Perth Garden Festival 2021

COVID-19 almost stepped in again to upset our plans for a display at the 2021 Perth Garden Festival.  Three days before the opening, the Perth-Peel region went into a 7-day lockdown, forcing a one-week postponement of the festival.  When it did open – other than being a mask-wearing event – it was a very successful event. Perfect weather encouraged an estimated 41,000 people through the gates over the four days from 6th to 9th May.

The Armadale Branch took part in the display co-ordinated by the Armadale Environmental Centre with significant sponsorship from South East Regional Centre for Urban Landcare (SERCUL) and the City of Armadale.  Along with Settlers’ Common Working Group, Bungendore Park Environmental Group and assistance from Roleybushcare and the WA Landcare Network, we brightened up the 18 m x 9 m marquee with our printed gazebo walls of wildflowers and bushland scenes along with a wide range of wildflower photographs taken by our members.

With SERCUL, Armadale-Gosnells Landcare Group and LandcareSJ also inside the marquee and the Australian Native Nursery and Muchea Tree Farm right outside, it was a one stop to get your fix on native plants. Throughout the event, there was a steady flow of people through the marquee with many complements on the display.  Our sincere thanks to Roger Harington for his many hours of work co-ordinating the display resources and the groups involved.

Information and wildflower photograph display (Autumn, Winter and Early Spring theme)

Information and wildflower photograph display (Summer, Orchids and Late Spring theme)

On duty – Kim Sarti, Debbie Walker and Sophie Xiang

On duty – Kim Fletcher and Roger Harington

Marquee Entrance

Australian Native Nursery Site