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Spring bloom sensation
Spring is upon us and that means the Tesselaar Tulip Festival is back with the third generation of the Tesselaar family presenting the 66th annual event at their Silvan property between Saturday 14th September and Sunday 13th October.
The annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival has been lighting up the Dandenong Ranges with a dazzling display of colour for 66-years. Photo: Courtesy Tesselaar Tulip Festival
Each year, Tesselaar Tulip Festival draws in visitors from Australia and internationally, to experience a dazzling display of over a million spring bulbs in bloom, including more than 900,000 tulips in every colour of the rainbow.
Attracting more than 100,000 people over four weeks, Tesselaar Tulip Festival has become one of Victoria's premier spring events. Visitors are free to wander through almost 5 hectares of fields and marvel at one of the most vibrant displays of floral beauty Victoria, if not Australia, has to offer.
Tesselaar Tulip Festival is a fabulous excuse for a great family day out in the country. Photo: Courtesy Tesselaar Tulip Festival
The festival starts with an explosion of colour on Turkish Weekend, celebrating the origins of the Tulip with Melbourne's vibrant Turkish community on September 14th to 15th.
There's a Dutch Weekend on September 20th to 22nd and an Irish Weekend on October 11th to 13th.
Children's Weeks will run from Monday 23rd to Thursday 26th September and Monday 30th September to Thursday 3rd October.
Along with a series of themed days and events ....
..... there'll be plenty of good food, drinks and entertainment to make your visit to the annual Tesselaar Tulip Festival a memorable experience. Photos: Courtesy Tesselaar Tulip Festival
General Admission tickets cost Adults $29 and Concession $25. Group Concessions are available for groups of 10 or more and Children 16 and under are FREE when accompanied by an adult.
Spring Fever entry tickets are valid for the Spring Fever Weeks (16th to 19th September and 7th to 10th October) and cost Adults $19 and Concession $15.
Tickets are available online or at the gate.
Getting There …..
Tesselaar Flower Farm is 60-Kilometres east of Melbourne, about an hour's drive via the M1 and Belgrave-Hallam Road.
Cost:General Admission tickets cost Adults $29 and Concession $25. Group Concessions are available for groups of 10 or more and Children 16 and under are FREE. Spring Fever entry tickets are valid for the Spring Fever Weeks (16th to 19th Sep and 7th to