Spring in Bowral
Spring is tulip time while summer has fragrant roses and autumn, flowering bulbs. Bowral Tulip Festival runs from the end of September until early October; the Autumn Garden Festival is held in May.
Nestled at the base of Mount Gibraltar, Bowral is famous for its country gardens and fields of tulips in spring. Just 115 km south-west of Sydney, Bowral has always been a fashionable holiday destination for Sydneysiders. Stunning private gardens, part of grand old estates, are a delight in spring and autumn while shopping experiences are varied - from antiques to home wares, jewellery, arts and crafts.
A highlight for cricket fans is the Sir Donald Bradman Oval and the International Cricket Hall of Fame. Outdoor sports include fly-fishing on the lake or golf at one of the town’s excellent courses. Bowral Lookout is well worth a visit.
Friday 10 July to Sunday 12 July 2015
Southern Highlands Writers' Festival Be inspired by some of Australia
Friends relaxing on the outdoor balcony at Milton Park. Image Anson Smart
Entrance to the Bradman Oval in Bowral. Image Tourism Southern Highlands
Corbett Gardens with colourful tulip beds, Bowral in Spring. Image Susan Wright