Sunday, October 4, 2009

Tulip Time

It's Tulip Time in Southern Highlands of NSW, Australia. More than a dozen of private gardens open for Tulip festival in this region with admission fee around $5 - $8. Despite the wet and freezing weekend, with the the top of 11 C only, we drove for 2 hours from city to Bowral where the Corbett Gardens Bowral, the centerpiece of Tulip Time, showcases an amazing display of vibrant color , music and performance.

Corbett Gardens Bowral

Tulip Time has been wowing crowds with 100,000 tulips and 25,000 flowering annuals, bursting with vivid color leaving visitors breathless at the amazing array of color and beauty. The Corbett Gardens open from 9.00 am - 4.00 pm daily, 24 September to 7 October 2009, with $8 admission fee for adults. There was also a Fine Food and Wine street fair on Wingecarribee street Bowral, just next to Corbett Gardens.

Here are some of my today's favorite shots.

Blushing pink tulip..

Rose or tulip? Rose-shaped tulip!

cherry blossoms over tulips..

Red leaves don't always mean autumn..


Jeanne M. Wigoena said...

wee..tulips..they're so pretty (^^,)*

Miss Zane said...

Lovely pictures bro !!!

Rashai said...

Jeanne, yup.. I was lucky to get there on the last days of their blooming time, thanks.

Miss Zane, thanks sis..:)

草(sou) said...

Tulip and cherryblossoms is very loverly:)

Rashai said...

Thanks Sou, there was only one cherry blossom tree among hundreds of Tulips :)

Jeanne M. Wigoena said...

Wow! you're so lucky.
My first and last attempt to see tulip was Spring 2005 in Beijing.
They have a botanical garden, my friends went there first, I was out of town that time.
When I came back, they accompanied me to go there again (so nice of them right? it was around 50 min travel by bus). But too bad, when we got there, they already cut all the tulips & not even a single one to be seen.. sigh..
I guess they want to make a little profit for the garden before the flowers withered (by selling them).

Rashai said...

Jeanne, wow that's too bad...Tulip garden I visited last weekend is smaller than famous ones in Canberra and Melbourne but it's worth a visit and it's located in the highlands so the surrounding areas are quite beautiful, wanna come next spring :)