Helms Arboretum

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Helms Arboretum
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Birmingham, UK333 contributions
A great place to see rare wildflowers - especially orchids.
Oct. 2019
15kms out of Esperance towards the arboretum has a number of rare orchids growing in the ground in the shade of the trees.  Get a detailed map from the Tourist Office as you definitely need to know where you are going and where the orchids are to be found.  It is hard enough to find them even when you know where to look they are so tiny.  You can find spider, enamel, cowslip and donkey orchids here at the right time of year.
White Bunny Orchid (late March to June and, King Spider Orchid (Sept/Oct) can also be seen.  The Esperance Wildflower Festival is 24th - 28th September, which tells you what the best time of the year to visit Esperance is if you are interested in the flora.
Written 10 November 2019
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Evie2011
Perth, Australia116 contributions
Great wildflowers
Oct. 2019 • Couples
We had a lovely time here. The tracks are unsealed but friendly enough to drive on. It would be great if there was some kind of board which showed what the flowers are but still well worth visiting. We spent about 2 hours here.
Written 13 October 2019
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Kate H
Melbourne, Australia53 contributions
Great wedding venue
Mar. 2019 • Friends
Attended my brothers wedding at the Arboretum and was totally blown away. We were extremely lucky with the weather but what a brilliant unique place to have a wedding. Highly recommend for anyone looking to do something different for their wedding
Written 5 March 2019
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chili
Perth, Australia31 contributions
orchids
Sep. 2018 • Couples
Recently returned from Esperance - Helms arboretum certainly the place to see great
spider orchids. These photos are very good. Unfortunately, ours are not good, as the
wind was extreme. Free entry too
Written 23 September 2018
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Rebecca
Perth, Australia282 contributions
Forest escape
Jan. 2018 • Couples
Hear the wind swishing through the pine trees, stop for a picnic or go for a wander and see a variety of different plants in a condensed area. Helms Arboretum is worth a visit if you are in need of a break from the beautiful beaches or the crowds. We went mid morning on a week day and were the only ones there. There are picnic tables and a toilet however BYO toilet paper as they were out on our visit. If using google maps, be cautious that it may lead you astray and try and have you turn onto private property on Shark Lake Road, The correct entrance is in fact off the main road; Coolgardie-Esperance Highway approx 5km north of Shark Lake Road. The road is unsealed and is suitable for 2WDs, however has minor correlations which can be very bumpy if travelling too fast.
Written 20 January 2018
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Paul C
Modbury, Australia151 contributions
An Experience never to forget
Nov. 2017 • Couples
This was our second time to Esperance and the arboretum was the second thing for us to revisit when here. Unlike our last visit in September 2014 the area was still damp with hundreds of different flowers and orchids this time the area appears a lot drier but did not disappoint. Of the hundreds of photos taken we are sure there are at least 4 or 5 plants we have not come across and with 69Gb of photos of our last WA trip this is a great feeling. We were disappointed with the entrance appearance that looks unkept with trees dead and fallen. This needs to be cleaned up.
Written 7 November 2017
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Jenjo018
Oxfordshire151 contributions
Peacful retreat?
Sep. 2017 • Couples
This is a lovely little Arboretum well planted and laid out for easy access by car or foot from the main road. It is easy to navigate around the well maintained and marked roads. An ideal family area with plenty of parking space within the trees. Although we did not use the facilities, there appear to be pick-nick areas with benches etc. The whole area would be a very relaxing experience, although when we were there some young children were making the most of the flat earth roads with their miniature 3 wheeled motorbikes!!!!
Written 29 October 2017
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Oldjack
Greater Melbourne, Australia24,242 contributions
Interesting Collection Of Tres And Plants
Nov. 2016 • Couples
It is about ten kilometers from Esperence on the way in from the north although it is not that well signed. it has some interesting trees and native plants and is a good place for a picnic and a stroll around.
Written 12 November 2016
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Rory S
Perth, Australia97 contributions
wild flowers
Oct. 2016 • Couples
my wife loves wild flowers and we saw several in this arboretum that she was pleased about. Easy access to most of the tracks for 2 wheel drives
Written 28 October 2016
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helenDev
Esperance, Australia23 contributions
Nature hit!
May 2016 • Family
We go to Helms several times a year. It is great to get kids out into some tall trees and they can wander quite far in safety. Has toilets and picnic table, so great to go oout there for a few hours. Always something different to see and only 10mins drive out of Esperance towards the airport.
Written 13 July 2016
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