Wildflowers and York Bushland Garden

Wildflowers

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The Shire of York is fortunate to have many reserves where wildflowers have been protected for future generations to enjoy. 
Download the Wildflowers & Reserves of the Shire of York Brochure here.

Wildflower season: Most orchids and wildflowers in the Shire of York will bloom from July until mid-October (flowering times may vary each season).
During wildflower season, information on the best spots to experience York's beautiful wildflowers is available at the York Visitor Centre.

We love our beautiful wildflowers, so we ask you to please be careful on your journey. Take care not to trample the wildflowers or pull them from the ground. We want to ensure that there will be wildflowers for everyone to admire.

See the below map for nature reserves in the Shire of York.

Download a digital copy of the WA Wildflower Guide Here

The Avon Valley Region offers various wildflower walks and trails. Click here to download the Avon Valley's Walk, Wildflowers & Trails brochure.

Before you head out, have you considered:

  • Suitable footwear
  • Water bottle
  • Sun protection [hat, sunglasses, sunscreen]
  • A mobile phone
  • Letting someone know where you are going

Please dispose of rubbish in bins provided or take your rubbish with you.

Weekly Wildflower Updates

September 9 2021

(Rhodanthe chlorosephala ssp. Rosea) Pink & White Everlastings is a common native Australian daisy.

Everlastings can be seeded, it’s easy to grow a patch of pink and white in your own back yard! To create your own meadow effect using native everlastings sow the seed in autumn for spring flowering.

Everlastings can be seen at the York Bushland Garden, the Information Bay along Great Southern Hwy and York Olive Oil Co.

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Aug 26 2021

Just a 15-minute drive from York is the beautiful St. Ronan’s Nature Reserve.
The reserve contains incredible wildflowers, wandoo trees, acacia bushes, and low shrub.⠀⠀⠀

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August 19 2021

Located in the shire of York, the Orchid Nature Conservation Reserve is a 5km long, narrow strip of land hugging the Great Southern Highway near Gwambygine. The purpose of the reserve is to protect the rich orchid and wildflower diversity that occurs on the roadside strip. It is dissected by 7 small tributaries of the Avon River and is a generally damp, and partially disturbed environment, perfect for a variety of orchids to grow. 

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August 12 2021

Pterostylis sargentii commonly known as the frog greenhood, is a common wildflower found within the York Shire and beyond. The specific epithet (sargentii) honours Oswald Sargent, who was the pharmacist in York during the early 1900s, as well as a keen botanist who was recognized as an authority on Western Australian orchids.

The Oswald Sargeant Nature reserve is the perfect place to find wildflowers and is a lovely walk at any time of year with granite areas and laterite hilltop and ridge.

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York Bushland Garden

Corner of Ford Street and Grey Street, York

           

The York Bushland Garden, located on Grey Street, displays a wide range of Wheatbelt wildflower species.

The York Bushland Garden was established in 2004 showcasing WA's water wise flora native to the Wheatbelt and town of York, for public enjoyment. The site was formerly a clay pit for brickmaking during the town's early days, and then used as a disposal area for a hotel destroyed during the Meckering earthquake in the 1960s. The York Branch of the Wildflower Society of WA and its volunteers maintain the York Bushland Garden year round.

September to November are the best times to visit with peak flowering for most plant species on display.

Digital copies of the York Bushland Garden brochure are available below or staff at the Visitor Centre can assist you with relevant in season information.

York Bushland Garden - Brochure and Identification Guide

Check out York's Wildflower, Reserves & Bird Brochure here