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Banksias – Bold, Brash and Brilliant
11:00am - 12:30pm, Wednesday, 21 September 2022
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At Aspects Lawn Kings Park, Western Australia
Guided Walks and Tours, Kings Park Festival, Walks and talks

The Banksia, a plant for all seasons! Come and be inspired by one of our floral treasures, an Australian icon that flourishes in WA’s ancient soils. Home to an amazing number of banksias found nowhere else in Australia or the world, WA’s banksias are magnificent relics from the super continent of Gondwana. These members of the Proteaceae family range from ground covers to small shrubs and trees up to 25 metres tall. They are diverse, conspicuous, resilient and ingenious. Artists, authors,  birds, insects and tiny possums all love them. So will you! Join us on a walk to discover the amazing diversity of banksias growing here in Kings Park and their significance to Aboriginal people, and to horticulture and conservation. 

Starting from the Guided Walks signs outside Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop.

Prepare for your walk

  • Wear sturdy, closed-in shoes and come dressed for the weather with a hat, jacket, sunscreen and drinking water.
  • This walk requires a moderate level of fitness and is not suitable for wheelchairs and prams.
  • Toilet facilities and parking are available nearby.
  • Our events go ahead in rain or shine, however, walks may be cancelled in extreme weather conditions. Refer to the notices section for current closures and service interruptions.
  • People with a disability are encouraged to contact us to ensure we meet your needs for this event.
  • Social distancing may be required and if you are feeling unwell please postpone your visit to a future event.

All guided walks are free. Places are limited. Book now via Eventbrite.  Registrations close 5:00pm on the day before the event.

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2022-09-21AWST11:00:00 2022-09-21AWST12:30:00

BCC building access

There will be limited access to the Biodiversity Conservation Centre building from Thursday 1 September 2022, due to ongoing Water Corporation works.

Water Corporation works

The Water Corporation is replacing approximately 700 metres of ageing water pipes between Mount Eliza Reservoir and Bellevue Terrace in Kings Park.

Bold Park disruption

Banksia Carpark in Bold Park is currently closed to the public due to stormwater damage.

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New Bold Park Management Plan

The Bold Park Management Plan 2022 - 2027 has been published by BGPA after a period of extensive public consultation

Ready, aim, restore! A new approach to define and achieve restoration targets

A team of researchers from Kings Park Science in Biodiversity and Conservation Science, the University of Western Australia (UWA) and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Spain, have led the development of an approach for ecosystem restoration which connects scientific research, restoration policy, and on-the-ground action.

BGPA secures European plant breeding rights

Kings Park-bred waxflower (Chamelaucium) varieties bred by Kings Park have had plant breeding rights secured in the European market for the next 20 years.

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