About the Everlasting Kings Park Festival
We’ve been wild about wildflowers for 60 years at the Kings Park Festival!
There are events for everyone to enjoy throughout September as we celebrate the nature and culture of Western Australia in Perth’s favourite park.
Spring 2023 will be a feast for the senses with thousands of wildflowers and more than 3,000 WA plant species on display. There are dozens of fabulous events, workshops, displays, guided walks and talks, family activities and much more to explore.
The Festival is proudly presented by Kings Park and Botanic Garden and supported by volunteers, tour operators and the Water Corporation.
- We love getting everyone involved, so many of the Festival events and activities are free, from displays, to guided walks and talks.
- We have an army of passionate horticulturists and volunteers who are recognised as being among the most skilled in the world. Behind the scenes, they are supported by the Kings Park Nursery, which produces all the plants you see in gardens from seed.
- It's a year-round preparation for the Kings Park Festival, with approximately 25 staff and 20 volunteers planting wildflowers for a three-month period leading up to the Festival. Garden planning, seed germination and growing plants in the nursery happens up to three years in advance of each Festival.
- The Festival was made possible by a diverse team which includes Kings Park staff and volunteers from the Friends of Kings Park, Kings Park Volunteer Guides and Friends of Bold Park Bushland.
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Why do we have a festival?
The Kings Park Festival celebrates the amazing plant life of Western Australia, promoting its beauty and the pressing need for its conservation. Most events and activities take place in the Western Australian Botanic Garden, one of the most visited and well-regarded botanic gardens in the world. The WA Botanic Garden is devoted to native flora in recognition of Western Australia's mega-diverse, fragile and uniquely beautiful plant life. The South West region of WA (including Perth) is one of Australia’s two globally recognised biodiversity hotspots.
The Western Australian Botanic Garden is a leader in environmental conservation, horticulture, community education and scientific research, which has made its plant collection one of the best in the world. Its displays are 'living galleries' of painstakingly curated collections of plants.
The Western Australian Botanic Garden also encompasses much of the State's cultural heritage – from ancient Noongar history to modern day – through public art, memorials, trails and garden displays. It is also the venue for many cultural events each year including concerts.
The Kings Park Festival has run every September since 1964, making it one of the longest running festivals in Australia.