Longbush Cottage Tulip Festival

Food in the Wairarapa

Food in the Wairarapa

Longbush Cottage Tulip Festival

Longbush Cottage Tulip Festival celebrates the majestic tulip and the return of spring each year, held over a weekend in late September to early October each year.

Thousands of tulips have been planted throughout the garden (7000 bulbs were planted in 2023 alone) with many varieties naturalised to return year after year. Learn more about the garden here. 

If you don't get the opportunity to visit the festival, Longbush Cottage is open by appointment September to April at a cost of $10 per person for a self-guided tour or $15 per person for a guided tour. Contact Luke to book your visit.

As the gardens change throughout the summer season there is always an array of colours and something new to see for a return visit!

Stroll through different garden rooms of colour-themed displays and an extensive collection of pots, as well as four new garden rooms developed in 2022 each with a different colour theme.

Only 15 minutes from Carterton

Address: 
1023 Longbush Road
Carterton 5884
New Zealand
Phone: 
+64 (0) 21 254 6481
Email: 
longbushcottage@gmail.com
Cost: 
Cash gate sales only - $10 per person
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