About Us

About Us

Vale Park Our Patch (VPOP) is a community based (volunteer) native revegetation and environmental education project along the banks of the River Torrens in Adelaide, South Australia. 

In addition to our project sites at Vale Park itself, VPOP also has several river bank  sites at Gilberton, a nearby suburb.

Since 2000, Vale Park Our Patch has planted more than 30,000 locally native plants of at least 200 different species (60 of conservation significance), including at least 20,000 that VPOP have propagated themselves.  

VPOP’s flower symbol is the Silver-leaf Daisy (Olearia pannosa spp pannosa), our only Nationally Threatened Species.

We have also developed many educational biodiversity resources for Vale Park Primary and other schools, as well as colourful informative Wildflower Walk Pamphlets(see below).


Since 2008, VPOP have been developing the wonderful new Wildflower Walk near the Ascot Avenue Road Bridge at Vale Park, which has over 100 species of labelled wildflowers and grasses, including over 20 species of reintroduced native orchids!

Through State Government grants, colourful information brochures have been developed associated with the Wildflower Walk including the Wildflower Walk (introduction) , Wildflower Identification, our Native Orchids and Aboriginal Uses for our native plants. These brochures are extremely popular (and useful for many groups and classes as well as Wildflower walk users) and will be available through this website shortly.


Below is a gallery of photographs highlighting some VPOP Activities since 2000.


VPOP has many project partners including Natural Resources Adelaide & Mount Lofty Ranges (part of the State Government Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources), Walkerville Council, Vale Park Primary School (VPPS), Marden Senior College (MSC), Friends of the Billabong (FOB), Kensington Residents Association (KRA), Trees for Life (TFL) and Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA).

More information regarding VPOP’s Partners may be found under that section of the drop down Menu bar.