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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