12 September- 11 October 2020. Open 9am to 5pm daily, including public holidays. Last entry into gardens is 4.15pm. COVID-19 update as at 30.5.20 Tulip Top Gardens set to open 12 September- some restrictions may be in place and revised menu too.

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     In 2020, our 10 acre garden of magnificent tulips and other spring flowers will create a spectacular display from 12 September to 11 October. Hundreds of blossom trees nestle between the flowers and provide a magic pathway to the cascading waterfall and watercourse with classical music wafting through the air in the hidden valley. Take the popular pathway past the rosemary field framed by unique blossom trees to our 70 metre high viewing platform for the perfect photo.

Our magnificent gardens are in the hidden valley adjacent to the Federal Hwy and only visible on entry. If coming from Canberra, continue on the Federal Highway past the overhead bridge for the Sutton, Queanbeyan, Gundaroo turn off, we are only just down the highway a little further on the left- just look for the large sign. The photos below give you an indication of our signage to look out for. If you have a GPS, please put in 20 Old Federal Highway, Sutton NSW, drive past the first set of double gates until a you get to our main entry.

The picture below shows the view towards the Federal Highway from our 70 metre high lookout of traffic heading past our hidden valley. When you cross the Yass Valley bridge you are adjacent to our valley gardens.

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Canberra and Queanbeyan taxis will drop off and pick up from Tulip Top Gardens, there is no shuttle service from Canberra City or surrounds. Canberra Guided Tours can also assist with getting you to and from Tulip Top Gardens and other special places in Canberra and the region.

Parking: We have free parking, some disabled parking and also parking to accommodate caravans and camper vans.

Follow signs to the main entry, nursery or disabled entry.  

Just to let you know, we are dog friendly- just have your pooch on a lead and bring doggie bags to clean up! We provide two dog drinking stations. Note: dogs not permitted in garden cafes, unless Assistance dogs. We asked visitors with dogs to park at the main entry and enter through the disabled entry.

Follow us on facebook for regular updates. https://www.facebook.com/Tulip-Top-Gardens-145550242183585/?ref=ts

20 thoughts on “12 September- 11 October 2020. Open 9am to 5pm daily, including public holidays. Last entry into gardens is 4.15pm. COVID-19 update as at 30.5.20 Tulip Top Gardens set to open 12 September- some restrictions may be in place and revised menu too.

    • Roxanne,

      Unfortunately a visit to the gardens prior to opening is not an option. Being a private garden it is the two of us getting the gardens ready, mowing, weeding, watering and setting up marquees, coordinating deliveries etc. It is a shame that you are leaving prior and if you cant stay a little longer, we encourage you to become ‘friends’ with us on facebook which will enable you to see the pictures, read the posts and feel a part of the festival for 2012. All the best, Pat & Bill

  1. We visited last year – it was the most beautiful gardens I have ever seen especially with the blossums falling looking like snow on the ground. Website is nice however there isnt any address or opening hours or details and photos dont show how lovely it is.

    • Hi Sue,

      Thank you for your feedback. This is a new website this year and at the top of the page written in white (with black background) are the various pages with all sorts of information and photos. Just move your cursor to the tab you want and double click. We look forward to seeing you this year. TTG

  2. Thoroughly enjoyed your gardens…..CONGRATULATIONS…..WELL DONE…..What a FABULOUS TOURIST ATTRACTION…..Keep up the GREAT WORK…..Success for ever….We produced a video for our friends…..It turned out great!!!…..Regards Brian & Cheryl, Port Stephens, NSW

  3. During a recent trip to Canberra to see Floriade, friends suggested we also go to Tulip Top Gardens just out of Canberra. A short walk down a beautiful blossom lined pathway led us to an unbelievable site, far beyond what we expected. Tulips of every colour and variety cascaded around carefully curved beds, lovingly cared for and surrounded by every coloured viola and pansy that you could imagine. We were speechless. If we thought The Floriade was good, then this had to be outstanding. We were in tulip heaven! There were seven in our group and we were stunned by the care and generosity in providing such a wonderful display for others to share. We didn’t want to leave and we thank you for your enormous community spirit and hard work in making this experience possible. A highlight for our trip. Wow!

  4. Hello we are planning a trip to Canberra around Floriade and then my mum suggested we see your garden instead. She said it was much better than Floriade. Do you think my 2 little boys would enjoy your garden? They are 4 and 6. Do you think it would be a nice trip for our family?
    Kind Regards
    Caroline Beresford

    • Hi, it is definitely a great choice for the whole family of different ages. it is like a paradise to my daughter (8years old) and me! Cheers. Le

  5. Last year, My daughter and I visited 4 times during her school holiday and the ticket lady recognised us straight away! We were not charged for the 4th visit. Needless to say, it was such an amazing place to visit. It provided me with everything: music, romance, coziness, beauty, peace of mind, and good food and so much more!

    I told the ticket lady (sorry I can’t remember her name) that We would visit more the following year (2014) and would bring along someone else!

    We will come soon with our dearest friends after 21 September! They must love this garden, I bet!

    Thank you so much for your great work! Well done!

  6. Having visited Floriade this year for the first time I was disappointed. We then stopped on our way home at your gardens and were absolutely delighted. I will give Floriade a miss and come straight to your gardens now each year. Just beautiful. Congratulations on developing such a wonderful garden.

  7. Looking to buy bulbs to landscape a very large garden in tumut looking for lots of tulips as well my number is 0427807801 thank you.

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