100th Darling Wild Flower Show
This weekend we had the pleasure of visiting the 100th Annual Darling Wildflower show. After a long and beautiful drive along the coast, we arrived to find the outdoor market already buzzing and the flowers in full bloom.
Indigenous Wild Flower Exhibit
We made a beeline to the wildflower exhibit, to explore the wildflowers for which this little town is famous. The space was wonderfully curated, and we spent ages meandering and marveling at the display of local flora. The orchid room was exquisite, with the biggest and most beautiful blooms we have ever seen.
Veld Flower App Guide Launch
The Darling Wildflower Society has held a show every year since 1917. This year as part of celebrating the conservation of West Coast wildflowers, they have launched an app which identifies the veld flowers in this region. The app has a scanning feature which can be used at the show to scan the barcodes of the flowers on display. The app acts as a guide for those not wanting to lug their books around when they are out exploring.
The app also has everything you need to know about the show right at your fingertips. If you want to check the program, broaden your knowledge on wildflowers or read about the history of the show, you can download it on the Google Play Store.
If you want to view the flowers in their natural habitat, you can jump on one of the tractors which will take you on a lovely scenic route through fields of wildflowers as you snap photos and enjoy the sunshine.
Tuck into the gorgeous market fare
After marveling at the flowers, we made our way to the market in search of lunch. There are many fast food vendors to choose from, but if that's not your scene there are restaurants and cafes throughout the quaint town.
The market boasts local favorites such as Darling Sweet Toffees and wine from the Darling Cellars. There are delicious things to try around every corner, and stunning crafts waiting to be taken home.
The vendors were friendly and helpful, eager to show off their lovely creations. We tasted and chatted our way through every stall at the market, and were amazed at the quality and beauty of what we found. There is certainly something for everyone at the Darling Wildflower Show.
An all round great family event
There is a lively line up of local talent taking the stage across the weekend. You can sit and watch performances, or simply enjoy the music as you browse. Your kids will have plenty to do and see too. There is a creative corner and many fun stalls for their entertainment.
We enjoyed every moment of our stay, and you're certain to see us again at the annual Darling Wildflower Show!