Hundreds of people found out why so many volunteers love Kings Park on Sunday 20 May during the Volunteer Week celebrations and the autumn Native Plant Sale.
The volunteer groups who work in Kings Park and Bold Park came together to help celebrate National Volunteer Week. The event provided hundreds of people form the wider community with a host of information about the amazing contributions of volunteers and the many varied opportunities on offer for supporting Kings Park and Bold Park.
Thanks to the support of Volunteering WA and the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, this was a great chance for people to meet members of the Kings Park's Guides, Master Gardeners, Friends of Kings Park (including Naturescapers), Friends of Bold Park Bushland, Honour Avenues Group, and more in Perth's much loved Kings Park.
The Friends of Kings Park held their autumn native plant sale at the same time so many visitors took the opportunity to restock their garden.
When the gates opened at 8.30 am there were nearly 12,000 plants for sale and by noon there were very few left. The plants represented 300 different species and cultivars and included 20 new species on offer by the Friends for the first time.
The Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners were on hand to answer all of the tricky home gardening questions and many visitors took the opportunity to seek their freely provided expertise.
All funds raised will go towards worthwhile projects and research in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
If you missed this event, put the next plant sale in your diary now: 10.00 am, Saturday 29 September - 4.00 pm, Monday 1 October in the State Botanic Garden (corner of Lovekin and Forrest Drive in Kings Park) during the 2012 Kings Park Festival.