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Easy Event Perth Spring Festival Araluen - October 5 & 6 2019

Top 10 ways to experience Indonesia at Araluen Botanic Park this Weekend
To mark Indonesian’s cultural day Batik Day (Hari Batik National) on 2 October, celebrating Batik the traditional Cloth of Indonesia. Visit Indonesia will host a cultural extravaganza in the heart of Araluen Botanic Park, celebrating the country and its culture in all its glory.

  • 1. Take in the sights and sounds of the Opening Ceremony on Saturday at 11:30am Consul General of Indonesia for Perth Ms Dewi Gustina Tobing will officially open the event, to a backdrop of captivating music and dance. Meander through the festivities to discover Batik Painting, musical instruments, food stalls and an onsite Indonesian travel agent.
  • 2. Tempt your tastebuds with some Nasi Tumpeng - enjoy a taste test of Nasi Tumpeng, traditionally served in a cone shape-mountain like rice, and traditionally served as ceremonial food at special events.
  • 3. Consider a trip to the real deal - learn more about the exciting destinations across Indonesia, including; Bali and Lombok for adventures:  Diving, Mountain Climbing, Cycling, Golf, Rafting, Surfing. Or perhaps Komodo Island, Bedugul Botanical Garden, or Tabanan. Visit Bogor Raya Botanical Garden, Bogor West Java
  • 4. Enjoy Indonesia delicacies – craving some satay? Fancy some fried rice or maybe some chilli? It’s all on offer this weekend.  Enjoy a delicious lunch or snack as you take in the pristine surrounds of Araluen Botanic Park.
  • 5. Let us entertain you – from the Indonesian dance demonstrations being held from noon to 1pm on Saturday, to a dance off afterwards from 1.30-3pm, the entertainment will be aplenty. If fashion is more your style, enjoy the Fashion Show Contest on Sunday between 12.30pm and 2pm.

You don’t want to miss it.  Visit Araluen Botanic Park between 10am and 5pm. 

Araluen Botanic Park entry fees apply.

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Araluen's Avocado Festival - November 24 & 25 2018

We are calling all Avo-Enthusiasts for the freshest celebration in the Perth Hills!

The Araluen Avocado Festival will be held in the beautiful surrounds of Araluen Botanic Park.

The festival will celebrate all things Avocado including stallholders selling fresh produce, a vast range of products from skin and beauty care to delicious beers and cocktails and chefs demonstrating how to make Avocado creations at home!

We will have live music entertainment, fun activities for the kids and Horticulturalists providing you with the expert knowledge you need to grow you own Avocado orchard at home - AND you can purchase your trees on the way out.

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Summer Sundowner - February 2 2019

 Come and enjoy a summer afternoon relaxing in the Amphitheatre on Saturday the 2nd of February at the Ladybird Music's Summer Sundowner.

A family friendly event with live music from local artists, food vans and free kids’ activities.

So make sure you grab your tickets at trybooking.com soon before they run out!

 

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Araluen's Chilli & Herb Festival - February 16 & 17 2019

Located just 35km from the Perth CBD Araluen's Chilli & Herb Festival will be the hottest place to be!!

Offering an abundance of Chilli & Herb products from sauces to beers, cocktails and wines, donuts and chutneys.

Visit the Araluen Plant Stall to pick up some of the hottest plants in WA and the opportunity to learn a few tips from our Horticulturalists.

Enjoy boutique Chilli beers, steamin' cocktails, spicy wines and other beverages to quench the heat.

Be entertained at our multiple stages with live music, entertainment for the kids, knowledgeable Horticulturalists providing you with expert knowledge on growing your own Chilli & Herb plants at home and celebrity chefs demonstrating how to turn those plants into delicious meals.

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Tulip Planting (SOLD OUT)

Join us for a morning of planting in the beautiful Autumn set of Araluen Botanic Park. We have 150,000 bulbs to plant in preparation of our Annual Springtime Festival so we would like you to help us. This is a fun activity for the whole family.
The Park opens at 9am and we will start planting once everyone is ready.

We encourage you to wear 'gardening clothes', bring a kneeling pad and gardening gloves should you require them. It is quite cool in the mornings at the Park, please wear some warm clothes.

Enjoy a rewarding morning tea after your hard work and spend the rest of the day exploring the Park.
We are working to reduce our waste so feel free to bring your own mug to enjoy your cuppa after planting.

Please note that numbers are limited per day. If you have a large group of over 10 people please contact the Event Officer Marie on 92342217 or via [email protected] to arrange a suitable date.

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Winter School Holidays at Araluen 2019

Come and join us for some Winter School Holiday Fun.

We will be making bottled sprouts, planting Tulip bulbs and take an exciting walk throughout the Park with our Horticulturalists.
 
Activities will start at 9am and last approximately 2 hours, you are then welcome to enjoy the Park.
 
Please ensure you wear warm clothes as it is quite cool here in the mornings
 
Activities are suitable for ages 3+, parent supervision is required
Child ticket is $5.00 (plus the booking fee) to cover cost of activities, Adults pay $6 admission fee at the Gate on the day.
 
Bookings are limited so get your tickets now!
 
 

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Remembrance Day - November 8 2019

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.

A series of pencil pines has been planted in the form of a lyre, the symbol of music as the majority of the men who sacrificed their life were from the League’s music department.

Araluen Botanic Park’s General Manager Suzy Parravicini said it will be wonderful to welcome both veterans and young people of the area for this special Remembrance Day ceremony.

“We are delighted to welcome Ric Giblett OAM JP, ex- President of the Serpentine-Jarrahdale Sub-Branch and veteran as our guest speaker on the day,” Suzy said.

Students from throughout the City of Armadale will be in attendance; and will have the opportunity to mingle with the veterans at morning tea, after the event.

“It is wonderful that Araluen will set the scene for an intergenerational gathering, commemorating lives sacrificed, and helping school students learn more about the role Armadale residents played in defending the nation,” Suzy said.

The event is organised in partnership with the Department of Veterans' Affairs and the Roleystone Community College Vocal Group.

 

Carols by Torchlight - December 15 2019

Join us for a merry night filled with Christmas cheer and magic in Araluen's Amphitheatre.

A fun filled night where the community comes together to sign, dance and enjoy the Christmas spirit.

Top 5 Reasons to Enjoy Carols at Araluen

When it comes to enjoying a captivating Christmas carols experience, there are plenty of opportunities as we approach the big day, but there’s the top five reasons you should choose Carols by Torchlight hosted by Araluen Botanic Park and Roleystone Community College on Sunday 15 December from 4pm, to belt out your favourite festive tunes:

  1. For atmosphere, look no further than Araluen

Araluen Botanic Park delivers stunning, picturesque surrounds for you to join with friends and family, on a picnic rug, under the stars, whilst singing along to traditional and modern Christmas carols.  Not just festive – but memorable.

  1. There will be children’s activities

Children will be entertained from 4pm with train rides and face painting, so they will be occupied through to when the carols kick off at 7pm. Don’t miss out the special appearance of the Roleystone Fire Brigade!

  1. Araluen carols delivers foodie delight

Whether you fancy an Italian wrap or an Aussie sausage sizzle, Carols by Torchlight at Araluen will be perfect place to enjoy delicious delights under the moonlight.  Plus there will be ice cream, tea and coffee vans available.

  1. It only costs a gold coin donation

For one evening only, you and the family can enjoy time within Araluen’s stunning, exclusive setting for just a gold coin donation.  Plus, while smoking is prohibited, you can bring along a bottle of wine or your favourite beverage to enjoy.

  1. It will be all things Christmas

Not only will you be able to sing along with the big guy, Roleystone Community College choir and the Roleystone Theatre Choir, as well as local band, Braxton Hicks from the Roleystone Musician Club, but for the first time in many years at Araluen, the Christmas tree will be lit up with hundreds of colourful lights, so you and your family can be eye witness, the wonderful magic of Christmas.

Carols by Torchlight is supported by Roleystone-Karragullen Community Bank Branch of Bendigo Bank, City of Armadale, The Roleystone Community College, The Roleystone Theatre and Iscah.

School Holiday Kids Activities

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Come and join us for some Summer School Holiday Fun.

We will be making some fun junior gardening activities and take an exciting walk throughout the Park with our Horticulturalists.

Activities will start at 9:30am and last approximately 2 hours, you are then welcome to enjoy the rest of the Park.

Please ensure you wear comfortable clothes and bring your water bottle, hat and sunscreen.

Activities are suitable for ages 3+, parent supervision is required.

Child ticket is $5.00 (plus the booking fee) to cover cost of activities, Adults pay Admission fee at the Gate on the day.

Buy Tickets Here 

Bookings are limited.

Dates:

Wednesday 15th January 2020

Tuesday 21st January 2020 - Cancelled 

Thursday 23rd January 2020

 

FAQs

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Please bring your ticket either printed or on your phone.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, this is fine, however you need one ticket per person attending.

Can we stay in the park after?

Yes of course!

What should we wear and bring?

Clothes that can get dirty, your own snack, gardening gloves if you have some, a water bottle and a hat.

Can I bring my under 3 with their sibling?

Yes, any younger siblings under 3 years old do not require a ticket if they are happy to share with their older brother/sister. If they want to participate individually they require a ticket.

Blues in the Hills - February 29 2020

Six Reasons to Spend this year’s extra day at Araluen Botanic Park

This year for the first time in four years, you’ll be treated to an extra day - 29 February.  By wonderful coincidence, Araluen Botanic Park have filled the extra day with an array of entertainment in the heart of the Park as part of the Blues in the Hills event, featuring captivating performances from some of the best blues entertainers in the country.  Here’s five reasons you should spend your 29 February at Araluen:

  1. It’s a great way to spend the last day of summer

Every season must come to an end.  29 February will mark the end of summer, and what a great way to spend it!  Nestled on a picnic rug, family and friends nearby, enjoying wonderful blues music alongside some of Perth’s most unique flora.

  1. Music sounds better in an outdoor amphitheatre

Indoor concert venues are all well and good, but have you ever heard the magical acoustics of an amphitheatre?  Araluen Botanic Park’s amphitheatre is one of the best in Perth; and is certain to complement the performances of the many talented musicians and vocalists performing as part of this year’s Blues in the Hills event.

  1. You can bring a wine or two

What’s a cheese platter without a wine or two.  Bring along your favourite beverage to enjoy while you take in the sights and sounds of this year’s event.  As always, we ask that you drink responsibly.

  1. If You Lack the Motivation for a Packed Picnic, there’s food at the Park!

An extra day in the year is a bonus, so why not relax, and let Araluen do the cooking.  Chalet Healy Café will be open from 4-6.30pm.  Enjoy delicious pizza, burgers, fish and chips or chips and gravy while enjoying blues music under the stars.

  1. If you enjoy Blues music, this is the perfect event for you

Matt Taylor and Band, Michael, Moonshine Trust, and Kyra Bee and the Illegals will deliver wonderful musical performances in the heart of Araluen Botanic Park.  Offering covers of popular rhythm and blues songs as well as original work, performances at the Blues in the Hills are certain to leave audiences with a memorable summer evening of music with family and friends.

  1. You can pre purchase your tickets

You won’t have to line up at the gate for tickets, you can pre purchase online at https://www.araluenbotanicpark.com.au/  Tickets are only $25 for adults and $15 for children.  If you don’t get around to it, you can buy them at the Park gate on the night, for a little more.

This is a musical event you don’t want to miss.  

 

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Visit our Facebook or Instagram page for the chance to win two adult tickets and meals for Blues in the Hills! Click here to view Araluen Botanic Park Tag a Friend Competition Terms and Conditions. 

Roleystone Theatre Presents Shakespeare in the Park - March 7 & 8

 

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Star crossed lovers, a love potion, fairies, and even a donkey… what could go wrong!

The Roleystone Theatre are delighted to present Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream amongst the superb surrounds of Araluen Botanic Park! Join us for an unforgettable night full of magic, madness, and mayhem that is a must see for Shakespeare lovers young and old.

Paul Treasure directs a stellar cast whose captivating performances bring to life some of Shakespeare’s most memorable characters. Crowd interaction elevates the experience to another level – you don’t want to miss out!

With performances on March 7 and 8 at 4pm, why not bring along a picnic (BYO alcohol permitted) or enjoy a tasty treat from the Chalet Healy Café, which will be open until 4pm. The Theatre Kiosk will also be serving light refreshments such as tea, coffee, and soft drink.

Tickets are $25 for adults, $20 for concession, & $10 for children, and can be purchased online through TryBooking.

Click to get tickets to Shakespeare in the Park. 

 

Easter School Holiday Kids Activities 2020

Araluen's School Holiday activities are back by popular demand for the Easter School Holidays! Make sure you join one of our upcoming sessions for some exciting school holiday fun. 

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Why not spend an exciting morning amongst the spectacular atmosphere of Araluen Botanic Park! We'll be enjoying a walk through the Park with our wonderful horticulturalists, fun junior gardening activities, and even a scavenger hunt! Thanks to our sponsor Yates Gardening, participants will also take home an exciting goody bag. 

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Sessions will run from 9am for approximately 2 hours on (insert dates). 

Places are limited, make sure you purchase your ticket now through Eventbrite! Each child ticket is $5 (plus a booking fee) and supervising adults will pay the Parks admission fee at the Gate on the day.

We can't wait to see you there!