Kings Park and Botanic Garden blooms with colour during spring! Photo: A. Russell.The Kings Park Festival presented 'Where the Wildflowers Are' in September 2017 – a celebration of the alluring wildflowers, plant life and unique culture of Western Australia.

The Festival was proudly presented by Kings Park and Botanic Garden and the Friends of Kings Park, with the generous support of Lotterywest.

From 1 – 30 September each year, the Kings Park Festival presents amazing spring displays of wildflowers and many free events including outdoor exhibitions, guided walks, art displays, family activities and more.

Join us in September 2018 for an inspiring Festival experience and learn something new about Western Australian flora and Kings Park.

Festival facts

  • All wildflowers on display during the Festival are native to Western Australia.

  • Kings Park produces all its own seeds and plants. The Kings Park nursery produced more than 25,000 plants for the 2017 Festival.

  • On average, more than half a million people visit the Kings Park Festival each September.

  • It's a year round preparation for the Festival, with approximately 25 staff and 20 volunteers planting wildflowers for a three month period leading up to each Kings Park Festival.

Festival background

Kings Park Festival has been held for 54 years, making it one of the longest running festivals in Australia.

The Festival is based in the Western Australian Botanic Garden - one of the most visited and unique of its kind in the world. Known around the world for being 'ahead of its time' since it began in 1965, it is devoted to native flora – in recognition of Western Australia's diverse, unusual, fragile and uniquely beautiful plant life. The South West of WA is Australia’s only global biodiversity hotspot.

The Western Australian Botanic Garden is a leader in environmental conservation, horticulture and scientific research, which has made its plant collection one of the best in the world. Its displays can be thought of as a 'living museum' with painstakingly maintained living collections of plants.

The Botanic Garden also encompasses much of the State's cultural heritage – from ancient Nyoongar history to modern day - through public art, memorials, trails and garden displays. It is also the venue for many cultural events each year – including the Kings Park Festival.

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Visitor reminder

All cyclists and motorists are required to abide by the Road Traffic Code 2000 and must adhere to signage and directions by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.

Naturescape closed 2017

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed from Wednesday 1 February for the Stage 2 development during 2017.

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Congratulations Batonbearers!

We are delighted to share the news that Dr Tony Scalzo, a dedicated Kings Park volunteer, has been announced as a Batonbearer for the Kings Park section of the upcoming Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) during the 100 day countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Master Gardeners turn 20!

Kings Park and Botanic Garden warmly congratulate and thank the Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners as they celebrate their 20th anniversary in October 2017.

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