Aspects of Kings Park will be exhibiting a series of wildflower mannequins in-store this September. Photo: J. Thomas. There are so many ways to be part of the Kings Park Festival this September. Book into a guided walk, enjoy the spring sunshine at the Botanic Base, enter a competition, like us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter or subscribe to our e-newsletter to keep up with the latest Festival news.

Floral Frocks

Do the words 'wildflower artiste' apply to you? Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop will exhibit a display of wildflower mannequins in-store this September. We're on the hunt for the 'pièce de résistance' mannequins dressed in outfits made entirely of Western Australian flora.

You are invited to submit your wildflower mannequin design for the chance to be part of the exhibition. The winner will have the opportunity to create their design, with all materials supplied by Kings Park and Botanic Garden. The mannequins will be exhibited in Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop for a week during September.

Remember we are looking for entries made entirely from WA flora that are beautiful and durable. Designs that include exotic plant species including roses and proteas will not be accepted.

How to enter:

  1. Please read the Terms and Conditions for full competition details.
  2. Download and complete the pdfFloral Frocks competition entry form824.8 KB.
  3. Email your completed entry form and a drawing of your design to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. detailing what species you would like to use, how you plan to construct the design including a full list of the materials required (i.e. using chicken wire and how much the design will cost).
  4. Your drawings must be designed for a 'dress mannequin' (i.e. a mannequin with only a torso).
  5. The design must consist of at least 80% native Western Australian flora and 20% Australian greenery. Non-native designs will not be considered.
  6. Please note, a budget of $500 will be provided to the winner to construct their design. This budget can be used for construction materials and flora only. Extra 'filler' greenery can be sourced from Kings Park (by horticultural staff) if required.
  7. All entries must be received by midnight (AWST) Sunday 19 August 2018.
  8. A maximum of three (3) designs per person will be accepted.
  9. The winner will be announced on this website and contacted by telephone by Wednesday 22 August.
  10. The winner must be available between Thursday 30 August and Friday 7 September to construct the winning design.

Flowers in Focus

Do you fancy yourself a photographer? If the answer is yes, send us your best photograph of a magical Western Australian wildflower for your chance to win fantastic prizes for our Flowers in Focus photography competition. The best images will be displayed in an outdoor exhibition in Kings Park this spring. Prizes include accommodation at Tribe Hotel in West Perth, gift vouchers for Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop, or a personal behind-the-scenes tour of Kings Park.

The Flowers in Focus photography competition is open to all student, amateur or professional photographers and aims to promote the uniqueness and beauty of Western Australia’s diverse flora – especially our wildflowers.

There are plenty of plant species in flower in Kings Park and Bold Park through winter, not to mention a plethora of species that can be seen right across our great State. So, start snapping!

How to enter:

  1. Please read the Terms and Conditions for full competition details.
  2. Take your photograph of a native Western Australian wildflower. Send your photo of approximately 1-10 MB. Please note: we may contact you for larger formats if you are selected as a winner.
  3. Download and complete the pdfFlowers in Focus competition entry form823.79 KB.
  4. Email your completed entry form and your image as a JPG file to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  5. Entries must be received by midnight (AWST) Sunday 9 September.
  6. A maximum of three (3) entries per person will be accepted.
  7. The winners will be announced on this website and contacted by telephone by Friday 14 September.

Visitor reminder

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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It’s competition time!

The 2018 Kings Park Festival is celebrating 'The Greatest Show on Earth' this September and we're running two fantastic competitions to get everyone in on the fun.

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