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November 2012

Vote for our Friends

The Orange Seed ProjectShare your passion for Kings Park and Botanic Garden and vote for the Friends of Kings Park in their bid to win The Orange Seed Project. Proudly supported by The West Australian and Jack in the Box, the Friends are one of ten not-for-profit community organisations in the running to win a major grant. Simply visit the website, watch the short video promoting our dedicated Friends and submit your vote before November 20. Vote now...

Simple Minds in concert

Simple MindsCelebrate the start of summer with Scottish rock legends Simple Minds, performing in Kings Park and Botanic Garden on Tuesday, 4 December. With a career spanning more than 30 years including such classics as ‘Love Song’ and ‘Don’t You (Forget About Me)', it is an evening on the green not to be missed. Read more...

Kings Park wins silver at WA Tourism Awards

Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Photo: J. D'Arcy.Kings Park and Botanic Garden has won silver in the Major Tourist Attraction category at the 2012 Perth Airport WA Tourism Awards. Kings Park finished second to Rottnest Island from an impressive selection of finalists including Fremantle Prison, Perth Zoo, The Bell Tower and Whiteman Park. Over 900 guests attended the event, which commemorated 40 years of tourism excellence in Western Australia. Read more...

New plant species discovered

Poranthera moorokatta. Photo: R. Barrett.A rare plant species has gone undetected for over 180 years in Kings Park – until now. Uncovered by researchers in bushland in the heart of the city, the small plant appears to be totally new to science and was found by Research Scientist Dr Russell Barrett. It has been named Poranthera moorokatta, after the local Nyoongar name for Mount Eliza. Read more...

2012 SERA ConferenceRiver restoration. Photo: C. Copeland.

The first ever SERA (Society for Ecological Restoration Australasia) conference will be held later this month at UWA, with support from the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority. The inaugural conference will draw experts from around the world together to discuss the region's species, ecosystems and landscapes from November 28 to 30. The program will feature topics of global interest including discussion of restoration capabilities and other relevant, contemporary issues affecting Australia’s biodiversity. Read more...

'Deck the Halls' with gifts from Aspects

Button pendant by Mylene van Heijster. Photo: M. van Heijster.Searching for the perfect Christmas gift? Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop has a stunning range of ornaments, cards and gift ideas for the festive season. Visit their website to get a sneak peek of what’s in store as well as details of this month’s Meet the Artist program with jewellery designer Mylene van Heijster. Read more...

Working for Kings Park

Work for Kings Park. Photo: M. Griffin.Have you ever dreamed of working in Kings Park and Botanic Garden? Do you love working outdoors and with plants? Or perhaps you know someone who does? We are currently offering six traineeship positions in horticulture, arboriculture and turf management. Applications close 4.00 pm, Friday 23 November. Read more...

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

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