Kings Park and Botanic Garden celebrates the unique and diverse plant life of Western Australia and is part of the worldwide network of botanic gardens committed to plant conservation.
The original vision for Perth Park, later Kings Park, was of a European style garden with lawns, shady trees and flower beds. Recognition of the climatic differences and the low nutrient soil changed this vision and, in 1965, the 17 hectare Western Australian Botanic Garden was opened.
Initially, the beds were created to display flora from the Mediterranean climatic regions of the World (the Mediterranean, California, South Africa and Western Australia). Western Australia has half of Australia's 25,000 plant species and most of those are found nowhere else on Earth. A greater appreciation of the diversity and uniqueness of Western Australian flora has seen the redevelopment of the Botanic Garden into a showcase of flora from around this vast State.
The Western Australian Botanic Garden is an everchanging, living research centre committed to the conservation of Western Australia's flora. The garden beds display some of the State's most diverse and spectacular plant groups.
You may like to take a walk and enjoy a self-guided tour by downloading the Western Australian Botanic Garden Guide from the brochures section of this website.