Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show and Spring Festival 2019
September 9 - September 21
9th- 21st September 2019
The Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show is probably the biggest in the world! It has yet to be proved that any other wildflower show displays a greater number of different species in one place at one time. And yet, the 600+ specimens gathered in the Ravensthorpe Hall each year, still only represent a third of the plants in the Shire. This is, of course, because they don’t all flower in the middle two weeks of September!
New last year: An interesting Pollinator photographic display highlighting our Ravensthorpe Bee the latest Australian native Bee to be identified. It is unique in that it is only active while a certain species of Eucalyptus in the Ravensthorpe Range is in flower. It has only been found in this area. Fascinating! It’s called the Shaggy Spined Bee (what name to give the poor bee) We call it the “Ravy Bee”
Geological display: This display highlights the correlation between plants minerals and the rocks.
The programme of events and activities throughout the Spring Festival are as diverse as the flowers.
⦁ Artisan Shopping
⦁ Country Soups and Devonshire Teas daily
⦁ Pop Up Stalls
⦁ Art exhibitions and photographic displays are abundant each year in Ravensthorpe & Hopetoun
⦁ Water colour workshops with the very talented and renowned Margaret River artist Megan Hodgson
⦁ 4WD Tag along Tours, with a guide to the most interesting wildflower hotspots lunch included
⦁ Also popular are the Walk & Talk with the rangers of the Fitzgerald River National Park. A medium walk in a section of the Hakea Trail around 4.5 hours with great commentary plenty of flowers and some of the most spectacular coastal scenery.
⦁ Guided Geology Walk & Talk
⦁ Marine Walk & Talk
⦁ Country Carnival / Street Parade middle weekend.
⦁ Guided Bus tours
⦁ Bee Keeping workshop
⦁ Wildflower Paper making
⦁ C B H Silo Art
⦁ Gala Finale Long Table Lunch at Jerdacuttup Hall on the last Sunday 22nd September.
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience wildflowers in their natural state around the Shire and in the Fitzgerald River National Park 15km west of Hopetoun, which offers spectacular wildflowers, stunning coastal drive, sealed roads.
The upgraded facilities in the park features fully surfaced coastal roads, interpretive displays and lookouts with spectacular views.
Further information www.wildflowersRavensthorpe.org.au
Jen Biddulph Promotions Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show & Spring Festival 0428 580737
Sue Leighton Coordinator 0407 981 301