What's News

Welcome to the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority's news, keeping you up-to-date with what's happening in Kings Park and Bold Park. You may like to subscribe to one of our newsletters or browse the media section and science highlights.

Please note that these news items served a particular purpose at a particular time and may have been superseded. They may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. They may link or refer to web pages or documents that have moved.

Spring is only a few days away and thousands of wildflowers are already in full bloom after bumper winter rains, so the 2016 Kings Park Festival promises to be absolutely spectacular!

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The Fraser Avenue lawns in Kings Park have received a majestic new addition, after a large tree was transplanted there by crane from the Western Australian Botanic Garden on 19 August 2016.

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Kings Park's Science program will benefit from three research grants totalling $1.38 million recently awarded from the Australian Research Council (ARC).

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The current Pokémon craze has brought record numbers of visitors into Kings Park, and has resulted in unusual behaviour by some players and unexpected issues in the park.

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The Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop website has a beautiful new look!

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Join award-winning poet Nandi Chinna in a unique series of writing workshops in the evocative environment of Kings Park.

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Dedicated Kings Park volunteer and member of the Highgate RSL Norman Manners has been recognised for his commitment to honouring Australian war veterans with a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours.

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Months of collecting data in the field at dawn have paid off for Research Scientist Dr Alison Ritchie, who has won a prestigious award for her studies into conserving Banksia woodlands on the Swan Coastal Plain.

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Get out and smell the roses (or gum blossoms) for World Environment Day 2016.

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The new Pilbara Seed Atlas and Field Guide is the culmination of more than five years' collaborative research into seeds to improve land rehabilitation in the region.

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Winter restoration planting will soon be underway in Kings Park, with around 32,500 local native plants (from 99 species) being added to Kings Park and Bold Park Bushland.

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We celebrate Kings Park and Bold Park as significant places for all people - from the Wadjuk Nyoongar people as traditional custodians to the multicultural community of the present day.

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