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Wildflower Festival - The best West Australia has to offer
Kings Park and Botanic Garden will present the 2017 Kings Park Festival and they are celebrating "'Where the Wildflowers Are".
Western Australia is renown for beautiful wildflowers and some of these will form a stunning backdrop to a month-long extravaganza of walks and talks, outdoor exhibitions, art installations and a whole lot of fun for all the family.
Wildflowers will abound in our beautiful Kings Park this September, with the largest presentation of WA's blooming flowers from all across the state. At this time of year (spring), Kings Park will transform into a myriad of colour and movement and it is the best time to join in these celebrations in the park.
The wildflower plantings are always spectacular with rare and endangered plants on display. There will be volunteer tour guides, you can take free guided walks around the gardens. Here is a short video clip where you can see volunteers planting many plants for this festival.
Here is a clip from last year's festival showing you just some of what you can expect at this fascinating event.
The 2017 Kings Park Festival is presented by Kings Park and Botanic Garden and the Friends of Kings Park with the terrific support of Lotterywest. Whether you want to get back to nature, love art, are looking to learn more skills in your garden, or you just want to appreciate the beauty of Kings Park and Western Australian plant life, the Kings Park Festival is a MUST to attend!
HEART OF KINGS PARK
Bookings are open for the walks and talks for the Kings Park Festival, so if you want to get off the beaten track and escape the city and suburbs, register for a "Heart of Kings Park" walk which will take you into Kings Park's Bushland.
All Festival walks are free but bookings are essential.
On Monday 4th September, you can join the Friends of Kings Park at their 2017 Festival address for a discussion on "Changes in an Urban Landscape - The Challenge of Creating Sense of Space". This talk will be presented by Kings Park's Senior Plant Breeder, Digby Growns with special guest speaker, Sabrina Hahn.
Bookings for this are essential, and you can book here.
This talk will be about "Drought stress in plants" and it will be held at 4.00 pm Thursday, 10th August.
The speaker for this one will be Erik Veneklaas from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Western Australia. Erik will provide an overview on how to check and diagnose drought stress in plant species "in semi-arid and seasonally dry environments".
This will be held at the Biodiversity Conservation Centre and more details can be seen here.
You will be able to take a little piece of Kings Park home with you when you visit the Festival Florist to purchase a bunch of wildflowers. Don't miss the largest native plant sale of the year which will be held on 16th -17th September and brought to you by the Friends of Kings Park.
Some of the wildflowers you are sure to see during your visit to the Festival include the following:
FULL LIST OF EVENTS, DATES AND TIMES
Check out more of the Events that will be held over the four weeks here. This is a long, complete list of everything that is on in the four-week festival.
1st September to 30th September 2017
Entry to Kings Park during the festival is free and the majority of events are free to attend. However, gold coin donations to the Friends of Kings Park are greatly appreciated and help support Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
Bookings are essential for some events with limited places, even when admission is free. Booking information is provided in each event listing in the events calendar.
Kings Park & Botanic Garden WA
FOOD AND DRINK
There are several places you can eat or drink in the park, or you can take a picnic and eat at one of the glorious outlooks available in this park.