Wow! What a great time we had at the 2015 Kings Park Festival. Photo: J. Thomas.View image slideshow

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!

Find out about future events by viewing the events calendar, and catch up with all the Kings Park news and highlights by subscribing to our e-newsletter or through our Facebook page.

Crowds of picnickers enjoyed free live music hosted by major festival pertner Santos. Photo: J. Thomas. Summers Soul vowing the crowds. Photo: J. Thomas. The Hon Albert Jacob MLA Minister for Environment and Joe Ariyaratnam from Santos with the Adorable Florables at the Festival launch. Photo: J. Thomas. Visitors enjoying Kings Park's fluffy inhabitants on a sublime spring day. Photo: J. Thomas. Crowd favourites Stratosfunk had the audience dancing to their sixties songs. Photo: J. Thomas. Major festival partner Santos hosted stellar live music days to crowds. Photo: J. Thomas. Amazing stiltwalkers added entertainment for the crowds. Photo: J. Thomas. Kids dancing on the lawn to Junkadelic tunes. Photo: J. Thomas. Father’s Day saw a record crowd bopping along to jazz tunes and enjoying picnics in the sunshine. Photo: J. Thomas. a magic day of outback fun at the Fantastic Faraway Festival for happy crowds of little people and their families. Native Plant Sales attracted crowds of gardening enthusiasts. Photo: J. Thomas. guided walk j thomas Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop was looking particularly beautiful with a vibrant umbrella display entitled Bella Umbrellas. Photo: D. Blumer. Our bold and beautiful ‘Big Five-O’ celebrates the 50 year anniversary of the WA Botanic Garden in 2015. Photo: J. Thomas. Anniversary exhibition '50 Year Journey', dotted throughout the WA Botanic Garden is on display until the end of 2015.