‘Dad always put people first. People make the difference.’
Bastiaan and Frank Barenbrug

Royal Barenbrug

A world of possibilities–that’s what Joseph Barenbrug pictured when he saw grass. He initiated the development of varieties for different purposes that is still ongoing today. These varieties are suitable for a wide range of climates. Tasty and healthy forages with high nutritional value for cattle, fine leaved and attractive green grass for parks and gardens, slow-growing grass for lawns, strong grass for sports pitches and recreation. If you can imagine it, we can create it!


Customers first

Helping customers deal with all kinds of challenges was Joseph’s mission. Frank and Bastiaan continue that tradition as the fourth generation. Today, the Barenbrug Group is the leading worldwide creator of turf and forage solutions. A family business to the core. Thanks to Joseph, Joop and Bert we can serve you with 120 years of experience!



In 2004, Barenbrug was granted the ‘Royal predicate’, a distinction awarded only to companies with extreme prestige and importance in their field, that have existed for more than a hundred years, have sustainable management, and an excellent reputation. We are proud of our

royal distinction

Mision, vision & values

Our mission, vision and core values are the foundation of who we are and what we would like to achieve.

Fact & Figures

Farmers, children, home owners, soccer players–no matter who you are, and no matter what continent you are on, you deserve the best foundation. Our presence on six continents enables us to think globally and act locally. North or south, drought, wet or cold… We provide fields of production and joy!

Core Activities

The Royal Barenbrug Group is active in research and the development of grass seed worldwide. Production, marketing and sales are also part of our core activities. This page provides more information about the scope of these activities.

Worldwide presence

The Royal Barenbrug Group operates globally with headquarters in The Netherlands. The Group has 18 operating companies and 22 R&D locations in all major climate zones.

Make Life Beautiful

Scoring the winning goal in your school match. Watching your cattle graze on an endless field. Having a picnic with your friends in the park. Barenbrug believes success starts from the ground. This is why we offer you the best foundation. A foundation for opportunities.