Here are some of our upcoming events:
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.
We are pleased to welcome Ms Di Ryder as our guest speaker for this 2020 ceremony. Ms Ryder is currently the President of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans Support Association in WA and was the 2021 NAIDOC Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Victorian Park Brass Band will, this year again, add their musical delight to this ceremony.
Araluen Botanic Park is looking forward to welcoming both veterans and members of the community for this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony scheduled to start at 11am on the 11th of November 2020.
Araluen 90th Anniversary
- During November Araluen Botanic Park will celebrate 90 years since establishment.
- Araluen Botanic Park is one of Western Australia’s iconic passive recreation spaces, established by Young Australia League, J.J. “Boss” Simons, establishing a holiday camp for this youth organisation in 1929.
- If you missed visiting Araluen Botanic Park during Yates Springtime at Araluen, take the opportunity of its anniversary to soak up the stunning surrounds of the Park.
- Araluen Botanic Park welcomes patrons to a COVID-safe space, and encourages visitors to practice social distancing and hygienic practices, with hand sanitiser available around the Park.
From the 9th to the 30th of November, take advantage of this unique discounted entry fee of $5 per person and enjoy 14 hectare of gorgeous gardens. While you are here, spend one hour with one of our knowledgeable volunteers who will relate the incredible story of Araluen and show its amazing flora and fauna. The tours are free and only available on Mondays & Tuesdays from 11am and Fridays from 1pm.
Registration are required via this link.
Araluen Offers Stunning Backdrop for Christmas Carols
Enjoy the picturesque surrounds of Araluen Botanic Park on Sunday 13 December, as you sing along to traditional and modern Christmas carols this festive season as part of the Araluen’s Carols by Torchlight 2020 sponsored by Community Bank Roleystone Karragullen. This year’s program will welcome back the Christmas choirs of the Roleystone Community College and Roleystone Theatre supported by the local talents Braxton Hicks band.
The Park’s amphitheatre offers a unique setting to enjoy the show and plenty of grassed areas for families to flick out a picnic rug and enjoy carols under the stars. Carols will start at 7pm additional information on this year’s program to be advised soon.
Araluen Botanic Park is a bring your own alcohol venue, with smoking prohibited. Entry on a gold coin donation.
You don’t want to miss the most memorable carols event of the season, being held at Araluen Botanic Park.