VISITOR RESOURCES

Inglehope Arboretum

13km East of Dwellingup, on the road to Boddington, is the INGLEHOPE ARBORETUM.

 

The arboretum was established in 1929, after Inglehope was developed as a Forests Department outstation alongside the Dwellingup-Boddington railway. The settlement was abandoned after the 1961 fire, although the railway siding was already closed and the buildings removed in 1960. 58 trial plots of tree species from around the world were planted to see what would grow in the area. A large number of these plots are still recognisable, some thriving.

 

A nature track and picnic ground facilities were developed but over time the whole area was forgotten, neglected and became overgrown. Restoration was begun by the Dwellingup Garden Club  and has been re-energized by the Friends of The Arboretum.

 

You will find a small carpark and picnic table about 400 m to the left off the Pinjarra Williams road with an easy half hour walk trail with some log seats, and some species identification plaques, including is a small grove of Californian Redwoods.  Enjoy an easy walk and a picnic amongst the trees. 

 

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Dwellingup History & 

Visitor Information Centre

Marinup St Dwellingup, WA 6213

Phone: +61 8 9538 1108

Opening hours:

Daily 9am-3:30pm

Closed Christmas Day