So the first part of our 'Western Wildflower Wonderland Tour" was over. We had arrived back in Perth at the Novatel Hotel, where we had a farewell dinner for those leaving the tour here. Some of us were continuing for a tour north as far as Monkey Mia. Before we set off we had a free afternoon so I made arrangements to meet a blogger friend, Cindy from Artists Blog. Cindy and her husband took us to Kings Park.
Kings Park is over 1000 acres of bushland, parkland and botanic gardens. It overlooks the Swan River and Perth. It is the largest inner city park in the world.
There are over 300 native plants.
The park was established in 1872 and it was the first park open for public use in Australia. It was called Perth Park. In 1901 it was renamed Kings Park to commemorate the ascension to the throne of King Edward V11 of England.
We strolled through the many paths surrounded by beautiful wildflowers. It was windy and cool but the rain held off.
We had a coffee with our new friends. It was an honour to be in the company of such a wonderful artist and photographer. Thank you Cindy for making the time to see us.