Tulip Time will be back in September following last year’s COVID cancellation.
Council’s Group Manager of Tourism and Economic Development, Steve Rosa said plans for the festival’s return were well progressed.
“Tulip Time is synonymous with the Southern Highlands and we’re absolutely thrilled to announce its return in September of this year,” he said.
“Council’s Parks and Gardens crews and our Destination Southern Highlands team have been working hard behind the scenes on how we can reintroduce and reinvigorate the Shire’s favourite floral festival.
“In addition to planning new displays and attractions we’ve also been busy finalising strict social distancing measures to ensure the health and safety of guests is maintained.”
This year’s Tulip Time celebrations will be held over 18 days from mid-September.
“Bringing Tulip Time safely back for the public to enjoy will however involve some comprises,” Mr Rosa said.
“One change will include a cap on the number of daily attendees visiting Corbett Gardens.
“However, to offset this restriction we’ll be extending this year’s festival to now cover three weekends.”
Other changes will include mandatory pre-purchase of on-line tickets and nominating for a preferred time or ‘session’ within the Gardens. Evening activities will also be staged with more details to be released closer to the event.
The 2021 celebration also marks the 60th anniversary of the popular floral festival.
“This year we commemorate the diamond anniversary of Tulip Time and it’s only fitting that we celebrate in style with the theme of 60 sparkling years,” Mr Rosa added.
“Expect to see over 75,000 beautiful bulbs on show across Corbett Gardens in a collection of stunning new displays.”
Can Assist Southern Highlands will join this year’s celebrations as the official Charity Partner.
Tulip Time 2021 will be held from Friday 17 September through until Monday 4 October 2021.
For more information visit www.tuliptime.net.au.