KaBloom will reopen in 2022. Below is information intended for 2020 as a similar format will run for 2022.
This is really what KaBloom is all about, the splendour of millions of flowers across five acres of planting in the gorgeous Dandenong Ranges. We have a rainbow of fields filled with marvellous Marigolds, sizzling Salvias, sumptuous sunflowers, colourful Cleomes, pretty Petunias, glorious Gomphrena, charming Celosia and many more. This floral sensation will melt your heart and fill your soul.
Roll up, roll up to see the world’s first KaBloom Circus spectacular. Visitors will be treated to a show like no other as flower fairies, sprites and pixies emerge from the magical woods to delight and entertain. The fantastical shows are set to dazzle and delight amid the colourful blooms. The troupe of sensational circus artists from Melbourne's own 'Strange Fruit' will perform scheduled shows AND you should expect the unexpected as performers pop up from surprising places as you roam the farm. It is going to be amazing! Subscribe to our FaceBook and Instagram pages for regular updates or check back in here soon.** Feature acts from 11am with the main acts at noon and 2.15pm on weekdays and 11am, 1.30pm & 3.30pm on weekends and public holidays.
All new this year, are our two wild flower meadows. We are so looking forward to sharing these colourful fields with you. We have paths for you to walk through and be right in amongst the blooms. It is floral enchantment at its best. They are placed in our historic gardens.
Want even more entertainment at KaBloom?! We have appearances from Peppa Pig and George Pig 30/3/20 to 3/4/20 and Ben and Holly 6/4/20 to 9/4/20. They will be here for photos and meet and greet daily 10:30am-1pm, come along and meet them in the flowers. MoScape Mosaic An interactive mosaic wall for kids of all ages! This colourful wall stretches out in the fields and visitors can have fun creating a colourful creation. Face Painting Available every day of the festival, have some fun on your visit and become a super hero, princess or butterfly! Why let the kids have all the fun? (A small fee applies)
Why should we let the performers have all the fun?! Local troupe, Ruccis Circus are running circus workshops from right across the school holidays and the final weekend between 11:30am and 3:30pm. Here you can try your hand at juggling, the diabolo, mini bikes, learn how to hula hoop and plenty more. Great for all ages and abilities. Drumming workshops are banging for all ages Mon 30 March – Fri 3rd April and Mon 6th – Thurs 9th April at 11am and 1pm.
Easter long weekend is all about chocolate here on the farm. We have special Easter Egg hunts running daily from Good Friday to Easter Monday (April 10-13). Book early to avoid disappointment! All hunters receive a pack of Cadbury eggs and some bunny ears to hop away with. Admission is just $10 and there is plenty of fun to be had.
We have a magical glade in our farm that is home to a village of fairies and their cohorts. Fairies love flowers, so of course they flock here to be among them. Our fairy garden plays host to a very special story teller. Teague has long told the tales of the Silvan Glade and all the fae who dwell within it. Carrying the knowledge of the ages she loves to share her stories with the children who can carry on the folklore. Teague tells stories in the magical Fairy Garden weekdays 11:30am, 1pm and 2:30pm, weekends and public holidays 11:30, 12:45 and 2pm.
Our famous Flower Bulb Crate Maze is back! A sensation in its first year, visitors enjoyed being lost in the moment as they entered the tricky labyrinth, though we are pretty sure most of them made it out! This year will be a little different, because we like to keep things new and exciting.
Test your powers of observation as you tour our garden. Lost within are seven mischievous flower fairies, if you can track them down and write down their special colour you will win a sweet prize. This is a fun activity for all ages and a great one for families or groups. Don’t forget to slow down and smell the flowers as you search the beautiful gardens.
What is a garden without a game or two?! We have a croquet lawn, giant chess, giant jenga, totem tennis, giant naughts and crosses to challenge your friends and family with. A fun and challenging outdoor obstacle course for all to enjoy. Sit back and watch the kids, or show them how it is done! If you don’t have kids, then bring your friends and beat the pants off them. Every weekend, and over Easter we will add an extra element of colour and the option of a Colour Run at 2pm – throw powdered colour at your friends, yourself or strangers as they take on the course.
Our tractor train departs from the Tulip Station regularly, taking in the gorgeous scenery as it tours the farm. Passengers will enjoy audio full of information about how the farm began and how we grow and care for all the flowers. This is a wheelchair friendly ride and people with limited mobility and their carers ride free. Anyone over 4 is $5, under 4 are free of charge. Groups of four are $15.
Enjoying so many flowers can be hungry and thirsty work, so it is important to keep fuelled. We have food from around the world, catering for a range of dietary requirements and preferences. Our food stall prices range from $3 to $15. Live Music Enjoy some relaxed tunes in our food court Noon to 4pm.
We have a Nursery Shop filled with spring flowering bulbs as well as indoor and outdoor plants to indulge in. Our Fairy Shop is filled with magical wares. Our Lolly Shop is there to tempt you with a myriad of sweet treats. NEW this year is our very own locally made Flower Chocolates which combine delicious flavours with beautiful flowers into an exclusive, mouth watering treat - locally made by renowned chocolatiers Kennedy and Wilson. If you want to take something home for you or someone special, our Souvenir Shop will have just the thing with a sensational range of flower themed gifts. Last, but most definitely not least is our Flower Market, after all who comes to a flower festival without taking some home?! We have gorgeous bunches of seasonal, locally grown blooms to choose from.
It is not only the fields that are filled with flowers, the gardens are overflowing too. Enjoy a nice cuppa and sit enjoying the vistas, taking some special time in your day to relax in a beautiful environment. Wander through our Sculpture Walk. Enjoy a picnic in our grounds, chairs and tables and lovely lawn areas provided.