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.