Feeling like a springtime getaway? The heritage streets of Bendigo have brightened up with gorgeous, blooming tulips. Head to Pall Mall, the Conservatory Garden and more to see this year’s Bendigo Annual Tulip Display. There, you’ll find 53, 000 tulips with a whole range of colours, sizes and blooming times. This free display will run from now until early October.
Bendigo Annual Tulip Display
Every year, from September to October, the spectacular tulip display brightens up Bendigo with its wide range of colours and varieties. This beloved tradition first began in 2004, when the region was facing years of drought. Tulips were hardy enough to cope with the dry conditions and water restrictions at the time, and so, a new event was born.
This year, you can see the tulips at Conservatory Gardens, Queen Victoria Gardens, the Civic Gardens and on Pall Mall. There are also smaller displays at Eaglehawk’s Canterbury Park and the Bendigo Botanic Gardens at White Hills.
For the September school holidays, between September 15 and October 1, go on a BendiGnome Hunt. Children are encouraged to follow a trail of 12 gnomes, scattered across the city’s four main gardens. Take photos with the gnomes, and go in the draw to win prizes.
After admiring the magnificent blooms during the day, come back after sunset for Bloom After Dark. See the tulip beds illuminated, and enjoy interactive blooming flower displays and interactive paths. Walk along the trail and see Paul Fletcher’s visual installation, The Symbiotic Pulse, at Bendigo Visitor Centre. Bloom After Dark will run nightly in Rosalind Park, from 6:45pm to 9:30pm, and from September 15 to October 1.
The Bendigo Annual Tulip Display is the crown jewel of the Bloom spring program. Stick around for festivals, food adventures, gardens and more. Check out the full program here.
For all the updates on the tulips, check out this Facebook event.
And while you’re in the area, take a drive to Cornella and wander through vibrant canola fields.