With rain finally appearing in Perth, Kings Park horticultural experts say it’s time to plant your garden and sow pink everlasting seeds in time for spring.

Now is perfect time to plant your garden and sow pink everlasting seeds in time for spring. Photo: J. D'Arcy.With access to some of the best wildflowers on the planet, Western Australians can create their own beautiful wildflower gardens at home with a little advice from the experts.

Kings Park senior curator Grady Brand says native species like kangaroo paws, pink everlastings, conostylis, ornamental gumtrees and banksias are easy to grow for novice native gardeners and feature prominently in Kings Park’s own gardens.

'The warm, dry autumn has delayed the Park’s usual planting program, however it is about to get into full swing', says Grady.

Free native gardening information sessions, held at Zamia Cafe in Kings Park every month, give practical advice to people interested in growing native plants at home.

'Dig it with Coffee' is run by the Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners and Kings Park horticulturists for just the cost of your coffee. The next session is at 10.00 am on Wednesday, 6 June. 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 reserve your place.  

'Using native plants in your garden has so many advantages. They are well-adapted for our local climate, they attract local birds and insects, provide wildlife corridors, require less water and are a beautiful celebration of Western Australia's incredibly diverse and unique plant life', says Grady.

Access disruptions

Road closures will take place in Kings Park and Bold Park on Sunday 26 August 2018 due to the Chevron City to Surf for Activ run event.

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Essential September walks

Spring has (nearly) sprung in Kings Park and Bold Park! The Kings Park Festival kicks off on 1 September and we have an exciting month of walks and talks suitable for the whole family.

Premier’s Science Award Winners

Kings Park won a Premier's Science Award for the Chevron Science Engagement Initiative of the Year on 15 August 2018.

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