Beautiful blooms, warmer temperatures, and new adventures! Spring brings each of these. Spring also means the start of Australia's spring flower festivals. These festivals give everyone a chance to get out and explore nature and the flowers that are waking from their winter sleep.
A month long extravaganza, the Kings Park Festival in Perth will take place 1-30 September, 2016. Discover Australia’s wildflowers and take home some native plants when you visit Kings Park. There will be activities for kids as well as entertainment for adults. This festival is sure to be a wild time!
Photo: Courtesy of Kings Park Festival via Botanic Gardens & Parks Authority Website
The Tesselaar Tulip Farm in Silvan, Victoria has been growing Tulips since 1939. They have celebrated with a festival since 1954, over 60 years now. This festival is centered around acres of Tulip fields that are opened and people from all over can come enjoy tiptoeing through the Tulips. This year’s festival will take place Thursday 8th September thru Tuesday 4th of October, 2016 and will feature several events including a Turkish weekend, a Dutch weekend, children’s and seniors’ weeks, and an Irish weekend.
Tulip Time is held at the Corbett Gardens in Bowral, NSW. This flower festival is full of activities and chooses a Charity Partner each year to support. This year’s Charity Partner is the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation. With 56 years under its belt, Tulip Time is one of the oldest flower festivals in Australia. Scheduled for Tuesday 13th thru Sunday 25th September, 2016, this years festival will be one to remember!
Photo: Courtesy of Destination Southern Highlands
The Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers is a festival packed full of fun. Come to enjoy the flowers, stay to enjoy the many other events, including amazing concerts, floral demonstrations, and excellent food! The Carnival of Flowers will celebrate its 67th year on Friday 16th - Sunday 25th September, 2016.
Photo: Courtesy of Toowoomba Brisbane Times
For 29 years, Floriade has graced Canberra with boisterous blooms. This festival is as much about the flowers as it is bringing together people of different cultures. This year’s month long festival will take place from Saturday 17th September thru Sunday 16th October, 2016 and entry is free.
Photo: Courtesy of Jo Bakas via Floriade Website
Entering its 52nd year, the Leura Gardens Festival in the stunning Blue Mountains is a registered charity. Each year the proceeds provide funding for medical equipment for the Blue Mountains District Anzac Memorial Hospital. This year’s festival will feature 13 gardens, including some new and old favourites. The Leura Gardens Festival will take place from Saturday 1st to Sunday 9th October, 2016.
Photo: Courtesy of Leura Garden Festival Website
For the last 25 years, the Berry Gardens Festival has featured eight gardens in the region to help raise money for various charities. On Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th October, 2016, eight local gardens will once again be open to the public. These garden masterpieces will be an enjoyment for people of all ages with each being unique.
Photo: Courtesy of Berry & District Garden Club Website
The Renmark Rose Festival is entering its 22nd year. It will take place on Friday 14th to Sunday 23rd October, 2016. Explore the gorgeous rose gardens, take a river cruise, and see the region’s extensive collection of gardens, opened especially for the festival.
Photo: Courtesy of Renmark Roses Website
The Bathurst Gardeners’ Club holds the Bathurst Spring Spectacular and donates the proceeds from the festival to local charities. This year the Spring Spectacular will take place Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th October, 2016. This year will feature the gardens of Bathurst Gardener’s Club members.
Photo: Courtesy of Bathurst Gardeners' Club Inc. Website