In its 57th year, Kings Park Festival celebrated the extraordinary diversity and beauty of Western Australia’s famous wildflowers throughout September 2021.
WA’s most visited tourist destination – Kings Park and Botanic Garden – was a hive of activity throughout the month, attracting an estimated 400,000 people.
Presented by the Friends of Kings Park and Lotterywest, this year’s Festival showcased the best of WA’s natural and cultural environments, amazing spring displays of wildflowers and many free events including outdoor exhibitions, guided walks and talks, photography displays and more.
Festival 2021 highlights
- More than 24,000 plants grown this year for the Festival were in bloom across Kings Park in the month of September.
- Outdoor wellness activities at May Drive Parkland attracted many participants who participated in meditation, tai chi and yoga classes.
- Segway, bike and hike tours, as well as forest therapy were run by local tourism operators.
- Live acoustic musicians outside of Aspects of Kings Park were enjoyed by visitors each weekend.
- Daily wildflower walks and other guided walks on a range of interesting topics including birds, art and history, as well as walks in other languages and walks for the deaf and vision impared proved popular. Most walks were booked out weeks in advance.
- Spots at seminars from Kings Park Science and their behind-the-scenes tours were highly in-demand.
- Events for native gardening enthusiasts including the famous Friends of Kings Park native plant sale and weekly 'Dig it with Coffee' native gardening advice sessions were very popular.
- A glimpse into the creative process at 'Meet the Artist' events in Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop were enjoyed by shoppers every weekend.
- We received many inspiring images during our Flowers in Focus photography competition and from our Budding Photographers. You can view the final photographs in an outdoor exhibition in the WA Botanic Garden.
- The Kings Park Festival has been held for 57 years since 1964, making it one of the longest running festivals in Australia.
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