Shining a light on Western Australian flora

The wonders of WA’s native flora will be in the spotlight as the Western Australian Botanic Garden shines with a breathtaking blaze of light this winter.

Lightscape, an international phenomenon, will illuminate Kings Park in an extravaganza of light and sound for six weeks from June 16, 2023.

The marvels of our spectacular flora – and the importance of conservation – will be front and centre with installations highlighting the beauty of the tiniest of seeds all the way to majestic towering trees.

Kings Park stores a quarter of the Western Australia’s native flora species in its Seedbank. Bringing these tiny future keepers to larger-than-life displays will show hundreds of thousands of visitors the critical role of seeds for conservation projects and research.

Botanic gardens do not only plan for the future, but also protect the past. Trees lining the journey will be lit in a striking display, bringing attention beyond the bark. Trees are more crucial than ever in our urban canopy, providing habitat and cooling our streets in our changing climate.

This is only a snapshot of the many art pieces along the 1.8km walking trail that will bring the WA Botanic Garden alive in winter. Lightscape has captivated millions in cities across the world and has only been seen once before in Australia. It was developed at England’s world-famous Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, 10 years ago.

Lightscape is powered by City of Perth – the City of Light.


More details

This is a ticketed event from June 16 to July 30. Tickets through Ticketek.


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