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

A lovely celebration cake, made by BGPA's talented Bookings Officer Sarah, delighted attendees at a special afternoon tea. Photo: J. Mansell-Fletcher.View image slideshow These highly skilled volunteers provide a valuable service to the community and Kings Park through their understanding and promotion of Western Australian flora, and in particular, their support for using WA plants in home gardens. The group has given almost 50,000 hours of service since they began in 1997.

The Volunteer Master Gardeners provide a free advisory service to people who want to plant and grow native plants in their own gardens. They answer countless phone calls and emails from people from all walks of life. Their famous ‘Dig it with Coffee’ sessions at Zamia Cafe are extremely popular and offer an invaluable advice to the WA community on how to grow a hardy, beautiful and water-wise garden at home.

This inspiring group of volunteers have brought passion and dedication to their roles for the last twenty years, with a lasting impact on the community and environment of Western Australia.

Kings Park and Bold Park staff work closely and seamlessly with volunteers, and we all value and enjoy these special working relationships. A dedicated and highly experienced team of Kings Park and Bold Park staff assists with the trainee volunteers’ learning and development, offering invaluable opportunities for on-the-job mentoring, work experience, field trips and individually tailored special projects.

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority expresses our sincere thanks, appreciation and warmest congratulations on reaching this significant milestone.

Here’s to the next 20 years!

Volunteer Master Gardeners Presidents (past and present) with BGPA staff and Mr Reece Whitby, representing the Minister for Environment. Photo: M Crowhurst.

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