Celebration of blooms at wildflower festival

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The Midwest is experiencing one of its best wildflower seasons in years but if you can’t find the time to get out and do some exploring, the Mullewa Wildflower Festival ‘Outback Bloom’ is for you! 

Outback Bloom is one of the biggest wildflower celebrations in the region and showcases a huge collection of flora as well as art and displays.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the event was in its 32nd year and would be one of the biggest ones yet.

“Outback Bloom is the perfect place to see the region’s wildflower species on display and because of all the rain we have had this year, our local flora is looking as vibrant as ever,” he said.

“The Midwest has over 12,000 wildflower species making it one of the largest in the world.

“It’s great that all of these blooming beauties will be in one location for everyone to see and enjoy, and I commend the Mullewa community for bringing everyone together for this great celebration.”

Mullewa Community Resource Centre Coordinator Colby Elliott said this year’s display would be a sight to behold.

“This year’s wildflower season is off to a cracking start and there are masses of colours everywhere,” he said.

“Our local licensed collectors, pick species under strict licence from Department of Parks and Wildlife, for display and scientific purpose for our event.

“It’s great that we can bring all of the Midwest’s native flora under one roof for a big celebration.”

Outback Bloom will kick off on Thursday 23 August and run until Sunday 26 August. Attendees can see the displays from 9am to 4pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and from 9am to 2pmon Sunday.

Tickets can be purchased from the Mullewa Community Resource Centre and range from $5 per person to $1.

Visitors to the event will be able to explore wildflower displays, grab something to eat and explore a souvenir stall.

The 85th Mullewa Agriculture Show coincides on the same weekend and has everything from monster trucks, Bubble Muffin Kids Cooking Club, circus challenge play zone, sideshow alley, fireworks, the quick shear and the popular LiveLighter Mullewa Gift.

For more information about Outback Bloom, visit www.mullewa.crc.net.au

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