With spring just around the corner, wildflowers are preparing to bloom into a carpet of colour. Celebrate their arrival at the 80th Grampians Wildflower Show in Halls Gap over the last weekend of September on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th.
The show focuses on showing off Mother Nature's flowers in their natural setting. However, there will be a great display at the Visitor Information Centre. Experts will be on hand to provide information, answer questions and help identify flowers. With an array of flowering native plants in the area, the aim over the two days is to help you find, identify and enjoy as many as possible.
Visit the Grampians Gariwerd National Park and other nearby forests or take a guided walk through the Grampians Flora Botanic Garden. There are also self-guided drives and walks including the "Orchids and other wildflowers" tour. The charge is $2, which covers entry to the display and the garden walks. For more information stop by the Halls Gap Visitor Information Centre or check the website.
There will also be an interesting display of plants used by local indigenous people for food and other purposes. Works from local artists and photographer John Tiddy will also be on display. Renowned textile artist Lynn Stone will be on hand to explain and demonstrate how she achieves her lifelike flowers.
The tourist village of Halls Gap is located in the heart of the Grampians National Park (Gariwerd). Halls Gap is approximately 3 hours from Melbourne and is a stunning place to visit at any time of the year, but particularly beautiful in spring when it really comes alive.