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Kings Park and Botanic Garden warmly congratulates our landscape architecture consultants, Plan E, who recently received an accolade at the Australian Institute of Landscape Architects (AILA) WA Awards for their work in the Park.

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Kings Park and Botanic Garden’s plant breeding team are putting their talents to good use, partnering with ManukaLife to establish a plant breeding program to produce medicinal grade Manuka honey in Western Australia.

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Dr Jane Goodall, the world’s leading chimpanzee expert and founder of environmental conservation initiative Roots & Shoots, made a special visit to Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Thursday, 8 June 2017.

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A new app, appropriately named SpiKey, has been launched to solve the prickly problem of identifying spinifex grasses (Triodia).

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The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority will become part of the new Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions from 1 July 2017.

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PhD student Bronwyn Ayre has found that birds are much better at pollinating the Western Australian floral emblem than bees, mainly due to their size.

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Kings Park scientists have marked World Biodiversity Day (22 May 2017) with the launch of a new book to lead restoration of Perth’s threatened Banksia woodlands.

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Visitors to the world-renowned Eden Project in Cornwall, England will soon be able to walk among grass trees, see flourishing Kangaroo Paws and admire the immensely popular Pink Everlastings.

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Visitors to the Western Australian Botanic Garden will now arrive to a grand new entrance, prominently designated with its name in 600 mm high, brushed aluminium letters and complemented by a spectacular sculpture, ‘Symbiotica’, which frames the entry.

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More than 100,000 visitors flocked to Kings Park for the opening of the 2017 Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF) from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 February, to experience an audio-visual feast of Noongar culture and Western Australia’s biodiversity.

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Kings Park and UWA Scientists Dr Todd Erickson, Dr David Merritt, and Assistant Professor Andrew Guzzomi have won a top prize at the 2016 WA Innovator of the Year awards.

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A major grant was announced on 7 September 2016 that will see the construction of a purpose-built volunteer hub in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

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Kings Park access disruption

Part of the Western Path between Monash Avenue and Aberdare Road will be closed from Monday, 8 February 2021 due to construction works on The Kids’ Bridge, pedestrian detours will be in place.

DNA Tower closure

The DNA Tower in Kings Park will be closed from Monday, 8 February 2021 until mid-April 2021 due to maintenance.

Concert traffic interruptions

Road and carpark closures will occur in Kings Park and Botanic Garden in February-March 2021 due to concert events.

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Farewell and thank you Grady and Lesley

The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) would like to extend a sincere thank you and farewell to two of our longest serving staff members, Lesley Hammersley and Grady Brand who will retire from the Authority in December 2020.

Noongar Boodja Six Seasons is back!

Kings Park Education is excited to open bookings for our 2021 program of Noongar Boodja Six Seasons festivals, a celebration of Aboriginal culture, proudly presented by Fugro.

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