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The iconic nine foot bronze sculpture by Margaret Priest, located in the Pioneer Women's Memorial fountain in Kings Park, has been restored to its former glory so it can sparkle once again.

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In an attempt to understand how plants recolonise following fire or drought, a top Californian student is studying with Kings Park scientists to uncover the secret of seed dispersal in Banksia candolleana.

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The Authority is pleased to announce the launch of a new book: A Joy Forever - The Story of Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

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The much-loved Jarrah Log has been relocated as part of an upgrade to the Saw Avenue Picnic Area in Kings Park.

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To celebrate World Environment Day on 5 June 2008, the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority hosted the Official Opening of the Conservation Garden by the Hon David Templeman MLA, Minister for Environment; Climate Change; Peel.

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A ceremony was held in Kings Park recently to recognise the refurbishment of the much-loved Rotary Wishing Well on Fraser Avenue.

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Researchers from Kings Park and Botanic Garden and the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria have made a major conservation breakthrough by growing one of Australia’s most beautiful and endangered native orchids, the Queen of Sheba (Theylmitra variegata). 

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Stories of ecosystem restoration success are showcased in the latest Special Issue of the Friends of Kings Park magazine 'For People & Plants'.

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The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority has issued a call for members of every generation to take action to protect and restore ecosystems at home and world-wide.

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Duncraig Senior High School biology students were among the first to take part in new E-STEM conservation programs at the WA Ecology Centre in Bold Park last month.

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

Forrest Carpark Closure

On Monday 3 October Forrest Carpark and some surrounding paths will be closed for works from 6:30am until 3pm.

BCC building access

There will be limited access to the Biodiversity Conservation Centre building from Thursday 1 September 2022, 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

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.

BGPA secures European plant breeding rights

Kings Park-bred waxflower (Chamelaucium) varieties bred by Kings Park have had plant breeding rights secured in the European market for the next 20 years.

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