This year 2017 the Community Association of Halls Gap with the support of the Wimmera Catchment Management Authority is again running our Wildflower Walkabout Weekend in Halls Gap to celebrate the wonderful flowers of our Grampians Gariwerd National Park and nearby forests.
We shall concentrate on showing visitors the flowers in their natural setting. However there will also be a display of named flowers at the Halls Gap Hub, the new building between the Centenary Hall and the Visitor Information Centre, with experts available to help identify flowers. We also will have a display of plants used by local indigenous people for food and other purposes, plus works from two artists, photographer John Tiddy and textile artist Lynn Stone.
Grampians Wildflower Walkabout will be over the first weekend of October (7 & 8), from 9.30 am to 5pm on Saturday and 9.30 to 4 pm on Sunday. There will be regular guided walks through the Grampians Flora Botanic Garden, including a night walk on Saturday and an early morning bird walk on Sunday. We will also continue to sell our self-guided drive and walks guides and hope to run a couple of tag-along tours further afield.
The entry charge will be $2, which covers the entry to the display and the garden walks. There is also a charge of $2 for the printed guides, and of $5 per head for the tag-a-long tours.
So do come to our lovely village in springtime, enjoy the displays, join us for a Devonshire tea and join us on one of our walks or tours. Information on all the above can be obtained at the Visitor Information Centre in Halls Gap and further details will be uploaded closer to the event.
On the same weekend, nearby Pomonal will be holding its Native Flower Show, a colourful display of many Australian Natives where plants can also be purchased. We show off our local indigenous unimproved flora, they show and sell Australian plants bred for the home garden, making for a great weekend.