What's News

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Please note that these news items served a particular purpose at a particular time and may have been superseded.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

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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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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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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