Tesselaar Tulip Festival
Fields of tulips
September 11th until October 7th
Local, interstate and international visitors will be spellbound by the beauty of over half a million Tulips in flower this spring. The magic of Tulips planted en mass is a truly captivating vision which is sure to enchant you. The colourful apparition of the Tesselaar Tulip Festival has been winning hearts since 1954. It has something for everyone from children to grandparents and everyone in between. Close to Melbourne, in the hills of Silvan, just through the fairytale Mt Dandenong forest, you can visit this floral fantasy. Here, the fields are magically transformed in spring to a dazzling rainbow of colour for all to enjoy.
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The Tulips are undoubtedly the stars of the show, but you will discover so much more at the Tesselaar Tulip Festival. Various themed days run throughout the four week festival including Turkish, Dutch, Food, Wine & Jazz and Irish weekends. Plus, there are special weekday activities themed for Seniors. and of course, during the school holidays some great entertainment for kids. Everyday there is live entertainment, market stalls, a variety of tempting foods, tractor rides, games and farm displays, all creating a magical atmosphere.

Tulips have been the flower of fables for hundreds of years. In old England, the fairies were said to rock their babes to sleep, safe in the Tulips petals until morn, when they would open and awaken in the sun. In Persian tales, the first Tulips sprung from the blood of star crossed lovers, Farhad and Shirin, who were similar to our more familiar Romeo and Juliet. The Queen of Fairies herself dresses in the brilliant petals of Tulip flowers. The colour and allure of Tulips has bewitched Sultans and Kings, inspired artists and enchanted nations. Now you have the opportunity to create your own fairy tale in the Tulips.

In conjunction with the Association of Sculptures of Victoria, the festival is home to Victoria’s fifth richest sculpture prize, where renowned sculptors from across Australia create a touch of whimsy by exhibiting their creative works among the Tulips beds.

Set on a 55 acre working farm, the fantastical
Tesselaar Tulip Farm will be in flower
10am until 5pm daily,
September 11 until October 7.
Adults $22, Concession $18
Buy Tickets available online to avoid the queue

Tesselaar Tulip Festival
357 Monbulk Rd, Silvan Vic 3795

Enquiries
Phone (03) 9737 7722
info@tesselaar.net.au

 
 
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