Our Vision

Create an inter-generational place of beauty & lifelong learning, offering wondrous experiences to help people & planet flourish.

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wondrous dreaming

creating the village our hearts long for

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for these times

a special place to gather 

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growing together

with our land, for a flourishing future

Our Story

Founded by Lucinda Giblett in Manjimup, Western Australia, Stellar Violets exists to enrich life. Functioning as a collaborative place of beauty and learning, volunteer-led projects map responses to pervasive ill health in self, land and society – the global “whole health” crisis.


Stellar Violets is a Western Australian Incorporated Association and Australian Registered Charity (DGR). Our Committee of Management is made up of local, inter-state, and international volunteer members, artist collaborators, and professionals giving pro-bono assistance.

Lucinda Giblett

Lucinda Giblett

Founder / Creative Director

Lucinda Giblett is the founder and creative director of Stellar Violets Life Library Living Museum & Gallery, an arts & cultural centre delivering wondrous experiences to help people & planet flourish.

After completing graduate, and post graduate studies in Communications, and Creative Industries at Curtin, and then QUT and living abroad, in France, Lucinda returned to her family farm in Manjimup, out of which her Stellar Violets dream has emerged.

Lucinda has been recognised for her work by being awarded runner up West Australian Rural Woman of the Year, and is a highly regarded key-note speaker.

Lucinda and Stellar Violets volunteers are dreaming into a world fit for our time, in which the global ‘whole health’ crisis is met with sanity and soul, for the well-being of self, land, and society.

Committee of Management

Dr Felicity Haynes

Dr Felicity Haynes


Philosopher & facilitator
Tingrith Meeting House, Margaret River

Vive Oldham

Vive Oldham

Committee Member

CEO Mellen Events, Perth

Beth Blechynden

Beth Blechynden

Committee Member

Manjimup, Western Australia
Social Worker

Alana Marshall

Alana Marshall

Committee Member

Bibliophile & CEO at The Library Within, Perth

Jon Doust

Jon Doust

Vice Chair

Author & speaker, Albany 
Latest book: Return Ticket

Jen & Mark Eyers

Jen & Mark Eyers

Committee Members

Kynjarmen Farm, Waikato, New Zealand

Dale Miles

Dale Miles

Committee Member

General Manager at Dorper Lamb, Bunbury

Yvette Hooper

Yvette Hooper


Stellar Violets Nature Playgroup, Manjimup


Robert Stanton

Regal Innovations

Robert gifted $100,000 in start up funding to Stellar Violets through Regal Innovations Pty Ltd; their past projects include the Sydney Olympics, Darling Harbour, &  Barangaroo. 

Harvey Giblett & family

Newton Orchards

 Harvey leads Newton Orchards, family owned and managed fruit growing business in Manjimup that gives  ongoing in kind support  to develop Stellar Violets.

Pro Bono Contributors

A BIG THANK YOU to all our contributors

Lori Pensini


Paula McKennay

Freelance Floristry

Gwendolyn Wenli

Breathe Easy

Pip Wilsie

Website: Pip N Pop

Jennifer Birkhead

Graphic Design & Marketing

Alastair MacGregor

Urban Journey

Andrew Suttar

CEO of Bubbly

Peter Bowdidge

Content Creator

Toni & Graham Dearle

Pmberton Discovery Tours

Zoe & Merez

Swallow Bar

Abbie Crawford

Environmental Assessment

Mr Peacock



Stellar Violets will soon be available to book as a special event venue.

Watch this space.

 Become a Friend of Stellar Violets Gardens

Planting a flourishing 8 Acre Botanic Garden. Join us to grow beauty & community for today, and future generations.

More info coming soon.


Media Kit

Welcome journos and bloggers, start your journey here.

More info coming soon.


 Back a visionary project: holistic health education for women and girls, set among 8 Acre Botanic Gardens, and train carriages to carry us into dreaming for a flourishing world.

By appointment

Remote volunteering possible during Covid-19


0402 119 154
21 Middlesex Road
Manjimup WA 6258