Since 2019 members of FloreniUm have decides to annually appreciate and honor significant personalities of the horticulture. The main criterion is a long term contribution and work for the horticulture.
Ing. Zdeněk Nachlinger
* 24th Nov 1945 born in Úvaly near Prague to a horticultural family
1963 graduation from the Secondary School of Horticulture in Mělník and then work placement at the company Sady, lesy a zahradnictví Prague
1969 cum laude graduation from the Horticultural Faculty in Lednice in Moravia (together with his wife) and earning Master’s degree
1972-1981 manager of center 02 Tušimice (Sempra Kadaň)
1982-1990 Head of the Floriculture and Greenhouse Production at VHJ Sempra Prague
1991-1999 the first chairman of the Association of Floriculturists and Florists of the Czech Republic
since 1993 co-owner of Bohemiaseed s.r.o., head of the services for gardeners department
The gardening tradition continues
Petr Nachlinger: Managing director and, together with his father, the co-owner of an important horticultural company Azalea Chlumec s. r. o
Vít Nachlinger: manager of gardening operations at Zahradnictví Cinke s. r. o. Žatec
Gardening family tradition – already since 1850
1948 – begging of apprenticeship at a famous gardening company František Černý in Jaroměř
1967 – graduation from agricultural university with master’s degree
1969 – researcher at the Research Institute for gardening in Průhonice – studies of growing in woody plants in containers
1977 – establishment of ornamental nursery in Kostelec nad Černými lesy – specializing in growing alley and stand alone trees in open soil (first tree digger in the CR)
1982 – sucesfull defence of a thesis on the topis of Growing woody bushes and trees in containers and earning candidate of sciences (CSc.) degree at the agricultural university
1991 – reestablishment of family nursery in Zdechovice
1974-78 studies at Gardening high school in Mělník
1980-82 military service
1980-82 gardener at castle nursery Chrast near Chrudim
1982-84 gardener at Polish Embassy
1984-91 gardener at Japanese Embassy
1992 – together with his wife he established garden center in Prague-Střešovice
1997 – he was at the birth of Garden Centers Association
2000 – establishing of the ornamental nursery Chládek in Mazelov
2005 – main initiator of transformation of the association in a way how we know it today. He saw the association as a group of companies whose main activity is sale of complete gardening range with a stress on products quality, professionality and fairness of relationship with suppliers.
2002-17 renewal of more than hundred years old tradition of gardeners’ balls
2009 – Opening of a restaurant, as a part of the garden center
2017 – handing over of the company management to his sons – Jiří and Jan
In 2020 the award was not given due to the covid pandemic.
Together with his wife he built up top-class alpine perennial nursery of European significance.
He enriched world assortment of alpine by many new species thanks to his expeditions.
Wide publishing activity in local and foreign professional press.
He worked in a leading position in Arboreto Brno for many years. There he participated in building many expositions, which are still popular and considered important elements for world garden architects
He succesfully handed over the nursery to the next generation – his daughter Jana.