Saturday, 3 October 2015


Spring played hide and seek here in the Highlands before finally arriving a week ago much to the relief of the Tulip Festival Organisers in Bowral.  

Bowral has celebrated the Tulip Festival for the past 55 years.  The design and planting plan varies from year to year and the gardeners usually plant in excess of 60 000 tulips, much to the delight of the thousands of visitors each year.  

Getting the tulips to flower at exactly the right time each year is a challenge.  Spring arrived very early last year which meant that many of the tulips were almost over by the time the Festival opened.  Despite the cold spring this year,  only a few tulips failed to open on cue.

The planting design and colour choices this year are a bit too dramatic for my taste.  Hundreds of people would disagree it seems!  See some of my photos below.   

Last year's tulips in my own new garden.  The Parrot tulips in the pot were spectacular again this year.

This photo is from last year's Festival.

Below are a few photos of the green and white parrot tulips from my garden.

Wishing you all a great week ahead.

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