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The Botanic Terraces and Botanic Pavilion have opened in Kings Park, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the WA Botanic Garden.

The Botanic Terraces and Botanic Pavilion opened to the public 4 October 2015. Photo: D. Blumer. View image slideshow

Unveiled by Environment Minister Albert Jacob, the new space features a cascading walkway and stunning pavilion with artwork inspired by Western Australia's unique flora.

Local artists Anne Neil, Steve Tepper and Richard Walley worked with landscape architects Plan E on the design. Striking garden beds feature plants of the Mulga and Mallee regions and have been created by the Kings Park horticulture team.

The design is inspired by Western Australian plant life and its impact on people across history - from botanists and horticulturists to artists and Aboriginal people.

The Botanic Terraces and Botanic Pavilion enjoy a prime location overlooking Mount Eliza, treetops and the river - not far from the Giant Boab tree.

Minister Jacob said the Botanic Terraces and Botanic Pavilion were a fitting way to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Western Australian Botanic Garden.

'This is a wonderful way to acknowledge our precious native flora, and also a magnificent new space for the whole community to share and enjoy,' he said.

'I congratulate the Friends of Kings Park for leading this project on behalf of the community and achieving such an outstanding design result.

This pavilion and the terraces enhance what is already one of the most exceptional botanic gardens in the world - in both standards of presentation, numbers of visitors and in its contribution to scientific knowledge.

The Botanic Garden is a leader in environmental conservation, horticulture and scientific research. Its plant collection displays are among the best in the world.'

The Botanic Garden also encompasses elements of the State's cultural heritage, and is a venue for live music, theatre, education programs and the annual Kings Park Festival.

This project is an initiative of the Friends of Kings Park in partnership with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, supported by Lotterywest.

Did you know?

  • The WA Botanic Garden in Kings Park is the world's largest display of WA flora.
  • The Garden has its own nursery, seed collector, botanist, horticulturists, arborists, plant development and turf experts, and team of scientists.
  • One quarter of all WA plant species are growing in the Botanic Garden, many of which are found nowhere else on the planet.

  Former Western Australian Premier Sir David Brand and John Beard at the Opening Ceremony of the WA Botanic Garden in Roe Gardens in 1965. Construction of the Water Garden underway in 1963. Water Garden and Pioneer Women's Memorial. Photo: D. Blumer. Beedawong Meeting Place was created in 2003 and provides a cultural performance space in natural surrounds. Photo: D. Blumer. The Lotterywest Federation Walkway was unveiled in 2003 and offers incredible views and the chance to walk among the treetops. Photo: D. Blumer. * Garden beds in blossom. Photo. D. Blumer.

Law Walk closure

Kings Park visitors are advised that Law Walk will be closed from Tuesday 15 January to Wednesday 23 January 2019, due to essential maintenance.

Australia Day 2019

Road closures and service interruptions will occur in Kings Park and Bold Park from Saturday 26 January to Sunday 27 January, 2019.

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