Cherryhill's Blossom Festival

Wed 26th September, 2018 – Sun 7th October, 2018
Cherryhill Orchards
474 Queens Road, Wandin East
Price: $5–$10
Cherry blossoms, local music and a beeswax-wrap-making course.

Millions flock to Japan every year for cherry-blossom season during April and May, but Melbourne's own iteration of the festival is in full bloom this month.

The Yarra Valley’s Cherryhill Orchards is opening its gates for the annual Blossom Festival. First launched in 2015, the festival has been revamped this year and is running for one week during the school holidays.

Cherryhill cherry farm produces cherry beers, cherry cider and cherry ice-cream. And picnics are encouraged, so bring your blankets, your kids and some snacks from home.

As well as the rows of cherry trees, views of the Yarra Valley and photo opportunities, there are activities for all ages. Enjoy face painting, and live music from local pop-folk trio Parkville and singer-songwriter Michael Hearn. Kids can take part in workshops about bee life cycles, honey production and bees' role in our ecosystem. And for grown-ups there's a workshop on making beeswax wraps – a reusable, eco-friendly alternative to cling film.

Located one hour out of Melbourne in the Yarra Valley, Cherryhill is a family-owned farm founded in 1940 that's open between November and January for cherry picking.

From 10am to 5pm.

More information here.