The Armadale Branch was formed on 28th March 1961 and this year will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary with a number of events and displays. An invitation is extended to everyone to attend our events:
A Spring Fling – Wildflower Exhibition – 10th to 12th September 2021
From the 10th to 12th September we will have a Wildflower Exhibition along with a botanical art and photography display in the Armadale District Hall.
We will have –
- Botanical Art exhibition
- Photography exhibition
- Exhibition of other art works
- A large display of wildflowers
- Guided tours to local reserves
- Entertainment –
- Talks more…
- Vivienne Hanson on bush medicine.
- Steve McCabe on bush tucker.
- Bedfordale CWA will be selling Tea, coffee and snacks
- Friday 10th September 1:00pm .. 4:00pm
- Saturday 11th September 10:00am .. 5:00pm
- Sunday 12th September 10:00am .. 5:00pm
- The Giovanni Consort – Saturday evening 11th September 7:30pm … 9:00pm (Click here to buy tickets) – more…
- Guided bus tours – (Click here to book a seat) more…
Note: Due to limited space available, some talks need to be booked in advance.
- 12:00pm to 3:00pm – Main hall – Entertainment – Ian Simpson.
- 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Utility room – Talk by Vivienne Hanson on bush medicine ( booking required ).
- 2:30pm to 3:30pm – Utility room – Talk by Steve McCabe talks on Bush tucker ( booking required ).
- 1:00pm to 2:00pm – Main hall – Talk by Vivienne Hanson on bush medicine.
- 2:30pm to 3:30pm – main hall – Talk by Steve McCabe talks on Bush tucker.
Sponsored and supported by:
Spring into Armadale
As part of the ‘Spring into Armadale’, branch members will be conducting guided wildflower rambles at selected locations within the City:
- Bob Blackburn Flora Reserve – Sunday 15th August 9:30am
- Stinton Cascade – Sunday 3rd October 8:30am
- Forrestdale Damplands – Saturday 9th October 9:00am
- Creyk Park – Saturday 6th November 8:00am
Kelmscott Show – October 2021
Every year the branch stages a wildflower display and sponsors art, photography and native flower arrangement prizes. This year we will be continuing the tradition.
Tree Planting – 28th March 2021
To mark the anniversary of the branch’s formation, six local species of eucalypts were planted in the grounds of the Environmental Centre on 28th March 2021, exactly 60 years after the date of formation. One tree for each decade was planted by – the Mayor of the City of Armadale (Cr Ruth Butterfield), family members (son, grandson and great granddaughter) of Reverend E Watts (the founding president of the branch), Michael and Irene Morcombe (founding members), Roger Harington (current branch president) and students from Armadale and Pioneer Village primary schools representing the future of the Society. The Armadale Primary School choir sang “Home Among the Gum Trees” and raconteur Keith Lethbridge played two tunes with a gum leaf. Light refreshments followed the plantings.
Perth Garden Festival – 6th to 9th May 2021
At the 2021 Perth Garden Festival (6th to 9th May) held at Langley Park, the Armadale Branch joined forces with South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL), Armadale-Gosnells Landcare Group, LandcareSJ, Bungendore Park Environmental Group, Armadale Settlers’ Common Working Group, Roleybushcare, WA Landcare Network and the Armadale Environmental Centre in a “Community Landcare” marquee. The displays were able to showcase the management and restoration of bushland and riverine areas in the region.
Armadale Bush Arts Trail – 2nd to 16th May 2021
Concurrent with the Perth Garden Festival, the Armadale Bush Arts Trail was held at the Armadale Environmental Centre and surrounds. Local artists and some local schools, guided by the artists, created Land Art from only natural materials found in the bush. A bush art piece in the shape of ’60’ was exhibited by the branch to celebrate its 60th anniversary. In time, these artworks will dissolve back into the environment. The branch staged a static wildflower and photograph display open to the public in the centre over the weekend of 15th–16th May.