The first of Araluen’s renowned tulips and other spring floral treats are blooming and herald the return of the famous It’s Yates Springtime at Araluen tulip festival, one of WA’s most popular and loved garden experiences.
This year’s formal festival runs from Saturday, 23 August through Sunday, 21 September, although the shoulder periods before and after these dates will also provide some exquisite floral displays.
‘The theme for this year’s festival features a special tribute to multiculturalism and the significant Turkish and Dutch influence on the history of the tulip in particular,’ says Rod Ross, general manager, Araluen Botanic Park Foundation.
Throughout the festival period visitors can enjoy:
- Over 120,000 tulips and countless other spectacular spring floral treats in bloom
- The Grand Marquee providing an outstanding vista of the themed tulip display from its balcony as well as a tulip history storyboard display and Armadale Visitor Centre kiosk inside
- Turkish, Dutch and Australian food vendors
- Multicultural and local music and dance entertainment
- Art and demonstrations
- Araluen Train rides with recorded commentary
- Chalet Healy Tearooms
- Roundhouse Gift Shop
- Picnic and BBQ areas
The Park is open from 9am to 6pm daily and festival entry prices are: Adults $15; Children (6 – 15y) $7; Concession $12; Group (8+ one vehicle) $10; Family (2A/6C) $40. Additionally, Government concession cardholders can save further on Cut Price Tuesdays – Adults $8; Children $4. Lower entry fees apply on the shoulder periods and at other times of the year. Intending visitors are encouraged to consider coming on weekdays to avoid potential heavier traffic and parking loads on weekends.
Like to learn more? Simply phone 9496 1171 or visit the website – www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au