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.