Be a plant detective!

Everlastings seedsView image slideshow

Let’s explore the plants in your garden:

  • Count how many trees you have in your garden.

  • Are any plants flowering? What colours and shapes are the flowers?

  • Do you know what type of plants you have in your garden? Are they native plants like a eucalyptus tree or banksia, ornamental like a rose, or edible plants like fruit and vegetables?

  • Investigate signs of wildlife using the plants in your garden. You may see some animals in your garden like birds, bobtail lizards or insects, but for animals that are harder to find, we can look for evidence. Can you see nests or webs, feathers or skins, leaves or seed pods that have been nibbled? Even poo is a clue!

  • Using your evidence, determine what types of animals visit your garden.

  • Think about and research online the types of plants you would like to add to your garden. Why would you like to add these plants to your garden?

Snail mail delivery – pink everlasting seeds

Did you sign up to receive your pink everlasting seeds via Snail Mail?

If your seeds have arrived, follow the instructions on the packet and get ready for beautiful spring wildflowers in your own garden.

You can also view the ‘How to grow perfect pink everlastings’ video on the Kings Park and Botanic Garden YouTube channel.

Watch Activity 14 video on YouTube

Share with us

We would love to hear about your garden! Send us a picture of your favourite plant and garden animal (or the evidence ... come on, let’s see your poo!)

Please share a photo or video with us via our social media pages #KingsParkHomeDelivery.

Here we have some clear evidence of a Red-tailed black cockatoo!

Biara Cafe temporary closure

Biara Cafe will be closing temporarily from 2 August - 19 September for refurbishment works.

Administration car park closure

There will be limited access to the BGPA Administration building and the Kings Park Education and Learning building from Wednesday 15 June 2022 for approximately 8 weeks, 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.

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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

Hort Couture - Community Art Project

Crochet and knitting enthusiasts - we want you!

It's that time of year again, when the wildflowers start to bloom and our thoughts turn to all things spring. In celebration of our gorgeous selection of WA wildflowers, we are running another of our famous community crocheting projects.

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.

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