Each September, the Kings Park Festival presents an amazing spring displays of wildflowers. More than 25,000 native plants and hundreds of wildflower species were in bloom. Photo: BGPA. View Festival 2020 highlights slideshow

In its 57th year, the Kings Park Festival celebrated the extraordinary diversity and beauty of Western Australia’s famous wildflowers in September 2020.

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 alongside the Friends of Kings Park, 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.

The Kings Park Festival was operated in a COVID-safe way with limits on the number of people permitted on walks, science webinars were presented in place of in-person seminars and a video series ‘Kings Park TV’ was created to cater for interstate and international visitors who were not able to be in Kings Park in person.

Festival 2020 highlights

  • More than 25,000 plants were in full 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.
  • Art and nature workshops presented by Kings Park Education.
  • Segway, bike and hike tours run by local tourism operators.
  • Live acoustic musicians outside of Aspects of Kings Park and at May Drive Parkland 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 blind community proved popular.
  • 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.
  • The ‘Best of WA’ exhibition in Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop was enjoyed by hundreds of shoppers across the month.
  • We received many inspiring images during our Flowers in Focus photography competition. 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, making it one of the longest running festivals in Australia.

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The Kings Park Festival was operated in a COVID-safe way with limits on the number of people permitted on walks, yet attracting an estimated 400,000 people. Photo: BGPA. Daily wildflower walks and other guided walks on a range of interesting topics including birds, art and history attracted local visitors. Photo: BGPA. Perfect specimens display in Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop. Photo: BGPA. Visitors took part in a variety of activities, including yoga, meditation and tai chi classes. Photo: Soul Vida. Free guided walks in Bold Park were hugely popular. Photo: D. Blumer. Vistors were able to take a little piece of natural beauty home with native bouquets from our Festival Florist. Photo: BGPA. We look forward to another Festival in September 2021! Photo: BGPA.

Kings Park access disruption

Sections of the Western Australian Botanic Garden near Lovekin Drive and Forrest Drive will be closed from Monday 2 November to Friday 13 November 2020 due to essential tree works.

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The wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our number one priority during the current COVID-19 situation. We are closely monitoring and responding to Government health advice and putting extra measures in place to protect our staff, volunteers and visitors.

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