The role of horticulture at the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is to provide innovative techniques, systems and outcomes in propagation, cultivation and display in the garden beds and turf in Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and Bold Park.
At every level, staff aim to produce the highest quality appropriate for each situation. This is critical in maintaining the Western Australian Botanic Garden and assisting in the preservation and display of the State's incredible biological diversity. These horticulture techniques and systems are also used to produce and manage plants in bushland regeneration activities.
The specialist horticultural skills of Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority staff are crucial in propagating and providing plants of Declared Rare Flora to regeneration and translocation projects run by the Department of Parks and Wildlife. This is due to the limited amount of seed or cutting material from these extremely rare plants, that are often difficult to propagate and grow.
Staff and volunteers are committed to the introduction and appropriate use of native species in the wider urban environment of Perth and readily share their knowledge to assist in the creation and maintenance of native gardens.