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Yates Springtime at Araluen Botanic Park

An estimated 140,000 tulips have been planted near Perth to create a stunning display for this year’s Yates Springtime at Araluen Botanic Park. Starting on Saturday and ending on September 25, the annual festival brings together gardeners and plant lovers of all ages to the picturesque Roleystone park.


Thousands of tulips are expected to bloom in the Perth Hills this spring. Image via Facebook.

Exotic blooms and native species

Situated in the Perth hills approximately 30kms south-east of the CBD, Araluen Botanic Park boasts a unique micro-climate featuring loam soils and high rainfall that enable exotic and cool climate plants to be easily cultivated.

As a result, Araluen showcases a variety of exotic species in addition to the profusion of native plant species that thrive in the region.

Among the fields of tulips you will also find:

  • Liquidambar
  • Fraximus (Ash)
  • Lophostemon (Brush Box)
  • Thuja (Western Red Cedar)
  • Rhododendrons
  • Eucalyptus viminalis (Manna Gums)
  • Castanospermum (Queensland Black Bean)
  • Laurus (Bay Tree)
  • Eucalyptus sideroxylon rosea (Iron Bark)
  • Ilex (Holly)
  • Camellias
  • Wisteria



Image courtesy of Angie Thomas



Image courtesy of Angie Thomas

Araulen Botanic Park Foundation

Since 1990, the Araluen Botanic Park Foundation has removed invasive species such as black and silver wattle, and watsonia, and continued eradication and control of blackberry, bridal and Australian creeper, as well as other unwanted species that have spread into the native bush.

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