DANA ZÚBRIKOVÁ, owner of Záhradníctvo Hosta
We are a small family owned nursery specializing on Hosta and Hemerocallis production. We have a retail store in the down town and production fields where we propagate hostas and daylilies. It is a big pleasure for to offer you a wide selection of the plants also in this year. Zahradnictvo HOSTA is not only a business. It is a passion for planting ornamentals and gardening. We started Zahradnictvo HOSTA in 2004.
Dana background is in agriculture. She lost her job as a secretary in a state institution, in 2002. Unsuccessfully, in the years 2002 – 2004, she tried to found new job in the region. And finally she came up with the idea to grow a variety of perennials and ornamental shrubs in our garden and to get some income by selling them at the local market weekly organized in Ziar nad Hronom.. Sale conducted especially on weekends in 2003-2004. Income was very small.
Our great-grandfather Stephan, bought in 1947, smaller piece of land. After his death, his son Milan (*1936-†2011) inherited the land (now situated in the city center of Ziar nad Hronom) and he donated it to us in 2004. So we took all our money and have asked the bank for a loan (such as guarantee we offered our house). All funds were invested in the construction of small local flower shop. In 2005 we opened Garden Centre - Hosta Garden – small retail garden center next to Hospital in Ziar nad Hronom. Garden Centre offers on an area of approximately 400 m2 ornamental trees, shrubs and perennials, fertilizers, substrates, chemistry for gardeners, cut flowers and gift items.
Since 2004, we continuously expanding our production area situated in the boundary zone of the city. In 2012 area reached 2,500 m2. Area was in 2013 covered by Agro Rovero 640 Trek – Duw system and equipped by automatic irrigation system by Netafim. Our specialization is perennials – Hostas and Hemerocallis. Collection of perennials of the genus Hosta, contains more as 300 cultivars and it is one of the largest in Central Europe.
Since 2004 we started internet sales on the website www.hostazahrada.sk. In 2013, we began selling products under the trade mark Eurohosta on www.eurohosta.com and www.eurohosta.sk. Every year we are expanding our range of cultivars buying new ones mainly from the USA, Australia, the Netherlands, Poland, Germany and the Czech Republic.
My heartfelt thanks to my husband and to my two daughters, who are long-suffering but very supportive.
We cannot be thankful enough to you, our customers. Without you, we would not be where we are. Thanks!
Dana and Eurohosta team.