Yorkas Nyinning Building

Western Australian Botanic Garden, Kings Park WA 6005, Australia

Yorkas Nyinning buildingThe Yorkas Nyinning building is located within the Western Australian Botanic Garden, near the corner of Lovekin Drive and Forrest Drive in Kings Park. Built in the early 1970's, and designed by Alex Doepel, the pavilion building is most often used for the delivery of environmental education programs for school children.

In 1979, the Sesquicentenary Women's Committee had a commemorative limestone wall built behind an apron stage on the site. The wall, with a bas-relief by sculptor Athanasios Kalamaras, commemorates the contribution of women to the development of Western Australia from infancy to maturity. First known as Minmarra Gun Gun, the name was changed to Yorkas Nyinning following a request by the local Nyoongar community. It translates to 'place where the spirits of women rest'.

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Bold Park burn deferred

The autumn Bold Park research burn has been deferred due to unsuitable weather conditions.

Lightscape setup disruptions

There will be works taking place throughout the Western Australian Botanic Garden from 18 May until 16 June 2023 due to Lightscape setup.

Forrest Drive closure

Visitors are advised that Forrest Drive will be closed for operational works during multiple days in May.

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City of Perth E-Scooter Trial Expands through Kings Park

Visitors will be able to hire and ride e-scooters within Kings Park as part of City of Perth’s E-scooter Share Scheme from Saturday 25 March 2023.

Support for Noongar Boodja continues

Fugro has generously renewed their partnership with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) to bring another three years of the very popular ‘Noongar Boodja’ education program to Kings Park.

Rare plants stolen from Kings Park

We're devastated to announce up to 900 of WA’s rarest orchids have been stolen from the Conservation Garden in Kings Park.

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