Nothing says the arrival of spring in Perth like a street full of jacaranda trees in bloom. As if Perth wasn’t already the prettiest city in Australia, once the warmer months hit we find ourselves living in nothing short of a magical, lavender-coloured wonderland.
The season runs from mid-October, and peaks in mid-November as summer really starts to roll in.
So get planning, these are the best places to find Jacaranda trees in Perth.
Hosts of the annual Jacaranda Festival, Applecross Village is the first place to look when in search of the purple blooming beauties. Once you’re all walked out slide into a seat with a view at Nic and Kolo and take it all in.
Hyde Park is pretty any time of the year, but especially so when the jacarandas are blossoming. Do a couple of laps, then roll out a picnic blanket and enjoy some hummus toast and coffee from Chu Bakery across the road.
Walk along any of the Avenues (from Sixth to Tenth) in Inglewood and you’ll spot a purple haze of jacarandas. Then make your day even sweeter by stopping by Sugar & Nice for some cinnamon scrolls.
Old Jacaranda Way
The Jacarandas are so pretty in Subiaco that they’ve even named a street after them. Old Jacaranda Way is a tiny street off Salvado Road where you’ll find the beauties blooming in spring. But walk along any of Subiaco’s pretty streets and you’re bound to see a spot of purple along the treetops.
It’s a small street, but boy does it turn into a purple wonderland in jacaranda season. Here’s where you’ll find Instagram gold. Once you’re done snapping away you can take a stroll over the train tracks at East Perth and down to the banks of the Swan River for another pretty vista.
After brekky or Lunch at The Old Laundry, take a walk in the direction of Leake Street, where you can snap a pretty incredible pic of a jacaranda-lined street with Perth city in the background.
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Image credit: Jordache