It´s the 1st of September and the start of Spring in Australia.
The weather is warmer, the flowers are starting to bloom...
In Perth, Australia´s largest wildflower show, the Wildflower Festival begins at Kings Park and Botanic Gardens, and runs until the 28th of September.
The Festival is a great opportunity to see wildflowers in bloom, to buy native plants, to join free guided walks, to listen to free music concerts, to meet artists, to hear talks from horticulturists, to learn about the art of tree pruning, propagating plants or how to care for your grass, to learn about the birds in the park...
There is something for everyone, so get yourself to Kings Park and enjoy a family day out.
For those not in Australia, Kings Park in a 4 square kilometre (over 1000 acre) park located on the edge of Perth´s central business district. It´s a mixture of grassed parkland, botanical gardens and natural bush.
Because it´s situated on a hill you have a panoramic view of the Swan River and the Darling range mountains, as well as of Perth´s city centre. It has over 300 native plants and over 80 species of birds and well as plants from various other countries.
It´s the largest inner city park in the world, larger than New York´s Central Park which is 3,41Km2.
It numbers over five million visitors a year, being one of the most popular destinations in Western Australia.
So come visit!! You will be pleasantly surprised.
Here are some photos to whet your appetite!!
|Green Kangaroo Paws|
|Feeding the ducks|
|River Swan behind me|
|The city centre as seen from Kings Park|