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Will you pardon me and tiptoe through the tulips with me.
It all began in 1939 with Dutch migrants; Cees and Johanna Tesselaar leaving Holland on their wedding day with a suitcase full of bulbs. Setting up shop in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges they began growing tulips, an exotic bloom for the time which caused a stir with people jumping the fence to get a closer look. Tesselaar officially opened the gates and celebrated their first Tulip Festival in 1954. From simple beginnings to what is now one of Victoria’s major tourist attractions, the success of The Tesselaar Tulip Festival rests entirely with the unique and timeless beauty of the tulip. There is nothing more captivating than a field of colourful tulips

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