Immerse yourself in fields of colourful flowers this autumn at the Tesselaar KaBloom Festival of Flowers. Wander through 25 acres of gardens, and be greeted by over 3 million bright blooms. After admiring the vivid blossoms, stay a little longer and have fun with circus performers, a tractor train and more. Head out to the Dandenong Ranges, and see this festival from March 25 to April 25.
Tesselaar KaBloom Festival of Flowers
The festival will take place across five glorious weeks, with over 300,000 plants across 200 flower beds. That’s about one and a half times the size of the MCG. Frolic through fields filled with colourful blooms, including blue salvias, hot pink calibrachoas, dahlias, sunflowers, marigolds, poppies, snapdragons, cleomes, delphiniums, hollyhocks, dianthus and more. Then, meander through over 10,000 square metres of wildflower meadows.
Once again, the circus will return to KaBloom, ready to thrill you with their incredible acts. The troupe from Melbourne’s SWAY will delight and surprise you with their acrobats, sway poles, stilts, hula hoops and more. Watch these performers transform into flower fairies, sprites and pixies. On most days, there will also be circus workshops, where you can try their equipment and learn some fun new skills.
Kids will have plenty of fun at Tesselaar KaBloom, with a tractor train ride around the farm, storytelling in the fairy garden, garden games, and even rabbit hunts over the Easter long weekend.
There will be plenty of local and international food to try, so you don’t have to go hungry. Expect delicious treats like crepes, German sausages, scones, Dutch Poffertjes, ice cream and more. There’s also tea, coffee and cold drinks, including beer, wine and cider, available at the festival.
Of course, you’re welcome to bring your own picnic, and eat it in the beautiful gardens. Dogs can come along, as long as they are on a leash.
After a day in the fields, go shopping in the nursery and take home some plants for yourself. Then, find something magical in the Fairy Shop, or something sweet in the Lolly Shop. There will also be a Souvenir Shop, and a Flower Market filled with seasonal blooms.