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This year, 2019, 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. There will be a great display of named flowers in the Visitor Information Centre, with experts available to help identify flowers, and a huge range of interesting displays in the hall.

The 81st Grampians Wildflower Show will be over the last weekend of September (28th & 29th), 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. We will also continue to sell our self-guided drive and walks guides and will run a couple of tag along “Orchids and other wildflowers” tours further afield. In the hall you’ll find works from the Stawell Camera club, displays on restoration projects by local Jalluka Landcare group and Glenelg Nature Trust. Nature photographer John Tiddy and textile artist Lynn Stone. will be on site to explain and demonstrate how they achieve their superb results. We also will have large colourful flowers locally made from recycled materials under the guidance of Nicola Clarke. Plus lessons in bush dyeing from Marion Mathews and Rae Talbot, using predominately local native plants.

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 each of the printed guides. The tag-a-long tours are by donation and we will be taking names on the Thursday and Friday before the show. So do come to our lovely village in springtime, enjoy the displays, join us on one of our walks or tours. Further information on all the above can be obtained at the Visitor Information Centre in Halls Gap closer to the event. Nearby Pomonal will be holding its Native Flower Show, a colourful display of many Australian Natives from all over the country the weekend after our show. We show off our local indigenous unimproved flora, they show and sell Australian plants bred for the home garden, making for a great week’s break in the Grampians Gariwerd.

Event Description

With a wealth of flowering native plants in the Grampians, our aim
over the two days is to help you find, identify and enjoy as
many as possible and what better place to do this than in
the Grampians Flora Botanic Garden off School Road? Tours will
start from our displays at the Visitor Information Centre in Halls Gap’s main
street and be led by one of our knowledgeable volunteers. Inside the
hall you will find a display of flowers picked under strict permit
conditions as well as more resources  to assist you in getting
to know more about “the garden of Victoria” as it was once
called by Baron Von Mueller, the first Director of the Melbourne
Botanic Garden.

Information on the guided walks, on self guided walks and drives
and tag-along destinations will also be available from the main
desk in the Visitor Information Centre which is open from 9am to 5pm
each day.

Event Details

More information to come closer to the date.

Self-guided drive and walk notes will be available from the Grampians Wildflower Walkabout desk and from the Grampians Tourist Information Centre  at a cost of $2 per sheet.

A number of small, relevant displays can be seen at The Hub.