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Come and see these stunning gardens with flowers in bloom
KaBloom Festival of Flowers gives you a terrific opportunity to visit amazing fields filled with millions of colourful blooms.
You will also be able to enjoy never before seen festival entertainment, join in the fun activities and eat delicious foods. KaBloom is the perfect family outing - it's child-friendly and you can even bring your dog as long as it is on a leash. Check out all the plants and you could also bring a picnic to have in these ideal surroundings.
The Tesselaar Tulip Festival is a festival that has been running each spring for over 60 years. The fairly new event of KaBloom builds on this history and a blooming bonanza in autumn. This will give you double the opportunity to enjoy the world of flowers! The flower fields will be the perfect opportunity for many selfies.
This fabulous outing will be on from 6th to 28th April 2019. The hours for this festival will be from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm every day. The Tesselaar Flower Farm is situated at 357 Monbulk Road, Silvan.
You will also have plenty of off street parking available as well as clean toilet facilities.
HUGE PROGRAM OF EVENTS FOR 2019! Fields of Fabulous Flowers This is really what KaBloom is all about, the splendour of millions of flowers. You will see them growing across five acres of planting in the Dandenong Ranges. The fields will be rainbows of colour.
Bespoke Flower Circus You will be treated to a show like no other as flower fairies, sprites and pixies will appear from the magical woods to entertain you. These shows will be a delight and amid the colourful blooms.
The troupe of circus artists is from the prestigious CircaNICA (the circus agency of NICA - National Institute of Circus Arts). There are scheduled shows and there will be some surprises as unexpected performers will pop up from surprising places as you roam the farm.
Daily Circus Show Every day there will be The Circus Firemen who will perform their world-renowned show. Angus and Matilda are acrobatic performers who balance on ladders, juggle with fire and do some amazing feats of daring. There will also be some comedy thrown in with this act which will be on daily at 1 pm and will last for 45 minutes.
Eggcellent Egg Hunts Easter is all about chocolate and on the farm there will be special Easter egg hunts. These hunts will run every day from Good Friday to Easter Monday, 19th to 22nd April. This hunt will cost just $10, and you can book at this link and read more about it there. Everyone who enters this hunt will receive a pack of Cadbury eggs and some bunny ears.
There will be a storyteller in the fairy garden. Teague will tell you tales of the Silvan Glade and all the fae who live therein. Teague will tell tales of magic and much more. These stories will be told in the magical Fairy Garden daily at 11:30 am and 2:30 pm.
There is a magical glade on the farm which is home for various fairies and their assistants. Fairies love flowers, so of course, they flock to this area to be among these flowers. They sleep during the day and at night they do their magic and look after the flowers!
The Flower Bulb Crate Maze is back! This is a tricky labyrinth and this year it will be slightly different from last year.
Seven flower fairies are lost, and here you will need to find them while you amble through the gardens. You will need to write down their special colour and you could win a prize. This event is for all ages and great fun for families or groups.
An obstacle course is a new event this year, and it will be a challenging course for everyone to enter. The first weekend there will be an added element of colour, and the option of a Colour Run at noon and 3 pm. You will be able to hurl powdered colour at your friends, yourself or strangers as they take on the course!
There will be games such as:
Giant noughts and crosses
As well as the fields, the actual gardens will also have masses of flowers. Why not have a cup of tea or coffee and sit and chill while amongst this idyllic place.
The tractor train will depart from the Tulip Station regularly. It will follow the course and take in the stunning scenery as it tours the farm. You will hear all about how the farm began and how they are grown and looked after. Cost is $5 for ages of four and above and under four are free. Groups of four are $15 per group.
Food and Drink
There will be international food available for purchase at prices ranging from $3 to $15. This year, there will be a new item - lavender ice cream - delicious!
The Nursery Shop will have many spring flowering bulbs as well as indoor and outdoor plants which you can buy. This will be a golden opportunity for those wanting to buy some plants/flowers. There will also be workshops showing you how to pot plants.
The Fairy Shop will be filled with magical wares, and the Lolly Shop is there to tempt you with a range of sweet treats. This year, there will be locally made flower chocolates made by renowned chocolatiers Kennedy and Wilson. There is also a Souvenir Shop who will have a range of flower-themed gifts.
Dotted all around the gardens are some gorgeous pieces of artwork. These have been collected as part of the Tesselaar Tulip Festival annual sculpture prize over the past ten years, and they have become an important part of the garden.
You can either bring your picnic or buy your food. There are plenty of areas where you can put down a blanket and have your food. There will also be seating while you relax and enjoy the blooms.
Entry prices for the festival are:
Adults - $25
Concession - $22
Children 16 year and under - free
Groups of 10 plus - $22 pp
You can buy your tickets for the festival hereand read more details at their [LINK=https://kabloom.com.au]website. LINK]