Judy Edwards

Judy Edwards

Former Minister for the Environment; Science

    Wildflower Festival features the colours of Western Australia

    22/09/2005 12:00 AM

    The colours of Western Australia are featured in this year’s Kings Park and Botanic Garden Wildflower Festival.

    Environment Minister Judy Edwards this morning officially opened the festival, which is expected to attract more than 25,000 people to see 12 displays focused on the general theme - Colours of Western Australia.

    “With names such as Foliage, Terracotta, Earth, Water, Junk and Cottage, these themed displays bring together the plants, soils and rocks of WA in a variety of stunning and colourful combinations that should inspire people who need new ideas for their gardens,” Dr Edwards said.

    “WA includes one of the world’s 34 ‘hotspots’ of biodiversity so garden enthusiasts certainly have an incredible array of native species from which to choose.”

    The festival will also feature the traditional wildflower display, and a range of exhibitions and entertainment.

    Other features of this year’s Wildflower Festival are:
    • displays by the new Aspects of Kings Park craft and art shop;
    • talks and demonstrations by garden experts and artists;
    • talks on pests and diseases by staff from the Department of Agriculture;
    • native animals presented by Kanyana Wildlife Trust;
    • educational displays in the Science marquee;
    • free guided walks by the Kings Park Guides; and
    • plants for sale from the Friends of Kings Park.
    The festival is open each day between 9 am and 5 pm and runs until September 26.

    More information is available by phoning 9480 3600 or visiting the Kings Park website at http://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au

    Minister's office: 9220 5050