Every corner of Kings Park was a riot of colour this September, from delicate blossoms to bold flowers and foliage of every texture. There is still plenty to see during the rest of spring and summer.

Here are a few of our favourite spots to see this season:

Backyard Botanicals Garden near Zamia Cafe during the annual Kings Park Festival. Photo: D. Blumer.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 on the first Wednesday of each month. 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.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.

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

WABG entry 'Symbiotica' sculpture. Photo: D. BlumerEntrance to the WA Botanic Garden

The start of the WA Botanic Garden is marked by the striking silver entry statement 'Symbiotica'. The entry statement is inspired by the relationships between plants and animals. Admire the glistening dichroic glass before enjoying the South West beds featuring dozens of species endemic to Australia’s only global biodiversity hotspot.

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 next Friends of Kings Park Native Plant Sale this November.

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.

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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Snapshot of our busy year

The 2017-18 annual report has landed on the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority bookshelf, recording another outstanding year and an estimated 5.7 million visitors enjoying the expansive parklands, natural bushland and WA Botanic Garden in Kings Park and Bold Park.

Students thank Fugro!

More than 1,000 primary school students, teachers and parent helpers converged on the WA Botanic Garden earlier this month for Kings Park Education’s annual Djilba Festival.

Summer science scholarships

Attention science students! Applications are now open for the 2018/2019 Kings Park summer science scholarships for tertiary students.

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