It used to be Kings Park Wildflower Festival, but now it’s Kings Park Festival.
There’s no doubt Kings Park will be where the wildflowers are this September, with the largest presentation of WA’s blooming beauties from all across the state. Kings Park will transform into a rainbow of colour and movement and we want you to join us in the celebration.
They still have wildflowers, but this year it seemed a lot less going on than in other years. It was still a beautiful event with flowers and plants to see.
To start our wildflower visit, a red kangaroo paw.
But the star of the festival for me, or perhaps the co-star, is the everlastings.
Again, not as many as last year, but always lovely!
There’s always one or two that like to stand out.
Even with less, there were many everlastings.
Another sweet spot of everlastings with South Perth in the background.
Darwinia meeboldii (Cranbrook Bell)
Pink fairy orchids, the other ‘star’ of the festival for me.
A different kind of daisy-like flowers
Eremophila nivea. I’d love this in the garden!
I’ve seen this near Payne’s Find, north of Perth. A curious flower, these are called Lamb’s Tails, and they feel so soft!
Prostanthera magnifica – magnificent mint bush
One we’ve tried to grow, Black Kangaroo Paw
Another view of the Black Kangaroo Paw
Another Red Kangaroo Paw, with Smokebush behind it.
Qualup Bell (Pimelea physodes) in the sun. Doesn’t get much prettier than that.
This one is called a Spider Net Grevillea or Grevillea Preisii
Some of the last blooms on the Silver Princess
Scott River Jugflower
LOVE that color!
Western Australia has all the odd looking flowers! Love the Kangaroo Paw
John wanted to go back to the car another way, but I wanted to see the everlastings in the late afternoon sun…
We’re here, might as well get our photo with the everlastings. 🙂
Goodbye dear everlasting flowers….