Tulip Festival at Silvan

One of my favourite things to go to is the Tulip Festival which is run annually at Silvan from mid September to mid October every year.  There is a cost to entering and if you’re a photo fanatic, like me, you’ll find tons of others doing the same. Last year Tesselaar’s had a photography contest – not sure if they’ve done that in previous years. They have special days such as Dutch weekend and Turkish weekend, wine and jazz weekend, days for kids and days for the elderly. There is entertainment, food, stalls and even rides in a cart at the back of a tractor around the property.  You can find full information at the site here.

The gardens are just an hour’s drive from Melbourne into the beautiful Dandenong Ranges, just beyond Monbulk.  An event definitely worth going to and yes, I’ll be going again!  I love it.


Rows and rows of Tulips

Tesselaar 2012 Tulip Festival

Tesselaar 2012 Tulip Festival

Tesselaar 2012 Tulip Festival

Musical entertainment


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