26 September 2023

Kings Park’s festival of flora returns

Start the conversation

Kings Park is celebrating the return of its Everlasting Festival which highlights the State’s flora and thousands of wildflowers in full bloom across Kings Park and Bold Park.

A program of events has been put together by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority in partnership with volunteer organisations and commercial operators.

Minister for the Environment, Reece Whitby said the Western Australian Botanic Garden was the starring attraction with displays of around 3,000 of the State’s 12,000 species of native flora, including thousands of annuals lovingly planted by staff and volunteers.

“While beautiful in all seasons of the year, an explosion of flowers occurs in the Noongar season of Djilba, or First Spring,” Mr Whitby said.

“The Festival not only showcases Kings Park and Bold Park as visitor destinations, but also their important role as a leader in plant conservation.”

He said Festival workshops held by Kings Park staff and Friends of Kings Park volunteers were helping visitors grow native plants in home gardens for the benefit of the State’s ecosystem.

“Rare and unusual native plants will once more be available at the popular two-day Friends of Kings Park Native Plant Sale,” the Minister said.

“Aspects of Kings Park continue to support the talent of local Western Australian artists and the community. Art enthusiasts can meet local artists and admire the magnificent community woven and crocheted artwork at the gallery shop.

“There is something for everyone at the Everlasting Kings Park Festival,” Mr Whitby said.

Start the conversation

Be among the first to get all the Public Sector and Defence news and views that matter.

Subscribe now and receive the latest news, delivered free to your inbox.

By submitting your email address you are agreeing to Region Group's terms and conditions and privacy policy.