It may be getting cooler but there is still a hive of activity in Kings Park and Bold Park this winter.

Eucalyptus preissianaThe Western Australian Botanic Garden is alive with colour, with many eucalypts in bloom across the cooler months. Expect to see Eucalyptus caesia near the entry to the WA Botanic Garden, as well as Eucalyptus preissiana and Eucalyptus websteriana in flower on Forrest Drive near Roe Gardens. The Kings Park Volunteer Guides lead three walks daily all year round, as well as a special ‘Heart of Kings Park’ walk every Friday in July, August and September, which takes people deep into the heart of Kings Park.

With over 500 species of fungi flowering in winter, Bold Park in City Beach is also a fascinating place to visit, with majestic views from Reabold Hill to the ocean. The Friends of Bold Park Bushland Guides will be hosting guided walks on select days in July, with a special children’s walk to be held on Sunday 16 July with fungi expert Roz Hart from the WA Naturalists Club.

All Kings Park and Bold Park walks are free to attend. Bookings are required for ‘Heart of Kings Park’ walks and for group bookings (greater than 10 people) for all walks. To learn more about the walks and topics offered during the year, please refer to the events calendar.