Wildflowers

The natural environment of the Fitzgerald Biosphere is considered to be one of the riches places on earth for biodiversity and not surprisingly recognised by UNESCO as the most important flora area in the world with around 2,500 plant species with 135 species endemic to the area and as yet, not all documented. The core of the biosphere with the most significant ecosystem diversity is the Fitzgerald River National Park, which is one of the most botanically significant parks in Australia and where you will find 20% of Western Australia’s flora species here. There are flowers in evidence all year round, however Spring is the best time to view all of the regions species. For more information please visit:

www.wildflowersravensthorpe.org.au

Qualup Bell, Image by Dene Bingham, Photographer

The region embraces many different land forms, ranging from ancient rocky mountain ranges, vast sand plains and rich red soils, promoting a wide variety of plants. The flowers located in the Fitzgerald Biosphere Coast are special because they are unique and diverse; botanists have counted more than 1800 plant special within the Fitzgerald River National Park alone with an estimated 700 species located in the rest of the region. The Fitzgerald River National Park is comparable to the Galapagos Island in terms of its conservation importance.

Image by Dene Bingham, Photographer 

Each year, the Ravensthorpe Wildflower Show and Spring Festival is held mid September for two weeks in the Shire of Ravensthorpe. This year the Wildflower Show will be held from Monday, 13th September to Saturday, 25 September 2021

The event is celebrated with an official opening and a programme filled with a wide range of activities for everyone to enjoy. The Wildflower Show runs for around 10 days and showcases the brilliance of the native flowers of the Fitzgerald Biosphere, carefully displayed for the enjoyment and interest of tourists, botanists and locals alike.  Over 700 hundred botanically identified plant species are displayed.  Join in on 2WD or 4WD tag–a-long tours, workshops, art displays, guided bush walk, Walk with Rangers in the Fitzgerald River National Park and so much more. Country Devonshire Teas & home made soup available daily.

For more information about the 2021 Event or to find the links to view the programme, please click the link below.

Wildflower Show Event Information