Mount Barker Wild Flower Festival
"A Celebration of WA's Flora & Fauna"

Friday October 14th - Monday October 17th 2005

9.30am to 4.30pm, daily at the scenic botanical gardens of “Banksia Farm”,

Pearce Rd., Mount Barker. W. A.

Banksia Gardens
Wildflower Displays
Dryandra Collection
Indoor Display Centre
Native orchid Display
Botanical Art Exhibition
Photographic Competition
Guest Speakers

The Festival provides an opportunity to SEE – TOUCH - SMELL & LEARN ABOUT the diverse and spectacular wildflowers of our region and their interaction and relationships to our unique fauna.

Leisurely do your own banksia/dryandra botanic garden or natural bush walks where most plant species are labeled or join a guide to discover hidden bush secrets.

Activities Galore- A Festival for all ages.

Join our distinguished guest speakers talking on some fascinating subjects.

Friday 14 th. Dr. Chris Dunn , Plant pathologist and dieback working group member from the Kalamunda Shire Council talking on Dieback and the latest research details and treatments. “Things that kill the bush -can we save our susceptible species”

Saturday 15th. Associate Professor, Dale Roberts . School of Animal Biology UWA. Talking on frogs of our region and their importance to our ecosystem.

Sunday 16 th. Mr. Eric McCrum. OAM . Naturalist extraordinaire talking on

“mini-beasts”. Those fascinating and unusual critters in our landscape.

Monday 17 th. Dr. Tony Friend . Principle research scientist, CALM Albany . Talking on Gilberts Potoroo. Saving our rare “truffle-eating marsupial”.

ALL DAYS .

  • Mrs Margaret Pieroni, Brilliant botanical artist and leader of the Dryandra Study Group will be in residence to display her skills & hand sign artworks purchased.
  • Mr. Kevin Collins, Banksia guru will be conducting daily guided tours of the gardens and showing Alex George / Celia Rosser famous botanical volumes “The Banksias”.
  • Mr. Peter Blyth, Bush Poet will entertain you with some of his masterpieces.

Hear some great recitals whilst enjoying a wine or light lunch under the g ian t river banksias.

  • Mrs Leslie Harrison, Animal Carer extraordinaire. Visit Leslie's special cuddly friends at her tent. You may get to hold or help feed some of our special Austral ian marsupials.
  • Kids stuff – Paint your own honey possum, make a gum nut whistle, fly a banksia seed or make bush velcro with banksia velvet sticks.
  • Named local orchid, wildflower and weed displays.
  • Named banksia and dryandra displays.
  • Local information sheets on the wildflower/orchid hotspots of our district.
  • Native Plant, Seed and Fresh Flower sales.
  • Fine botanical artworks – new releases, sales & festival discounts.
  • Wildflower books and craft item sales.

Light Lunches, Local Wines, Cappuccinos, Cakes, Teas and Soft Drinks.

GREAT VALUE……Adults $8/hd. Concession $6/hd. Children U15 Free.

For updated itinerary visit. WWW.mountbarkertourismwa.com.au

Or further information Ph. Kevin 98511770 or Terry on 98511163.

Enquiries: Kevin and Kathy Collins
PO Box 132 Mount Barker WA 6324

Phone: (08) 9851 1770 Fax: (08) 9851 1770

E-mail:


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