I love to visit Kings Park/Botanic garden, any time of the year, but Spring is certainly the best time, because all over the park there are wonderful wildflowers, and all sorts of pretty and colourful blooms. Also due to it's location, there are wonderful views of various suburbs of Perth and the city centre.
|Bright red Kangaroo Paws around a wishing well
|A view to South Perth across the Swan river
|Huge expanses of grass where people play games, relax or picnic- even the grass had some flower tatoos
|Another snippet of South Perth, framed by South African Aloe arborescens
|Giant Boab tree
This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the EH Holden, a car manufactured in Australia, and there are two very old utes (utilitarian vehicles) planted with wildflowers.
I only managed to see one of them, but I will go back another day for some more photos and hopefully find the other one. On 29th September there will be a display of vintage Holdens, organized by the Holden Car Club of Perth, as a combined birthday finale to the Kings Park festival.
|Again beautiful views over the river and that giant Boab tree
|The Foundation stone was Yarn bombed
Also for the first time, the Foundation Stone that commemorates the opening of Kings Park Botanic garden, was covered in yarn squares knitted by a group of Yarn Bombers.
It certainly was a very bright and popular spot and I had to wait a while to get a photo with no one around!
A few other things were covered in yarn, like a couple of the lamp posts nearby, and apparently there is even a little buggy (small open car) covered in yarn, what a pity I didn't spot it, it must be quite cute!
|Pioneer Women's Memorial - a lovely lake with water fountains and a statue of a woman and child
|More wildflowers - these look like paper
|Aspects of Kings Park - gallery and gift shop - surrounded by native plants
|Green and Black and plain Black Kangaroo Paws - aren't they so exotic?
Every Sunday during the month of September there are live music concerts, art exhibitions, family fun days, etc. Most events are free. You can also learn about native plants and gardening, or take guided walks around the park, at 10am, 12 and 2pm every day.
Why not take a picnic basket and enjoy the sunshine surrounded by wildflowers and birds?
Just check the Flower Festival calender for the September events - http://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/.