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New Bushland Climate Watch Trail in Kings Park

climate watchThe Friends of Kings Park ClimateWatch team is pleased to announce the Bushland trail is now open for business.

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Lotterywest grant received for Kings Park Festival

Ministers visit x webThe Friends of Kings Park had a special visit to the Volunteers Lodge on the 12th August by the Environment Minister Hon Albert Jacob, to present the Friends with a $100,000 Lotterywest grant to support the 2015 Kings Park Festival.

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WA Wildflowers 2016 Calendar

front page 2016 CalendarThe 2016 Friends of Kings Park Wildflowers of WA Calendar has just arrived!

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An Afternoon of Australian Flavours

DSC00220A sensational afternoon tea and series of talks was enjoyed at the Friends 'Afternoon of Australian Flavours' on Sunday 19th July in the Kings Park Education Building.

The afternoon tea spread was a special treat, and included:

- Wattleseed scones with native fruit jam

- Emu curry puffs

- Mini pork and kakadu plum sausgae rolls

- Cherry tomatoes with Pepperberry creamcheese and chives

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Botanic Terraces Update

Terraces whats going on x webWorks are progressing on the Botanic Terraces project at a fast pace to ensure the project is completed in time for the official launch on 4 October 2015, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Western Australian Botanic Garden on that day. This project is an initiative of the Friends of Kings Park, developed in partnership with Kings Park representatives with support from Lotterywest grants.

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Friends Fund helping Kings Park into the future

Walkway 2Over the years, through the Friends partnership with Lotterywest, the Friends have helped to deliver world-class projects such as the Water Garden, the Lotterywest Federation Walkway, the Lotterywest Family Area and the Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.

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New Red Grevillea to Commemorate ANZAC Centenary

Published in For People & Plants Issue 89 Autumn 2015

An article by Graham Edwards, State President Returned & Services League of WA

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Members Benefits in August

Thanks to NRC Communications we have 2 x 1 double movie passes to give away during the month of August to two new movie releases Mr Holmes and Irrational Man.

If you would like to enter the competition to win one a double pass to see Irrational Man, please send your entry and membership number by Monday 17 August to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Carnivorous Plants at the Plant Sales

D. paleacea IMG 0348 x webWe are excited to announce that the Friends of Kings Park are now growing carnivorous plants.

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2015 Boab Expedition and Opportunity

Boab ExpIn 2015, the Friends are giving $30,000 to support the Western Australian Botanic Garden’s 50th Anniversary field trip to the Kimberley to collect the seeds of the iconic Boab. Your donations and plant purchases enable us to fund many valuable scientific projects in the park such as this.

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Petrophile

Article by the Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners

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Friends of Kings Park Strategic Plan 2014 - 2016

FokP Management Committee 2014Maintaining Kings Park and continuing its work involves hundreds of people, many of them volunteer members of Friends of Kings Park.

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Fragrant Fanflowers

An article by the Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners, published in Friends magazine For People & Plants, Issue 88 Summer 2014.

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New Kings Park plant releases for home gardens

These new releases were released for the first time at the Friends of Kings Park November 2014 plant sale, and will be available at future plant sales in 2015.

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A new Botanic Staircase and Community Pavilion

2015 is the 50th Anniversary of the Western Australian Botanic Garden and is to be commemorated with a gift to the State of a Botanic Staircase and Pavilion, including interpretive artwork to raise community awareness of the botanical history of WA.

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Gifts for Friends

2014 Gift Voucher ImageGive a gift to entice a friend into the world of native plants with a Friends Gift Voucher.

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Thank You Volunteers in Kings Park and Bold Park

During May National Volunteer Week was an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the outstanding efforts of all our volunteers throughout Kings Park.

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Greenfingers visit the Friends of Kings Park Volunteers

In November the Growing Friends received a visit in the nursery from Garden Guru Steve Wood, who conducted the Great Gardens Workshop at our Festival Plant Sale.

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Friends of Kings Park 2013/14 Annual Report

The Friends has continued to partner with the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority during the 2013/2014 financial year to ensure the experience for all visitors to Kings Park is improved.

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Thankyou for your help on Australia Day

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A special thanks to all the volunteers who assisted, and the public who attended and generously gave a gold coin donation in Kings Park this Australia Day.

It was a gorgeous day in the park, and the skyworks did not dissapoint!

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Congratulations to Dr Tony Scalzo for MP Volunteer Award

We have the great delight to announce that Friends of Kings Park Volunteer Dr. Tony Scalzo has won the Members of Parliament 2012 National Volunteer Award for the Environment in the Curtin Electorate, as well as the Volunteer of the Year.

MP AwardOn Thursday 13 December, the Hon Julie Bishop presented the awards in a ceremony to recognise and celebrate our remarkable volunteers.

Tony has been recognised for his contribution to the environment with 18 years of service to the Friends of Kings Park in the following roles:

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New Kings Park Plant Release

Alyogyne 'Blue Heeler' flower Alyogyne cv. ‘Blue Heeler’ is a new release from the dedicated plant breeding program at Kings Park released in partnership with the Australian company Ramm Botanicals. 

‘Blue Heeler’ is a beautiful, prostrate form of Alyogyne that is an ideal size for small gardens or border planting in larger landscapes.  It has striking individual purple flowers on display for many months in spring and summer.  In cultivation it grows to about 30 cm high by a width of about a metre.

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Kings Park Education is Growing (Just like our plants!)

ED buildin aaerial resized 2Opening in June 2012 the new eco-friendly Kings Park Education centre will provide an exceptional learning environment set in a beautiful bushland location. Included in the new building is an interactive learning space for up to 70 students, as well as offices for the Kings Park Education team.

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New Naturescaper Volunteers

The new Naturescaper volunteer program for Rio Tinto Naturescape in Kings Park is attracting keen interest from both new and existing volunteers. 

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Volunteer Information Sessions

Interested in becoming a Kings Park volunteer?

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Souvenir Book Available Now

The 2011 edition of the very popular souvenir book Kings Park and Botanic Garden is available now from Aspects of Kings Park.

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