Spring brings a packed program of events for foodies, culture lovers and healthy living enthusiasts. You don't have to travel far (or even leave Perth) for a one-of-a-kind experience to remember against the scenic backdrop of rolling hills, wildflowers and waterfalls. Whether it’s a comedy night, lunch at a cidery, the Wonderful Indonesia festival at Araluen Botanic Park, a food and artisan market, or a yoga and meditation retreat – you're spoilt for choice during the Spring into Armadale Festival.
Sunday 9 September, 10am – 3pm
Cross Park, Corner of Jarrah and Wygonda Road, Roleystone
Enjoy a spring market experience in beautiful bushland surroundings in the rolling hills of Roleystone. Stroll among 100 handpicked stalls while being entertained by wandering musicians from the Roleystone Musicians Club.
Millbrook Winery Spring Lunch
Saturday 29 September, 11.30am – 3pm
Millbrook Winery, Old Chestnut Lane, Jarrahdale
Spring at Millbrook is beautiful; the vineyard emerging from dormancy and fruit trees bursting with colour. Start a tour of the winery and tasting with head winemaker Damian Hutton. Enjoy a canape and glass of wine before heading to the restaurant for a wine-matched long lunch prepared by an award winning chef and gardener Guy Jeffreys.
Bedfordale Bush Markets
8am – 1pm on 22 September, 27 October, 24 November
Bedfordale Hall, 40 Admiral Road, Bedfordale
Enjoy a day of markets selling local produce, art and craft, children's activities and nature play in the scenic bush setting adjacent to Bungedore Park. The market is run by local community volunteers in the spirit of nurturing self, community and the environment.
The Motherhood Comedy Night at Paddy’s
Saturday 8 September, 8 – 10.30pm
Paddy's Bush Bar and Grill, 1360 Brookton Hwy, Karragullen
'Surviving the Circus' The awesome foursome comedians bring a comical approach to being a 'mother' in 2018. Sell out shows, including Fringe Festival 2018.
29 - 30 September, 10am – 5pm
Araluen Botanic Park
Immerse yourself in Indonesian culture with its rich cuisine and traditional dances. This colourful event goes over two days so do not miss out on this Indonesian Hills experience with the chance to win prizes.
Cost: $15 adults, $7 children
Acoustic Weekends by the Canning River
Every Friday 5.30 – 8.30pm, Saturday and Sunday noon – 4pm
Avocados Café, Corner of Mount Street and Brookton
Local acoustic musicians provide the tunes to make for a relaxing weekend by the picturesque Canning River. Choose from an extensive menu, now being prepared by renowned chef Brad Richards from award winning Roleys on the Ridge.
HEALTHY LIVING PICKS
Jarrahdale Walks - Sullivan’s Rock
Sunday 23 September, 9am – noon
Jarrahdale Post Office Museum 631, Jarrahdale Road, Jarrahdale
Often mentioned as one of the best bush walks around Perth, Sullivan's Rock offers breathtaking views and great hiking to boot. Good level of fitness recommended.
Deep Rest: Retreat, Restore and Reconnect
Saturday 29 September, 27 October, 24 November, 3 – 5pm
Restful Waters, 64 Canns Road, Bedfordale
Quieten the mind and release tension in the body with this two hour mini retreat. Enjoy deep rest and inner peace through the practice of Vishrant Yoga, Yoga Nidra, meditation and breathwork.
Walk & Weed
Sunday 16 September, 8 – 10am
Main Entrance, Bungendore Park, Admiral Road, Bedfordale
Each year the members of Bungendore Park Environmental Group and local people remove weeds i.e. 'garden escapees' from selected areas of the park under the direction of Mr Dan Walker, City of Armadale Bush Care Supervisor followed by morning tea.
Please note that the event listings above are top picks for the month of September. For the full program of events which runs until 30 November, visit https://www.perthhillsarmadale.com.au/spring-armadale.