Spring is just around the corner. The days are getting a little longer and warmer and soon, the flowers will be in bloom. Take in the beauty of the season by going to the whimsical cherry blossom festival. Explore the stunning rows of blossoming cherry trees with your loved ones, and for the first time ever, your furry friends too. This Blossom Festival at CherryHill Orchards will run from September 17 to October 2.
Blossom Festival at CherryHill Orchards
The Blossom Festival is a great day out for families, friends, couples and dogs. This festival feels even more special, because the trees are only in full bloom for two weeks a year. Every day, there will be a range of food trucks, cherry ice-cream, and non-alcoholic and alcoholic drinks in the café. The weekends will be particularly eventful, with live musicians, market stalls and a wider range of food trucks.
If you’d like to take things up a notch, why don’t you add a posh picnic to your day? Lounge under the cherry blossom trees in your own private row. Nibble on a gourmet bites, sweets and a grazing platter of charcuterie, cheese and antipasto. Then, wash it down with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. There is a four person minimum for the picnic and each picnic is customisable to suit the size and needs of the group. The picnic is $125 per person.
If you’d prefer to be a little more hands-on, there are workshops available too. Sharpen your skills with a photography walking tour, tap into your inner fairy princess with a flower crown workshop, learn all about bees or create two of your own soy candles.
You can also add a photography package to your ticket, where you can get professional shots of you frolicking among the blossoms.
If you want to really elevate your experience, book a Blossom & Ballooning package. Start your day in a hot air balloon and take in the sunrise over the beautiful Yarra Valley. After that, head to the cherry blossom festival.
Meanwhile, if you’d prefer to stay on the ground, indulge in a mid-week Blossom Wine and Dine adventure. Head to Rochford Wines first, and enjoy wine tasting on arrival, as well as a two-course seasonal lunch. Then, pop over to the orchard in Wandin to enjoy the Blossom Festival. Tickets to this experience include a complimentary cherry blossom gelato from CherryHill Orchards. This package is available on weekdays only, from September 19 to 30.
For the first time ever, dogs are allowed to come to the festival too. Entry for dogs is free, but a human ticket is still required.