A BURST of warm weather came just in time. The tulips in Corbett Gardens are blooming and a colourful spectacle awaits thousands of expected visitors over the next few weeks.
Those visitors will include international dignitaries. This morning the State Governor of Penang will tour the garden with Mayor Duncan Gair and head gardener Rod McTernan.
Capitalising on the success of last year's improvements to the program, this year's entertainment includes more activities for Highlanders to enjoy.
This weekend kicks off with a Sunset Cinema showing Dr Seuss' The Lorax on Friday night, then the street parade from 2pm on Saturday.
Les Bleus with Nick Rheinberger will provide musical 'Sounds of Spring' in the garden afterwards.
More music is on offer the following Saturday September 26, along with regional wine, beer, ciders and local cheese platters available in the garden.
Dogs Day Out will be on Sunday September 27, and a street market, featuring fresh and prepared food, home wares, jewellery and clothing, will line the street beside the gardens all weekend.
The gardens should still look good for the October long weekend when the Southern Highlands Food & Wine Festival will take over the gardens.
Entry to Corbett Gardens during Tulip Time is free for locals who provide identification.
For more information visit www.tuliptime.net.au