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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Please note that these news items served a particular purpose at a particular time and may have been superseded.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.

With over one million plants sold worldwide since 2010, Scaevola 'Blueprint' is the leading success story for the Kings Park plant breeding program. The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority is a world leader in the breeding and development of Australian flora.

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The Place of Reflection, a treasure within the Western Australian Botanic Garden, has received global recognition for its innovative design.

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Kings Park and Botanic Garden has been awarded an inaugural Green Flag Award for 2012/13.

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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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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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Flower thefts

We’re calling for help from the people of Perth to catch thieves stealing large quantities of flowers and foliage from Kings Park.

Aboriginal Art Gallery closure

The Aboriginal Art Gallery in Kings Park will close on 30 June 2019 after 23 years of service to clients, Aboriginal artists and the community.

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Wildflower photography competition

The Kings Park Festival 'Flowers in Focus' photography competition is now open to amateur photographers in Western Australia.

Call for education volunteers

Kings Park Education is looking for new volunteers to give hands-on help for our amazing and award-winning school programs.

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