Research, Education and Training
Kings Park and Botanic Garden, and Bold Park are iconic Perth landmarks steeped in history, culture and natural beauty. Managed by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, staff are committed to promoting appreciation and understanding of Western Australia’s unique biodiversity and motivating visitors to join with us in its conservation.
All forms of education by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority are based on three simple 'take-home' messages:
- Kings Park and Bold Park are special places
- Western Australia has unique biodiversity
- You Can Do It! - a call to environmental action for ecological sustainability.
The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority has signed up to the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration as part of our ongoing commitment to protecting local biodiversity.
The Science team undertakes integrated and innovative research in native plant biology, underpinning conservation and ecological restoration of Western Australia's unique biodiversity, and biodiversity generally.
Curriculum-based school programs are offered from toddlers through to tertiary students Programs highlight the unique plants, people and places of Western Australia and the role we can all play in a sustainable future.
The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority enjoys an international reputation in biodiversity conservation science, undertaking integrated research focused on practical outcomes in native plant biology, rare plant conservation and bushland restoration.
The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority offers a variety of community education opportunities including free guided walks, school programs, public workshops, volunteer opportunities and interpretation through signage, public art and publications.
The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority supports the trend to incorporate native plants into garden beds, as it preserves fresh water supplies, celebrates our unique flora and provides resources for the fauna of Perth which manage to survive in urban areas.
The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority's news section keeps you up-to-date with what's happening in Kings Park and Bold Park. You can also subscribe to one of our newsletters.