Once upon a time …

Visitors will be spellbound by the majesty of over half a million Tulips. This colourful apparition has been winning hearts since 1954. At the 2014 Tesselaar Tulip Festival, there is something for everyone, from children to grandparents and everyone in between!

Tulips have been the flower of fantasy and fables for hundreds of years. In Persian legend, the first Tulips are said to have sprung from the blood of star crossed lovers, Farhad and Shirin. In old England, the babes of Fairies were rocked to sleep, safe in the Tulips petals until morning.

The changing and varied colours was once said to be the result of magic. Tulips have bewitched Sultans and Kings, inspired artists and writers and enchanted nations. Their fantastical nature is renown and now you can be a part of that fantasy.


The Tulips are undoubtedly the stars of the show at the Tesselaar Tulip Farm but you will discover so much more with live entertainment, market stalls and tempting foods just the beginning of your Tesselaar Tulip Festival fairy tale.

Close to Melbourne, through the enchanted forests of Mount Dandenong, you can discover the Tesselaar Tulip Festival (The Tulip Farm) situated in the hills of Silvan.

Tesselaar Tulip Festival
10am until 5pm daily
11th September until 7th October, 2014
The Tulip Farm, 357 Monbulk Rd, Silvan, Victoria

This years tulip festival