Western Australia Botanic Garden and King’s Park is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. This well kept park is massive, wide spread and beautifully laid out. We went to check it out and we learned a lot about plants. It was a good learning experience and it provided my Travelling companion and myself the much needed exercise we deserved as we walked along the pavement in and around the manicured lawns.
There are many different walks in the park. We decided to do the Discover the Western Australian Botanic Gardens and do a walk amongst the treetops on the Lotterywest Federation Walkway and we were not disappointed. We had picked a glorious day to go there. The sun was shining and since it was early we didn’t encounter too many people on the walkway except for a few joggers.
The park is on an elevation so it provided fantastic views of the city and across the Swan River. The botanic gardens are filled with plants, trees and flowers that are native to Western Australia. The walk also provided us with information about Aboriginal culture and their connection with nature. We even saw a Boab tree which has an interesting shape. It is difficult to give you a sense of what we saw on our walk through the gardens so I hope my pictures will speak for itself. I may say flowers were blooming even in winter in the western part of Australia. So I can imagine how pretty it would look in summer.
The park provides a great environment for walkers, joggers, having a picnic or enjoying the tranquility of nature. There are activities throughout the year. In September there is the annual King’s Park Festival and during the summer you can enjoy an outdoor concert, film or even a play. The natural beauty of this place would draw me to visit this park again and again.
So long fellow travelers and lovers of nature we hope to keep on travelling and discovering more every day.