Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
Sunday 27 August 2023
In 2023, we will be celebrating the Hurstbridge area with some unique attractions to enjoy. Market stalls, kids rides, camels, live music and of course the Steam Train will be there too.
with the Victorian Folk Music Club Inc.
Saturday 2 September 2023
9.30 am – 5.45 pm
A day of music-related workshops and sessions
Separate charge of $10/$12 applies for the evening dance (7.30 pm – 10.30 pm).
Parks in Victoria
Listed in 2022 and will be just as good in 2023.
Where to see wattle
Warrandyte State Park – Pound Bend Reserve
At the closest state park to Melbourne you can enjoy walking or picnicking amongst numerous brilliant wattle species native to the area. People have been travelling here to see wattles in bloom for generations!
Cape Conran Coastal Park – Yeerung River
Out to the east of the state you’ll find several species of wattle alongside some gnarly serrated banksias, pretty melaleucas and paperbarks. Walk along the Estuary View Trail to experience a mix of different ecosystems, native plants and animals.
Greater Bendigo National Park – One Tree Hill
The regional city of Bendigo is surrounded by forest that comes alive with wattle and other flowers from August onwards. If you haven’t had your fill of wattle after visiting One Tree Hill, head closer to town and check out Solomon Gully Nature Conservation Reserve.
Lerderderg State Park – Lerderderg campground area
Just over an hour north west of the Melbourne CBD is this remote park, which turns on a surprising display of colour. Check out wattles, peas, heath and orchids.
Visitors can enjoy a blend of historic buildings, picnic grounds, walking tracks and natural bush spread over 55 hectares. Towering gums, beautiful wattles and native grasses make it an easy metropolitan escape.
With over 160 different species of wattle found in Victoria, and 14 of those found nowhere else in the world, you’re almost guaranteed to see their fluffy yellow blossoms if you get outdoors during winter and spring.
September also marks National Biodiversity Month, a time to promote the importance of protecting, conserving and improving biodiversity across the world.