THE city's gardens are ablaze with tulips, 30,000 of these blooming beauties, as they flow down Pall Mall and into the conservatory garden. The spring display features a glorious assortment of colours, sizes and blooming times.
If you have tried to find the exact same colour, it will be handy to know the names of the varieties planted. Some of the tulips on display are:
- Atilla Graffiti
- Strong Gold
While you're there taking in all that beauty, don't forget to take a few photos and share it on social media.
Enter the BendigoTulips photo competition by simply tagging #BendigoTulips and #ExploreBendigo on Instagram.
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You will also want to catch the tulip curator talks conducted during the display as they will be sharing their techniques and wisdom on how to create your own tulip wonderland.
The tulips appearance is a visually potent sign that spring is just around the corner. Some flower varieties hurry in, like late arrivals at the cinema, slipping quietly into the back row.
But not tulips. They strut boldly down to the front in a blaze of colour, full of confidence, trumpeting the arrival of a new season as if they and spring are here to stay.
The song Tulips from Amsterdam reinforced the belief that tulips only grew in Holland, but not anymore.
That myth was dispelled a long time ago. Nowadays this elegant, brightly-coloured flower can be seen everywhere, but never better than here in Bendigo.
And it was all due to the drought because the short-lived, short-flowering bulb didn't need any extra water, so the first bulbs were planted in 2004.
The song Tulips from Amsterdam reinforced the belief that tulips only grew in Holland, but not anymore. That myth was dispelled a long time ago. Nowadays this elegant, brightly-coloured flower can be seen everywhere, but never better than here in Bendigo.
In 2019, the City of Greater Bendigo's Park and Natural Reserves team once again ready the garden beds for the flashy and showy tulips to herald the start of spring.
Tulips like a soft soil with plenty of compost, and they will reward you with flowers appearing early to mid-September and go through until October, depending on the variety.
Spaces are limited for the curator talks so bookings are essential and can be made by phoning the Bendigo Visitor Centre on 1800 813 153 or online at www.bendigotourism.com.