ESPERANCE ANGLICAN WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL
The Esperance Anglican Wildflower Festival is an annual showcase of around 500 local species of wildflowers. The flowers are picked under licence and put on display for all to appreciate.
The festival is held in the Anglican Parish Centre and is a must to see in September each year. The festival includes a photographic exhibition highlighting the local environment, a student art exhibition displayed in the church, local music groups, refreshments and lunches with local market stalls outside in the courtyard.
Entry is by gold coin donation and school groups are free.
In 2017 the theme was SALTLAKES - Their Web of Life
The unusual February rain encouraged some of the more rarely seen wildflowers this year!
The theme in 2016 was 'Life after Fire' featuring the Esperance Heathland. On display were identified wildflowers, photographic and student art exhibitions, local artworks, market stalls, local music groups and refreshments and lunches.
The theme in 2015 was 'Mallee Meanderings' and featured identified wildflowers, photographic and art exhibitions, guest artists, market stalls, local music groups and the ever popular serving of refreshments and lunches.
The theme in 2014 was ‘Sand Dune and Seashore’ with a focus on the exquisite flora located amongst the local dunes of Esperance as well as the usual and unusual wildflowers found in our unique region.
In 2013 the theme was ‘The Granite Outcrops Environment’, with a focus on the exquisite flora found amongst the granite as well as the usual and unusual wildflowers found in our unique region.
The annual Wildflower Festival is run in September every year at the Parish Centre