Invites you to join us on a ginko (haiku walk)

Where: Araluen Botanic Park
When: Saturday 29th October, 10.30 am

We will meet under the M. Simons Memorial Pergola. If you need to be picked up from Kelmscott train station
please let me know and I will arrange it. If you would like to meet at my house in Kelmscott, so we can car-pool, please let me know and we can arrange that, or 0435 024 616.

I think a picnic lunch is the easiest and we can share our haiku and discuss our observations over lunch. So please bring you own picnic lunch, drinks, hat, walking shoes and sunscreen.
You don’t need to walk far, you can stay in one area if you
prefer, or for those unable to walk far.

What is a ginko?

“A ginko is a haiku walk through a chosen location where poets write, discuss, revise, workshop, read, laugh, breathe and listen to haiku.” Myron Lysenko

What happens in a ginko?
We gather and have a little talk about haiku and what we're doing.
We head out separately or in small groups to go for a walk and make notes on things we observe along the way, sometimes whole haiku come out at that stage.We gather back together and share our notes, spend some time writing up our ideas into haiku.We share our haiku and offer ideas or feedback. This could be done over a picnic lunch.

Araluen Botanic Park

Araluen is located in the Darling Range, 35 kms south east of Perth. Follow the signs from the junction of Albany and Brookton highways.
Entry fees are applicable. For information call (08) 9496 1171 or email us (
362 Croyden Road Roleystone WA 6111.

Opening Hours:
Daily 9am to 6pm

“The park features water-falls and flowing streams, scenic bush walks, gardens, picnic and barbecue areas, heritage landmarks including the Chalet Healy Tearooms and Roundhouse Gift Shop, as well as the Araluen Train.”