© 2023 Connecticut Public

FCC Public Inspection Files:
WEDH · WEDN · WEDW · WEDY · WNPR
WPKT · WRLI-FM · WEDW-FM · Public Files Contact
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

One of New England's largest tulip farms has expanded to Connecticut

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont visits Wicked Tulips Flower Farm.
Brian Scott-Smith
/
WSHU Public Radio
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont visits Wicked Tulips Flower Farm.

One of the largest tulip farms in New England is seeing their business bloom after just two years.

Wicked Tulips Flower Farm in Preston, Connecticut, is run by husband-and-wife team Jeroen and Keriann Koeman.

“There’s more land opportunities in Connecticut, that’s one of the other reasons we came because of the land,” Keriann Koeman said. “There’s just more land. Beautiful — it’s wide open here. We’re bigger here than our Rhode Island farm.”

Governor Ned Lamont toured the farm this week with visitors who had come to self-pick some assorted colorful tulips on the two-acre site.

“They’ve got 600,000 tulips. I think through Sunday will be peak tulip,” he said. “Look Shakespeare liked roses, that’s fine, that’s good for some people, but I’m a tulip guy. And this is the most amazing field you can see. You’ll just have joy walking through, there you go.”

The couple have already doubled the number of tulips they’ve grown since last year due to customer demand.

They have two other flower farms in Rhode Island, just 28 miles away from their Preston facility. It’s a former dairy farm.

Koeman said tulips grow well in the northeast as the climate is closer to where the tulips originated from in Central Asia.
Copyright 2022 WSHU. To see more, visit WSHU.

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont visits Wicked Tulips Flower Farm.
Brian Scott-Smith / WSHU Public Radio
/
WSHU Public Radio
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont visits Wicked Tulips Flower Farm.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont visits Wicked Tulips Flower Farm.
Brian Scott-Smith / WSHU Public Radio
/
WSHU Public Radio
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont visits Wicked Tulips Flower Farm.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont visits Wicked Tulips Flower Farm.
Brian Scott-Smith / WSHU Public Radio
/
WSHU Public Radio
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont visits Wicked Tulips Flower Farm.

Brian Scott-Smith

Stand up for civility

This news story is funded in large part by Connecticut Public’s Members — listeners, viewers, and readers like you who value fact-based journalism and trustworthy information.

We hope their support inspires you to donate so that we can continue telling stories that inform, educate, and inspire you and your neighbors. As a community-supported public media service, Connecticut Public has relied on donor support for more than 50 years.

Your donation today will allow us to continue this work on your behalf. Give today at any amount and join the 50,000 members who are building a better—and more civil—Connecticut to live, work, and play.