The March Plant Sale will be held on Sunday 17 March 2019 from 9:00am to 12:00 noon (or earlier if the plants are sold out).

The sale will be located at the Exhibition Ground next to the Education Centre off Fraser Avenue (follow the signs on Fraser Ave).

Proceeds from the Friends Native Plant Sales support research and projects in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

Plants

A comprehensive list of all plants available at this sale will be available here two weeks prior to the sale.

Native Gardening Advice

Plants will be arranged into specific categories at the sale. Friends of Kings Park and Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners will on hand at the sale to assist buyers looking for particular plants.

At the Sale

Members of the Friends of Kings Park receive a discount on plant sales and new members joining at the plant sale will also receive this discount. Find out more about becoming a Friend of Kings Park and members benefits.

Customers are encouraged to bring their own boxes or bags, however Eco bags will also be available to purchase. We also encourage customers to make their purchases by EFTPOS or credit card transactions.

A pick up area has been set aside close to Exhibition Ground. Volunteers will be available to assist customers to transport their purchases to the pick-up area.

For further details or enquiries, please contact the Friends office on 9480 3647 or via email [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you at the sale and hope you will enjoy buying new plants to rejuvenate your garden.

Friends of Kings Park scholarship students with Fund Committee Members, Darren Harrop (L) and Vern McKay (R)

 

The 2018/2019 Kings Park Summer Scholarship programme is underway.  We are delighted to welcome nine Honours and PhD students undertaking a diverse range of projects:

Jane Edgeloe

Genetic diversity of seagrass in Shark Bay

Jason Paterson

Weeds and fire ecology

Luisa Ducki

Vegetation composition post-mine rehabilitation

Suzanne Lapensee

Ecological genetic assessment of restoration success

Ebony Cowan

Fire ecology

Lily Whelehan

Cryopreservation and mitochondrial function

Sze Tieng Ang

Understanding ageing of short-lived orchid seeds

Lei Hou

Cryopreservation

Thomas Munro

Seed pelleting

At the end of the programme, members will be invited to attend a presentation by these students on their research findings.

This sponsorship has been so successful that the Friends will increase the annual level of financial support to $17,000 per annum in perpetuity, subject to annual review. From 2019/2020 the programme will be called the Friends of Kings Park Summer Scholarships.

If you are interested in making a donation to the Friends of Kings Park Fund, please click here.

 

 

A recent Letter to the Editor in The West Australian perfectly describes how special the Park is:

“The foresight of our early leaders and the imagination and work of many others since have bequeathed us a truly special gift in Kings Park. We must cherish and preserve it, recognising how much it provides us and future generations.”

‘Storm Boy’ has grown up to be Michael Kingley, a successful retired businessman and grandfather. When Kingley starts to see images from his past that he can’t explain, he is forced to remember his long-forgotten childhood, growing up on an isolated coastline with his father. He recounts to his grand-daughter the story of how, as a boy, he rescued and raised an extraordinary orphaned pelican, Mr Percival. Their remarkable adventures and very special bond has a profound effect on all their lives.

This session is a fundraiser for the Friends of Kings Park. Your support will help us protect and celebrate our beautiful resource.

Tickets available through Moonlight Cinema

Gates open at 6pm. Screenings start at sundown (approximately 8pm from December to February, 7pm in March)

It’s a good idea to arrive early to ensure a great spot on the lawn. Give yourself time to relax and enjoy a picnic or the delicious onsite catering before the film.

The November Plant Sale will be held on Sunday 4 November 2018 from 8.30am to 12.00 noon (or earlier if the plants are sold out).

The sale will be located at the Exhibition Ground next to the Education Centre off Fraser Avenue (follow the signs on Fraser Ave).

Proceeds from the Friends Native Plant Sales support research and projects in Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

Plants

A comprehensive list of all plants available at this sale will be available here two weeks prior to the sale.

Native Gardening Advice

Plants will be arranged into specific categories at the sale. Friends of Kings Park and Kings Park Volunteer Master Gardeners will on hand at the sale to assist buyers looking for particular plants.

At the Sale

Members of the Friends of Kings Park receive a discount on plant sales and that new members joining at the plant sale will also receive this discount. Find out more about becoming a Friend of Kings Park and members benefits.

Customers are encouraged to bring their own boxes or bags, however Eco bags will also be available to purchase. We also encourage customers to make their purchases by EFTPOS or credit card transactions.

A pick up area has been set aside close to Exhibition Ground. Volunteers will be available to assist customers to transport their purchases to the pick-up area.

For further details or enquiries, please contact the Friends office on 9480 3647 or via email [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you at the sale and hope you will enjoy buying new plants to rejuvenate your garden.

The Friends of Kings Park Annual General Meeting will be held at 6pm on Thursday 11th October 2018 in the Green Room, Education Building.

Wine and cheese will be served prior to the AGM at 5:30pm.

Download the Agenda here

Download the President’s Report here

The term of all members of the Management Committee, including the President, Vice President and Treasurer expire at the conclusion of the AGM. Please consider if you would like to join the Committee, or encourage someone you know who could make a positive contribution, to nominate.

Nomination forms can be completed online on the Friends website and must be submitted by 2pm Thurs 4th October 2018.

At the conclusion of the AGM, our guest speaker will be Max Crowhurst, who will present stories from his plant collection adventures in the Recherche Archipelago group of islands in the Southern Ocean east of Esperance. The Recherche Archipelago is a group of 105 or so islands that stretch almost 230km from off the coast of Esperance to Israelite Bay, and an untouched haven for wildlife.

Pick up a copy of the POST Newspapers this week to hear the story behind the Kings Park Royale – a new Kangaroo Paw hybrid bred in the park and released to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Friends.Available exclusively at the Native Plant Sale, the Royale is a unique tricolour Anigozanthus. “It is unique compared to any other commercially available line”