The Place of Reflection, a treasure within the Western Australian Botanic Garden, has received global recognition for its innovative design.

The collaboration of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority and landscape architects Plan E has earned the Place of Reflection project a feature on renowned international website ( and promotion as a world class, innovative architectural design.

Located in the Roe Gardens towards the southern end of the Western Australian Botanic Garden, the Place of Reflection includes the Marlee Pavilion and contemplation platforms overlooking the gardens and bushland of the Mt Eliza Escarpment.

The pavilion was predominantly constructed from steel, including decorative filigree screens with a copper finish. The contemplation decks also include the screens and laser cut patterns of Western Australian Eucalyptus websteriana. All decking and timber lining in the pavilion was constructed using seasoned jarrah, recycled from the demolition of Perry Lakes Stadium. 

The Place of Reflection's unique lighting installation designed by Engineering Technology Consultants (ETC) and Plan E, was also recognised with an Award of Commendation at the IES Lighting Awards 2012.

The concept for the Place of Reflection was developed by a Consortium including the following organisations:

  • Association for Services to Torture & Trauma Survivors (ASeTTS)
  • Friends of Kings Park
  • Healing Hearts Foundation (Rotary Club of Heirisson)
  • SIDS and Kids WA
  • Soroptimist International of South Perth
  • The Compassionate Friends

The Place of Reflection was created to be a tranquil space that is both transformative and restorative; a landmark location where all people who have suffered loss or trauma can seek understanding, peace, healing, hope and renewal.

Mounts Bay Road share path detours

The City of Perth will be undergoing works on the shared path along Mounts Bay Road from Thursday 23 March until Monday 8 May 2023. Detours through Kings Park will be in place.

School Ball parking

Temporary parking on Fraser Avenue will not be provided for buses, limos and cars, and fines will apply.

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.

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City of Perth E-Scooter Trial Expands through Kings Park

Visitors will be able to hire and ride e-scooters within Kings Park as part of City of Perth’s E-scooter Share Scheme from Saturday 25 March 2023.

Support for Noongar Boodja continues

Fugro has generously renewed their partnership with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) to bring another three years of the very popular ‘Noongar Boodja’ education program to Kings Park.

Rare plants stolen from Kings Park

We're devastated to announce up to 900 of WA’s rarest orchids have been stolen from the Conservation Garden in Kings Park.

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