Due to severe fire danger conditions forecast for today, Naturescape is closed and Kings Park afternoon guided walks may be cancelled.

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Plant Development

Plant development at Kings Park and Botanic Garden is undertaken to 'conserve, develop, manage and display collections of Western Australia and other flora' (as per the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Act 1998).

The role of plant development at Kings Park and Botanic Garden is to:

  • increase the range and form of Western Australian plants available for display in the botanic garden, home gardens and public landscapes
  • to promote the use of plants in general horticulture and
  • to raise the profile of Kings Park in the community.

Plant development activities have a long history at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Several well-known plants sold in nurseries and grown in home gardens have originated at Kings Park. One of the best known is Callistemon 'Kings Park Special'. This is a seedling of unknown origin, first selected, propagated and registered by Kings Park and Botanic Garden in 1980. This cultivar grows into a small, bushy tree to 5 m and 4 m wide with bright red inflorescences in autumn and spring. This plant sets fertile seed but must be grown by cuttings to preserve its form.

Another well known plant is Pimelea ferruginea 'Magenta Mist', a darker flowering form of Pimelea ferruginea. It was selected from a wild coastal population near Northcliffe, WA. It is similar to the standard form of this species in all except the dark magenta flower colour.

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Naturescape closed February

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be closed from Saturday, 1 February 2020 until Sunday, 1 March 2020.

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Kings Park Community Survey

Kings Park and Botanic Garden belongs to the people of Western Australia, so your views about how the park is managed are important to us.

It’s been a blast, 2019!

Thank you 2019, its been a blast. With the unwavering support of our Western Australian community, we have celebrated the highs and weathered a few lows.

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