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Tulip Time Festival Bowral 2022

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Spring is a wonderful time for a road trip to the Southern Highlands for many reasons, be it floral blooms, food and wine or entertainment, and you can enjoy all of these at the upcoming Tulip Time Festival held in Bowral at Corbett Gardens.

Tulip Time Festival, Bowral
Floral bliss

This year's theme of 'Explore' invites visitors to wander around a gathering of entertainment and stalls, amongst a beautiful display of over 75,000 tulips and 15,000 annuals bursting into a variety of colours and shapes with fragrant scents.

There will be a variety of dancing, from folk to flamenco, and sounds of music coming from schools, choirs, jazz and concert bands. Local talent includes the Bong Bong All Stars, the Honey Sippers community singers and the students of nearby Oxley College.

Bong Bong All Stars
The Bong Bong All Stars

The market place sees stalls selling the likes of fashion, local crafts, produce and potted plants, and light refreshments, whilst the CWA Tea Rooms will be serving fresh home-made scones and finger sandwiches.

The blossoming colour and magic doesn't end there. Come sundown on Fridays and Saturdays, Tulips After Dark sets the petals aglow with fairy lights and funky hues from local musicians performing in the grand Victorian pagoda. The Tulip Time Bar will further the mood, featuring local wines from Joadja Estate (16-17/9 & 1-2/10) and Artemis Wines (23-24/9).

Tulips After Dark, Corbett Gardens, Bowral
Evening beauty

To ensure your visit is safe and enjoyable, numbers in the gardens will be capped and tickets will only be available online (not available at the gates). For General Admission tickets, there will be a choice of two daily sessions to choose from (9.30am-1pm or 1.30pm-5pm), and for Tulips After Dark, a separate ticket is needed with one session available on each Friday & Saturday (6pm-8.30pm). You can make purchases up to 1hr before the advertised closing time, subject to availability. This is a popular event, so get in early to ensure you don't miss out.

Note - this festival is a cashless/contactless event.
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Phone: 02 4871 2888
Where: Bendooley St, Bowral
Cost: Adult $12, Concession & Child (13-17yrs) $7
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I love the tulips. I've been revamping our garden and I'll planting an abundance of tulip bulbs.
by Gayle Beveridge (score: 3|9742) 6 days ago
Tulip and spring time, they are both beautiful
by Mindo Koerber (score: 2|375) 18 days ago
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