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The Festive Floral Spectacle celebrating our blue kangaroo paw has launched in the State Buildings!

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Thank you to everyone who entered our Flowers in Focus photography competition this year.

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The Bold Park Management Plan 2022 - 2027 has been published by BGPA after a period of extensive public consultation

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A team of researchers from Kings Park Science in Biodiversity and Conservation Science, the University of Western Australia (UWA) and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain, have led the development of an approach for ecosystem restoration which connects scientific research, restoration policy, and on-the-ground action.

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Kings Park-bred waxflower (Chamelaucium) varieties bred by Kings Park have had plant breeding rights secured in the European market for the next 20 years.

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The much-loved Kings Park Floral Clock has debuted a whole new look with a modern floral makeover from an exciting artist.

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Researchers and bushland staff at Kings Park successfully carried out a scientific research burn in a section of Kings Park bushland earlier this month. 

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A new locally developed augmented reality experience has been launched at Kings Park in time for families to enjoy during these school holidays.

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The endangered Bussell’s Spider Orchid (Caladenia busselliana) has been successfully germinated at Kings Park using seed collected more than 20 years ago from a sub-population that has since disappeared in the wild.

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This weekend marks the beginning of Parks Week, the perfect time to bring friends and family to Perth’s top natural tourist destination.

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The latest updates and news on our involvement in #GenerationRestoration, the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

Naturescape summer opening hours

Summer opening hours for Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be taking effect from 5 November 2022.

Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is responding to the confirmed detection of an exotic beetle, the Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer (PSHB) in the Perth metropolitan area.

BCC building access

There is currently limited access to the Biodiversity Conservation Centre building due to ongoing Water Corporation works.

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Dreaming of a Blue Christmas

The Festive Floral Spectacle celebrating our blue kangaroo paw has launched in the State Buildings!

Flowers in Focus 2022 winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our Flowers in Focus photography competition this year.

New Bold Park Management Plan

The Bold Park Management Plan 2022 - 2027 has been published by BGPA after a period of extensive public consultation

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