The tulip originated in Turkey and they were host to the world’s first Tulip Festival more than 400 years ago. The love for the Tulip and the tradition is still strong today. The Tesselaar Tulip Festival Turkish Weekend is a showcase of Turkish culture among the tulips. With more than 100 performers, it is a colourful and exciting weekend.
This year’s Festival will once again feature demonstrations of art, dance, music and gourmet food. Visitors will have the opportunity to celebrate, learn, and savour Turkish hospitality, culture, and heritage.
At the Tesselaar Tulip Festival Turkish Weekend you can:
Proudly presented in association with the Australian Turkish Cultural Platform
While you are there, you can discover more than a million spring flowering bulbs on show, including almost a million Tulips. As you stroll through the historic gardens you can enjoy the sculpture exhibit, indulge in traditional Dutch foods and other treats. Visit our Clog Shop, see the world’s largest Clog, find treasures in the souvenir and market stalls. See beautiful garden displays, visit our fairy garden (story telling at 11:15, 12:15, 2:30 and 3:30), pick a bunch of tulips, play some old fashioned Dutch games and see historical displays. Photo opportunities abound with Dutch frescos, Windmills, flowers and staff in traditional Dutch and Turkish costumes. Test yourpowers of observation with out treasure hunt, have your face painted. Try your luck with our garden games.