Spring into blooming season

Shannon SmithAlbany Advertiser
The Bush Fairies dressed to impress by taking on the wildflower theme.
Camera IconThe Bush Fairies dressed to impress by taking on the wildflower theme.

The next month is all about sharing the beauty of the Great Southern region’s wildflowers with the Sun-Smart 2019 Bloom Festival.

The joy is set to spread across eight shires and there are ways to get involved in almost every town.

Activities began last weekend and will continue until October 20, with wildflower displays, guided tours, open gardens, workshops, long-table meals, art exhibitions and craft activities among the things to see and do.

Bloom Festival co-ordinator Michelle Kane said the festival celebrated the unique landscapes and towns in the Great Southern.

“The festival is held to celebrate spring and to showcase our wonderful communities,” she said.

“There is nothing more important than connecting with nature and people and the ... festival is the best place to start.

Events are scheduled for the shires of Broomehill-Tambellup, Cranbrook, Gnowangerup, Katanning, Kent, Kojonup, Plantagenet and Woodanilling.

This year there will be a Wild Paws Walk in Katanning, a 2km trail discovering local wildflowers, followed by a dog first-aid demonstration and afternoon tea.

Find the program of more than 60 events in 19 towns online at greatsoutherntreasures.com.au or get a copy from your nearest visitor centre, CRC or Shire office.

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