Kings Park and Botanic Garden is excited to present the 2017 Kings Park Festival, celebrating ‘Where the Wildflowers Are’ from 1 – 30 September 2017.

Stunning everlasting displays delighted visitors from around the globe and flowered well into October! Photo: J. D'Arcy.View 2016 image slideshow

Kings Park will transform into a rainbow of colour as thousands of WA’s blooming beauties from every corner of the State burst into flower. The wildflowers will form the stunning backdrop to a month-long extravaganza of walks and talks, outdoor exhibitions, art installations and fun for all the family.

The Kings Park Festival will host a number creative workshops this September, including ‘Flowers in Bloom’ where participants will enjoy a guided tour of the Western Australian Botanic Garden with one of our knowledgeable horticulturists, followed by a creative drawing session with the talented Beau Est Mien team.

Festival-goers can join Artist-in-Residence Sally Stoneman, for a weaving workshop to create a treasure to take home. Thousands of individuals will leave their creative mark in the WA Botanic Garden by participating our community-weaving ephemeral art project.

Other Festival Highlights

  • Free and fascinating guided walks and talks led by expert Kings Park and Bold Park staff and volunteers will explore Kings Park, Bold Park and WA flora.
  • Perth's best native plant sale, thanks to the Friends of Kings Park.
  • Djilba Big Day Out for school kids.
  • Artists in residence at Aspects of Kings Park.
  • Spectacular floral installations at Aspects of Kings Park.
  • Acoustic music, high teas and picnics, chill out zones and more.

The Kings Park Festival is proudly presented by Kings Park and Botanic Garden and the Friends of Kings Park, with the generous support of Lotterywest.

For more information on the range of events, exhibitions, walks and talks taking place this September, visit our Events Calendar. Registrations are now open for a range of events, with more to come!

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Local musicians performed relaxed acoustic sets every weekend during the Kings Park Festival. Photo: J. Thomas. Visitors to Aspects of Kings Park had a chance to see jeweller Robin Wells at work and ask questions about her creative process. Photo: J. Thomas. Our favourite day out for schools, Kulunga Katitjin Festival (now known as the Djilba Big Day Out), offered great activities, displays, performances and much more. Photo: J. Thomas. Native Plant Sales attracted crowds of gardening enthusiasts. Photo: J. Thomas. Visitors to Bold Park enjoyed a variety of walks and talks in the beautiful bush. Photo: J. Thomas. Of course the main stars of the show were the wildflowers around the Park - like these beauties from the Mulga region growing near the Botance Terraces. Photo: J. Thomas. Festival Florist helped visitors to take a piece of the park home. Photo: J. Thomas. WABG Entry Sculpture