Wildflowers in bloom at Landsdale Farm School.

A good year for wildflowers: Shirley Wakeley and Hazel Dempster from the Wildlife Society of WA.  Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au   d443466
A good year for wildflowers: Shirley Wakeley and Hazel Dempster from the Wildlife Society of WA. Picture: Martin Kennealey        www.communitypix.com.au d443466

MANY plants at the WA Wildflower Society’s northern suburbs branch in Darch are now in flower.

Life member Hazel Dempster, a retired horticulturist, said their Landsdale Farm School nursery had unique WA flora not available elsewhere.

“Many new WA plants are propagated and trialled here for their suitability and versatility for gardens,” Mrs Dempster said.

“Our WA flora is so special and breathtakingly beautiful. The majority of our WA plants are not available elsewhere. We also have special collections of plant groups for those who like to specialise.”

She encouraged people to visit the nursery to experience something “very special”.

The branch has been operating from the site for about 12 years and during that time has greatly increased their species range for the public.

“There are qualified horticulturists and experienced WA plant growers who give the right information needed to have a successful WA wildflower garden,” she said.

She said continued rainfall had allowed for extended wildflower excursions and planting season. “We have had a very good growing season.

The nursery is open on Thursdays from 10am to 3pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 3pm. For more, visit wildflowersocietywa.|org.au or search ‘The Wildflower Society of Western Australia’ on Facebook.