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Kings Park and Botanic Garden is leading a world-first attempt to restore one of the largest deserts on earth in Saudi Arabia.

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A rare plant species that has gone undetected for over 180 years has been found by researchers in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

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A recycling program that has reduced Kings Park’s green waste to zero has been announced as the winner of a 2012 Infinity Award, acknowledging the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority as a leader in innovation and waste reduction.

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Memorial plaques are periodically added to Kings Park's special Honour Avenues during dedication ceremonies held throughout the year.

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Kings Park and Botanic Garden has been voted Perth's number one attraction.

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On 11 June 2012, the Governor-General announced that Professor Stephen Hopper was awarded the high honour of Order of Australia, Companion in the General Division (AC).

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Kings Park celebrated World Environment Day on June 5 with the opening of the new eco-friendly Kings Park Education Centre.

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Kings Park staff featured on ABC's Catalyst, Thursday 15 September to discuss the amazing discovery linking cyanide poison to WA's floral emblem.

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Kings Park Festival is being celebrated by Australia Post with its recently released Floral Festivals Australia stamp issue.

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The stunning new 'Place of Reflection' was officially opened by the Premier, the Hon Colin Barnett, on Friday 15 April 2011 in the Western Australian Botanic Garden.

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The latest updates and news on our involvement in #GenerationRestoration, the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

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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