Kings Park and Botanic Garden is leading a world-first attempt to restore one of the largest deserts on earth in Saudi Arabia.

The ambitious project is the largest restoration trial of its type ever undertaken in the Middle East.

It will see the restoration of native vegetation to an area of more than 350 square kilometres of desert around the Saudi capital, Riyadh.

A team of horticulturists and restoration scientists from Kings Park have been commissioned to apply a full conservation strategy, from seed collection and processing to establishing plants into the degraded area. The trial is expected to provide clues as to how desert plants can be re-established in challenging climates, where annual rainfall is only around 20 mm.

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All cyclists and motorists are required to abide by the Road Traffic Code 2000 and must adhere to signage and directions by the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority.

Naturescape closed 2017

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed from Wednesday 1 February for the Stage 2 development during 2017.

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Congratulations Batonbearers!

We are delighted to share the news that Dr Tony Scalzo, a dedicated Kings Park volunteer, has been announced as a Batonbearer for the Kings Park section of the upcoming Queen’s Baton Relay (QBR) during the 100 day countdown to the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games (GC2018).

Master Gardeners turn 20!

Kings Park and Botanic Garden warmly congratulate and thank the Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners as they celebrate their 20th anniversary in October 2017.

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