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July 2012

Visitors love Kings Park!

Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Photo: D. Blumer

More than 99% of visitors enjoy visiting Kings Park, according to the annual visitor survey results released this week. The trees, gardens and views remain the most popular attraction.
"It is pleasing to see that community satisfaction with Kings Park has continued to grow in recent years, and especially the feedback from our visitors about the high quality of presentation of this well loved icon" said Kings Park and Botanic Garden's A/CEO Marcelle Broderick.

Kings Park Festival and UWA Extension join forces

Kings Park Festival Workshops. Photo: C Sprogoe Bookings are now open for the 2012 Kings Park Festival workshops, which are being run in association with UWA Extension for the very first time. An exciting mix of art, gardening and educational workshops are on offer in Kings Park.

These are ticketed events and bookings are essential through UWA Extension. Read more...

Aspects of Kings Park

Leaf Etched Vessels. Photo: S. Black

View stunning work from WA ceramicist Sandra Black this month at Aspects of Kings Park. Sandra will be in-store 10am-3pm, Sunday 22 July, demonstrating her skill with delicate porcelain pieces. Subscribe to the Aspects e-newsletter to receive exclusive invites to upcoming events and read about new products and artists. Sign up during July to go in the draw to win Shannon Fricke's fabulous book ‘How to decorate’. Read more...

Nyoongar Boodja Indigenous Festivals

Nyoongar Boodja. Photo: J. D'ArcyThe first Nyoongar Boodja - Six Seasons Indigenous Festival welcomed 750 school students over four days in May. Presented by Kings Park Education, activities included boomerang throwing and dance workshops. These Indigenous Festivals are run four times a year to coincide with the school terms and with the traditional Indigenous seasonal calendars. Book now for your school to participate in the Djilba Festival taking place as part of Quiz on Legs on Wednesday 26 September 2012. Please contact the Education Bookings Officer on 9480 3638 or email Read more...

Former Kings Park CEO honoured

Former CEO Professor Stephen Hopper Former CEO of the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority, Professor Stephen Hopper, has been awarded an Order of Australia (AC) in the Queen's recent birthday honour list. Professor Hopper, who was CEO of the BGPA from 1992 to 2004, is currently the Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew in the UK. In October 2012, Professor Hopper will return to Australia and become Winthrop Professor of Biodiversity at the University of Western Australia. We extend our warmest congratulations to Professor Hopper. Read more...

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

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