National Parks / Natural World
Corbett Gardens Bowral Bowral
Where are we going today?
Sometimes you just want to strip it all back, and enjoy a family day out that is relaxing, and surrounded by nature. You might want to head to Corbett Gardens in Bowral for that experience!
It's here at the Corbett Gardens that the famous Tulip Time Festival began back in 1911, and still continues to this day! Did you know that over the festival, over 100,000 tulips will be on display? How amazing is that! Just imagine all of the colours!
Located in the centre of town, it's one of the region's oldest and most stunning parks, and it really lights up during the Spring Garden Festival.
In fact, it attracts over 35,000 people each year, so it must be doing something right!
There are flowers, shrubs, trees - and those green thumbs in the family will be able to learn all about how plants grow, and thrive, and all the different species that we have in Australia. Many of them you might not have heard of before!
Want to know what else is so great about the garden? It's FREE entry! We love that! This means anyone can enjoy the beautiful flowers, and the gorgeous scents, and strolling through the landscapes gardens.
Perhaps you want to just relax in the pagoda for a while. You can do anything you want at the Corbett Gardens, at your own pace, so get out there and enjoy nature!
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
There are picnic facilities so just bring your own lunch if you like!.
It's a good idea to take bottled water with you .
Any Top Tips?
The Tulip Time Festival runs in September each year, and is the only time there will be an admission fee.
Need a little extra help?
There are paved walkways which are accessible to wheelchairs.
What people are saying?
by Destination Southern Highlands
Tulip Festival 2014 - Tuesday 16th September - Sunday 28th September.
by Hoang Pham
As well manicured as you would expect in Bowral, the belle of the Southern Highlands, this small but jewel-like park features many mature exotic trees, some of them planted when the park was established a century ago. Picnic facilities are limited to tables, but the lawns make a fine runner-up. This is one of the showpieces of Bowral's Tulip Time celebration in spring, when the gardens light up with 100,000 massed tulips and 20,000 annual plants. Prime time Summer and also mid-September-October and April-May.
by David Mackenzie
A quiet oasis away from the riff raff
by Julian Mendes
Too many lads