Victorian flower festivals 2023 – Spring season
Cornella Canola Walk, Shiraz Republic, Cornella
August - September, 2023
Roughly two hours out of Melbourne you'll be greeted with the buttery fields of yellow canola that stretch as far as the eye can see. From the tail end of winter to the start of the spring season, walk the 100 acre field of canola, take beautiful photos and stay for lunch, wine and some live music for a spectacular spring Saturday or Sunday.
Notes: Ticketed event. Dogs welcome outdoors on leash.
Annual Kyneton Daffodil and Arts Festival, Macedon Ranges
31 August, 2023 - 10 September, 2023
At the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, explore the wonder of the open gardens of Kyneton. A festival celebration both daffodil season and the arts in the region, have fun exploring the range of attractions and exhibitions dedicated to beauty in all its forms.
There’ll be bus tours of stunning garden landscapes, garden-themed light projections, flower show exhibits, and a celebration of florals, art, and food at the annual Daffodil Festival Long Lunch.
Make sure to get around town for a range of other activities, such as arts workshops, dog shows, window displays, and markets, before a stop at the Golden Mile of Daffodils.
Notes: Ticketed event. Dogs welcome outdoors on leash. Stick around for the ferret racing, dog dash, and a range of musical performances.
Tessellar Tulip Festival, Silvan
16 September, 2023 – 15 October, 2023
A favourite on the flower festival calendar, the ‘Tulip Fest’ is brought to you by the same producers of KaBloom, except this time, it’s tulip season!
Held in Silvan, part of the Dandenong Ranges, frolic throughout tulip fields with millions of coloured bulbs in bloom, while indulging in a range of Danish foods and pastimes.
You can also choose to come for a themed Turkish or Irish weekend, take a tractor ride, play in the Fairy Garden, or dance to some love music at the festival of flowers and fun.
Notes: Kids under 16 free. Dogs welcome on leash.
Bendigo Annual Tulips Display, Bendigo
Mid September – Mid October, 2023
It’s tulip season, and Bendigo is getting in on the action. Every year, the City of Greater Bendigo's Park and Natural Reserves group put on a free flower display of rainbow blooms, with over 53,000 individual bulbs on display for all to enjoy.
The tulips can be seen along Pall Mall and Conservatory Garden, where you can enjoy the sweet smell of spring before enjoying the rest that the Goldfields region has to offer.
Notes: Free to attend. Dogs welcome on leash.
CherryHill Blossom Festival, Yarra Valley
16 September, 2023 – 1 October, 2023
Not just a commodity seen in the forests of Japan, cherry blossom season is in full force at a range of gardens around Victoria. If you’re looking to celebrate these pinkest hues in all their glory, the Yarra Valley hosts a festival celebrating the magic of the cherry blossom.
Featuring a range of workshops like flower crown or candle making, sip and paint sessions, hot air ballooning and delectable gastronomy experiences, you can then head to the main event – a stroll through the spectacular cherry blossom tree orchard blooming along 85 marvellous acres.
Notes: Ticketed event. Dogs are welcome but must be registered.
State Rose and Garden Show, Werribee
11 – 12 November, 2023
Pick the perfect rose at the annual State Rose & Garden Show held in Victoria’s famed Werribee Park Mansion.
Running over just two days in November, head along for a feats of the eyes for the world’s most romantic flower. With over 5,000 rose buds in bloom, have fun taking spectacular photos, playing in the garden exhibits, enjoying local food and live music, and watching live SWAY circus performances.
Green thumbs who are looking to grow their own rose can also indulge in a range of garden talks and workshops, from terrarium making, to beekeeping and nature play programs for adults and children alike.
Notes: Free event. Dogs not permitted.