October is festival time at Table Cape Tulip Farm and a visit is an absolute must. Perched on top of the extinct volcanic vent that is Table Cape are the largest tulip fields in the southern hemisphere that you are able to wander through. The first bulbs came from Holland in 1984 and now look at them….
As well as the tulips, the views are magnificent and Table Cape lighthouse adds to the stunning landscape
The colours and varieties of tulips seemed endless
sometimes a random interloper appeared in the crowd
There were some that didn’t resemble tulips at all
like this Foxtrot Double
and La Courtine Parrot
My favourite was the Flaming Parrot
The displays in the shop showcased the different varieties along with irises and liliums that are also grown on the farm
I found a close second favourite – the hairy tulip
It’s a shame this wondrous spectacle can only be enjoyed for such a short time each year, but then that’s what makes it so special.