There is a different feel in the air, it’s warming up and we can smell the flowers blooming. Many people have done the trip “up north” to see the amazing outback wildflower displays. No wonder because WA is in the top ten for wildflowers in the world But if you can’t do the iconic road trip, here are some local Perth options to get those spring feels.
Spring is Kings Park’s shining hour with it’s annual month-long festival. The botanic gardens are awash with colour and with native wildflowers including everlastings and orchids.
This is Kangaroo Paw central. Our states emblem grows in abundance here in Ardross. There are a few loop walks to see the flowers in the natural setting.
Talk about tulip fever! 150,000 tulips are planted in the Aruluen Botanic Park. The tulips are surrounded by marri and blackbutt forest in the hills of Roleystone. If you can go midweek, it isn’t quite as busy.
The orchards in the hills are busy in Autumn with the autumnal colours and similarly as the fruit trees come to life again, they bloom with delicate pink and white flowers. And the fruit trees are all planted in lines so popular with instagramers. Some orchards hold spring festivals but be aware that weekends are hectic. S&R Orchard have a full on Blossom Festival. Check website for times and dates.