Day 4 Sunday August 23, 2015: Technical field visits Perth region


Date: Sunday 23 August 2015

Craig Musson from WAFEX with waxflower bunches. (photos courtesy WAFEX)

Craig Musson from WAFEX with waxflower bunches. (photos courtesy WAFEX)

Draft program

Leaving from the conference venue of the Rendezvous Grand Hotel Perth, Scarborough we will travel by coach to areas north of Perth.

Highlights of the day include visits to:

WAFEX, one of Australia’s largest flower export companies which ships fresh and dried flowers to over 16 countries. Managing director Craig Musson will introduce the company, explaining operations before we tour the packing facilities.

Farm walk at a large waxflower farm.

Craig will host delegates on a tour of the WAFEX export and wholesale facilities (photos courtesy WAFEX).

Craig will host delegates on a tour of the WAFEX export and wholesale facilities (photos courtesy WAFEX).

Lunch break at ‘A Taste of Chittering’, an annual festival featuring wildflowers, plants, food, wine, local produce and much more.

Award winning Zanthorrea Nursery, a retail nursery specialising in Australian natives (they market over 600 varieties).

Scenes from Zanthorrea Nursery, winner National Nursery & Garden Industry Best Specialty Garden Centre award in 2014 (photos courtesy of Zanthorrea Nursery).

Scenes from Zanthorrea Nursery, winner National Nursery & Garden Industry Best Specialty Garden Centre award in 2014 (photos courtesy of Zanthorrea Nursery).

Scenes from Zanthorrea Nursery, winner National Nursery & Garden Industry Best Specialty Garden Centre award in 2014 (photos courtesy of Zanthorrea Nursery).

Scenes from Zanthorrea Nursery, winner National Nursery & Garden Industry Best Specialty Garden Centre award in 2014 (photos courtesy of Zanthorrea Nursery).

During the day we will see firsthand why Western Australia is a biodiversity hot spot, one of just 34 such special places found around the world.  We will see many spectacular plants in flower, especially if the season has been kind, hopefully including Leschenaultia, Isopogon, wattles and kangaroo paws.

Morning tea and afternoon tea are included in the tour. Lunch at own cost.

Keywords – technical tours, technical visits