Here are some of our upcoming events:
The BEE Happy program in October is an educational and fun activity at the Park. Araluen has partnered with two local Bee Keepers from Western Australian Apiarists Society to increase the bee population in Araluen bushland. Details of the kids' program are online and kids can get excited with the colouring competition and activity sheet as a lead promotion for this new fun activity. Competition entries are available from Chalet Healy Café.
Soldiers Honoured at Araluen’s Remembrance Ceremony
Araluen’s Remembrance Day will be held from The Grove of the Unforgotten, which was built in memory of the 88 Young Australia League members who made the ultimate sacrifice in World War I, with the first ceremony held at the site in 1934.
A series of pencil pines has been planted in the form of a lyre, the symbol of as the majority of the men who sacrificed their life were from the League’s department.
Araluen Botanic ’s General Manager Suzy Parravicini said it will be wonderful to welcome both veterans and young people of the area for this special Remembrance Day ceremony.
“In 2019 we were delighted to welcome Ric Giblett OAM JP, ex- President of the Serpentine-Jarrahdale Sub-Branch and veteran as our guest speaker on the day,” Suzy said.
Students from throughout the City of Armadale will be invited to attend; perform and will have the opportunity to mingle with the veterans at morning , after the event.
“It is wonderful that Araluen will set the scene for an intergenerational gathering, commemorating lives sacrificed, and helping students learn more about the role Armadale residents played in defending the nation,” Suzy said.
The event is organised in partnership with the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Roleystone Community Vocal Group.
Six Reasons to Spend this year’s extra day at Araluen Botanic
In 2020 for the first time in four years, we welcomed an extra day - 29 February. By wonderful coincidence, Araluen Botanic filled the extra day with an array of entertainment in the heart of the as part of the Blues in the Hills event, featuring captivating performances from some of the best blues entertainers in the country. We SOLD OUT because we gave visitors five reasons to spend 29 February at Araluen:
- It’s a great way to spend the last day of summer
Every season must come to an end. 29 February marked the end of summer, and what a great way to spend it! Nestled on a picnic rug, family and friends nearby, enjoying wonderful blues alongside some of Perth’s most unique flora.
- sounds better in an outdoor amphitheatre
Indoor concert venues are all well and good, but have you ever heard the magical acoustics of an amphitheatre? Araluen Botanic ’s amphitheatre is one of the best in Perth; and is certain to complement the performances of the many talented musicians and vocalists performing as part of this year’s Blues in the Hills event.
- You can bring a wine or two
What’s a platter without a wine or two. Bring along your favourite beverage to enjoy while you take in the sights and sounds of this year’s event. As always, we ask that you responsibly.
- If You Lack the Motivation for a Packed Picnic, there’s food at the !
An extra day in the year is a bonus, so relax, and let Araluen do the cooking. Chalet Healy Café opened from 4-6.30pm.
- If you enjoy Blues , this is the perfect event for you
Matt Taylor and, Michael, Moonshine Trust, and Kyra and the Illegals will deliver wonderful musical performances in the heart of Araluen Botanic. Offering covers of popular rhythm and blues songs as well as original work, performances at the Blues in the Hills are certain to leave audiences with a memorable summer evening of with family and friends.
- You can pre-purchase your tickets
You won’t have to line up at the gate for tickets, you can pre purchase online at https://www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au/ Tickets are only $25 for adults and $15 for children. If you don’t get around to it, you can buy them at the gate on the night, for a little more.
This is a musical event you don’t want to miss.
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