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The theme for the 2018 Tesselaar Tulip Festival is Tulips in Wonderland, celebrating Lewis Carroll's classic tale and featuring all the magic of the story played out in the tulip fields.

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The annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival is a month long celebration of spring showcasing an estimated 1 million tulips. Image: Courtesy Tesselaar Tulip Farm


This year's event will be staged from Saturday 15th September to Sunday 14th October between 10 AM and 5 PM daily.

Other themed events will be staged throughout the festival including :

Turkish Weekend Saturday & Sunday 15th and 16th September.
Tulips in wonderland Week Monday 17th to Thursday 20th September.
Dutch Weekend Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd September.
Food, Wine & Jazz Weekend Friday 28th to Sunday 30th September.
Children's Weeks Monday 24th to Thursday 27th September and Monday 1st to Thursday 4th October.
Irish Weekend Friday 5th to Sunday 7th October.
Tulipmania Week Monday 8th to Sunday 14th October.

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Much more than a flower show this is an event for the whole family featuring live entertainment, market stalls, treasure hunts, a fairy shop and a series of themed weekends. Image: Courtesy Tesselaar Tulip Farm


One of Victoria's great spring festivals the Tesselaar Tulip Festival showcases almost 1 million tulips and features live music every day, market stalls, treasure hunts, tulip tractor rides, a fairy shop, plenty of great food and FREE PARKING.

Tickets cost Adults $28, Concession (Students, Pensioners & Health Card holders) $24. Group tickets cost $24 per person for groups of 10 or more. Children under 16 are free when accompanied by an adult.


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The theme for Tesselaar Tulip Festival 2018 is Tulips in Wonderland featuring the magic of Lewis Carrol's classic tale played out in the tulip fields. Image: Courtesy Tesselaar Tulip Farm

And don't miss the Mad Hatter's High Tea at the Tulip Festival enjoying delicious treats and artisan tea surrounded by fields of tulips.

There are 1-Hour and 2-Hour sessions available daily and pre-bookings are essential.

Guests will be treated to a selection of sweet and savoury snacks paired with a range of hot and iced teas.

The 1-hour session costs Adults $40 per person and Children (14 Years and under) $20 per person.

The 2-hour session costs Adults $60 per person and Children (14 Years and under) $30 per person.

See the website for full details, terms & conditions and online bookings.

Getting There ..

Tesselaar Tulip Farm is 52 Kilometres east of Melbourne, about a 1-hour drive via the M3 and State Route 62 to Montrose then Monbulk Road to Sylvan.

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Will I see you at Tesselaar Tulip Farm for the tha annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival from Saturday 15th September to Sunday 14th October? Image: Courtesy Tesselaar Tulip Farm

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Why? Visit one of Victoria's very best annual garden and flower events staged at Tesselaar Tulip Farm in the heart of the magnificent Dandenong Ranges.
When: Saturday 15th September to Sunday 14th October from 10 AM to 5 PM daily.
Phone: (03) 9737 7722
Where: Tesselaar Tulip Farm, 357 Monbulk Road, Silvan
Cost: Tickets cost Adults $28, Concession (Students, Pensioners and Health Card holders) $24. Group tickets cost $24 per person for groups of 10 or more. Children under 16 are free when accompanied by an adult.
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