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  • Writer's pictureVicki Walsh

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

Updated: Feb 15, 2020

I visited the Tesselaar Tulip Festival in Silvan Victoria for the Dutch Weekend celebrations. I can understand why the Dutch fell in love with Tulips in the 16th Century with their perfect form and amazing colour; but I learn't at the festival that the Tulip did not orginate in Holland. In the 1500's Tulips became highly cultivated blooms and were a symbol of wealth and prestige in Turkey despite not having the amazing colour range we enjoy today. Their popularity spread throughout Europe, but it was the Duth who are now famous for their Tulips.

There are over a million spring flowering bulbs on show, including over half a million Tulips. The spectacular flower displays run the length of the Tulip farm. The Tulips are undoubtedly the star of the show but there was so much more with traditional clog dancers, live entertainment, market stalls and a range of delicious food.

I loved how the Tulips became translucent with the glorious Spring sun shining through them. It was a wonderland of colour for children and adults alike. The Tulip festival runs for 27 days from 10th September to 6th October 2015 and is an annual event at the Tresselaar Tulip Farm.

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