Illawarra Grevillea Park open days on September 3-4 & 10-11

SPLASH OF COLOUR:  Illawarra Grevillea Park manager Ray Brown. The park at the rear of Bulli Showground is having open days on September 3-4 and 10-11.
SPLASH OF COLOUR: Illawarra Grevillea Park manager Ray Brown. The park at the rear of Bulli Showground is having open days on September 3-4 and 10-11.

Ray Brown has been the Illawarra Grevillea Park manager for many years but he has never seen it look as good as it does now.

‘’The park is looking stunning. It’s the best it has looked for years,’’ he said.

‘’We’ve had a brilliant year and it is only going to get better.’’

The park, nestled at the foot of the Illawarra escarpment at the rear of Bulli Showground, will show its 300 types of grevilleas and hybrids at its spring open days from 10am-4pm on September 3 and 4 and again on September 10 and 11.

As well as grevillea, there are many other native Australian plants. The park is in a bushland setting, featuring views from the 100-year-old Grevillea Park chapel and has barbecue and picnic facilities.

There will be a large range of grevillea and native plants for sale, as well as books on gardening, native plants and birds.

Non-profit voluntary group Illawarra Grevillea Park Society runs the park, which opened in 1992. Entry to the park on open days is $5 for adults, free for children.

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