Formed in March 1961, the Armadale Branch is one of the oldest branches in the Society.
Branch members actively participate in the conservation and revegetation of bushland parks and reserves in the Armadale area i.e. both Darling Scarp and Swan Coastal Plain flora. Such areas include: Bungendore Park (498 ha in Bedfordale) and Armadale Settlers’ Common (383 ha) since the formation of the management committees in 1981 and 1986 respectively; Creyk Park (Armadale) and Fletcher Park (Wungong); custodians of many reserves e.g. Harrisdale, Forrestdale Lake, Gilcoe Place, Anstey-Keane reserves. Activities include surveys, weeding, seed collecting, propagation and plantings.
The branch actively promotes our Western Australian wildflower heritage by arranging displays at local shows and events including small prizes at the Kelmscott Annual Show, by regular walks through the numerous reserves in the area and sometimes weekend excursions are held further afield. A commemorative native plant garden has been established near the Armadale Settlers’ Common Environmental Centre.
Meetings are held at 7:30 pm on the 2nd Thursday of months February to November at the Environmental Centre, Armadale Settlers’ Common, Triton Crescent. Most meetings feature a guest speaker on topics ranging from flora, fauna, avifauna, environmental and other natural history-related topics.
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Mail : PO Box 859, Armadale WA 6992
- President : Roger Harington
- Vice President : Debbie Bettenay
- Secretary : Steve Aldersea
- Treasurer : Steve Aldersea
Previous Committee Members
Colouring in sheet – Wildflowers of Armadale District A3 colouring sheet
Parks and Reserves
Members of the Armadale branch are actively involved to managing the following reserves
- Bungendore Park
- Settler’s Common
- Creyk Park
- Fletcher Park
- Forrestdale Lake
- Gilcoe Place
- Anstey-Keane reserves
At a public meeting held in the Armadale Hall on Tuesday 28th of March 1961 at 8pm, Mr E Watts moved and Mr C Rodgers seconded a motion that a Wildflower Society be formed and be named “The Armadale-Kelmscott Wildflower Society”.
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