It’s tulip time

It’s tulip time

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Araluen Botanic Park general manager Park Suzy Parravicini. Photograph – Richard Polden.

About 100 volunteers rolled up their sleeves earlier this year to plant 150,000 bulbs in preparation for this year’s It’s Yates Springtime at Araluen. 

The tulips are now beginning to bloom, which is sure to attract people from far and wide who want to enjoy the beautiful display at Roleystone’s Araluen Botanic Park. 

General Manager Suzy Parravicini said everything is popping with pride and the many colours are already lifting spirits and making people smile. 

“The streams are bursting with fresh water, the crisp air is refreshing and Mother Nature is putting on a magnificent show,” she said.

“The backdrop of the Perth hills’ amazing vibrant blue sky plus the tulip beds against the undulating terrain and all of the scented flowers add to the calm and tranquil environment.” 

Miss Parravicini said there is nowhere else in Perth where visitors can see such a spectacular display. 

“We have an alpine climate due to our topography that makes it possible to grow these imported bulbs,” she said. 

It’s Yates Springtime at Araluen runs until Monday, September 30, from 9am to 6pm daily. 

The display is part of the Spring into Armadale festival which is proudly sponsored by Examiner Newspapers.