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The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) would like to extend a sincere thank you and farewell to two of our longest serving staff members, Lesley Hammersley and Grady Brand who will retire from the Authority in December 2020.

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Kings Park Education is excited to open bookings for our 2021 program of Noongar Boodja Six Seasons festivals, a celebration of Aboriginal culture, proudly presented by Fugro.

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Connecting community, conserving flora and celebrating identity is the theme of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority’s 2019-20 annual report which is now available online.

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Western Australia has returned a glowing report card to Kings Park via a community survey conducted early in 2020, with clear expectations for the park’s role in conserving the State’s flora and supporting the health of the community in its future management.

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We received an overwhelming number of entries into our 2020 Flowers in Focus photography competition and are pleased to announce the winning photographs.

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Kings Park visitors are asked to reduce and recycle their waste following the introduction of public recycling bins in March 2020.

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A memorial to honour Australian servicemen and women who fought in the Korean War has been given in-principle by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Board of Management.

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The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority recognises and honours the long history and deep spiritual connection of the Whadjuk Noongar people to Kaarta Koomba (Kings Park).

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The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is lucky to have the support of over 850 passionate volunteers.

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Researchers from Kings Park and Botanic Garden and the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria have made a major conservation breakthrough by growing one of Australia’s most beautiful and endangered native orchids, the Queen of Sheba (Theylmitra variegata). 

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Four new grevilleas developed in Kings Park and Botanic Garden will hit garden centres in WA for the first time this February, thanks to the park’s successful plant development program.

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From tiny bacteria to mighty eucalypts, Western Australian biodiversity has been under the microscope this summer thanks to six summer scholarships supported by the Friends of Kings Park.

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Naturescape closed February

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed from Monday, 1 February 2021 until Tuesday, 2 March 2021.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in February-March 2021 due to concert events.

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Farewell and thank you Grady and Lesley

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) would like to extend a sincere thank you and farewell to two of our longest serving staff members, Lesley Hammersley and Grady Brand who will retire from the Authority in December 2020.

Noongar Boodja Six Seasons is back!

Kings Park Education is excited to open bookings for our 2021 program of Noongar Boodja Six Seasons festivals, a celebration of Aboriginal culture, proudly presented by Fugro.

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