We visited Perth's Kings Park & Botanical Gardens is a 4.06 square kilometre (1,003 acre) park on the western edge of the business district. The park is a mixture of grassed parkland, botanical gardens and natural bushland on Mount Eliza with two thirds of the grounds conserved as native bushland. With panoramic views of the Swan River and Darling Range, it is home to over 300 native plant varieties and 80 bird species. It overlooks the city as well as the Swan River.
There are sections of Banksias, Grevillea & Hakeas, arid zone & wet zone plants etc amongst many areas of grass for picnics.
We were visiting in mid October & the gardens were awash with colour.
There was an area with a couple of trees that didn't look quite as good ( or as old) as this Boab tree. Perth has a famous Boab that was trucked south for the north Pilbara region as it was in the way of a major highway construction. Trucking the tree south to Perth was a major event apparently. The trees normally have leaves only during the wet season to conserve water. The famous Boab in Perth to me, looked sick / dead, but I've been told that it is quite healthy. Because it looked sick / dead to me I didn't take a pick of it. It's not as large as this big guy from Derby area, but a Boab never the less :) They are endemic to the Kimberley region.
The Banksia garden was probably my favourite part of the whole garden. Numerous banksia's weren't in flower.
The next area is of grevillea & hakea's
There were a couple of different colours of Kangaroo Paw in the park
These are gardens of various flowering plants for good colour with great effect not far from the main entry area.
After leaving Perth we concentrated ourselves around the SW region south of Bunbury & Busselton towards Augusta in the far south.
Most of the western coast of the bottom SW region of WA is National Park - Cape Naturaliste in the top to Cape Leuwin in the very south tip - both very rugged & rocky coastal areas. Both names join up to form 1 long National Park covering most of the western coastal area.
Many of the flowers of the SW were seen further north & east of Perth.
It's almost time to start another new chapter on wild flowers - this time covering the areas east of The Margaret River Region :))