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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.

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They usually come out after the rains and you can spot them in bushland around Perth: mushrooms, truffles, discs, caps and other fungi in all sorts of weird shapes, sizes and brilliant colours.

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A groundbreaking Kings Park field trip to remote reaches of Western Australia's Kimberley has uncovered a treasure trove of new plant species that is expected to signal a new wave of botanical discoveries in the region.

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The ANZAC Day Dawn Service in Kings Park was honoured this year with the opening of the Ceremonial Walk after ten months of hard work and disruption.

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After some minor delays in extracting the tree and some challenging manoeuvring down Fraser Avenue, the Kings Park arboricultural team have hailed the relocation of an eighty year old Red-flowering Gum a success.

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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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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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