Kings Park and Botanic Garden (Australia)
Just outside the business district of Perth, Australia is Kings Park, hailed by Bill Bryson as the most beautiful park he’s ever visited. Within the park is the 44-acre Western Australian Botanic Garden dedicated to preserving half the continent’s flora. Original plantings centered on Mediterranean climate plants from several continents, but the garden has since focused research and conservation to preserve the area’s unique and rich native plant species. The Banksia and Conservation gardens showcase hundreds of endemic species. Its most popular resident is the Gija Jumulu Boab Tree relocated there in 2008.