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Published August 2nd 2018
See delightful displays of WA wildflowers
West Australian wildflowers are renown throughout Australia. if not indeed, the world! Tourist come in their throngs around September and October to see these growing. The wildflower collection in Western Australia is the largest on Earth. In total, there are more than 12,000 species, of which over 60% are not found anywhere else on Earth!
They colour the landscapes all over Western Australia, as each spring they begin to emerge. They can then last for as long as about 6 months in some cases. This is a list of four towns that have shows/displays of these. In order to pick these, you do need a license as it is strictly forbidden to pick these without a license.
Chittering Wildflower Show
This stunning show will be held on the 13th to 15th September, from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm. This show will be held at The Chittering Landcare Centre, 175 Old Gingin Rd, Muchea. This will be a three-day celebration of the area's beautiful West Australian springtime of colour.
Each year in Spring, Chittering comes alive with wildflowers. The town of Bindoon will celebrate the end of winter and the beginning of spring with its annual Spring Flower Festival. The town of Bindoon also has its gardens out in colour and the Bindoon Tale Trail for those wishing to take a stroll through the history of Bindoon and Chittering.
Esperance Anglican Wildflower Festival This festival will be held from Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd September 2018. It will be held on these days at the Anglican Parish Centre, corner of Windich and Andrew Streets from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm.
The theme for this year's festival is "Seeds on the Move". This will highlight the various and nefarious ways seeds move around. Entry will be by gold coin donation and children are free.
The Esperance Anglican Wildflower Festival is an annual showcase of around 500 local species of wildflowers. These flowers are picked under licence and then put on display for everyone to see and appreciate.
This Wildflower Show will be on from 10th to 22nd September 2018, and you can see them at the Ravensthorpe Town Hall, at 35 Dunn Street.
Ravensthorpe Shire has some 1,800 wildflower species, many of which are unique to Western Australia. The Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show and Spring Festival is an opportunity to see wildflowers on the show, as well as in their natural state.
With spring just around the corner, now is the time to plan your visit to the annual Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show & Spring Festival. The Wildflower Show showcases the beauty of native flowers with 600-700 botanically identified specimens on display.
These have been picked under license by volunteers and have been botanically identified with the help of experienced botanists - all this within their new purpose-built herbarium.
At this show, there will be:
600-700 labelled specimens on display
Tours welcome – parking for coaches
Soup and Devonshire Teas
4WD Tag Along Wildflower Tours
Guided Bush Walks
Long Table Lunch or Dinner with Angus Stewart on the 23rd
Walk and talk with rangers in the Fitzgerald River National Park
Orchid walks in the morning and afternoon
Ravensthorpe offers an opportunity for visitors to become absorbed and see all the abundant local flora, and a vibrant community.
Busselton Wildflower Show Festival
Fancy a nice drive in spring down to beautiful Busselton?
Here they are conducting a Wildflower Show on Thursday 4th and Friday 5th October 2018. This will be held at the Uniting Church, 47 Kent St, Busselton, from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm. The cost will be $10, with pensioners $6, and children free.
There will be over 300 wildflowers on display, as well as stalls and light refreshments will be available to purchase. This event gives those unable to venture into the bush, the chance to see the local wildflowers!