Looking for the best flower bulbs direct from the oldest and best purveyor in Holland? DutchGrown has just launched its online offering in the UK.

The extraordinary beauty of the flower fields of Holland is a much-vaunted reason to visit that dazzling part of the Lowlands. The spectacular patchworks of tulips in rainbow colours, all stretched as far as the eye can see, should surely constitute one of the great wonders of the world.

It was on those famous flower farms that, all the way back in 1882, the family-run DutchGrown’s story began. The great grandfather of brothers and current proprietors Pete and Ben worked on a farm, before developing a business selling bulbs, first to Germany and later to America when he emigrated across the Atlantic. Now, creeping steadily up to a century and a half later, DutchGrown is the best in the business, as well as the oldest. Known as a leading expert in the flower bulb industry, it remains the most respected exporter of tulip bulbs from Holland (amongst other Dutch flower bulbs) bar none.

Specialising in autumn-planted flower bulbs, provenance is key: indeed, all of DutchGrown exports are sourced from the family farm in Holland. After all, four generations of first-hand cultivated expertise have ensured that everything that the family produces is held to the most impeccable of standards. The range extends from – naturally – Dutch tulip bulbs and allium bulbs right through to daffodil bulbs, crocus bulbs, peonies, hyacinth and much more.

Now, to the delight of British gardeners everywhere, DutchGrown bulbs are available to buy online in in the UK. We particularly love the collections, which contain the most beautiful complementary combinations (think the likes of soft muscari with rosy pink double tulips; the pom-pom-like allium azuream with allium moly; and the butterfly collection, a comprehensive mix of bulbs designed to attract said winged pollinators into the garden). For horticultural sleuths who relish planting hard-to-find varieties, DutchGrown has a wealth of unique flower bulbs to mine, bringing hours of fascination and delight straight to your garden.

Customers can order autumn-planted flower bulbs throughout the year, which are then shipped straight from the farm in Holland direct to the doorstep at the optimal planting time during the autumn months. Pete and Ben say, ‘As he stepped on that boat all those years ago, we wonder if our great-grandfather had any idea of the legacy he was creating. We hope he would be very proud of the evolution of DutchGrown and the direction his dreams and ambition have taken.’

To find out more about buying Dutch Grown’s flower bulbs from Holland and to get ideas, do follow them on Facebook or Instagram. Or to order tulip bulbs and much, much more, browse the full collections here.

By Nancy Alsop
May 2021

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