Our wildflowers always steal the show! Kings Park bursts with colour all September. Photo: D. Blumer. View image slideshow

The 2018 Kings Park Festival will celebrate ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ this September with the world’s biggest display of WA wildflowers. There will be dozens of events for art lovers, garden gurus and those with an interest in conservation and the beautiful Western Australian environment.  

The Festival will run from 1 – 30 September, with the more than 25,000 plants and hundreds of wildflower varieties bursting into bloom, heralding the start of spring in the South West of Western Australia. There will be plenty of opportunities to get back to nature with guided walks, outdoor photography and art exhibitions, as well as 17 hectares of the beautiful Western Australian Botanic Garden to explore.   

You will be able to enjoy a guided walk through the WA Botanic Garden, Kings Park Bushland or Bold Park with our expert volunteers and staff, or get your native gardening tips at a Dig it with Coffee session run weekly during September. For a deeper look at the WA environment, you might like to come along to an informative Science Seminar hosted by passionate environmental scientists and conservationists.

Our ‘everlasting’ sculpture in the WA Botanic Garden and a breathtaking outdoor photographic exhibition are sure to be festival favourites during 2018.

The ever-popular Friends of Kings Park native plant sale will feature on the weekend of 15 and 16 September. This blooming marvellous event offers thousands of healthy WA plants for sale, including rare and unusual native species not available at commercial nurseries.

After all that sightseeing, you will be able to relax in the sunshine at the Botanic Base on weekends and enjoy acoustic music, outdoor games and entertainment in the gardens outside Aspects of Kings Park.

There will be so much to see and do in Kings Park this September and we are having a great time planning it for your enjoyment!

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The garden beds look fantastic all through Spring, making it a popular time to come and visit Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Photo: BGPA. A stunning ephemeral sculpture designed by artist Sally Stoneman was a highlight of the 2017 Festival. Photo: J. Thomas. The 2017 'From Pollination to Inspiration' exhibition explored the lifecycle of a plant in a fusion of art and science. Photo: J. Thomas. The 2017 Kings Park Festival brought lots of fun! The Botanic Base outside Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop transformed the lawn into a chill-out zone.Photo: J. Thomas. Talented local musicians performed relaxed acoustic sets every weekend during the 2017 Kings Park Festival. Photo: J. Thomas. Aspects of Kings Park looked bright and festive in 2017 with the stunning window art, locally designed by Future Shelter. Photo: J. Thomas. Quirky Floating Florals by talented local floristry students adorned the ceiling of Aspects of Kings Park during September 2017. Photo: BGPA. Visitors to Aspects of Kings Park had a chance to see textile designer Penny Jewell at work and ask questions about her creative process in 2017. Photo: J. Thomas. Our favourite day out for schools, Djilba Big Day Out, offers great activities, displays, performances and much more. Photo: J. Thomas. Visitors to Kings Park and Bold Park enjoyed a variety of walks and talks in the beautiful bush during Festival September. Photo: J. Thomas. The Black and Green Kangaroo Paw is one of the stunning wildflowers on display in Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Photo: J. Thomas.

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Under BGPA Regulations, an infringement may be issued if the driver of a vehicle does not remain within Kings Park's boundaries.

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