The Kings Park Festival is a long-running tradition to celebrate spring and the wonderful wildflowers that appear throughout the south-west of Western Australia during this time.
From its humble beginnings as a five day event in 1964, depicting plant specimens in jars on trestle tables, the festival has blossomed into the current format of floral displays, live music, exhibitions, workshops, interpretive artworks, guided walks and family activities during the entire month of September.
We were delighted to present 'Beauty Rich and Rare' in 2015: a fitting festival theme for Perth's favourite park in a State with the planet's most spectacular wildflowers.
The Festival calendar was packed with plenty to see and do during the entire month of September. Santos Live music days, outdoor displays, guided walks and activities catered for all ages and interests; and most events were free!
This year's Festival was particularly special, marking the 50th anniversary of the Western Australian Botanic Garden.
The great news is the celebrations are continuing right through summer - take a stroll around our 50 Year Journey exhibition and grab a photo with our gorgeous 'Big Five-O' near the Pioneer Women's Memorial. Plus, keep your eyes peeled for our stunning 'Anniversary Gold' Kangaroo Paw, which is blooming brightly around the park until late spring. This new golden variety was specially bred by the Kings Park Nursery team for the milestone anniversary.
The Kings Park Festival was proudly presented by Kings Park and Botanic Garden and the Friends of Kings Park this September, with the generous support of Major Festival Partner Santos, Lotterywest and The West Australian.
Thank you to everyone who made the 2015 Kings Park Festival such a success – especially our wonderful visitors who danced, picnicked, strolled, listened, smiled, laughed and watched through another fabulous September.
We are already planning for the return of the Kings Park Festival, 1 - 30 September 2016, we'll see you there!