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October 2013

Thanks for 50 years!

Kings Park Festival 2013On behalf of Kings Park and Botanic Garden, we wish to thank all the wonderful staff, volunteers and corporate partners for their commitment and contribution to the 2013 Kings Park Festival. Hundreds of thousands of visitors celebrated 'Fifty Years of Flower Power’ in September, enjoying a fabulous program of activities, exhibits, free family entertainment and spectacular native wildflower displays. The support of all involved and the wider community has made the Festival’s 50th birthday event a fantastic success. Read more…

New storybook celebrates Nyoongar culture

Author Alton Walley at book launch.A new Aboriginal children’s storybook has been released to celebrate Kings Park’s significant Nyoongar connection. ‘Chunyart and the Cheeky Parrot’ was officially launched on Wednesday, 18 September by Minister for Environment; Heritage Hon. Albert Jacob. Written by Nyoongar man and Kings Park cadet Alton Walley, it tells the story of a young boy’s first hunting trip and the mischief he finds on his journey to Moora Katta (Kings Park). The book has also inspired a new Kings Park Education program for primary school students. ‘Chunyart and the Cheeky Parrot’ is now available for purchase at Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop. Read more…

Grow Harvest Cook this spring

Grow Harvest Cook by Meredith Kirton.With spring well underway, there has never been a better time to create and prepare feasts from your own edible garden. Grow Harvest Cook by Meredith Kirton is the perfect guide to living well and an antidote to our fast food, high consumption supermarket culture. This essential guide takes the reader through over 80 types of produce, providing simple information about growing conditions, harvesting tips, recipes and ideas for preserving your produce. This book is available in-store or online at Aspects of Kings Park gallery shop. Read more...

Volunteer at Perth's number one attraction

Bush Guardian greeting visitors. Photo: J. D'Arcy.Would you like to volunteer at Trip Advisor’s number one Perth attraction; Kings Park and Botanic Garden? There are many volunteering opportunities available to suit a range of interests including bushland restoration, conservation works, administration and assisting visitors in Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park. Contact Kings Park’s Volunteer Coordinator to find a role that suits you and join our growing community. Read more…

News in brief

  • Join Kings Park’s senior curator Grady Brand as he shares his WA travel adventures and behind-the-scenes insight of the ‘People’s Park’ at The West Live from 11-13, October.
  • Celebrate Bird Week (19–25 October) with the ‘Meet Your Neighbours’ competition. Vote for Australia’s favourite bird in the first-ever feathery election held by BirdLife Australia.
  • Kings Park and Botanic Garden and the Kings Park Festival are finalists in the 2013 Perth Airport Western Australian Tourism Awards; a celebration of excellence within the WA tourism industry. Winners to be announced in November.
  • There are lots of things to do these October school holidays in Kings Park. Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park will be very busy, so please plan your visit and be aware of the conditions of entry.
  • An exciting line up of concerts, movies and theatre is on its way to Kings Park this summer. Visit the events calendar for details.

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

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