Throughout September, the Kings Park Festival presented amazing spring displays of wildflowers. Photo: J. Thomas.View Festival 2018 highlights slideshow

Beauty, Rich and Rare

This year’s Kings Park Festival presents 'Beauty, Rich and Rare' in September 2019. In its 56th year, the Festival will celebrate the remarkable wildflowers, plant life and culture of Western Australia.

The Festival is proudly presented by Kings Park and Botanic Garden and the Friends of Kings Park.

Throughout September, see amazing spring displays of wildflowers and take part in the many events on offer including outdoor exhibitions, guided walks and talks, photography displays, family activities, wellness events and more. Most events are free.

Our wildly popular 'Flowers in Focus' photography competition is back in 2019. Entries open on 1 June to mark WA Day and will close on 23 August 2019.

Festival 2018 highlights

  • The 'Greatest Show on Earth' outdoor exhibition featuring epic WA landscapes by renowned nature photographer David Bettini was a major hit.
  • New outdoor wellness activities - with meditation, tai chi, yoga and fitness classes attracted many participants.
  • Live acoustic musicians, lawn games and deck chairs at the Botanic Base chill-out zone were enjoyed by thousands of people each weekend.
  • Daily wildflower walks and other guided walks on a range of interesting topics from boab trees and birds, to art and history attracted a record number of bookings.
  • 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 extremely popular.
  • Working artists and creative displays in Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop were 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 55 years, making it one of the longest running festivals in Australia.

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Around half a million people visited the Kings Park Festival in September 2018. Photo: BGPA. The 'Greatest Show on Earth' outdoor photo exhibition. Photo: . The 'Greatest Show on Earth' outdoor photo exhibition. Photo: . Cool weather and rains until mid-September kept the wildflowers fresh and bright for longer than usual. Photo: BGPA. Vistors were able to take a little piece of natural beauty home with native bouquets from our Festival Florist. Photo: BGPA. Live acoustic musicians, lawn games and deck chairs at the Botanic Base chill-out zone were enjoyed by thousands of people each weekend. Photo: BGPA. Aspects' window display wowed visitors again, bursting with the colours of vivid blue leschenaultia and pink everlastings. Photo: BGPA. The 'Greatest Show on Earth' outdoor photo exhibition. Photo: . Aspects was adorned with stunning floral dresses designed and made by Kings Park staff members. This 'Horte Coulture' dress was made by the horticultural team. Photo: BGPA.

Flower thefts

We’re calling for help from the people of Perth to catch thieves stealing large quantities of flowers and foliage from Kings Park.

Aboriginal Art Gallery closure

The Aboriginal Art Gallery in Kings Park will close on 30 June 2019 after 23 years of service to clients, Aboriginal artists and the community.

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Wildflower photography competition

The Kings Park Festival 'Flowers in Focus' photography competition is now open to amateur photographers in Western Australia.

Call for education volunteers

Kings Park Education is looking for new volunteers to give hands-on help for our amazing and award-winning school programs.

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