Araluen Botanic Park tulips set to come alive for It’s Yates Springtime

About 140,000 tulips have been planted at Araluen Botanic Park in preparation for It's Yates Springtime.
About 140,000 tulips have been planted at Araluen Botanic Park in preparation for It's Yates Springtime.

EXPERIENCE the floral wonderland that is It’s Yates Springtime at Araluen Botanic Park.

The event, officially opening on Friday, August 18, features Perth’s largest display of tulips as well as thousands of other springtime blooms.

This year, the Araluen horticultural team – along with more than 400 volunteers – planted 140,000 tulips throughout the park for visitors to enjoy.

“Our team does a fantastic job working with volunteers to create stunning displays and this year is no different,” general manager Grant Nixon said.

“It’s Yates Springtime at Araluen is a great time of the year to visit the park so grab your picnic basket, bring the family and experience a great day amongst the tulips.”

As visitors wander around the pathways of the park looking for the massed plantings of tulips, they will also see magnolias with their goblet shaped flowers, Japanese maples that boast golden, scarlet or purple leaves, canopies of colour from rhododendrons and bursts of colour from azaleas.

The park is also internationally recognised for camellias with the International Camellia Society listing Araluen as one of its Camellia Gardens of Excellence in 2012.

Throughout the event, the park will be packed with colour and atmosphere, entertainment and plenty of food options including the onsite caf and pop-up food stalls.

It’s Yates Springtime will be officially opened this Friday by Premier Mark McGowan, and will run until Monday, September 25.

The park is open from 9am – 6pm daily.

For admission fees, visit araluenbotanicpark.com.au.