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See wildflowers and much more at Kings Park Festival
Western Australia is renown for its beautiful wildflowers and indeed there are tours for international and Australian visitors.

Kings Park holds a festival every year around the time that these amazing spring displays of wildflowers are in bloom. Organisers are expecting around half a million people to attend the festival.

There are many free events, including outdoor exhibitions, art displays, guided walks around the park, family activities and more. This will be on from 1st to 30th September, 2018. This year, they will be celebrating "The Greatest Show on Earth" during this festival.

Western Australian wildflowers will again form the stunning backdrop to a month long of fun for all the family. There will be iconic WA wildflowers like kangaroo paws, fairy orchids, Qualup bells and masses of pink everlastings. These are just a few of the 3,000 or so plant species growing in the park.

The festival is proudly presented by Kings Park and Botanic Garden and the Friends of Kings Park, with the support of Lotterywest. All the wildflowers on display during the festival are native to Western Australia. Kings Park produces all its own seeds and plants for the native floral displays.

Their nursery has cultivated more than 25,000 plants for the 2018 Kings Park Festival! The festival takes all year to prepare and has about 25 staff members and 20 volunteers. They plant the wildflowers for a 3 month period before the actual festival.

The Kings Park Festival has been running for some 55 years now, and this makes it one of the longest-running festivals in Australia!

The WA Botanic Gardens will be host to most of the events and activities. These botanical gardens are one of the most visited and unique botanic gardens in the world.

The Western Australian Botanic Garden is number one in "environmental conservation, horticulture and scientific research". This has made its plant collection one of the best in the world.

At this festival, you will be able to get back to nature with guided walks, outdoor photography and art exhibitions. There are 17 hectares of the beautiful Western Australian Botanic Garden to explore.

The guided tours will be through WA Botanic Garden, Kings Park bushland, or Bold Park, giving you a choice of three! These walks will be facilitated by expert volunteers and staff. You will also get some native gardening tips at a "Dig it with Coffee" session run weekly during September.

To learn more about the WA environment, there will be an informative Science Seminar which will be hosted by passionate environmental scientists and conservationists.

You will be able to see the "everlasting" sculpture in the WA Botanic Garden and the fabulous outdoor photographic exhibition. Both of these are always a favourite at this festival.

Each year, the Friends of Kings Park conduct a native plant sale, and this year it will be held on the weekend of 15th and 16th September. Here, you will be able to buy thousands of healthy WA plants for sale, including rare and unusual native species - these are species which are not available at commercial nurseries.

Also during this festival, you will be able to relax in the sunshine at the Botanic Base on weekends. There will be acoustic music, outdoor games and entertainment in the gardens outside Aspects of Kings Park.

There are also competitions and you can read all about these here.

Details of all the events will be released at a later date, and you will be able to see up to date information up until the time of the event here. You can also stay in touch via their Facebook page.

Make sure you visit this park/festival at least once during the month of September - it will be well worth it whether you are a local or a visitor!
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Why? For the Kings Park Festival
When: From 1st to 30th September, 2018
Where: Kings Park
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