Botanical Gardens in Perth

Botanical Gardens in Perth

Peppa and George Pig have become an obsession in our house hold and I needed to drag the kids out before I turned them cartoon pigs into bacon! Due to illness the kids have been watching too much TV lately but no more we are getting out and enjoying this gorgeous spring weather.

Spring is simply stunning in Perth with the warm weather and gorgeous flowers in bloom. During the month of September Kings Park has a Beauty Rich and Rare Festival and at Araluen Botanic Park it is ablaze with colour from the tulips.

Kings Park and Botanic Garden

Kings Park is a 400 hectare park located in West Perth a short distance from the city centre. During September the park is made for the wildflower lovers and they offer guided walks. I was trying to admire the flowers but every time I turned my back the kids would run in the opposite direction, Master B would smell the flowers and nearly rip out the whole plant or they would be heading for the memorial flame! Lets say it was not the most relaxing visit but I got my exercise chasing the little one!

Queens Tree

Sturt Peas

kings park wildflower

Kings Park is beautiful to visit any time of year with sweeping views of the Swan and Canning river and the city skyline. There is something for everyone with an array of playgrounds, cafes, trails and gardens to explore. It is one of the best parks I have ever been to.

Smelling the flowers

kings park trail

Araluen Botanic Park

Araleun Botanic Park is heaven in the hills, set in a deep shady valley located 35kms south-east from Perth’s city centre. It is a delightful place to explore with bush walks, flowing streams, brightly coloured flowers and plenty of picnic spots to sit and relax.

Araluen Botanic Park Tulips at Araluen Tea Rooms

The park is set on 60 hectares and there are plenty of paths taking you all over the property but if you don’t want to walk you can always take a ride on the train. Originally the property was established as a holiday camp in 1929 and many of the structures from the past have been restored. It is easy to see why this spot was selected as it is simply stunning.

Train at AraluenAraluenTulips at AraluenAraluen

Spring has just become my favourite season!

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