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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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Kings Park and Botanic Garden warmly congratulates our landscape architecture consultants, Plan E, who recently received an accolade at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) WA Awards for their work in the Park.

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Kings Park and Botanic Garden is excited to present the 2017 Kings Park Festival, celebrating ‘Where the Wildflowers Are’ from 1 – 30 September 2017.

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Kings Park and Botanic Garden’s plant breeding team are putting their talents to good use, partnering with ManukaLife to establish a plant breeding program to produce medicinal grade Manuka honey in Western Australia.

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Dr Jane Goodall, the world’s leading chimpanzee expert and founder of environmental conservation initiative Roots & Shoots, made a special visit to Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Thursday, 8 June 2017.

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On behalf of Lotterywest, the Hon Stephen Dawson MLA Minister for Environment presented the Friends of Kings Park with a $100,000 grant for the 2017 Kings Park Festival on Wednesday, 7 June.

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A new app, appropriately named SpiKey, has been launched to solve the prickly problem of identifying spinifex grasses (Triodia).

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The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority will become part of the new Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions from 1 July 2017.

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PhD student Bronwyn Ayre has found that birds are much better at pollinating the Western Australian floral emblem than bees, mainly due to their size.

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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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