Tumbeela means evergreen or green valley.
We planted our first trees in October 1995 as part of Australia's push to develop a uniquely Australian cuisine for the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
We also knew that if there was to be a native foods industry
then the product needed to be grown under farm conditions.
Early entrepreneurs harvested natural bush lands to produce a flow of native product but clearly this was environmentally unsustainable and of variable quality. Tumbeela recognised this and pioneered much of the early South Australia plantings.
The trees/shrubs are grown under irrigation in a 1.5 hectare environmentally sustainable plantation in Verdun near MtLofty,
in the Adelaide Hills South Australia.
Now, Tumbeela grows, harvests and markets a variety of Australian native shrubs for use in fine cooking including riberries, aniseed myrtle, wattleseed, lemon myrtle and mountain pepper.
Our Group Tours are fascinating, informative and fun; they are welcome all year round by arrangement only.
Go to About Tumbeela