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.

Australia Day 2022

Road closures and service interruptions will occur in Kings Park and Bold Park on Wednesday 26 January 2022.

Naturescape closed February

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed from Tuesday, 1 February 2022 until Tuesday, 1 March 2022.


The Premier of Western Australia has announced mask-wearing in public indoor venues and on public transport will be mandatory in Perth and Peel from 6.00pm Sunday 16 January.

As the COVID-19 situation in WA evolves, the BGPA will continue to provide updates and make operational changes as needed.

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New look board to help guide the future of Kings Park

Respected public sector leader Gail McGowan has been appointed Chairperson of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, which oversees the operation of Kings Park and Bold Park.

Recognising our volunteers

The support of hundreds of dedicated volunteers was celebrated this week at a Volunteer Appreciation Function at Zamia Café.

Welcome to new Kings Park Science Summer Scholars

Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is pleased to welcome the 2021-22 Kings Park Science Summer Scholars. 

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