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 (worldlandscapearchitect.com) 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.

Saw Avenue access disruption

Visitor disruptions will occur in the Saw Avenue Picnic Area from Monday 25 March 2019 due to toilet facilities upgrade works.

Bold Park access disruption: Kulbardi Walk

Kulbardi Walk will be closed from 7.00 am to 5.00 pm, Monday to Friday from Monday 18 March to Friday 12 April 2019.

Earth Hour 2019

The lights that illuminate the Lemon scented gums along Fraser Avenue be turned off during Earth Hour, which begins at 8.30 pm on Saturday, 30 March 2019.

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Summer Scholarship Program

Kings Park Science’s 2018-19 Summer Scholarship Program recently wrapped up after another successful summer.

More quendas, bigger plants

Western Australian quendas (Isoodon fusciventer) aren’t just cute and quirky, their digging and fossicking habits have been found to make an incredible difference in the growth of plants, according to new research.

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