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Tesselaar Tulip Festival – Melbourne, Australia

The annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival is a must-visit Spring day out!

It is that time of year again in Australia when the weather starts to warm up and spring bulbs start to make an appearance across the country. Tulips are one of our favourite spring bulbs (see our tips on how to grow tulips at home here) and seeing them en masse is a spring treat!

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival, in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges, is the best spot to see nearly one million tulips across five acres providing a stunning backdrop for flower lovers to reconnect with nature in a display that is unrivalled anywhere else in the country.

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival is a Victorian institution now in its 67th year. 100,000 people make the short trek out of Melbourne and into the countryside to soak up the spectacular floral display, alongside fantastic food and drinks and entertainment for children and adults.

Tesselaar Tulip Festival’s Paul Tesselaar said: “It is an honour and a privilege to be able to continue the amazing work of my Grandparents and share the glory of the tulips. It has been joy over the years to welcome people to the farm and see them appreciate not just the sensational tulips but also enjoy time out with family and friends as they reconnect with nature. I have really missed this for the past couple of years and can’t wait to reopen the gates this spring.”

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival runs over four weeks from September 10 – October 9, with themed weeks and weekends. Children 16 and under are free to ensure the Festival is accessible for all to enjoy.

Festival Highlights – September 10 to October 9

  • Turkish Weekend – September 10-11
  • Spring Fever Weeks – September 12-5 and October 3-6
  • Dutch Weekend – September 16-18
  • Children’s Weeks – September 19-22 and September 26-29
  • Food, Wine and Jazz Weekend – September 23-25
  • Rock the Fields Weekend – September 30-October 2
  • Irish Weekend – October 7-9

The Tesselaar Tulip Festival will be open daily from 10am – 5pm from September 10 to October 9 at the Tesselaar Flower Farm, 357 Monbulk Road, Silvan, Victoria, 03 9737 7722. Visit the website for daily updates, ticketing information and full program of events

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