2019 Tulip Time Ambassador announced
Celebrated Australian country music singer-songwriter – John Williamson – has been announced as the 2019 Tulip Time Ambassador. John along with VIPs, sponsors and locals rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty this morning, Monday 13 May for the planting of the first of the 2019 Tulip Time Festival bulbs in Bowral’s picturesque Corbett Gardens.
John participated in his first Variety Bash in 1998 and is an avid and passionate supporter of Tulip Time’s charity partner Variety, the Children’s Charity. John will be hosting a special evening at the Bradman Museum during Tulip Time to assist with the charity’s fund raising activities during Tulip Time.
The countdown to this year’s 14 day historic Southern Highland’s festival to be held from 24 September to 7 October 2019, will be launched by Wingecarribee Shire Mayor, Clr Duncan Gair, in partnership with the Variety, the Children’s Charity and John Williamson.
Destination Southern Highlands Group Manager, Steve Rosa highlighted that the dormant gardens and striking autumn colours now blanketing the Southern Highlands will soon blaze into a rainbow of colour when over 100,000 tulip bulbs and 15,000 annuals show off their beauty in spring, with Southern Highlanders sharing their LOVE of Tulip Time and throwing their support behind this year’s Festival Charity Partners Variety.
Each year Council’s Parks and Gardens and the Tulip Time event teams set themselves a big challenge to better the festival’s program and garden bed design over previous years to continue to attract record visitation and is a festival that the local community can be proud of.
Head Gardner, Rod McTernan said “ this year we have designed flower beds that will bring to life the magic of this year’s theme, ‘Mary Poppins’ through the colourful displays of massed planted tulips to delight both young and old.
Mayor Clr Duncan Gair, said “Tulip Time is the region’s premier tourism event generating huge economic and social benefits for the Southern Highlands providing numerous opportunities for all the local community to get involved – being part of the entertainment program, planting bulbs in their gardens, decorating shop fronts, being a Tulip Time Greeter and by spreading the word and inviting your friends and relatives to visit during this springtime celebration.”
The challenge of producing an exciting festival program for both locals and visitors each year is not an easy one, however, this year’s program promises to deliver some awesome events aimed to entertain all ages, such as:
- A Night with John Williamson – Friday 27 September, Bradman Museum
Optus Cinema @ Sunset in Corbett Gardens (date tba)
- 2ST Community Breakfast and live broadcast (date tba)
- Daily entertainment provided by local schools, choirs, dancers, bands and musicians
- School holiday activities including plaster painting, chalk art, face painting, balloon magic and rides.
Further information and images can be obtained by contacting Destination Southern Highlands on 02 4871 2888, or email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website www.tuliptime.net.au