Western Australian flora is some of the most abundant and diverse on Earth. In Kings Park and the Western Australian Botanic Garden, we celebrate, research and protect this beautiful and fragile native flora.
Kings Park sits in an eco-region that is one of the world’s biodiversity hotspots. The South West corner of Western Australia is home to a staggering 8,000 plant species, including many rare and threatened plants and more than half are found nowhere else on the planet.
Experts in horticulture, arbor, seed collection, turf science, bushland conservation, landscape design, plant development and environmental research make up one of the world’s most successful botanic garden teams. Together, we work towards providing spectacular gardens and sharing our love and knowledge of WA flora with the community.
Around one quarter (3,000 species) of all Western Australian plants are growing in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
WA Botanic Garden, opened in 1965, celebrates the unique and diverse plant life of Western Australia.
Two thirds of Kings Park is protected as managed bushland and provides an important haven for visitors and native biodiversity.
The Backyard Botanicals Garden showcases native plants for your own backyard.
A new selected native species that are particularly relevant to the Perth community is featured monthly, with a focus on plants that are flowering at the time.
Plant development at Kings Park and Botanic Garden is undertaken to 'conserve, develop, manage and display collections of WA and other flora'.
We support the trend to incorporate native plants into garden beds to preserve fresh water supplies, celebrate our unique flora and provide resources for the fauna of Perth which manage to survive in urban areas.
The WASC in Kings Park has been involved in the collection, storage and testing of Western Australian native plant seed for over 40 years.