We had a variety of walks taking you around planted areas of the Garden as well as trails winding through areas of natural vegetation. The drought of 2019 and earlier affected the Garden badly and some of these walks are difficult to follow at present but we are working hard to renew them. The walks which have been revitalised have a new small house-shaped box containing the walk notes as the beautiful old log boxes have been invaded by all sorts of wildlife, some not so friendly!
A variety of walks take you through a number of the planted areas of the Garden. Easy walking and all on level ground. Car parks are at the beginning of each walk. Each car park has information brochures for that walk in a logbox. All brochures are also available at the Garden Office.
Old Eucalypt Way: showcases numerous plantings from the early 1940s. Dave Gordon began planting his dream botanic garden right here in 1942 and it was revamped and celebrated in 2021 to celebrate the 80th year of planting at the Garden.
Garden for All Seasons Walk: numerous unusual specimens showcasing barks and fruits of special note. The Enchanted Pathway is located at this site.
Proteaceae collection: with part funding from the Australian Garden History Society, this collection is a display of dry land species from the Proteaceae family. Grevilleas, hakeas, banksias and isopogons are all showcased.
Acacia Walk: Observe a wide variety of acacia specimens, many of which are not grown in any other botanic garden. The new plantings in this area are really growing well.
Western Walk: View the numerous adaptions that enable Australian plants to live in a wide range of ecosystems.
Gordon Grevillea Walk: The four Gordon grevillea hybrids that naturally occurred here, and the parents were displayed. Unfortunately drought has taken a big toll but plans are underway to revamp this area. Relax a while at the picnic table and enjoy the birds and artistic grevillea panels.
Gumnut Walk: pollination by wind, invertebrates and birds have developed a variety of different eucalypt fruits.
Honeyeater Walk: Showcasing how you can plant water-wise Australian species in your garden to attract birds, reptiles and invertebrates.
Mallee Walk: Wander through old stands of Western Australian mallees planted during the early 1960s. Much work was done here in April 2022 so it is well worth a visit. The car park can be found down the track to the right as you approach the Gallery.
The trails wind through areas of natural vegetation. These pass up and down the terrain so sturdy shoes are recommended.
Bed & Breakfast Trail: As you wander, various habitats are sign posted.
Chinchilla White Gum Trail: Passing along a ridge, varying habitats are experienced. A grove of threatened Chinchilla White Gums (Eucalyptus argophloia) can be observed near the western end. These specimens were planted in 1965.
Lake View Trail: Wandering up, down and along ridges, you catch glimpses of the neighbouring lagoon. Sitting quietly in the shade, you may observe numerous water bird species. Best times to see birds are morning and evening but as inland waterways dry, more and more visit and feed.
Proteaceae Collection: The family Proteaceae has fascinated scientists, artists and the general public for over 200 years. Observe the birds and invertebrates as you wander through this collection.
While enjoying your visit fact sheets and species lists are available on site.
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