After staring through the window of the emergency ward
where tissue of extinct and endangered plants
grows on shelves under fluorescent lights;

and examining the 10 000 vials suspended
in liquid nitrogen, those minute memoirs
of species frozen in Cryo storage;

I walk home through the park and try to get lost
along the terraces; find myself wandering
through the hakea and grevillea garden,

where I drown in the delicate scent of flowers,
and nectar eaters plunge into pistils and stamens.
I think of the courage of the scientist,

keeping the future for a thousand years
when a human may (or may not)
release those tiny meristems

suspended in minus 196 degrees Celsius
and plant them into whatever
the world has become.

Down along sandy bush track
a wattle bird's cry shatters my thoughts
into random letters and numbers.

The path spits me out into the blur of Mounts Bay Road
where combustion engines tear this way that way
demanding now, now, now.

by Nandi Chinna.

Fraser Ave disruption

There is a minor disruption on Fraser Avenue near Kings Park Road due to tree works. Traffic management is in place and access is not affected.

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.

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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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