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Published November 20th 2017
For lovers of native flora
It was a beautiful sunny Sunday morning, and I decided to join in on one of the free guided walks at Kings Park. The topic of the walk was 'Treasures of the Botanic Garden'.
The walk was very well led by a volunteer guide. We departed at 10am sharp from the meeting point just outside Aspects of Kings Park and headed straight towards the botanic garden area. Our guide started off by explaining the significance of the newly erected entrance which was looking rather impressive.
We then made our way through the botanic garden stopping at various different sections to learn about its unique native flora. We saw a diverse range of plants from the Kimberley to the Great Southern of Western Australia including the state's floral emblem called the kangaroo paw. There was also a giant boab standing tall and proud for all to admire. The story that accompanies this giant boab is just remarkable - you'll have to hear it firsthand from your guide.
The walk went for one and a half hours. It runs every day of the year except Christmas Day. Walks on other topics are also being offered and details can be found on their website. If you love nature and especially native flora, then you won't be disappointed. Do check it out next time you're at Kings Park.