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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 subscribe to one of our newsletters or browse the media section and science highlights.

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Protecting Western Australia’s rich biodiversity while enabling economic development will be easier in the future thanks to a new scientific collaboration and co-ordination efforts actively supported by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.

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From 5.20 pm 14 November 2016, the highly anticipated ‘super moon’ will rise over Perth on what is expected to be a warm and perfectly clear evening.

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Big changes are coming to Kings Park Education in 2017! Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed to all visitors, including school groups, in 2017 to make way for a super-exciting Stage 2 development.

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It was another very busy year in Kings Park and Bold Park. Visitors, including the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, came from all around the world to enjoy our expansive parklands, natural bushland and world-class botanic garden.

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An exciting opportunity is now available to join the award-winning Kings Park Volunteer Guides!

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Seed experts from around the world are gathering in Kings Park this October for a cutting edge science workshop about the characteristics of seeds.

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Around half a million flora lovers flocked to the 2016 Kings Park Festival during September to enjoy a bumper wildflower season.

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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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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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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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