about us

two ghentian plant dads

What started as a crazy idea of two passionate Belgian plant dads, has become a reality: 

the first full scale Belgian tropical nursery.


We are Bram and Jos, both residents of Gent and fiery plant parents. We have been collecting tropical house plants for years and our communal passion made us decide to team up to start Best Buds.

Bram has a degree in Biology and Jos graduated as a Bio Engineer. While Bram focuses on the plants in the nursery, Jos will focus on the development and research program to develop new plant hybrids.

Plan(t)s for the future

Best Buds is a Belgian startup specialising in the development, production and commercialisation of unique tropical house plants. Our production process and commercialisation focuses on sustainability in all its steps of the process. We strongly believe in the creative power of our imagination when it comes to developing a new generation of house plants. 

Our technique is state-of-the-art and patented, allowing us to develop plants with new phenotypic expressions at a speed which is up to 5 times faster than classic breeding techniques. Moreover, the resulting plant will be 100% disease free, and very resilient.

We plan to launch a crowdfunding which will allow plant lovers to preorder a unique Best Buds tropical house plant whilst supporting our research to obtain exciting new, ecological and super unique plants!

The team

Jos Vanden Abeele

Head of plants

Bram Burghgrave

Plant guru

Tradescantia Nanouk

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Our core values


And not just as a fancy word, but rooted in every process decision to have a minimal negative impact on our environment.

beautiful plants

Because we are crazy plant dads ourselves, we know the importance of providing high quality products to our customers.

customer is king

Just like our Anthurium Veitchii, we adore them. Being friendly and helpful is rooted in our customer service.

be unique

We try to create unique experiences, in unison with our unique plants. Adopting a plant baby should feel like the amazing experience it is.

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