Araluen Springtime Festival: 125,000 tulips in blooming display


Pictures: Jon Hewson
Araluen Springtime Festival: 125,000 tulips in blooming display
Araluen Springtime Festival: 125,000 tulips in blooming display
Araluen Springtime Festival: 125,000 tulips in blooming display
Araluen Springtime Festival: 125,000 tulips in blooming display
Pictures: Jon Hewson

SPRING has finally sprung with more than 125,000 tulips on display at the Araluen Botanic Park.

The annual Yates Springtime at Araluen was officially opened last week by Premier Colin Barnett and will be held until September 18.

As well as the largest display of tulips in WA, nature lovers can also enjoy the park’s internationally recognised Camellias, elegant Magnolias and other spring blooms.

Marketing officer Tenielle Doutre said Araluen was famous for its tulips.

“The park’s striking floral palette has surprises around every corner,” she said.

A key feature of this year’s display is an old 1942 Ford truck that has been borrowed from a neighbouring property that saw service during World War II.

The first tulip festival was held in 1991 with 10,000 bulbs donated by Yates.

Further details, visit www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au.