Tulip Garden – Dandenong (Melbourne, Victoria)5 Comments September 28, 2010 / Posted in Life, Travel
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!
How to enjoy the Tulip Festival
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 :).
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.
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.
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 :)!