#PlacesofNRM: Wildflowers in Victoria Plains

Wildflower season is upon us and, although it hasn’t been the best year for our trademark floristic displays, the Shire of Victoria Plains just happens to be a great place for spotting some fantastic, colourful flora.

Victoria Plains is located in the WA Wheatbelt, about 160 kilometres north of Perth and 360km southeast of Geraldton.

There are only 1,000 people living within the Victoria Plains Shire boundary which covers an area of 256,973 hectares. While small in population, this area is renowned for its prosperous agricultural activities, beautiful wildflowers and long-standing heritage.

For many years, Victoria Plains’ residents and visitors alike have been enthralled by the natural beauty around them – especially during wildflower season at this time of the year.

Explorers in this unique part of the world can follow in the footsteps of the pioneering botanist James Drummond and see if a camera can capture the true delicate beauty of the plants.

There are maps and guides available to direct visitors to attractive drives between historic places, but there are plenty of other lovely roads to explore off the grid.

 

More information can be found at: http://www.victoriaplains.wa.gov.au/Assets/Documents/Wildflowers-in-Victoria-Plains.pdf

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