The Kings Park horticulture team is hard at work this season planting tens of thousands of native flora throughout Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

Planting in Kings Park

During the winter planting season the team will plant an incredible approximately 28,500 new plants throughout cultivated garden bed areas in the Western Australian Botanic Garden and parkland areas.

This includes trees, shrubs, perennials, groundcovers and spring annuals.

The season started – as is generally does every year – with the planting of 1,500 kangaroo paws in early May.

Since then, the team has followed a well-planned planting schedule that is due for completion in August when they plant the final icing on the cake: the spring annuals.

The majority of the planting is undertaken by the 20-strong Horticultural Displays team, with assistance from horticulture trainees and Garden Carer volunteers.

This herculean team effort creates Kings Park’s internationally recognised stunning wildflower spectacular in spring!

School Ball parking

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

Rotary Wishing Well works

Works will be taking place at the Rotary Wishing Well near Fraser Circle from 17 January 2023 until further notice.

Blue Boat House works

The City of Perth will be replacing the timber stairs at the blue boat house from Monday 30 January until Tuesday 28 February 2023.

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Dr Scalzo awarded Medal of the Order of Australia

Congratulations to Kings Park's Dr Tony Scalzo on receiving the award of a Medal of the Order of Australia (General Division).

Life after fire: a seed's 70 year journey

Bushfires are devastating for the communities they rip through. In the Quairading fires in February this year, farmer Murray Williams lost everything on his farm apart from his home.

Lightscape comes to Kings Park in 2023

Kings Park will be transformed into a winter wonderland of light, colour and sound when the global phenomenon Lightscape arrives in Perth for winter 2023.

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