Floral Clock

A much-loved feature of the Western Australian Botanic Garden, make sure to take a moment to appreciate our native plants working overtime!

Located near the Western Australian Botanic Garden entrance, the floral clock features Australian plants as roman numerals and is surrounded by a range of Western Australian native plants. In spring the clock and surrounding beds burst into colour with a spectacular sample of the botanic garden's most colourful annual and perennial blooms.

Originally unveiled in 1962, Kings Park's beloved Floral Clock was built because of a bequest from Western Australian pastoralist Mr F Wittenoom.

Over the years, the blooming timepiece has been relocated and updated from its initial incarnation in a traditional cuckoo clock style and Swiss Chalet outside the former tearooms, to its present design opposite the entry to the Western Australian Botanic Garden.

In 2022, the clock was given a modern makeover debuting new aluminium hands decorated with work from Western Australian artist Emma Blyth. The custom-made artwork features banksias, red-tailed black cockatoos, and Western Australia’s floral emblem - the red and green kangaroo paw - capturing the natural beauty of local flora and fauna.


Floral Clock viewed from above.