Western Australian Botanic Garden
A celebration of native flora, biodiversity, research, and conservation.
Kings Park and Botanic Garden celebrates the unique and diverse plant life of Western Australia and is part of the worldwide network of botanic gardens committed to plant conservation.
Opened in 1965, the Western Australian Botanic Garden is an ever-changing, living research centre that focuses on the conservation of Western Australia's flora and displays some of the State's most diverse and spectacular plant groups for visitors to admire.
The Western Australian Botanic Garden has the largest display of Western Australian flora in the world, many of which occur naturally nowhere else on Earth. The garden displays around 3,000 of Western Australia's 12,000 species of native flora.
Plantings are grouped by regions of the state or notable taxonomic groups. Regional displays include flora from the Wheatbelt, Goldfields, Stirling Ranges, Rottnest and Garden islands, the Kimberley, Mulga, Southern Coastal and many more, with other beds dedicated to key native genera such as verticordia, boronia, grevillea and hakea, chamelaucium and kangaroo paws, and eucalyptus.
There is always something in flower, but the most popular time of year to catch wildflowers blooming is in spring, especially as part of the annual Everlasting Kings Park Festival, hosted every September.
The Western Australian Botanic Garden is a popular venue for celebrations and functions as entry is free and it is open 24 hours a day.