Yarra Ranges Week
A regional celebration.
A showcase of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges is on display among the Tulips this week.
We are lucky to be situated in such a creative, productive location and we are proud to be able to share the best of it with you.
Internationally renowned, local chainsaw artist, Robbie Bast has created the world’s largest Clog! visitors will be able to come along and have their photograph taken in it.
Live bands daily. Monday and Tuesday it is Dutch Treat, playing old time favourites with a touch of Dutch.
Wednesday and Thursday is the Blackberry Jam bush band fun and entertaining Aussie favourites.
Mon-Thurs: Dutch Street Organ: An antique barrel organ, an amazing site to see.
Local artists, craftspeople and farmers will have their wares on show.
The Artisan Crust – amazing locally made breads and pastries, bread making workshops (off-site)
Jacob McKay Studios – Jacob is a photographer, artist and craftsman from Melbourne working with sustainable natural materials and recycled metals to create unique jewellery and homewares inspired by nature.
The Tulip Cafe – Dine in or take away meals
Gozleme – Traditional Turkish, hand made Gozleme with a variety of fillings (savory flat bread, pastry dish)
The Wicked Spud – Potato twisters and gourmet wedges
Dutch Foods – Croquettes, Frikandellen (sausage), Reifkoek (potato cakes)
Il Padrino – Wood fired pizza, Kibbeling (Dutch fish bites), salt & pepper calamari, french fries
Lekker Lekker – Dutch Frites (fries), Oliebollen (Dutch doughnuts), Bitterballen (Dutch meat balls), Cheesesoufles (deep fried battered cheese ohhh yeah), Spicey jalepeno peppers, Shoarma (marinated meats in pita bread).
Baked Potato Express – Baked potatoes with various fillings and fresh corn on the cob.
Poffertjes – Dutch pancakes with various toppings.
Coffee – Tea, coffee and hot chocolate.
Choo la la Nuts – Roasted praline almonds, macadamias and peanuts.
Timboon Ice Cream – Home made ice creams and sorbets.
Chocolate Junction – Fairy floss, strawberry and chocolate kebabs, frog in the pond, biscuits and slices.
You can discover more than a million spring flowering bulbs on show, including over half a million Tulips. As you stroll through the historic gardens you can enjoy the sculpture exhibit, pat the alpacas, see the traditional Dutch Barrel organ, indulge in traditional Dutch foods and other treats. Visit our clog shop, find treasures in the souvenir and market stalls. See beautiful garden displays, visit our fairy garden, pick a bunch of tulips, play some old fashioned Dutch games and see historical displays. Photo opportunities abound with Windmills, flowers and staff in traditional Dutch costume. Ride on the Tulip Tractor around the colourful fields.