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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.

Please note that these news items served a particular purpose at a particular time and may have been superseded.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.

One of the most common questions visitors to Kings Park ask recently is ‘how is the big Boab tree?'

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2015 has been an extraordinarily eventful year in Kings Park and Botanic Garden and Bold Park! We have celebrated the Western Australian Botanic Garden's 50th anniversary, and Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop has also reached its 10-year milestone.

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The latest BGPA annual report is now ready to view online, detailing a particularly busy year.

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Together with Parks and Wildlife and the WA Herbarium, the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority has released a special edition of Nuytsia – Western Australia's Journal of Systematic Botany.

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Their Royal Highnesses, The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, enjoyed a warm welcome and an insight into Australia's most exceptional park in Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Sunday 15 November 2015 - the last stop in their Australian visit.

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Visitors to Kings Park and Botanic Garden can now come 'face to face' with an ANZAC digger, via cutting edge technology.

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Over the past few weeks, we have been busily gathering amazing stories for our 50 stories, in 50 words in 50 days competition - and we have now chosen our overall winner!

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New rules for fitness groups come into effect in Kings Park from 2 November 2015.

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The Botanic Terraces and Botanic Pavilion have now opened in Kings Park, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the WA Botanic Garden.

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Warmer weather and spring wildflowers are bringing increased numbers of visitors to Bold Park and canine cooperation from visitors is encouraged.

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During September we have held a number of exciting competitions, with some fantastic prizes!

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Applications are invited for the 2015 / 2016 Kings Park summer science scholarships, which provide the exciting opportunity for students to undertake a 12-week funded research project with Kings Park's science team.

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