The wildflowers begin to bloom in June in the north and progressively move south until the season ends in November. Being lazy (savvy) tourists, David and I shortcutted the whole wandering around in the bush thing seeking out exotic orchards and other flora and headed straight to the wildflower festival at Kings Park in Perth where from the 1st to the 30th of September the city plays host to the largest display of wildflowers in the state.
There isn't a lot I can say about flowers, I can barely name any of them, so just sit back and enjoy the photos!
|I have no idea what this sculpture signifies but I thought it was impressive so I took a photo.|
|Kings Park is on a hill overlooking Perth. Even if you aren't there in wildlfower season it is worth visiting just for the views.|
|This Boab is estimated to be 750 years old. It may look dead but it is actually just recovering from a long journey - I know how it feels! In 2008 it was brought 3,200 kms from the Kimberleys in the north of Western Australia. Click here for the story of the tree and its relocation.|
|I am fairly sure this is a Sth African flower but it was so lovely I wanted to include it. It looks a lot like a yellow version of the New South Wales emblem the waratah.|
Tips and tricks and things to know: -
- Kings Park Perth is free to visit.
- There is free parking at the park, however during the festival it gets quite busy. Try to visit on a weekday morning.
- Kings Park is 400 hectares. There is a lot more to do than just look at the wildflowers. Click here for more information.
- For information on where to find wildflowers in Western Australia click - here.
Related posts -
Click on the titles below for other posts from our road trip in Western Australia: -
- Springtime tulips at Araluen Botanic Park, Western Australia
- Rottnest Island
- Fraser Suites, Perth - a review
- The National ANZAC Centre, Albany
- Albany Harbourside Apartments and Houses
- 7 things to do in Amazing Albany