Birds add life, colour and sound to a garden and are a joy to watch. They eat many insects, controlling native and introduced pests naturally. Many Australian plants, such as Kangaroo Paws, are bird-pollinated.

Bird-attracting gardensIt is easy to attract birds to the garden!

  1. Add a simple birdbath to provide water for them to drink and bathe in.
  2. Plant native species which provide nectar, seeds, nesting sites and shelter from predators.
  3. The Banksia, Melaleuca, Grevillea and Hakea genera are well known for their bird attracting properties. Calothamnus (netbush) and Lambertia (honeysuckle) species are also popular options for Perth gardens.
  4. For lists of native groundcovers, shrubs and trees that are suitable for your area and will bring birds into your garden, contact the Garden Advisory Service. You may also want to visit one of our regular Dig it with Coffee events and ask all your burning questions.
  5. Go shopping for plants! The Friends of Kings Park hold a native plant sale each season to raise funds to support research and special projects at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

You may also be interested in the research project on the evolutionary consequences of bird pollination.

Naturescape closed February

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed from Monday, 1 February 2021 until Tuesday, 2 March 2021.

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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