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May 2012

Revive your garden this Autumn

Friends of Kings Park. Photo: The West

The Friends of Kings Park will hold their autumn native plant sale on Sunday 20 May from 8.30 am to 12.00 pm at the Exhibition Ground in Kings Park. The Friends will have approximately 11,700 plants (a record number for a May sale) from 300 different species and cultivars for sale. There are over 20 new species on offer by the Friends for the first time and there will also be a range of plants that provide food for Carnaby's Black Cockatoos. The Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer all of your tricky home gardening questions. All funds raised go towards worthwhile projects and research in Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Read more...

National Volunteer Week Event

National Volunteer WeekThe Volunteer Groups of Kings Park will come together on the morning of the Native Plant Sale to celebrate National Volunteer Week. The event will provide members of the public with a host of information about the amazing contributions of volunteers and opportunities on offer for volunteering in Kings Park. Thanks to the support of Volunteering WA, this is a great chance to come along and meet Kings Park's Guides, Master Gardeners, Friends, Naturescapers and more in Perth's much loved park. Read more...

Spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day

Dirt Diamonds. Photo: D. Rickaby

This Mother’s Day show how much you appreciate your Mum with a beautiful gift from Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop. Choose from our stunning collection of handmade jewellery, exquisite glass pieces, beautiful textile scarves, wraps, hats and handbags. A special feature at Aspects this month is the incredible Dirt Diamonds glass art by Danielle Rickaby. Be sure to pop in and choose something extra special for the beloved Mother in your life. Read more...

New home for Kings Park Education

Education Building. Image: Donaldson & Warn.

Kings Park Education will have a new home this term, with new facilities and programs being launched on World Environment Day, June 5, 2012. The new eco-friendly centre has several sustainable design features and will provide an exceptional learning environment. Unique outdoor classrooms and a large community shelter in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will provide practical learning in exciting new spaces. Book a program for your school today and see for yourself. Contact the Education Bookings Officer on 9480 3638 or email

New Indigenous Education Festival

Boodja Gnarning

One of the new Kings Park Education programs launched in 2012 is the Nyoongar Boodja Festival during May. Students from Pre-primary to Year 10 will explore the six seasons of Nyoongar culture through Australian curriculum-linked activities such as storytelling, traditional dance workshops and spear and boomerang throwing. You can access the 2012 Kings Park Education programs from our website. Read more...

Banksias in Bloom

Banksias in Bloom. Photo: D. Blumer.

If you missed Gardening Australia's 'Banksias in Bloom' story on Kings Park on Saturday 21 April, you can now view the video on Gardening Australia's website. Kings Park is thriving with several species of Banksias on display at the moment including the Acorn Banksia (Banksia prionotes) and Ashby's Banksia (Banksia ashbyi). If you want to see them in the flesh, the Banksia garden in the Western Australia Botanic Garden is the best place to admire them. Read more...

We hope to see you again soon in Kings Park, Botanic Garden and Bold Park.

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