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Table Cape

Tulip FArm

Spring has come and gone!  The tulips have finished for this season. 

We look forward to seeing you in Spring

2017 Dates are Saturday the 23rd September - Sunday the 22nd October

 

 
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The Tulip FArm

 

Our business, Van Diemen Quality Bulbs, operates from Table Cape Tulip Farm, which is situated in a truly iconic location on the North West coast of Tasmania.

Table Cape is an extinct volcanic vent dominating the coastline close to the town of Wynyard. Its 180m cliffs drop away into Bass Strait and Table Cape Tulip Farm is perched on the top.

During late September through to mid October the farm explodes with colour. People come from far and wide to see this spectacle and delight at walking amongst the tulips. We understand that they are the largest tulip fields in the Southern Hemisphere that you can actually wander in.

It is a lure for photographers who have the opportunity to take fantastic shots utilising backdrops of Bass Strait, the lighthouse and the surrounding rich farmlands to showcase the vista of colourful blooming fields.

The FAmily Business

 

There is a proud heritage of agriculture and horticulture at the Table Cape Farm. Our family (Roberts-Thomson) settled on the Cape in 1910 and over subsequent generations have cleared the land, grown various vegetables and stud farmed cattle and sheep.

In 1984, Paul & Bronwen Roberts-Thomson imported their first tulip bulbs from Holland and since then Van Diemen Quality Bulbs has continued to expand and are now one of the major producers of not only tulip bulbs, but also Dutch iris and liliums.

We really enjoy giving people the opportunity to grow these amazing plants and our hands-on experience and expertise puts us in the ideal position to nurture and encourage you to become successful bulb growers in your own right. For more information see the Van Diemen Quality Bulbs website.

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Walk in the hectares of tulips that flower for one month every spring. Our farm operates all year round, but spring is when it comes alive with colour. 

Farm open days 2016

Saturday the 24th September - Friday the 21st of October.  9am - 4:30 everyday

Our place is a real farm, we recommend appropriate footwear.  

Adults: $10    Seniors/Concessions: $8    Students: $6    Children: Free (from 24th Sep - 7th Oct) $2 other times

What to see and do at the farm

During our spring open days we have hectares of tulips to walk in and enjoy. We also have a impressive indoor display featuring floral arrangements, souvenirs, Devonshire teas, an art gallery, potted tulips, cut flowers and information on growing bulbs. 

 We are open for bulb sales other times of the year, but ring ahead to check if we are open, we might be out farming. 

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Bloomin' Tulip Festival

Bloomin' Tulip Festival - Saturday the 8th October 2016

For over 25 years the Bloomin’ Tulip Festival has made the local town of Wynyard buzz with activities, food, music, artists and festivities. For one Saturday each October the festival tempts visitors and locals alike to shake off the doldrums of winter and welcome in spring with joy and colour. The farm is a central part of the festivities, with thousands of people travelling up the Cape to see the showpiece of the festival… the tulip flower itself.