August through to Late September is wildflower season in Western Australia. Parts of the state are famous for being literally carpeted with a myriad of flowers, from the ‘backyard’ everlastings to rare orchids, Banksias and the mysterious Leschenaultia “wreath” flowers.
I decided to take a day trip up north where the wildflowers start and see what I could find.
My friend had been to Coorow a few weeks earlier and she said the flowers were just starting to bloom and that a few weeks later it would be perfect. So, a few weeks later…
It was, a while ago now, I’m a few weeks behind with my posting, fathers day in Oz.
Jay and the girls wanted to take me for a nice lunch out and a mooch around Kings Park in Perth to look at the spring flowers. I still get confused. Having grown up in the UK, the seasons and the months are 180 degrees apart. As me a snap question – what season is September – I’ll answer Autumn every time. Ah well, maybe one of these days I’ll go native.
Kings Park is huge – 1000 acres (4sq km) of botanic gardens and native bushland just outside Perth city centre. It’s on a hill and has amazing views across the Swan River and the sweep of the city, plus it has an extraordinary collection of native wildflowers.
In a couple of weeks, its going to be hosting the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting – even the Queen and Pip are coming.