Unfortunately one of New Zealands main tulip growers (Van Eeden) retired this season, their business didn't find a buyer, and no bulbs were planted in 2023, so the range of tulip varieties available will be very limited next season! Heartbreakingly sooo many of our very favourite varieties are now lost & discontinued as they were the main grower growing bulbs specifically for the NZ market. Whilst NZ is one of the main tulip growing countries in the world, they are almost exclusively grown to be exported back to the Northern Hemisphere for forcing out of season, so as such our local selection of bulbs is particularly slim, and just got drastically more slim!
However we are trialling some new varieties this season so hopefully we can find some new gems to swoon over, as spring without Tulips is unthinkable!!