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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 view our social media stream, subscribe to one of our newsletters or browse the media section and science highlights.

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A smoking ceremony, led by Nyoongar statesman Dr Richard Walley on 17 September 2018, has helped prepare for an important new project in Kings Park.

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Thank you to everyone who entered our Flowers in Focus photography competition during the 2018 Kings Park Festival. The winners have been announced.

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Attention science students! Applications are now open for the 2018/2019 Kings Park summer science scholarships for tertiary students.

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Spring has certainly sprung at Aspects of Kings Park. There’s never been a better time to pop in and visit.

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The Kings Park Festival has added yoga, tai chi and group fitness classes to the program for the first time. Join local wellness gurus on the luscious lawns of May Drive Parkland.

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An international team of researchers led by Kings Park Science’s Dr Katinka Ruthrof has documented the responses of plants, animals and marine life to a major heatwave which affected Western Australia in 2011.

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The Kings Park Festival presents ‘The Greatest Show on Earth’ from 1 until 30 September in Perth.

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Spring has (nearly) sprung in Kings Park and Bold Park! The Kings Park Festival kicks off on 1 September and we have an exciting month of walks and talks suitable for the whole family.

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Kings Park won a Premier's Science Award for the Chevron Science Engagement Initiative of the Year on 15 August 2018.

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Kings Park is delighted to welcome 'Boorna Waanginy: The Trees Speak' back in February 2019. The landmark event, which launched the 2017 Perth Festival in February last year, captivated 110,000 people over three magical nights.

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It’s been a delight to have local painter Rowena Keall Walsh as our Artist in Residence in 2018.

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Alan Barrett commenced as Executive Director of the BGPA on 23 July 2018. Alan has spent most of his life within a stone's throw of Kings Park.

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Visitor reminder

Under BGPA Regulations, an infringement may be issued if the driver of a vehicle does not remain within Kings Park's boundaries.

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Traditional start for new project

A smoking ceremony, led by Nyoongar statesman Dr Richard Walley on 17 September 2018, has helped prepare for an important new project in Kings Park.

Flowers in Focus winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our Flowers in Focus photography competition during the 2018 Kings Park Festival. The winners have been announced.

Summer science scholarships

Attention science students! Applications are now open for the 2018/2019 Kings Park summer science scholarships for tertiary students.

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