Its Yates Springtime at Araluen – Tulip Festival is back
Saturday 22 August to Monday 4 October 2020
Araluen Botanic Park will set the scene for a stunning kaleidoscope of colour during Springtime, 2020. Join us in an Araluen celebration, showcasing 150,000 tulips in bloom, 36,000 flowering bulbs against a backdrop of our beautiful bushland landscape.
Feast on the delectable delights of Chalet Healy Café, refurbished and reopened in time for Springtime; or visit our exciting tea house and patisserie at the Roundhouse.
Budding young explorers can join in a treasure hunt to receive a lucky dip prize, enter the Yates colouring competition, available at the Forest Deck from the Perth Hills Armadale Visitor Centre, or take a selfie with one the magical freedom fairies once you have your face painted.
There will also be guided walking tours to learn more about the gardens and collections of roses, camellias, heritage and Tulips. Cabernet and canvas will host art classes or if you like a more active day book a hike with The Hiking Collective. There is something for everyone to enjoy at this year’s Tulip Festival. You don’t want to miss it! Switch off the Netflix and get back to nature!
Festival Opens seven days between 9am and 6pm, last entry at 5pm. Fees apply
The Chalet Healy Cafe is under new management with a fresh and exciting new menu for Spring, so forget the dishes at home and come and try our dishes in the beautiful surrounding of the botanic park.
We have a Covid safe plan in place, so are a safe venue and are practising social distancing and additional hygiene. Please also do same and respect distances if queuing for food or bathrooms.
We are encouraging a check in over a walk in payment at the gates, so check out Facebook to buy your ticket using the secure gateway, tickets are limited so get in quick so you’re not disappointed.
Discover Perth Hills oldest botanic garden.
Araluen Botanic Park is an extraordinary garden in a breathtakingly beautiful bushland setting. Stroll through stoned pathways across the terraces that are lined by enormous stone pillars and shaded jarrah pergolas. View the circa 1930’s log cabins located in each garden precinct and learn about Perths heritage and history on the sign panels. Located within 59 hectares of native Australian bushland, the developed gardens cover 14 hectares within various precincts. Each precinct features various exotic plant species that flourish in the cool micro climate of the Roleystone Perth Hills. Renowned for the annual tulip festival which takes place each springtime, where over 100,000 tulip bulbs put on the most spectacular show for the thousands of visitors who flock to catch a glimpse and capture the ‘best’ selfie with the colourful backdrops.
Some exciting but somewhat lesser known facts about Araluen is that the Park boasts an incredibly impressive internationally recognised collection of Camellias. Western Australia’s largest rose collection containing species of original heritage roses circa 1800’s. which are best viewed in late spring to late summer. The Tea Roses and many other magnificent blooms blossom as we head into the autumn months, which is the best time to enjoy the extensive collection of tea roses. Stinton Creek flows within the Park all year, heading north to south as it ends flowing into the Canning Dam. This is a real feature of a visit to Araluen Botanic Park and there is many photo opportunities from the various walking bridges.
Overall the Park flourishes amongst an undulating native backdrop of Eucalyptus, Marri and Blackbutt Trees, with collections of banksia, grass trees and man ferns amongst flowering blooms, it is an experience for the senses.