Spirit of Place: Tesselaar Tulip Festival (Part 3 of 3)

At the Tesselaar Tulip Festival there was more on than just tulips…there was some art too…these were my favourites:

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There was also clog dancing in full costume:

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An old timey pipe organ raising money for charity:


Display and workshops on how to make wooden tulips:

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And of course there were windmills tucked away everywhere:


All images (C) T. Georgitsis 2015




Spirit of Place: Tesselaar Tulip Festival (Part 2 of 3)


I loved seeing the tulips blooming all throughout the farm. Shows that spring is truly here!

These were some more images I managed to capture with my iphone, of some other favourites I came across which I couldn’t identify due to lack of signage or the like…

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Then you have the fields of tulips which are just so eye catching and beautiful you almost feel like you are in Holland…except for all the people taking selfies in the middle of the fields 😉


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All images (C) T. Georgitsis 2015

Spirit of Place: Tesselaar Tulip Festival (Part 1 of 3)


Every spring for 4 weeks the Tesselaar Tulip Festival happens in Silvan (country Victoria, Australia).

This year I went during the Dutch Weekend (I mean they are known for their tulips no).  They had transformed the tulip farm into a mini-Holland with food, costumes, folk dancing, barrel organ music, market stalls, windmills, games and historical displays.  There was also sculptures among the tulips from artists around the country.  The festival runs for two more weeks and for more information see here: http://www.tulipfestival.com.au

These were my favourite tulips which I remember the name of:


The “precocious” 


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The “high roller” 


The “gavota” 


The “poppy”


All images (C) T. Georgitsis 2015