Unfortunately, due to the latest Covid19 restrictions, we have to cancel our planned Flora Field trips and guided walks in the Halls Gap Botanic Garden for this year. Fingers crossed for next year!
3 & 4 October 2020
Join us for a guided walk in the Grampians Flora Botanic Gardens. This is an excellent opportunity to experience the flora of the Grampians.
Situated in Halls Gap, near the start of the walk to Venus Baths, this picturesque garden displays plants endemic to the area. It is a community garden run totally by volunteers.
The Gardens are fully accessible and child friendly.
Walks will take place on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October at 1000, 1200, 1400 and 1600 and each walk will last about an hour.
HISTORY OF THE GARDENS
Prior to the Garden’s establishment in 1996, the land was a degraded area of manna gum and swamp gum forest with middle storey scrub, some shrubs, ferns and rushes, also a preponderance of bracken, exotic weeds and plants from early settlement.
A Federal Government grant was obtained under the Forest Ecotourism Program for replanting with indigenous plants, for construction of walking tracks, together with the footbridge across Stony Creek, a wetland boardwalk and information shelter, as well as for interpretive signage and plant labeling.
Today, thanks to the work of a dedicated group of volunteers, the Grampians Flora Botanic Gardens are a much loved site for locals and visitors alike. The fenced garden area features stunning, botanically inspired gates created by local sculptor Wayne Dickinson.
Please note: that the Pomonal Native Flower Show will also be held on this weekend. This events does showcase Australian natives including many species that are not native to the Grampians region.