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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 view our social media stream, subscribe to one of our newsletters or browse the media section and science highlights.

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As we enter the traditional season of Makaru, we proudly acknowledge the Wadjuk Nyoongar people as the traditional owners of Kings Park and Bold Park during Reconciliation Week 2017. We recognise their important and continuing connection to our land, waters and community.

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Kings Park scientists have marked World Biodiversity Day (22 May 2017) with the launch of a new book to lead restoration of Perth’s threatened Banksia woodlands.

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Visitors to the world-renowned Eden Project in Cornwall, England will soon be able to walk among grass trees, see flourishing Kangaroo Paws and admire the immensely popular Pink Everlastings.

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Kings Park and Botanic Garden is proud to be announced as one of 19 places in Western Australia to host a section of the Queen’s Baton Relay in the lead up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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Visitors to the Western Australian Botanic Garden will now arrive to a grand new entrance, prominently designated with its name in 600 mm high, brushed aluminium letters and complemented by a spectacular sculpture, ‘Symbiotica’, which frames the entry.

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More than 100,000 visitors flocked to Kings Park for the opening of the 2017 Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 February, to experience an audio-visual feast of Nyoongar culture and Western Australia’s biodiversity.

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The award-winning Kings Park Guides are shining again, this time as double finalists in the 2017 Western Australian Heritage Awards.

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Kings Park Education has some brilliant surprises for students this year, including new lesson locations and fantastic new programs!

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New designs including a large rockpool and 'sky scramble' have been announced for an exciting new development in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.

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If you fancy yourself as a budding scientist, you can help us with a new 'citizen science' project in Bold Park.

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Kings Park and UWA Scientists Dr Todd Erickson, Dr David Merritt, and Assistant Professor Andrew Guzzomi have won a top prize at the 2016 WA Innovator of the Year awards.

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The Bold Park Management Plan 2016 – 2021 and associated Audit of Public Submissions has been approved by the Hon. Albert Jacob, Minister for the Environment; Heritage.

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