Kings Park is delighted to welcome 'Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak' back in February 2019. The landmark event, which launched the 2017 Perth Festival in February last year, captivated 110,000 people over three magical nights.

Kings Park is delighted to welcome back Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak during February 2019. Photo: J. Thomas.

The 2019 encore will be extended to four nights from Friday 8 February to Monday 11 February and will again celebrate WA’s unique environment, biodiversity and Indigenous culture.

The event will follow the same route with a cathedral of light welcoming visitors onto Fraser Avenue. Visitors will be immersed in the sights and sounds of the Nyoongar six seasons and as you are guided into the WA Botanic Garden. The event will culminate with the striking Seeds of Change light installation at the Pioneer Women’s Memorial where seed-pod lanterns will again extend across the grounds creating a poignant finale.

Perth Festival Artistic Director Wendy Martin is thrilled the event is returning to Kings Park.

'I couldn't be more excited about the return of Boorna Waanginy' she says. 'It connects us deeply to a sense of place and to each other as we wander in awe through a storytelling experience on a massive scale that highlights the unique qualities of the South West of Western Australia and the power of reconciliation.'

More information about the event times and transport information will be released closer to the event. If you would like to know more about the event or get your school, community group or workplace involved in the Seeds of Change project, contact Perth Festival.

Christmas and New Year services

Visitors are advised that a number of services within Kings Park and Botanic Garden will be unavailable over the Christmas and New Year period.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden from December 2018 until May 2019 due to concert events.

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Call for Aboriginal tourism operators

Kings Park, or Kaarta Koomba, invites local businesses employing, owned or run by Aboriginal people to provide new tourism and cultural experiences for its visitors.

Snapshot of our busy year

The 2017-18 annual report has landed on the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority bookshelf, recording another outstanding year and an estimated 5.7 million visitors enjoying the expansive parklands, natural bushland and WA Botanic Garden in Kings Park and Bold Park.

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