Limagrain celebrates 280 years of Vilmorin

Welcome to the fascinating story of Vilmorin!

Since 1743, Vilmorin has been the story of a family whose passion for plants and botany has been passed down from generation to generation. In 1743, it all began in our first store on the banks of the Seine. We introduced vegetables with amusing names and used beet when sugar cane ran out. We supported Parmentier in popularizing the potato. Maybe it wouldn't have happened without us.

In 1766, another idea was born: to sell our seeds in sachets. From the first seed catalogs to our contribution to resistant varieties, at Vilmorin, a brand of Groupe Limagrain, the history of plant diversity comes to life in the palm of your hand.

Discover the key dates in our 3 centuries of existence and innovation. A story that has continued to be written within Limagrain since 1975 with Vilmorin Jardin and Vilmorin-Mikado.