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          Tulip Time @ Corbett Gardens, Bowral, NSW

[Pops out from behind wall  👻]…BOOH-YEAH! It’s been a seriously long time. Thanks for sticking around even though I seem to have died for the last few months… I have been kept very occupied in Malaysia, but I’ve also been fortunate to go back to Sydney for a quick break where I met my Beau! 

Date:  October 3 2015

Since Beau and I had nothing planned for the October long weekend, Beau suggested that we drive to the Bowral to see the tulips exhibition while at the same time show me  where he spent most of his school holidays as a boy.

The tulip exhibition is in Corbett Gardens. Entrance fee is $10 per person, which I later found out is the only week that entrance fee is charged. Never mind that!  The seas of tulips were stunning! 🌷🌷🌷

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The rows and ROWS of tulips…in an amazing assortment of colours…

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Different varietals of tulips were exhibited.  Flaming Parrot is by far my favourite amongst the various varietals.

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Flaming Parrot

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Tulip with frayed edges

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I am able to recall that black tulips were all the rage over a decade ago (if you can remember that, then you are old too!😜) – a single stem costs up to $100 – an obscene amount of money…

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Black Tulip

 

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Beau said that this cherry blossom tree is a century old.  He could remember having picnics under that tree.

Some light entertainment under the rotunda…

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Jazz under the Rotunda

As with all public fairs, there were several stalls selling fast food, drinks and gourmet produces.

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1st Hotdog for Spring!😋

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Poffertjes with maple syrup

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Cider that we both enjoyed, which is also available at B&W liquor shops

We spent around an hour and a half in the Gardens, then continued with our road trip to Kangaroo Valley

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We stopped at Cambewarra Mountain Lookout for a quick break.  This lookout is 678m above sea level.  Some notable landmarks can be seen: Seven-mile Beach, Jervis Bay, Nowra bridge, Shoalhaven River mouth, St Georges head, St Gerges Basin, etc…

Cambewarra Mountain Lookout

We proceeded to drive back to Sydney on the Grand Pacific Drive via Kiama…

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