From bold blooms to shapely leaves, spiky stems to peculiar methods of survival, the plants found in Kings Park and Botanic Garden are spectacular!

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 has been developing 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 will be blooming brightly at the John Forrest Memorial roundabout all month long. To learn more about this special Kangaroo Paw, take a look at the Plant of the Month in September. View another selection of dazzling Kangaroo Paws by heading to the Waxes and Paws garden.

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 Day

New in 2015, take the chance to learn new gardening tips and tricks and enjoy a beautiful day out in the park! Join the Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners for a guided walk around the Backyard Botanicals Garden, nestled within Synergy Parkland. Get the kids involved in the 'Spring Olympics' activities run by Kings Park's Nature Activities Officers and enjoy coffee and cake at Zamia Cafe. 

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 Friends of Kings Park Native Plant Sale during the September long weekend. Here you'll find more than 8,000 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

Fancy a cuppa and some expert gardening tips? Want to learn about the best native plants to grow in your garden, or how to create a native oasis to attracts birds and wildlife? During the Festival, Dig it with Coffee sessions will be held each Wednesday morning from 10.00 am until 11.00 am at Zamia Cafe. Free to attend, it's a great way to have your burning horticultural questions answered by the Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners and a Kings Park horitculturalist. 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, so bookings are essential. Please phone (+61 8) 9480 3672 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book.