing American operation, Simon Sr. turned to his young cousin and salesman Walter who agreed to relocate from Holland and stay in the United States full time to manage A.D.R Bulbs.
In 1983 with the basement office no longer sufficient, A.D.R Bulbs relocated to a 12,000 square foot facility in Bloomingburg, New York where the company began to grow their wholesale flower bulb and plant business adding a retail line to go along with their existing bulk flower bulb program. In 1987, Simon Sr.'s son, Simon Jr. took over the growing operation in the Netherlands and joined A.D.R Bulbs to travel New England for the company.
The 1995 acquisition of Leading Bulb Industries sparked another round of expansion, as A.D.R Bulbs began shipping to the mid-west and west coast. This was soon followed by the acquisition of Neal Bulb, and the arrival of three new sales representatives.
In February of 2005, Walter's son Chris joined A.D.R Bulbs and began selling in New England, becoming the 4th generation of Ruigrok's involved in the family business. In the summer of 2006, A.D.R Bulbs reached its capacity at the Bloomingburg facility and relocated to a new 33,000 square foot facility in Chester, New York where we are presently located. The new facilities include over 10,000 square feet of cooling, freezing and heating rooms which allow for optimal conditions for our wholesale flower bulbs and perennials.
In August of 2008, another expansion opportunity arose and A.D.R Bulbs acquired the storied Dutch bulb company Van Eeden Brothers expanding our retail garden center business in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
Present day A.D.R Bulbs has grown into a nationwide business that ships to all 48 states in the continental United States and Canada. Our product line has expanded to include not only our signature wholesale Dutch flower bulbs, but also a full perennial, fruit/vegetable and bearded iris line.
We invite you to browse our website, e-mail us or call us with any questions or inquiries. We still operate as a family business, and Walter, Chris and our qualified staff are always available to visit or take your phone calls personally. Thank you for visiting A.D.R Bulbs online, we look forward to earning your business.
Our product line is designed to meet the needs of retailers, landscapers and growers of any size and style. Many of our flower bulbs and plants are available in retail packaging for the large or small garden center or in bulk to suit the needs of professional landscapers and growers. We invite you to browse our online flower bulb and plant database or request a complementary copy of our fall or spring wholesale flower bulb catalogs. Our sales team is always available to answer your questions and help you customize a flower bulb program that is right for your business
A.D.R Bulbs, Inc has spent the last 68 years cultivating a product line of only the highest quality wholesale flower bulbs and plants. Today, our business has expanded to include domestically grown material and imported flower bulbs from all over the world
- Belgium: Begonias
- Canada: Onions
- Costa Rica: Colocasia
- England: Daffodils
- Holland: Allium, Amaryllis, Crocus, Dahlia, Daffodils, Gladiolus, Hyacinths, Lilies, Miscellaneous Bulbs, Muscari, Perennials, Tulips
- Israel: Amacrinum, Amaryllis, Anemones, Calla, Cyclamen, Leucojum, Ornithogalum, Paperwhites, Ranunculus, Rhodophiala, Sprekelia
- Japan: Lycoris
- Peru: Amaryllis
- United States: Alocasia, Bearded Iris, Caladiums, Cannas, Carnivorous Plants, Fruits, Gladiolus, Perennials, Tulips, Vegetables