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Please note that these news items served a particular purpose at a particular time and may have been superseded.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

As we celebrate the inaugural Botanic Garden Day across Australia and New Zealand on Sunday 29 May 2016, many Perth-ites may well be asking ‘where is our botanic garden?’

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A significant tree in Bold Park has been saved and given a new lease on life, thanks to an expert team from the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.

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Fifty of Kings Park's estimated 50,000 trees will be replaced this year as part of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority's planned tree renewal strategy.

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In 1986, a group of Carine Senior High School students made a moving tribute to fallen ANZAC Diggers by placing a posy upon each Honour Avenue plaque in Kings Park.

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There is so much to discover in Kings Park and Botanic Garden, no matter whether you are planning your first visit or you are a seasoned park regular!

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Media interest sparked by a recent fox sighting near the State War Memorial in Kings Park has resulted in public discussion about the prevalence and impact of foxes across the metropolitan area.

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Kings Park Honorary Research Fellow Neville Marchant has been recognised for his dedication to Western Australian flora with a prestigious Order of Australia.

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The 2015 Kings Park summer scholarship program has enabled talented science students to spend their summer working alongside experienced Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority scientists.

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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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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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