We need to inform you that we have decided that the Halls Gap Wildflower Show will not continue as an exhibition of Grampians flowers in the Halls Gap hall.
From now on will be involved with the Australian Plant Society who have a show at the Pomonal Hall on the first weekend in October each year. This year they are having an emphasis on Grampians plants. We hope to see you there.
We will continue to provide leaflets telling people of drives and walks where they can see flowers.
What are we doing with our many posters and equipment? Some we are donating to the Pomonal show, some we will be using in the Botanic garden, some we will sell with proceeds going to the Botanic Garden.
It is sad to finalise a show that started back in the 1930s, with many great features over the years, but we really have no choice, with a lack of volunteers and much information being available in other ways. We now need to work on how to store our records and photos, so that those great memories can be shared.
The Grampians has a wealth of flowering native plants. So many in fact that it was once called the “Garden of Victoria” by Baron Von Mueller, the first Director of the Melbourne Botanic Garden.
A burst of yellow from a showy parrot pea bush, delicate scented sun orchids bending in the wind, banksias in all their bold, spiky glory. Cross paths with a dazzling array of native flowers in the Grampians. Once described as the ‘garden of Victoria’, the region is home to more than one third of Victoria’s flora.
Since 1937 enthusiastic and dedicated Halls Gap locals have been running the Grampians Wildflower Show each spring. 2019 was our 81st show! We created a display of magnificent flowers picked under strict permit, each one identified and labelled so visitors could learn about our magnificent flora. A wide range of complementary displays were also available and we ran guided walks in the Halls Gap Botanic Gardens.
If you are looking to visit the Grampians to enjoy the Grampians Wildflower activities we recommend visiting Visit Grampians website to book your accommodation and make the most of your visit to this beautiful region.