Welcome to the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority's news, keeping you up-to-date with what's happening in Kings Park and Bold Park. You may like to view our social media stream, subscribe to one of our newsletters or browse the media section and science highlights.

Please note that these news items served a particular purpose at a particular time and may have been superseded. They may contain references to activities or policies that have no current application. They may link or refer to web pages or documents that have moved.

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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

Read more ...

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

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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.

Read more ...

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

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.

COVID-19

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.

Read all notices ...

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. 

Read all news ...

Read about weather and warnings ...

All events …