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.

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Several exciting opportunities have arisen in Kings Park and Botanic Garden, with applications now open for Kings Park's highly regarded Horticultural Trainee program in 2017.

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Visit Aspects of Kings Park during this Kings Park Festival this September to meet two incredible Western Australian artists, be delighted by floral fashion creations, admire the window art and see new spring stock.

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The highly anticipated Friends of Kings Park Native Plant Sale is Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September and promises thousands of hardy and healthy WA plants for sale, including rare and unusual native plants you won't find in commercial nurseries.

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A major grant was announced on 7 September 2016 that will see the construction of a purpose-built volunteer hub in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

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Come along for a magnificent weekend of hair wizardry and other Kings Park Festival fun on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September.

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Spring has officially begun and thousands of wildflowers are 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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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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