Corbett Gardens in Bowral is the show piece of the Tulip Time Festival and dates back to 1911 when, at the suggestion of Mrs Ada Corbett, the local tourist association purchased Deadmans Paddock for a public park. Corbett Gardens, located in the centre of town, boasts a huge array of tulips and colourful springtime bulbs, shrubs and trees. Corbett Gardens in Bowral, one of the region's oldest and most beautiful parks, is the centrepiece of the Spring Garden Festival with over 100,000 massed tulips on display and 20,000 annuals. The Festival attracts over 35,000 people each year and is held at the end of September over two This garden is a public garden and managed by the local council. Entry to the garden is free of charge at most times, however, an entry fee applies during the Tulip Time Festival, which this year runs from Tuesday 13 until Sunday 25 September 2016. It should be noted the garden will be closed for Tulip Time set up on Monday 12 September and pull down on Monday 26 September 2016.