Tulips, Stocks, Aster and Longiflorum Lilies
J.A.Collison & Sons is a family run business based at Tuxhill Farm near King’s Lynn, Norfolk. The Collison family have been producing cut flowers in West Norfolk for three generations. Tuxhill Farm was purchased in 1966 by Bryan and June (J.A.) Collison and it has been the centre of the business since then. The family partnership is made up of – June, Philip, Ian & Diane Collison. Philip takes care of the growing side of the business. Ian is responsible for cropping, tulip growing and also deals with day to day customer relations and operational issues. Diane runs the office and manages accounting, invoicing, and payroll, and general administration. June though now retired after having worked for over 50 years on the farm still lives on site and has a continued keen interest in the business.
Each year J.A Collison’s produce in excess of 19 million stems of cut flowers under 6 hectares of glass and polythene tunnels. They work in an ethically sound and environmentally responsible manner having invested in a biomass boiler to heat the tulip production area, installed solar panels on building roofs and built reservoirs in order to collect and store rainwater. They have taken great efforts to be an integral part of the local community and this year won Horticultural Week’s Protected ornamentals Grower of the year award. J.A.Collison is a firm that is continually expanding and finding new ways of doing things better.