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March 2012

Bold Park Guided Twilight Walk

White cheeked honeyeater

Join the Bold Park volunteer guides on the last of the hugely popular evening walks on Monday 12 March from 6.00 pm - 7.30 pm. Walk through towering Tuarts, blossoming Banksias and ancient Zamias and learn about pollinators and fascinating plant adaptations, while admiring the city and coastal views from the summit of Reabold Hill. Finish off spot lighting for nocturnal wildlife on the return walk. Please RSVP to friendsbp@bgpa.wa.gov.au. Read more...

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park re-opens

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park now open

Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park has re-opened to the general public after a well-earned rest during the heat of February. The opening hours are from 9.00 am - 4.00 pm, Tuesday to Sunday, with site closures on Mondays and in the event of a ‘very high’ Fire Danger Rating or Total Fire Ban. Visitors are also encouraged to note the important conditions of entry and that Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park is not a playground, but an environmental learning and discovery area. Read more...

Friends of Kings Park Native Plant Sale

Friends of Kings Park plant sale. Photo: The West Australian

The Friends of Kings Park will be holding their first native plant sale for 2012 on Sunday 11 March at the Exhibition Ground in Kings Park. The Friends’ plant sales offer a rare chance to buy unusual native plants that are not often available from commercial nurseries, with all funds supporting worthwhile projects and research in Kings Park and Botanic Garden. The Volunteer Master Gardeners will also be there to provide expert gardening advice on your new plant varieties. Also coming up, is the Friends’ fundraising event at Moonlight Cinema with the movie Hugo. Read more...

Tell us your story

Wedding in Kings Park 1967

Kings Park and Botanic Garden is a very special place and has inspired a unique social history venture into its social value, dating from colonial times to the present day. The ‘Kings Park at Heart’ project aims to unearth the fascinating stories that surround the park’s development, and has grown into an impressive collection of personal anecdotes, memories and historical flashbacks. All visitors and members of the community are invited to contribute to this project by submitting their own stories about Kings Park – the soul of the city. Read more...

Upcoming Road Closures for UCI World Cycling Tour

UCI World Cycling Tour

The 2012 UCI World Cycling Tour will be held on Sunday 25 March from 6.30 am until 11.30 am throughout Perth City and Kings Park. The event will result in several road closures within Kings Park, including Poole Avenue, Lovekin Drive, Forrest Drive and Park Avenue.  Access to Kings Park remains open to the public, with managed traffic crossings in place at Fraser Avenue, Outram Street and Saw Avenue entry points. Please allow extra time to complete your journey into Kings Park on this day. Read more...

Frankie Valli

Last chance to enjoy a Kings Park show

Autumn is here, and with it comes the final weeks of concert and cinema events in Kings Park.  Two concerts will be held in the Western Australian Botanic Garden during March; with Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on Tuesday 27 March and a classic medley of Oz Rock icons on Saturday 31 March. The Ford Focus Moonlight Cinema season also concludes on Sunday 25 March, so why not make the most of the warm March weather and enjoy a special evening in Kings Park. Read more...

New artists join Aspects of Kings Park

TreeHorn kitchen boards. Photo: J. Chester

Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop welcomes Joe Chester, maker of wooden objects, from TreeHorn Design, and Deeana Michela, contemporary jeweller, to our family of artists. Joe’s emphasis is on materials dictating their intended purpose, be it found objects, reclaimed timber or re-purposed mediums. Deeana’s Aztec range explores aspects of narrative and storytelling. This range represents the fractured fairytale, a story that employs the traditional and beautiful elements of a fairytale while encompassing darker themes. Read more...

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