About Araluen Botanic Park

Araluen Botanic Park is a spectacular garden carefully maintained in a unique micro-climate of Western Australia’s Darling Range, open to the public every day of the year (except Christmas Day).

We are host to a number of exciting events each year, plus the popular peak Spring period. We also organise and run Araluen’s Fremantle Chilli Festival, annually in March.

Araluen Botanic Park was established in 1929 and owes much of its ongoing beauty to the generosity of volunteers, sponsors and members of the Park.

Visitors come to Araluen for family barbecue picnics, a stroll throughout the spectacular massed blooms during spring, to explore the Park’s heritage or simply experience the unique facilities, such as the Roundhouse Gift Shop, Chalet Healy Tearooms or the Araluen Train. We also host various events and we accommodate weddings and private functions.

Please browse the About Araluen pages for details on our history, facilities and people or simply contact us for more information.

Welcome from our President

I invite you to come and join us at Araluen. Whenever you visit you will find the streams flowing, plenty of picnic spots and delightful bush walks to explore in addition to our famous garden displays. Thanks to the dedication of staff and volunteers, our gardens are spectacular all year round, although they are best known for the amazing riot of colour during the spring months, when massed plantings of bulbs, annuals and other flowers bloom from August right through to October.

I am privileged to be associated with the Foundation which has an important management role in this very special place. There are hundreds of people who support us in many different ways. We always welcome and appreciate offers of assistance.

Please ask about becoming a member or a volunteer – or both.

I would also like to acknowledge the ongoing support of the State Government, our sponsors and business associates, which along with our happy volunteers, ensures that Araluen Botanic Park remains the “Heaven in the Hills” that it is.

Mike Nelson, President, Araluen Botanic Park Foundation.