Every corner of Kings Park will be a riot of colour this September, from delicate blossoms to bold flowers and foliage of every texture. Enjoy a wander through the garden beds where thousands of wildflowers are in full bloom, purchase native plants, brush up on your gardening skills and learn more about Western Australian flora.

Every garden in Kings Park will be at its blooming best this September, but some deserve special attention. There are dozens of beautiful wildflowers to see this spring.

Backyard Botanicals Garden near Zamia Cafe during the annual Kings Park Festival. Photo: D. Blumer.Feature Garden: Backyard Botanicals Garden

This demonstration garden located around Zamia Cafe at May Drive Parkland is the perfect place to get some native gardening inspiration. With dozens of native plant species on display, this garden is water-wise, bird attracting and will motivate you to create your own native garden oasis at home. For more advice, book into a Dig it with Coffee session held each Wednesday in September. Here, you'll meet a Kings Park horticulturist and the Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners who can answer all your tricky native gardening questions over a cup of coffee.

Marlee Pavilion, Place of Reflection. Photo: D. Blumer.Feature Garden: Roe Gardens and The Place of Reflection

One of the most peaceful and little-known areas of the WA Botanic Garden, the Place of Reflection was created to offer visitors a place to enjoy a quiet moment of contemplation and reconnect with nature. The precinct has picturesque views of the Swan and Canning Rivers and the Darling Range, and its garden beds attract a variety of bird species to the area. Enjoy a guided walk through this beautiful precinct at our 'Walk on the Quiet Side' event.

Feature Garden 2018 - Marri Woodlands. Photo: D. Blumer.Feature Garden: Marri Woodlands

Located between Roe Gardens and the Water Garden, the Marri Woodlands feature a dense tree canopy and soft-fall pathways. A feeling of calm and serenity will descend upon you as you stroll through this area of the WA Botanic Garden. Located close by is the Acacia Garden with dozens of varieties of vivid yellow wattle in bloom. Australia's floral emblem, the wattle is one of our most recognisable plant species in the country.

Donkey Orchid in bloom. Photo: J. Thomas.Feature Flowers

The South West of Western Australia is Australia's only globally-recognised biodiversity hotspot. Thousands of those species are located right here in Kings Park. View our 'Where the Wildflowers Are' trail for the best places in Kings Park to see more than 40 of the most stunning species in full bloom.

If you only have a few minutes, stroll around the garden beds outside Aspects of Kings Park and the entrance to the WA Botanic Garden. If you have an hour, head into the heart of the Botanic Garden, taking in our beautiful photographic exhibitions along the way. For a longer walk, head to the Lotterywest Federation Walkway, over the glass bridge to Roe Gardens, making time to walk the Bushland Nature Trail to see wildflowers in their natural habitat.

Plant of the month August: Chorizema cordatum. Photo: D. Blumer.Plant of the Month

Visit our Plant of the Month section to discover quirky plant facts about wild and wonderful species growing in Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Enjoy stunning photos and get expert tips on how to grow them at home.

If you would like more advice on creating your own native garden or improving your existing one, you may wish to browse the articles in the Gardening Resources section.

Native Plant Sales always attract huge crowds of gardening enthusiasts. Photo: J. Thomas.sNative 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, 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 select weekends in September.

Access disruptions

Road closures will take place in Kings Park and Bold Park on Sunday 26 August 2018 due to the Chevron City to Surf for Activ run event.

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Boorna Waanginy returns

Kings Park is delighted to welcome 'Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak' back in February 2019. The landmark event, which launched the 2017 Perth Festival in February last year, captivated 110,000 people over three magical nights.

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