The Ballarat Begonia Festival 2018
When the photos speak for themselves. The Ballarat Begonia Festival, regional Victoria's largest flower festival.
Ok so maybe I should talk for them just a little bit. My husband and I were at Ballarat Royal Botanical Gardens just last month, and it was be-a-utiful! but it was nothing compared to what I walked into today.
🎵tip toe, through the tulips🎵.. ok so wrong kind of flower.. but that song pretty much wraps up the feeling of joyful bliss that being surrounded by these beautiful flowers instils.
🎵tip toe, through the begonias🎵.. yeah, doesn't have the same sort of ring does it?
With heaps of vendors setting up shop in the gardens for the long weekend, there's much more to do and see than just the Begonia display. From gardening tools, garden ornaments, fresh produce, florist stands and nursery stalls lining the walkways through the gardens (If you come to find yourself at the 'Bush Food Shop' their Iced Strawberry Gum is to die for). Be prepared for a bit of a stroll to get there, as there were cars lining the road for a solid kilometre past the gardens entrance, but that's a small price to pay to get into such an amazing (and did I mention FREE) event.
So if you have a spare couple of hours sometime this long weekend, pop in to check it out.
Bring a picnic rug, some friends and just soak in the great atmosphere.
🎵tip toe, through the begonias🎵.. yep still doesn't work.