Grampians Wildflower Show
We need to inform you that we have decided that the Halls Gap Wildflower Show will not continue as an exhibition of Grampians flowers in the Halls Gap hall.
From now on will be involved with the Australian Plant Society who have a show at the Pomonal Hall on the first weekend in October each year. This year they are having an emphasis on Grampians plants. We hope to see you there.
We will continue to provide leaflets telling people of drives and walks where they can see flowers.
We will also be conducting guided walks in our Botanic Garden where people can learn more about our very special flora. These walks will be held during the last week of September and the first week of October. Stay tuned for more info.
And there’s more! We are planning to give people an app on their phones where they can learn more, but this won’t be ready until 2023.
What are we doing with our many posters and equipment? Some we are donating to the Pomonal show, some we will be using in the Botanic garden, some we will sell with proceeds going to the Botanic Garden.
It is sad to finalise a show that started back in the 1930s, with many great features over the years, but we really have no choice, with a lack of volunteers and much information being available in other ways. We now need to work on how to store our records and photos, so that those great memories can be shared.
Since 1937 enthusiastic and dedicated Halls Gap locals have been running the Grampians Wildflower Show each spring. 2019 was our 81st show! We created a display of magnificent flowers picked under strict permit, each one identified and labelled so visitors could learn about our magnificent flora. A wide range of complementary displays were also available and we ran guided walks in the Halls Gap Botanic Gardens.
Once described as the ‘Garden of Victoria’ by the first Victorian Government botanist Ferdinand von Mueller, the Grampians is home to more than one third of the state’s flora, and has the highest number of wildflower species endemic to the region compared to anywhere else in Australia. The region has about 20 species that cannot be found anywhere else.