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Who We Are

Number one producer of British grown tulips

Building glasshouses and cold stores from day one, Fred Ellis laid down the infrastructure to produce tulips and many other flowers for the UK market.

Andrew Ellis has driven the business forward from his father’s small beginnings, facilitating the year-round production of a range of cut flowers, but specialising in forcing tulips. Today Poplar Farm Flowers, with its associated businesses, is one of the largest tulip flower producers in the world. This massive scale could not happen without equally massive investment and a fully committed workforce.

Industry-leading mechanisation and specialised automation goes hand in hand with improved staff facilities and a relentless search for better growing techniques and varietal selection.

This commitment to continual improvement is what firmly places Poplar Farm Flowers as the number one producer of British grown tulips, supplying many of the country’s leading supermarkets and online retailers.

We pride ourselves on sustainable, ethical and responsible growing, creating strong and lasting strategic partnerships with both our bulb growers and our customers.

Our History

Tulips have been a massive part of the identity of South Lincolnshire and Poplar Farm has been at the centre of that heritage since 1960 when Fred Ellis first rented the farm at Sutton St James.

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Our ambition is to give our customers total confidence in the quality of our work, the quality of our flowers and the quality of our systems, thus ultimately supreme value for money at all times.

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