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Spring Color Spectacular
The Tesselaar Tulip Festival is one of Victoria's great annual garden and flower events, a sure sign that spring is in the air.
As well as special themed events this years Tulip Festival will include Market Stalls, tractor rides through the fields and a display of the largest wooden Dutch clog ever seen in Australia. Image courtesy Tesselaar Tulip Farm.
In 2017 visitors to the Tesselaar Tulip Farm in Monbulk Road, Silvan will be treated to the sight of almost a million blooms made up of more than 130 varieties of Tulip bathing the 10 Hectare (25 Acre) property in a stunning carpet of colour.
But Tesselaar's Tulip Festival is way, way more than a flower show it's a spectacular pageant of live entertainment, fun, food and themed events staged over 26-days in Silvan a beautiful corner of the fabulous Dandenong Ranges.
The annual Tulip Festival is, among others, a celebration of all things Dutch. Image courtesy Tesselaar Tulip Farm.
This year's Festival includes a Turkish Weekend from 15th to 17th September, Over The Rainbow Week with live performances of The Wizard of Oz twice daily from 18th to 21st September, a Dutch Weekend 22nd to 24th September, Children's Weeks from September 25th to 28th September and again from October 2nd to 5th, a Food, Wine & Jazz Weekend from September 28th to October 1st and an Irish Weekend from 6th to 8th October.
And if that's not enough there'll be daily Market Stalls, Tulip Tractor Rides through the colourful fields and the opportunity for a photo wearing the largest wooden Dutch clog ever displayed in Australia.
2017 will see almost a million blooms on show. Image courtesy Tesselaar Tulip Farm.
General Admission tickets cost Adults $28, concession $24 and Children (16 years and under) free if accompanied by an adult. A group discount of $24 each applies to 10 or more tickets purchased in a single online transaction.
Cost:General admission tickets cost Adults $28, Concession $24, Children (16 years and under) Free if accompanied by an adult. A group discount of $24 per person applies to 10 or more tickets purchased in a single on-line transaction.