Discover Perth Hills oldest botanic garden.
Araluen Botanic Park is an extraordinary garden in a breathtakingly beautiful bushland setting. Stroll through stoned pathways across the terraces that are lined by enormous stone pillars and shaded jarrah pergolas. View the circa 1930’s log cabins located in each garden precinct and learn about Perths heritage and history on the sign panels. Located within 59 hectares of native Australian bushland, the developed gardens cover 14 hectares within various precincts. Each precinct features various exotic plant species that flourish in the cool micro climate of the Roleystone Perth Hills in Armadale. Renowned for the annual tulip festival which takes place each springtime, where over 150,000 tulip bulbs put on the most spectacular show for the thousands of visitors who flock to catch a glimpse and capture the ‘best’ selfie with the colourful backdrops.
Araluen boasts an incredibly impressive internationally recognised collection of Camellias, 270 varieties. Western Australia’s largest rose collection containing species of original heritage roses circa 1800’s, best viewed in late spring to late summer. The Tea Roses and many other magnificent blooms blossom as we head into the autumn months. Stinton Creek flows within the Park all year and is a feature that presents photo opportunities for visitors.
Overall the Park flourishes amongst an undulating native backdrop of Eucalyptus, Marri and Blackbutt Trees, with collections of banksia, grass trees and man ferns amongst flowering blooms.
It is an experience for the senses.