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Kings Park and Botanical Garden

Kings Park and Botanical Garden  by Dinkum / CC BY-SA 3.0

The fauna and flora of Australia is quite diverse. This is evident by the number of national parks, zoos and botanical gardens in the country. These gardens and parks are always full of tourists treating their eyes with the panoramic views. You can see people going around the gardens and intrigued about the fauna and flora. One such garden which is always full of tourists and localities, who love the Australian flora like anything, is the Kings Park and Botanical Garden. Every year this park receives more than five million visitors from around the world, making it the most famous and loved tourist destination in Western Australia.

Location of Kings Park and Botanical Garden

The Kings Park And Botanical Garden is situated in Perth’s central business district’s the western edge in Western Australia, Australia.

History

The park was opened on 10 August 1895, officially. It was originally called as the Perth Park, but the name was changed to the King’s Park in the year 1901. The apostrophe was dropped later and the park became the Kings Park.

Kings Park and Botanical GardenAttributes

This is vast garden spread across an area of 4.06 square kilometre (1,003-acre). The garden features grassed parkland, natural bushland and botanical gardens on Mount Eliza. About two- third of the ground is conserved as native bushland. There are more than 324 varities of native plants, 215 known indigenous species of fungi and about 80 species of birds. The garden also has the beautiful scenic views of Darling Range as well as Swan River.

The Kings Park And Botanical Garden also include the Royal Kings Park Tennis Club, a reservoir and the State War Memorial. The streets of the park are lined by trees on either side. You can see individual plaques which are dedicated by the family members of the service men and women of Western Australia who died in the first and the Second World War.

Things To Do

Visit the garden during the month of September to witness the “Kings Park festival”,  the largest wildflower show and exhibition hosted by the Kings Park. Do not forget to see the herculean Boab tree, the old specimen, about 750 year old, from Kmberley, Western Australia. To learn more about the place and the diverse vegetation of Australia, you can also take a guided walk with the guides of Kings Park.

If you want to enjoy the breathtakingly beautiful view of the park, climb the spiraling DNA tower. 101 steps will lead you a panoramic view that you will cherish all your life.

There are also many things for children like play areas and the Rio Tinto Naturescape, where your kids will get a chance to get closer to the nature. You can also shop at the Kings Park gallery shop.

Interesting Facts

The park has many credits to its name. It is one of the biggest inner city parks in the whole world.

It is larger than the Central Park in New York which is about 3.41 km square.

May drive is one of the major roads going through the park. It is named after Princess Mary, in her honor.

 

Have you ever been on a visit to the great Kings Park and Botanical garden? Had a great experience enjoying the diverse range of flora and fauna present in the garden? You can let us know the experience here.

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