There are Instagrammable spots around every corner of Kings Park this spring. Here are some of our top gardens, feature flowers and our pick of the best events to get you among the flowers this September.

Thryptomene species growing in Kings Park garden beds. Photo: D. BlumerFeature garden: South Coastal bed

Located on Forrest Drive adjacent to the Water Garden precinct, this garden bed is a spectacular sight after undergoing a major redevelopment in 2019. 1,200 new plants were planted in winter 2020, with a further 600 planted this winter, representing flora from coastal regions of the South West of WA.

Put it on your visit-list to enjoy a typical coastal heathland appearance in this ecologically thematic bed.

Browse through the garden beds, and view a number of new species, including Anigozanthos onycis (Branched Catspaw), Anigozanthos preissii (Albany Catspaw), Thryptomene sp Lancelin, and Kingia australis (Kingia).

Chorizema cordatum in bloom. Photo: D. Blumer.Feature garden: Conservation Garden

The meandering pathways of the Conservation Garden lead you past threatened WA flora you are unlikely to ever see in the wild. From the south west of the state, right to the northern tip of the Kimberley region, these rare species are grouped according to their habitats.

Read stories about these plants’ struggle for survival along the way and the contributions of our conservation efforts to bring them back from the brink.

Colourful flower beds in WA Botanic Garden. Photo: J. Thomas.Feature garden: WA Botanic Garden entry

If you only have a short block of time to see as many wildflowers as possible, the garden bed at the entry to the WA Botanic Garden (outside Aspects of Kings Park) is a fantastic place to view wildflowers from right around the State.

You’ll be treated to a riot of colour and see all the favourites – pink everlastings, Qualup bells, blue lechenaultias and later in September, hot pink pimelea ferruginea (pink rice flower).

Caladenia latifolia. Photo: D. Blumer.Feature flowers

Don’t miss these top beauties during you visit to Kings Park this spring! Visit Plants in focus section for more insights.

Flowering in the WA Botanic Garden:

Flowering in the Kings Park Bushland:

Native Plant sales attract native plants enthusiasts. Photo: J. Thomas.Native Plant Sale

With their resilience, striking flowers and knack for attracting birds, native plants are perfect for any backyard. Many can cope with minimal water, are hardy, attract native wildlife - and they look great!

To boost your own native garden, head to the highly anticipated Friends of Kings Park Native Plant Sale this September. Here you’ll find thousands of healthy native plants for sale, lovingly grown by the Friends.

With many of the plants rarely available at commercial nurseries, this is a great opportunity to buy quality plants at affordable prices.

A wildflower bouquet by our Festival Florist. Photo: J. Thomas.Festival Florist

Take a little piece of Kings Park home with you with a beautiful bouquet of native blooms from our Festival Florist. Located near the mighty boab tree Gija Jumulu, there will be a large selection of mixed native boronias, banksias, waxes, kangaroo paws and pink everlastings.

Available at various prices, find the flower stand in Forrest Carpark on most weekends in September.

Enjoy the gardens, relax or perhaps snap a few fabulous images using our top wildflower photography tips. We look forward to seeing you in Kings Park and Botanic Garden!

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