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Australia’s flora is a source of national pride, and now you can make your garden the ultimate celebration of our nation with a newly developed green and gold kangaroo paw from Kings Park.

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

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Kings Park Science and University of Western Australia PhD student Vanessa Brown has been awarded a prestigious Graduate Women (WA) Scholarship.

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It’s time to hop on two wheels and discover the cycling trails of Kings Park! 

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Applications for the 2021-22 Kings Park summer science scholarships for tertiary students have now been finalised and the scholarships will commence in early December 2021.

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Thank you to everyone who entered our Flowers in Focus and Budding Photographers photography competitions this year.

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Ground-breaking plant hybridisation research at the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority has produced a blue kangaroo paw (Anigozanthos) for commercial release in early 2022.

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The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) is proud to announce the launch of Poolgarla Family Area, formerly known as Lotterywest Family Area.

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The much-loved Kings Park DNA Tower has reopened to the public after undergoing its first full refurbishment in 50 years.

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Fraser Avenue Kings Park tree canopy up-lights have been upgraded to a stunning coloured display.

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

Naturescape summer opening hours

Summer opening hours for Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be taking effect from 5 November 2022.

Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is responding to the confirmed detection of an exotic beetle, the Polyphagous Shot-Hole Borer (PSHB) in the Perth metropolitan area.

BCC building access

There is currently limited access to the Biodiversity Conservation Centre building due to ongoing Water Corporation works.

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Dreaming of a Blue Christmas

The Festive Floral Spectacle celebrating our blue kangaroo paw has launched in the State Buildings!

Flowers in Focus 2022 winners

Thank you to everyone who entered our Flowers in Focus photography competition this year.

New Bold Park Management Plan

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

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