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Dawson's Garden World, Forrestfield

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by MonkeyBoy (subscribe)
Artist, musician, composer, filmmaker, poet, writer, photographer, dreamer
Published May 16th 2014
Edward Scissorhands/Willy Wonka inspired Gardening Centre
Dawson's Garden World Forrestfield
Dawson's Garden World in Forrestfield


Dawson's Garden Centre in Forrestfield is a good, decent quality garden centre for hobby gardening enthusiasts and professionals.

Front entrance and shop Garden Centre Dawson's
The Entrance to the Shop Out Front


There is a pleasant cafe which sells a variety of food and drinks.

Cafe Gardening Centre
Gardening Centre Cafe


Also, there is always a friendly staff member to help you out.

Friendly Staff & an Edward Scissorhands Style Giraffe
Friendly Staff & a Giraffe (Edward Scissorhands Style)


There is enough sheltered and outdoor seating of adequate quality for a coffee or if you just feel like sitting in the opulent and colourful environment.



There were some amazing smells and scents throughout the garden centre, so keep your nose open for those delicious and varied fragrances.

Have a whiff of this. Smellovision
Whatever happened to Smell-O-Vision or Scratch & Sniff, anyone?


There are a few interesting art sculptures, some practical, others less so.

Art Sculptures & Art Pieces
All in the name of Art (I heART the eARTh)


There are also a variety of nice old objects, like the scarecrow and the tractor. If I were still a child I would be climbing all over this tractor, driving wherever my imagination takes me.

A Random Tractor
A Random Tractor


There is a small underdeveloped Zen-like walkway which is obviously in progress, but nonetheless is still very nice to amble along; as well as other nooks and crannies like Dawson's Orchard (spot the orchid).

A Good Gateway - Dawson's Orchard, nooks and crannies
A Good Gateway - Dawson's Orchard


All in all it is a great place to bring your elderly parents or grandparents for a nice cup of tea and a scone.

How about a teddybear's picnic?
How about a teddybear's picnic?


Enjoy the surroundings, take in the fresh air and the colourful flora.

Rosy Roses
Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose… or is it?


Plus the shop is well stocked for most of your gardening needs.

The Colours and the Greenery
Stairway to the inbetween


There is quite a lot of wildlife attracted to the garden centre. I spotted a few birds here and there, including a crane just on the other side of the rickety fence.

Crane and a Rickety Tickety Boo Radley Fence Wildlife
A Crane and A Rickety Fence


Anyway, it is not bad for a half hour or so just for the enjoyment of the walk, or if you are on the lookout for your next gardening endeavour, you can spend a bit more time and check out all the incredible selections of plants, herbs, flowers, fertiliser, bulbs, wind chimes, statues, bird tables, pizza ovens, pots and all.

Pots Galore!
Pots Galore!


Bird Type Thing Reminiscent Of Edward Snowden… or not...
This bird table is quite holey
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Why? For your gardening needs
When: Daytime
Where: 160 Hale Rd, Forrestfield WA 6058
Cost: Free
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