Tulip Garden – Dandenong (Melbourne, Victoria)

5 Comments September 28, 2010 / Posted in Life, Travel
Mai at the tulip garden (Dandenong, an hour from Melbourne, Australia)

At the tulip garden (Dandenong, an hour from Melbourne, Australia)

Tasselaar Tulip Garden/Tulip Festival (mid September – mid October)
357 Montbulk Rd,
Silvan, Victoria (Australia)
approximately 1 hour and 10 mins from Melbourne CBD

Spring is in the air and what a better way to celebrate it than to take a trip down the Dandenongs to the Tulip Garden Festival!

The Tasselaar tulip garden is comparable with the Keukenhoff in Holland. The rows of colourful tulips certainly make everyone happy :) . Simply beautiful.

Tasselaar Tulip Garden (Silvan, an hour from Melbourne, Australia)

Tasselaar Tulip Garden (Silvan, an hour from Melbourne, Australia)

How to enjoy the Tulip Festival

Colourful Tulips

Colourful Tulips

The good weather was a blessing as it started to rain the night before (AFL Grand Finals 2010). If  you decide to visit the Tulip Garden. I recommend you buy your entrance ticket online as the queue might be long due to its enormous popularity. Although you can buy food there, I’d recommend you pack your own picnic and spend a whole day there.

Things to see and do

Tulips and more tulips. There’s a tractor ride for the young and old that takes you around the garden. I prefer the ‘foot’ option as you can go through rows and rows of tulips. You can always enjoy it by walking around the garden in your wooden clogs :) .

There are plenty of Picnic Areas

There are plenty of Picnic Areas

In certain days, the tulip garden will have a theme day (e.g. Dogs day, Dutch Day, etc). When I went it happened to be the Dutch day, there’re lots of musics and traditional dance performance.

A traditional Dutch dance performance

A traditional Dutch dance performance

I always enjoy picnic in the garden with great friends. It’s a very nice and relaxing atmosphere which allows me to smell the fresh air.

Around the tulip gardens, there are displays of interesting sculptures which are on sale.

A goanna and magpie sculpture - for sale

A goanna and magpie sculpture - for sale

More interesting sculpture - sculptures are on display throughout the garden

More interesting sculpture - sculptures are on display throughout the garden

Being right at the tulip farm, the best way to spend your money is of course on tulips. You can always pick your own tulips or buy some bulbs at a cheap price.

Everyone seems to enjoy the tulip festival, after all Spring is in the air :) !

mini windmill

mini windmill

Colourful tulips

Colourful tulips

Tulips

Tulips

Tulips

Tulips

Tulips

Tulips

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  4. Czech Republic – Cesky Krumlov Castle & Garden
  5. Sofitel Atrium Bar (Level 35) – Bird Eye View of Melbourne

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  1. Ash said on October 12th, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Omg I was working there!
    Did you try any of the ethnic food?

  2. Rolo said on November 14th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Ur aussies are copycats! The authentic Dutch one (Keukenhof) is the real deal!

  3. Mai said on November 15th, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Hi Rolo,

    Thanks for your feedback, we never claim that our Tulip Garden in Dandenong is the original one. It’s nice to bring a slice of Keukenhof into Australia without us having to fly 24 hours to Holland :) . I’ve been to both (see my post on Keukenhof) and enjoyed them very much. Imitation is a form of flattery :) . I’d encourage all of us to experience the real deal (Keukenhof) when you get a chance, it’s amazing :) .

  4. lemon said on September 17th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    are dogs allowed to go?

  5. Mai said on September 24th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Yes, I did see dogs on leash…dogs may only be allowed to roam around in the picnic area only, best to double check by calling :)

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