The festival is based in Silvan approximately 43kms from Melbourne at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley. The 30 day festival program is broken up into themes with bands, entertainment, food, stallholders and activities centered on those themes. Themes include Turkish, Dutch, Food Wine & Jazz, Irish and Children's Days. On average people spend 2 hours at the festival and others like to spend the whole day enjoying the live music and gardens.
Visit: Tesselaar's Bulbs and FlowersYou will receive a festival guide/map upon arrival for your self-guided experience. Along with walking through the fields of tulips, other activities include: • a tractor led trailer ride with a narration (In English) of the history and process of planting the fields (fees apply) • u-pick tulip experience (fees apply) • live entertainment including bands, stage shows and roving acts • treasure hunt - find all of the hidden clues and hand in your answers for a sweet treat • sculpture exhibit among the tulips • shops and souvenirs • traditional Dutch games and lawn games • a mini Holland - Clog Shop, Souvenir Shop, staff in Dutch costumes and Dutch barrel organ • photo opportunities galore! • Bathroom and wheelchair accessible facilities on-site, dogs are permitted if on a lead • Ample free parking on-site for cars and coaches • A wide range of food and cuisines on offer for meals on-site