Cherryhill's Blossom Festival
Millions flock to Japan every year for cherry-blossom season during April and May, but Melbourne's own iteration of the festival will soon be in full bloom.
The Yarra Valley’s Cherryhill Orchards is opening its gates for the annual Blossom Festival, which was first launched in 2015.
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.
If you can't be bothered packing a hamper, food trucks will park up too. You'll find Nem Nem's Vietnamese dishes, handmade dumplings at Dum and Dumpling, Mexican street food from Dos Diablos, and Real OG Burgers. To drink grab a cherry spritz, and a special Four Pillars Gin cocktail is in the works.
As well as the rows of cherry trees and views of the Yarra Valley there are activities for all ages. Nikon will present a camera masterclass to help you capture stunning snaps of the Yarra Valley, and you can enjoy live music from Ellery Cohen, Angus Legg and Yarra Valley singer songwriter Shaun Black. Kids can take part in workshops about bee life cycles, honey production and bees' role in our ecosystem.
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 9am to 5pm.