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Joanna Szmit

Born in 1959, graduate of the Gardening Department of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, where she specialised in decorative plants. Just after graduation she started scientific work at the Chair of Botanics of the Agriculture Department of the same university. She completed internship programs at the gardening facilities located in Switzerland, Belgium, Czech Republic and Poland. In 1982, together with her husband Bronisław Szmit, she started the Szmit Nursery. Currently, their children – Magdalena and Bronisław – also contribute to the Nursery. In the company she manages wholesale and supervises garden care and maintenance. She is a member of the Polish Nurserymen Association and Polish Dendrology Society. She enjoys spending time in her garden and collects everyday objects with botanical motifs.

 
Bronisław Artur Szmit

Born in 1858, graduate of the Gardening Department of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW, where he specialised in nursery stock production. He gained his experience by completing internship programs in gardening facilities located in England, Belgium, Czech Republic and Switzerland. Bronisław Artur Szmit is the founder and co-owner of Szmit Nursery. In the company he is responsible for production. He created one of the biggest private plant collections in Europe. He is a member of the Polish Nurserymen Association, Polish Dendrology Society, International Dendrology Society and Plant Propagators Society. He is a co-author of the book entitled „Drzewa i Krzewy Liściaste“ [“Broadleaf trees and shrubs“]. In addition to plants, he is interested in the history of gardening and in parks and gardens photography.


Bronisław Jan Szmit

Born in 1985, graduate of the Faculty of Gardening and Biotechnology of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, SGGW. In the course of higher education he managed systematics and molecular filogenetics of plants. He has been working at Szmit Nursery from the early childhood. Currently he is responsible for production planning, investments and marketing. Together with his parents, Joanna and Bronisław, he created one of the richest dendrological collections in Poland. He participated in botanical expeditions to, among others, Japan, Ecuador and Peru. He is a member of  the Polish Nurserymen Association, Polish Dendrology Society, International Dendrology Society and Maple Society. His articles are published in numerous gardening journals and he takes part in popular TV programs. He is a co-author of the book entitled „Drzewa i Krzewy Liściaste“ [“Broadleaf trees and shrubs“]. In addition to plants, he is interested in the history of gardening and botanics, ornitology and nature photography.


Magdalena Szmit

Born in 1987, graduate of Landscape Architecture of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and Landschaftsplanung und Landschaftsarchitektur of the Vienna Universität für Bodenkultur. After graduation, she completed internship programs at the botanical garden in Vienna and in perennials nurseries in Germany. In Szmit Nursery she is responsible for retail sales and for designing exhibition stands of the company. She is a member of the Polish Nurserymen Association and Polish Dendrology Society. Her articles are published in numerous gardening journals and she takes part in gardening-related TV programs. In her free time she is also interested in floristics. She also enjoys travelling and visiting gardens. 

Recommended plants

  • Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem' PBR

    Sorbaria sorbifolia 'Sem' PBR

    Uniquely decorative and hardy shrub with pink orange leaves that become yellowish over time. Can be used for large planting in towns and along roads. According to the research it is the best plant to be used in fitoremediation.

    Sorbus AUTUMN SPIRE 'Flanrock' PBR

    Sorbus Autumn Spire 'Flanrock' PBR

    Small tree with narrow columnar habit and gold yellow fruits. In autumn leaves change their colour to wine red. Due to its habit, the variety is recommended to small gardens and to be planted along roads, pathways and driveways.
    Sorbus 'Rubinowaja''

    Sorbus  'Rubinowaja'

    One of the best Russian fruit bearing varieties of Sorbus. Its claret red fruits are tasty, full of vitamins and can be used for jams and infusions.


    Spiraea betulifolia 'Tor Gold' PBR

    Spiraea betulifolia 'Tor Gold' PBR

    Low-growing dense shrub with gold yellow leaves that change color to orange in autumn. Extremely frost hardy variety recommended as a ground cover plant.
  • Phlox paniculata 'Olienka'

    Phlox paniculata 'Olienka'

    One of the best varieties of phlox bred in Russia. Light pink flowers with brighter "eye" and darker violet pink centre. The variety grows up to 0.8–1 m high.


    Quercus 'Monument' PBR'

    Quercus 'Monument' PBR

    Polish variety of Quercus with wide columnar habit. Very large dark green shining leaves. Variety resistant to mildew. Recommended for representative areas.
    Quercus robur 'Posnania'

    Quercus robur 'Posnania'

    New Polish variety of Quercus robur introduced to cultivation by our Nursery. Very long, up to 20–25 cm long, fancifully and irregularly indented pendant leaves.


    Sambucus nigra BLACK LACE 'Eva' PBR

    Sambucus nigra BLACK LACE 'Eva' PBR

    Beautiful variety with dark purple shining leaves that resemble a lace. Both light pink flowers and fruits can be used for preserves.
  • Betula nana 'Golden Treasure' PBR

    Betula nana 'Golden Treasure' PBR

    The first gold-leaved variety of the species. Grows up to 0.5 m high and approximately 1 m in diameter. Especially recommended as a ground cover plant for the coldest regions of Europe.

    Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

    Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

    Very effective multi-colour perennial. Vibrant orange inflorescences appear on intensely red stems with brown green leaves. Up to 0.7 m high.
    Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris 'Silver Lining' PBR'

    Hydrangea anomala subsp. petiolaris 'Silver Lining' PBR

    New variety of Hydrangea anomala with grey green, white variegated leaves. Grows slower than the species. Perfectly brightens shadowed corners of a garden. Recommended for walls, pergolas, trees' trunks and as a ground cover plant.

    Hydrangea paniculata BOBO 'ILVOBo' PBR'

    Hydrangea paniculata BOBO 'ILVOBo' PBR

    This profusely blooming dense variety of Hydrangea paniculata grows only up to 0.7 m high. White flowers become slightly pink over time. Variety especially recommended as a ground cover plant.

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