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June 2012

Voted number one

Kings Park viewsKings Park and Botanic Garden has been voted Perth's number one attraction. World-recognised travel website - tripadvisor.com - shows that Kings Park and Botanic Garden ranked the highest of 74 Perth attractions (with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5). Reviews come from visitors around the world and vast majority rated their visitor experience as excellent. Read more...

Winter Restoration Program

Friends of Kings Park Bushland Carers. Photo: A. Russell.Preparations for this year's restoration activities in Kings Park and Bold Park are well underway. Greenstock for planting have arrived and our bushland staff are currently tackling weed species which have taken advantage of rain earlier in the season. The Friends of Kings Park and Friends of Bold Park will be participating in restoration activities this winter with several events scheduled for planting and weed control. Read more...

Wonderful Winter Treasures

A Banksia AlbumNew treasures can be found at Aspects of Kings Park Gallery Shop this month. Dinosaur Designs' new 'Earth' collection; new winter scarves, wraps and table linen; gumnut inspired porcelain tableware and two new glass artists join the Aspects artist list. Book of the month, 'A Banksia Album', covers over two centuries of botanical illustration of Banksias and is a must-have for Banksia enthusiasts.

Subscribe to the Aspects e-newsletter to receive great information regarding new products, artist information and exclusive invites to upcoming events. Subscribe this month and you will go in the draw to win a cosy winter scarf by Otto & Spike. Read more...

Kings Park Education centre

Kings Park EducationKings Park Education's new state-of-the-art and environmentally friendly learning centre will officially open this month, coinciding with World Environment Day. Our new facilities and school programs are a perfect fit with Kings Park and Botanic Garden's growing commitment to educating our community about the importance of the environment and the role we can all play in conserving it. Winter school bookings are filling fast. For information about school excursions to Kings Park and Botanic Garden, contact the Education Bookings Officer on education@bgpa.wa.gov.au or (08) 9480 3638. Read more...


Pollination Failure

Thinnid Wasp Feeding. Photo: S. Tomlinson. Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority Research Scientist, Dr Sean Tomlinson, is currently conducting leading research to help understand the impact of ecosystem disturbance on pollinator movement and survival. With pollination being essential to the production of the next generation of plants, this research in Kings Park and Botanic Garden is providing critical knowledge on why pollination can fail in disturbed sites.
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We hope to see you again soon in Kings Park, Botanic Garden and Bold Park.
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