Ulrich Haage is also a trained gardener. Like many of his ancestors, he has expanded his knowledge in leading collections around the world.
He worked, at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, London; the Städtische Sukkulentensammlung Zurich; in nurserys on the Canary Islands, in Belgium, Guatemala, as well as in Germany.
He graduated in horticulture/marketing.
Ulrich Haage is the first of the Haage-Family who travels to America. Together with his sister Amrey, he may admire at the plant diversity of the "New World" in 1998.
Cactusdiner, online marketing and founding of a publishing house
In 1996 Kakteen Haage celebrates its 175th anniversary and Ulrich Haage takes over the management from his father.
One of Ulrich Haage's creative ideas is cactus eating. Since the first event on the occasion of the anniversary in 1997, more than 5000 guests have experienced this special event. On warm summer evenings, enjoy the delicious 5-course menu of cactus in the greenhouse.
Of course, also the plant range has been expanded. The printed catalogue is sent all over the world. However, most orders are now processed digitally via the online shop.
In 2005 HAAGE-Kakteen-Verlag starts its work. Already the first book, the new edition of the bestseller "Winterharte Kakteen" by Kümmel / Klügling, is very successfully.
Further publications are:
- Kakteen zum Anbeißen ? Das kleine Kakteenkochbuch ? a collection of recipes from the cactus countries ? Kakteen-Haage - Erfurt 1997 (sold out)
- KaktusKochbuch ? The cactus Cooking Book for cactus owners - cactus recipes for the spoiled palate - co-production with cactus chef Ulrich Manck and cactus artist Birgit Winter ? Burkhard-Verlag - Erfurt 2006
- Winterharte Kakteen revised edition of the compendium in Haage Kakteen Verlag - Erfurt 2005 and 2008
- Kakteen von A bis Z supplemented reprint of the bestselling cactus lexicon in German - Anaconda Verlag, Köln 2008
In the future, too, the Haage family will follow the advice that the ancestor, Friedrich Adolph Haage, received almost 200 years ago:
?Haage, stay true to the cacti!?