In its 56th year, the Kings Park Festival celebrated the extraordinary diversity and beauty of Western Australia’s famous wildflowers in September 2019.
WA’s most visited tourist destination – Kings Park and Botanic Garden – was a hive of activity throughout the month, attracting an estimated 450,000 people.
Made possible 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, family activities and more.
Festival 2019 highlights
- The 'Floral Regalia supported by Lotterywest' display saw hundreds of woven and crocheted 'wildflowers' on display in the WA Botanic Garden. Created by the crafty people of WA the installation was the Festival’s biggest ever community art installation.
- The 'Seeds to Superstars' outdoor exhibition showing plant species' journeys from a tiny seed to a blooming flower to immortalisation in art was a major hit.
- Outdoor wellness activities at May Drive Parkland attracted many participants who participated in meditation, tai chi and yoga classes.
- Live acoustic musicians, lawn games and deck chairs at the Botanic Base chill-out zone outside of Aspects of Kings Park 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 56 years, making it one of the longest running festivals in Australia.
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