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The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is seeking community feedback on the Draft Bold Park Management Plan 2022 - 2027 that will guide park management over the next five years. 

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Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is pleased to introduce our new Director of the Western Australian Botanic Garden: Sue McDougall.

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Australia’s flora is a source of national pride, and now you can make your garden the ultimate celebration of our nation with a newly developed green and gold kangaroo paw from Kings Park.

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Kings Park Science and University of Western Australia PhD student Vanessa Brown has been awarded a prestigious Graduate Women (WA) Scholarship.

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Applications for the 2021-22 Kings Park summer science scholarships for tertiary students have now been finalised and the scholarships will commence in early December 2021.

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The end of an era – and the beginning of an exciting new chapter.

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It’s time to hop on two wheels and discover the cycling trails of Kings Park! 

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Thank you to everyone who entered our Flowers in Focus and Budding Photographers photography competitions this year.

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Ground-breaking plant hybridisation research at the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority has produced a blue kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos) for commercial release in early 2022.

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The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) is proud to announce the launch of Poolgarla Family Area, formerly known as Lotterywest Family Area.

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

Naturescape summer opening hours

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be open between 8.30 am - 12.30 pm, Tuesdays - Sundays between 29 December 2021 – 30 January 2022 in response to warming Perth summers and an increased frequency of very high fire danger days.

Works at Mount Eliza Reservoir

The Water Corporation will be conducting upgrade works to the Mount Eliza Reservoir inlet in Kings Park from mid-June.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden on 11 December 2021 due to a concert event.

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'For People & Plants' Special Issue

Stories of ecosystem restoration success are showcased in the latest Special Issue of the Friends of Kings Park magazine 'For People & Plants'.

Bold Park Draft Management Plan consultation

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is seeking community feedback on the Draft Bold Park Management Plan 2022 - 2027 that will guide park management over the next five years. 

Bushland Ecology programs in Bold Park

Duncraig Senior High School biology students were among the first to take part in new E-STEM conservation programs at the WA Ecology Centre in Bold Park last month.

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