September was filled with wonderful garden activities and attractions to appeal to botanical enthusiasts, nature lovers, gardening pros and novices alike. The gardens were abundant with wildflowers, thanks to our passionate and dedicated staff who planted more than 20,000 wildflowers especially for the Festival.

Visitors enjoyed taking a stroll around the Western Australian Botanic Garden, our feature garden for 2015, purchased native wildflower bouquets from our festival florist, took a self-guided Anniversary Adventure and marvelled at our special 'Anniversary Gold' Kangaroo Paw.

But it's not over yet! Our beautiful park is still blooming, with many wildflowers continuing to flourish right through spring. Our Anniversary Adventures series will continue until December, Dig it With Coffee is on each month, and the next Friends of Kings Park Native Plant Sale is coming up in November.

Colourful flower beds in WA Botanic Garden. Photo: D. Blumer.Feature Garden - WA Botanic Garden

To celebrate its 50th anniversary, we proudly present the Western Australian Botanic Garden as our feature garden in 2015. With more than 3,000 Western Australian plant species on display, there is certainly a lot to see. From towering Boab Trees, to the rarest species nestled in the Conservation Garden, to the impressive collection of Banksias - this is a garden with stories to tell. Don't miss a walk among the treetops on the Lotterywest Federation Walkway and a stroll through Roe Gardens for some of the best views of the Swan River and Perth city skyline.

'Anniversary Gold' Kangaroo Paw. Photo: D. Blumer.Feature Flower - Anniversary Gold

Our Kings Park team of experts have developed something very special - a new Kangaroo Paw to celebrate the WA Botanic Garden's 50th anniversary! 'Anniversary Gold' is a sunny yellow variety of Kangaroo Paw and is blooming brightly at the John Forrest Memorial roundabout. To learn more about this special Kangaroo Paw, take a look at September's Plant of the Month. View another selection of dazzling Kangaroo Paws by heading to the Waxes and Paws garden.

Plant of the month in September: Anigozanthos manglesii 'Anniversary Gold' has been produced by BGPA Plant Breeding team to celebrate WA Botanic Garden 50th Anniversary.Plant of the Month

Each month, we feature one of the many wild and wonderful species within our WA Botanic Garden. Visit our Plant of the Month section to find plant facts, stunning imagery and a comprehensive profile on how to grow our feature plants at home.

Explore special areas of the Western Australian Botanic Garden with us as we celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2015.Anniversary Adventures

Be part of our anniversary celebrations by following one of our Anniversary Adventure walking itineraries in the WA Botanic Garden. You're bound to find an adventure that appeals to you! Festival season is the perfect time to go along on one of these nature walks. Choose your own pace, whether 15 minutes or over an hour, to discover something new about this 50-year-old cultural and scientific institution.

Native Plant sales attract crowds of native plants enthusiasts. Photo: J. ThomasNative Plant Sale

With their resilience, bountiful flowers and knack for attracting birds, native plants are perfect to grow at home. They can cope with minimal water, are super hardy and support native wildlife - and they look great! To get started on your own native garden, head to the next Friends of Kings Park Native Plant Sale in November. Here you'll find thousands of native plants for sale, lovingly grown by the friends. With many of the plants rarely available at commercial nurseries, this is an incredible opportunity to buy quality specimens at affordable prices.

Dig it with Coffee is an initiative in the Backyard Botanicals Garden to encourage water-wise native gardening.Dig it With Coffee

During the Festival, weekly Dig it with Coffee sessions were held at Zamia Cafe, hosted by the Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners and a Kings Park horticulturist. If you missed out, you can still attend a Dig it with Coffee session on the first Wednesday of each month. The only cost is the cup of coffee! You will learn about water-wise native gardneing, hear expert tips and gain an insight into the Backyard Botanicals Garden, located just outside Zamia Cafe. This 'grow-me-at-home' display demonstrates just how easy it is to grow Western Australian native plants. Places are limited for each session and bookings are essential through the Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners.

The 'grow-me-at-home' Backyard Botanicals Garden demonstrates how easy it is to grow Western Australian native plants in your own backyard.Backyard Botanicals

New in 2015, the Backyard Botanicals Day provided a beautiful, fun and informative day out in Synergy Parkland! The Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners hosted guided walks around the Backyard Botanicals Garden. The ‘grow-me-at-home’ garden demonstrates how easy it is to grow Western Australian native plants in your own backyard. Kids absolutely loved the 'Spring Olympics' activities run by Kings Park's Nature Activities Officers and keen gardeners learned new gardening tips and tricks from the Forever Project team.