Time Out says
Think you have to go to Japan to see the cherry blossoms? Think again
The CherryHill orchard in Yarra Valley is opening its farm gates for its annual cherry blossom festival, which is happening just in time for the spring school holidays and the Grand Final long weekend. Visitors will get to see rows and rows of cherry trees in full spring bloom, and it's the perfect place to try the orchard's cherry beverages.
Head to the festival and make a day of it by packing your own picnic to enjoy on the farm. You can also enjoy food from the farm gate café or the array of food trucks after you walk through the orchard for the perfect photo op. Thirsty? The cherry farm will be serving cherry-based drinks (yes, the signature Cherish Spritzer is back) and the delicious cherry ice cream from the orchard's past harvest.
This year, Nikon is presenting a camera masterclass to help you get that perfect shot among the cherry trees. There will also be a spring flower crown stall, live music and kids games like face painting and lawn games.
CherryHill Orchards is only an hour away from Melbourne, and the festival is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the spring weather among a cherry orchard in full bloom. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children, but if you visit mid-week, children can enter for free. You can book tickets to the festival online, and each ticket includes a complimentary bottle of CherryHill's Cherish Spritzer.
|Venue name:||CherryHill Orchards|
474 Queens Road
|Opening hours:||Daily 9am-5pm in season|