By Saskia Tjhaja
Spring marks the beginning of the King’s Park Festival, a celebration of Perth’s diverse native wildflowers and Western Australia’s unique horticulture.
The annual event celebrates ‘The Magic of Nature’ this spring, showcasing more than 3000 of WA’s 12,000 plant species as they leap into bloom.
This year, the King’s Park Festival program is offering a range of activities for visitors to enjoy throughout spectacular displays of native wildflowers in the King’s Park Bushland and Western Australian Botanic Garden.
King’s Park spokesperson Rebecca Maddern said the festival invites visitors to take a closer look at the state’s unique natural environment.
“Western Australia is a global hotspot for plant biodiversity, so there are a lot of amazing things that go on, which are examined in our gardens and science programs,” she said.
“The festival is really about taking a deeper look and celebrating the magical elements of nature.”
Perth’s much loved King’s Park is also an iconic backdrop to the festival’s exciting line-up of events.
Highlights include a launch concert and Santos Live Sundays with free live music, interactive workshops and expert-guided wildflower walks.
“The King’s Park Festival is an amazing event, it has everything for people of all walks of life to enjoy,” Friends of King’s Park volunteer Nadia said.
“It is truly a celebration of the best things we’ve got in the heart of Perth.”
The festival runs until September 30. Find out more about King’s Park Festival 2014 here.