Spring has sprung and I can smell it in the air. So what does springtime in Perth mean? Wildflowers ... and plenty of them. The most convenient location to see wildflowers in Perth would have to be Kings Park Botanic Gardens (convenient for me as I live within walking distance). Sure the wildflowers are not "wild" but if you want variety Kings Park is the place to be. It is a great place to experience a sample of the wildflowers which are spread across Western Australia at this time of year.
The Kings Park Festival is also running through the month of September so there are also other events occurring within the park such as live music, people dressed up as flowers, exhibitions, native plant sales and guided walks. However, my focus will be on an enjoyable walk by myself amongst the flowers with camera in hand.
WARNING: This walking blog is very flowery and is basically about Western Australia botany. I'm no botanist, but I have really enjoyed walking around, taking close-up photographs of flowers and then looking up their scientific names. If pretty flowers, pink and Latin is not your cup of tea then please look away now. Don't say I didn't warn you.
Starting at the corner of Hay and Williams Streets in the Perth CBD I walk west along Hay St, take a right at Harvest Terrace, walk across Malcolm Street and then enter Kings Park via Fraser Avenue. The view from the Fraser Avenue Precinct towards the Perth CBD is generally spectacular ... but WOW! The blooming flowers in the foreground have improved the vista even more.