Tesselaar Tulip Festival
357-359 Monbulk Road, Silvan (40km east of Melbourne)
Now in its 62nd year, the Tesselaar Tulip Festival opened today with over 100,000 tulips planted across 25 acres brightening up the Dandenong Ranges. We went for a drive with the family last year taking our aunties, cousins and grandparents and great grandparents with us – there was something to do for the whole family!
With a different theme each week, you can make a weekend of it and even organize a relaxing stay in the Dandenongs.
Sept 11th-13th – Turkish Weekend
Sept 14th-17th – Yarra Ranges Week
Sept 18th-20th – Dutch Weekend
Sept 21st-24th & Sept 28th-Oct 1st – Childrens Weeks
Sept 25th-27th – Food, Wine & Jazz Weekend
Oct 2nd-4th – Irish Weekend
Things we love about the Tulip Festival:
1 – Food and Entertainment We ate some gozleme, Dutch pancakes, ice cream and German sausages while listening to live music by some talented musicians. There is also entertainment with dancers and
2 – Open spaces and opportunity to be out in the open among beautiful flora spending quality time with family
3 – Big clogs and novelty things that you can find around the 25 acres that interest the little ones and the young at heart
4 – Loads of photo opps – smile!
5 – The Sculptor exhibit and plenty of market stalls to purchase goodies from
6 – The new Tulip Train which you can ride on to view the colorful fields
7 – The beautiful and bright tulips. You can even grab a bunch to take home.
What’s your favorite thing about the Tesselaar Tulip Festival?