Araluen Botanic Park

14 Hectares of Extraordinary Beauty

Discover Perth Hills
Oldest Botanic Garden

Nestled deep within a valley in the Perth Hills, Araluen Botanic Park is an extraordinary garden in a breathtaking bushland setting.

Araluen is a unique Botanic Park in a natural setting. Located within 59 hectares of West Australian native forest, our 14 hectares of developed gardens are home to thousands of plants that flourish in the rich soils and supportive micro-climate that is created in this valley across the Darling Scarp of the Perth hills. Araluen Botanic Park has a unique micro-climate featuring loam soils, high rainfall and cold winters providing an unmatched opportunity to cultivate exotic and cool climate plants in Western Australia.

The Story of Araluen

In the late 1920s the founder of the Young Australia League JJ “Boss” Simons was drawn to this valley in pursuit of his dream to create a weekend retreat where YAL members could experience the outdoor life. Whenever YAL members travelled the world they were encouraged to bring back plants for Araluen as they developed the Park gardens which was to complement the aesthetic appeal of the Canadian-style log cabins, water features, and pergolas.

The YAL took over the Park with little to no infrastructure apart from tracks left as a result of timber clearing during the 1800’s. Over 20+years the YAL constructed a series of buildings and several unique garden features. Construction methods varied but commonly used locally sourced, materials which became a major influencing contributor to the current unique style of Araluen and the Park.

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Araluen Botanic Park
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Mahesh ThakuriMahesh Thakuri
08:09 09 Oct 22
Very good place for visiting,Photography, Picnic & BBQ as well. Clean environment and good access to public toilets 👍. Plenty spaces for parking. Garden entry tickets been increased so much compare to year ago. Special space for events as well. Kids gone a love train ride and entire Tulips 🌷 garden. No regret keeping this destination as Bucket list.
Dan (戴麒龍)Dan (戴麒龍)
08:51 24 Sep 22
First time visiting Araluen Botanical Gardens and I was not disappointed. So much to take in, so many beautiful flowers. I visited during their Spring Tulip Festival and I highly recommend this time of the year. It's a large property so good walking shoes are a must as is water. You're allowed to take a picnic and there are also BBQ's available, if you prefer not carrying your own food there are also a couple of cafes available. It a great outing for families, couples or solo.
Emily ElmlundEmily Elmlund
23:32 01 Sep 22
This park is beautiful. We visited during the Yates Springtime Festival to see the tulips. If able, park all the way at the top near the Rose car park, then wander downwards to see everything. There are many paths to walk, especially up near the remembrance water garden. If you take your time, you can spend many hours.The only downside is they charge twice as much for entry fees during the festival.
07:08 30 Aug 22
Araluen Botanic Park is a beautiful botanic garden! Especially in Spring as all the flowers are blooming.Hilly to various degrees, but pretty reasonable for any fitness level. Most are cemented paths, some are first tracks. Most areas are also wheelchair accessible.There are park entry fees but it’s definitely worth the visit.
Nelufar YasminNelufar Yasmin
11:55 14 Jul 22
A place to spend family holiday with nature.Plenty of car park available. August is the best time to visit to meet flowers.Bring food, drinks, chair, mat and coffee to res, play and enjoy.Please allow sometime to drive through the road on the way, it’s just beautiful.


Notice of ABPF AGM Rescheduled. Extreme Fire Weather Warning
Notice of ABPF AGM Rescheduled. Extreme Fire Weather Warning
22 November 2023

Dear ABPF members

Urgent notice - Rescheduled Annual General Meeting due to extreme weather warnings.

Please note that due to the Extreme Fire Weather Warnings for Roleystone that the Annual General Meeting will be postponed.

Order of Australia Honour for Vice Chairman John Colwill
Order of Australia Honour for Vice Chairman John Colwill
12 June 2023

Our esteemed Committee Vice Chairman, John Colwill, has been recognised for his remarkable contributions to horticulture and awarded the distinguished Order of Australia as part of the King's Birthday Honours.

The Order of Austra...

World Environment Day
World Environment Day
5 June 2023

On this special occasion of World Environment Day, we're thrilled to share an intriguing glimpse into the buzzing world of bees at Araluen ...

Araluen Sponsors Awards at Perth Garden Festival
Araluen Sponsors Awards at Perth Garden Festival
24 May 2023

Araluen Botanic Park is proud to announce its sponsorship of two prestigious awards at this year's highly anticipated Perth Garden Festival. The panel of judges for this year's awards comprised of Deryn Thorpe, Andrea Whitely, John Colwill, and Darren S...

National Volunteer Week
National Volunteer Week
15 May 2023

National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate the efforts of those who give their time and energy to make a positive impact on their community. At Araluen Botanic Park, we are grateful for our amazing...

Upcoming Events

Araluen Botanic Park’s stunning bushland landscape sets a memorable scene for so many events during the year.  With a stunning natural backdrop, and cultivated garden spaces the Park hosts music concerts, treasure hunts, civic events, garden festivals and live art exhibitions.  We are a popular picturesque location for weddings and live theatre productions.  Below you will find some of the upcoming events and activities being hosted across the Park for you and your family to enjoy. Be sure to check in for the seasonal school holiday activities which always book out quickly.