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Western Australia’s most visited tourist destination – Kings Park and Botanic Garden – was a hive of activity throughout the month, attracting an estimated 450,000 people. Photo: BGPA. View Festival 2019 highlights slideshow

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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Each September, the Kings Park Festival presents an amazing spring displays of wildflowers. Photo: BGPA. Woven wildflowers were just as attractive as the real ones - 'Floral Regalia presented by Lotterywest' was a festival highlight. Photo: Ji Min. 'Seeds to superstars' exhibition showed a journey from a tiny seed to a blooming flower to immortalisation in art in a stunning outdoor display. Photo: Ji Min.. More than 25,000 native plants and hundreds of wildflower species were in bloom. About 30,000 plants were on display, including several new species planted in Kings Park for the first time such as threatened species Eucalyptus impensa and Eremophila species. Photo: J. Thomas. Live acoustic musicians, lawn games and deck chairs at the Botanic Base chill-out zone were enjoyed by thousands of people each weekend. Photo: J. Thomas. Visitors took part in a variety of activities, including yoga, meditation and tai chi classes. Photo: Soul Vida. Free guided walks, educational talks and displays 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. Made possible by the Friends of Kings Park and Lotterywest, this year’s Festival showcased the best of WA’s natural and cultural environments. We look forward to another wonderful Festival September in 2020. Photo: BGPA.

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