A visit to Kings Park in September will be enough to inspire the native gardener in you. Visiting the wildflowers reveal an abundance of colour, diversity and beautiful plants, perfect for our Perth conditions. During September see our wildflowers in all their glory at the Kings Park Festival.

So how to bring a slice of our wonderful Kings Park to your home?

Take a look at these books to help get you started.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden

Kings Park & Botanical Garden is open at all times and is free to visit. At 400.6 ha, it is the largest city park in the world (larger than New York’s Central Park at 315 ha and London’s Hyde Park at 121 ha). It is home to over 3,000 species of unique Western Australian plants.

Australian native plants : the Kings Park experience / edited by Mark Webb.
Perth plants : a field guide to the bushland and coastal flora of Kings Park and Bold Park by Russell L. Barrett.
The Australian garden : designing with Australian plants / Diana Snape
Book cover for The Australian native garden : a practical guide / Angus Stewart & A.B. Bishop.

Need more Inspiration?

Try hitting the road to see the wildflowers in their natural state. Where to go and what are they? Try these guides.

Guide to the wildflowers of Western Australia by Simon Nevill.
Common wildflowers of Western Australia / text and images, Simon Nevill
Wildflowers of southern Western Australia by Margaret Corrick and Bruce Fuhrer.
Book cover for Field guide to the wildflowers of Australia's south west : Augusta-Margaret River region by Jane Scott..

So ready to start planting? With their resilience, striking flowers and knack for attracting birds, native plants are perfect for any backyard. Many can cope with minimal water, are hardy, attract native wildlife – and they look great!

 

Visit the City of Cockburn website for more local native garden information