Every corner of Kings Park was a riot of colour in 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 wattle. 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.

Christmas and New Year services

Visitors are advised that a number of services within Kings Park and Botanic Garden will be unavailable over the Christmas and New Year period.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden from December 2018 until May 2019 due to concert events.

Read all notices ...

Call for Aboriginal tourism operators

Kings Park, or Kaarta Koomba, invites local businesses employing, owned or run by Aboriginal people to provide new tourism and cultural experiences for its visitors.

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.

Read all news ...

Read about weather and warnings ...

All events …