The end of an era – and the beginning of an exciting new chapter.

Volunteer Master Gardeners wind-up group photo. Photo: E. DenhamLast Friday the Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners (VMGs) held a morning tea with volunteers past and present to celebrate their 24 year history after moving to join the Friends of Kings Park.

The volunteers provide free practical advice for home gardeners and community groups on caring for and growing native plants, and are also involved in research, conservation and restoration projects in the park.

The group first formed in 1997 after BGPA’s then-Manager for Biodiversity and Extensions Bob Dixon and BGPA’s Dr Kingsley Dixon responded to the public demand for native plant advice.

From its small beginnings of just ten volunteers, the group has increased significantly in size and over the last two decades 126 volunteers have been a part of the program.

Some of the projects supported by the volunteers include the monthly Dig It With Coffee advisory sessions; Garden Advisory Service via phone and email; plant development; returning rare species to their natural habitat; the creation of the Backyard Botanicals Garden at Zamia Café; and attendance at the Friends of Kings Park Native Plant Sales.

Now known as the Friends of Kings Park Horticultural Advice and Support team, they will continue their great work promoting and conserving WA's native plants.

Biara Cafe temporary closure

Biara Cafe will be closing temporarily from 2 August - 19 September for refurbishment works.

Administration car park closure

There will be limited access to the BGPA Administration building and the Kings Park Education and Learning building from Wednesday 15 June 2022 for approximately 8 weeks, due to ongoing Water Corporation works.

Water Corporation works

The Water Corporation is replacing approximately 700 metres of ageing water pipes between Mount Eliza Reservoir and Bellevue Terrace in Kings Park.

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New Bold Park Management Plan

The Bold Park Management Plan 2022 - 2027 has been published by BGPA after a period of extensive public consultation

Hort Couture - Community Art Project

Crochet and knitting enthusiasts - we want you!

It's that time of year again, when the wildflowers start to bloom and our thoughts turn to all things spring. In celebration of our gorgeous selection of WA wildflowers, we are running another of our famous community crocheting projects.

Ready, aim, restore! A new approach to define and achieve restoration targets

A team of researchers from Kings Park Science in Biodiversity and Conservation Science, the University of Western Australia (UWA) and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain, have led the development of an approach for ecosystem restoration which connects scientific research, restoration policy, and on-the-ground action.

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