York Wildflowers and Canola


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                    Donkey Orchid                                                            Silky Blue Orchid                                      Dancing Spider Orchid              

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.

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.

York Bushland Garden

Corner of Ford Street and Grey Street, York

            Hakea laurina                                                       Everlastings                                         Senna artemisioides subsp. filifolia

The York Bushland Garden, located just a short walk from Avon Terrace, displays a wide range of Wheatbelt plants and wildflowers.

The York Bushland Garden was established in 2004 as a way of showcasing Western Australia's waterwise flora in the town of York, for the enjoyment of the community. The site was formerly a clay pit for brickmaking during the town's early days, and then was used as a disposal area for a hotel destroyed during the Meckering earthquake in the 1960s. The York Branch of the Wildflower Society of Western Australia work to maintain the York Bushland Garden for locals and visitors to enjoy any time of the year, with September to November the peak time for flowering.

Download the York Bushland Garden brochure below or ask staff at the Visitor Centre to point you in the right direction.

York Bushland Garden - Brochure and Identification Guide

York Bushland Garden - Watch Video

Canola Fields


Please note: Canola for Tourism at Pet Teet Park open from 19 June 2021!

Canola flowers mid-August into September but flowering times may vary each season (dependent on seasonal rainfall).  

Canola is Australia’s major oilseed crop and Western Australia's third largest crop after wheat and barley.
Canola is used as a food-grade oil, as stock feed and for biofuel production.

Canola for Tourism locations open seasonally across York and are the only designated locations visitors can walk through Canola and take photos.
Outside Canola for Tourism locations, it is illegal to enter private Canola properties to take photos.

Visitor Centre staff can assist you with seasonal Canola for Tourism locations.

Canola for Tourism at Pet Teet Park will be open from 19 June 2021 on Saturdays and Sundays between 10am to 4pm.

Due to infrastructure upgrades entry fees for the 2021 season are:

Family: 2 adults + 2 children =$40
Single adult $15
Children/pensioners $10
Children under 5 free

York welcomes visitors to enjoy the stunning display of yellow canola fields but please remember:

  • Stay out of crops
  • Park vehicles safely
  • Respect private properties

Contact the York Visitor Centre prior to your visit to avoid disappointment.

Canola in York Brochure

'Enjoy the view but stay out of flowering canola'

Canola safety signage is available for farmers from the York Visitor Centre.