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

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Five talented science students from Western Australian universities received the coveted scholarships, which are each worth $7000. These scholarships are generously supported by the Friends of Kings Park Fund.

This year's scholarship recipients are Jess Overton, Sharalene Balasupramaniyam, Amanda Kelleher, Melissa Blake, and Kyle Robertson. Over the next twelve weeks, they will be investigating seed ecology and storage, plant restoration, cryopreservation techniques, and conservation genomics.

Now in its 17th year, the summer scholarship program has enabled more than 100 talented science students to spend their summer working alongside experienced researchers from Kings Park Science.

The scholarships offer students the chance to hone their practical research skills and learn from BGPA's research staff based in Kings Park. The scholarship experience will prove invaluable, especially if the Scholars choose to pursue postgraduate studies in Honours, Masters or PhDs.

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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