The Tesselaar Tulip Festival in the Dandenong Ranges
The mornings are getting brighter and the sunshine is creeping back in, meaning spring is just around the corner. Along with the warmer weather comes the Tesselaar Tulip Festival, an annual show of natural beauty in the Dandenong Ranges that runs from September 10 to October 9.
Nearly one million tulips of all colours, sizes and varieties will bloom across five acres east of Melbourne, creating a gorgeous spring display unlike anywhere else in the country. The flowers also serve as the backdrop to a festival that includes events, activities, food, drink and entertainment.
Food, Wine and Jazz Weekend features tastings from boutique wineries, distilleries and breweries, as well as live music performances and delicious local food from around the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. On [Rock the Fields Weekend], music from the 50s and 60s will take over the festival, with live bands, a clog dancing workshop and a historic cheese market performance (where you see the spectacle of how Dutch cheeses were traditionally bought and sold) taking place. Kids are definitely included in the fun, with children’s weeks, taking place throughout the festival. There will also be live shows, a petting zoo and chances to get up close with Australian wildlife, as well as treasure hunts and garden games.
This story is produced by Broadsheet in partnership with Tesselaar Tulip Festival.