The Kings Park Festival presented 'Beauty Rich and Rare' in 2015 – a celebration of Western Australia's spectacular plant life.

The Festival was presented by Kings Park and Botanic Garden and the Friends of Kings Park. Major Festival Partner Santos along with Lotterywest and The West Australian made it possible to bring this wonderful series of events to the community.

Held every September, the Kings Park Festival presents a dazzling spring collection of wildflowers along with free events including live music, guided walks, exhibitions, family activities and more.

Join us for an inspiring Festival experience and learn something new about Western Australian flora and the leading horticulture, conservation and science that takes place in Kings Park.

Festival facts

  • All wildflowers on display during the Festival are native to Western Australia.

  • Most Festival events were free, from live music to guided walks and family activities.

  • Soul superheroes Stratosfunk kicked off the Santos Live concert series in Motown style on Saturday 5 September.

  • Kings Park produces all its own seeds and plants. The Kings Park nursery produced more than 20,000 plants for the 2015 Festival.

  • More than half a million people visited the Kings Park Festival this September.

News and media

Visit our news section for the latest Festival news. Media releases are available for download below and external news links are provided.

pdfMedia release: Festival launch - 05 September 2015229.4 KB
pdfMedia release: Festival ready to blossom - 21 August 2015742.56 KB

Science network: The Queen reigns supreme this wildflower season - 24 September 2015.
Yahoo news: Wildflower riches close to home - 14 September 2015.
720 ABC Perth: Roots and Shoots - 12 September 2015.
720 ABC Perth: Kings Park puts on spectacular floral show to mark 50 years of the botanic gardens - 07 September 2015.

Historic Festival

2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the Western Australian Botanic Garden in Kings Park and the 52nd Kings Park Festival.

The Western Australian Botanic Garden is one of the most visited and unique of its kind in the world. Known around the world for being 'ahead of its time' since it began in 1965, it is devoted to native flora – in recognition of Western Australia's abundant, rare, fragile and uniquely beautiful plant life. The South West of WA is classed as a global biodiversity hotspot.

The Western Australian Botanic Garden is a leader in environmental conservation, horticulture and scientific research which has made its plant collection one of the best in the world. Its displays are underpinned by scientific research, conservation and painstakingly maintained living collections.

The Botanic Garden also encompasses much of the State's cultural heritage – from ancient Nyoongar history to modern day - through public art, memorials, trails and garden displays. It is also the venue for many cultural events each year – including the Kings Park Festival.

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