Erwin’s transparent and down-to-earth approach stems from his background. He grew up in natural surroundings and inherited his love of nature, plants and garden history from several generations in his family. As a child, he would pore over his grandfather’s books and magazines about international garden and flower shows. Erwin started his career within Recruitment and HR and was, among other things, involved in the selection for the diplomatic training programme of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In 2005, he followed his heart and set up Erwin Stam Tuinstudio.