Arts & Attractions


Tulip Time Festival returns to the Southern Highlands this Spring

80,000 hand-planted tulips bloom this September for the 63rd annual festival.

This year’s edition of the annual Tulip Time Festival at Corbett Gardens promises to be a magnificent celebration of nature’s beauty and a cherished tradition in the Southern Highlands. With vibrant blossoms, lively festivities and an array of activities, the festival attracts locals and visitors alike to revel in the breathtaking spectacle of blooming tulips.

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WHERE: Corbett Gardens, Bowral, NSW

FIND TICKETS: Now on sale via [/su_box]

Spread across the stunning Corbett Gardens, the festival offers a kaleidoscope of colours, as thousands of tulip bulbs bloom into a mesmerising display. The carefully manicured gardens create a picturesque setting, providing an idyllic backdrop for families, couples, and photographers to capture memories amid the stunning floral tapestry.

As the sun sets, the gardens come alive with the illumination of the night tulips, transforming the landscape into a magical wonderland. The breathtaking sight of tulips bathed in soft, colourful lights creates a surreal ambiance, leaving visitors enchanted by the ethereal beauty of the event.

Tulips After Dark will again take place at night, over the long weekend Friday 29 September to Sunday 1 October 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Tickets to Tulips After Dark can be purchased here.

The 63rd Annual Tulip Time Festival at Corbett Gardens is not only a celebration of nature’s bounty but also a testament to the community’s dedication to preserving its rich floral heritage. It is an event that brings together people from all walks of life to embrace the joy of blooming flowers and the spirit of togetherness, making it an unforgettable experience for all who attend.

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The Corbett Gardens in Bowral will come to life with the Tulip Time Festival, starting on 19 September until the 2 October 2023. Get your tickets now via