Outback Bloom – Mullewa’s wildflower festival

Wildflower Walk Trail, Mullewa. Credit: TryBooking

The Mullewa Town Hall will be filled with colour and interest during the wildflower festival over four days from 24-27 August. With displays of wildflower specimens and naturalistic bushland scenes, it is a great way to see and learn about the huge variety of spectacular and unusual flowers from the region.

Mullewa, in the heart of wildflower country, is a six- hour drive north of Perth and just over one-hour’s drive east of Geraldton.

The Outback Bloom festival includes activities such as guided walks along the Mullewa Bushland Trail and Wildflower Walk and expert talks.

Wendy Merry, who grew upon Wooleen Station, will talk about bushtucker and medicinal plants used by Aboriginal people and talented photographer Sophie Xiang will run a workshop to explain how to take better photos of wildflowers on smartphones, with tips also for editing.

Seed bombs – simple to make and fun to grow. Credit: Farmhouse Trading

There will be workshops also on making seed bombs or seed balls. This is a “set and forget” planting method, creating small soil clusters by wrapping compost and clay around wildflower seeds.

More information about Outback Bloom here.