The Friends are holding a Photography Workshop on Sunday, 24 June commencing at 1 pm in the Green Room, Education Centre, Kings Park.  John Robinson is leading the Workshop which will be split into two parts:

Part 1:  Photography Basics $15

An introduction to the principles of photography, including composition, framing and lighting and the photography software tools available.  This is a basic workshop for a larger group and will run for approximately 1.5 hours.

Part 2: Practical Workshop $45 

Aimed at a smaller group – maximum of 10 people.  Participants bring along any type of camera (including phones), go out into the Park and take photos, then come back and learn how to correct and edit images.  This workshop will run for approximately 2 hours from 3 pm.

Come to either or both workshops, but remember places are strictly limited for the Practical Workshop. Tickets available through Trybooking.

Join the Friends for the 2017 Festival Address

Our host for the evening is Kings Park’s senior plant breeder, Digby Growns, and guest speaker Sabrina Hahn, passionate horticulturalist, storyteller and ABC gardening expert who will be talking about ‘Changes in an Urban Landscape – the Challenge of Creating Sense of Place’.

When: Monday, 4 September
Venue: Green Room, Education Centre
Doors: open 6 pm for pre-speaker drinks
Tickets: $30 members, $35 non-members available on Trybooking
Bookings: close 30 August

The Friends are celebrating 25 years supporting Kings Park with a special dinner at Fraser’s Kings Park on Wednesday, 9 May at 6.00 pm. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Stephen Hopper, AC, former CEO of Kings Park and life long member of the Friends.  His talk is titled Koort and Kaatadjin – Hearts and Minds, the critical importance of the Friends of Kings Park on conserving the spirits of Kaata Koomber.

It will be a fun evening with good food and wine, companionship, an opportunity to catch up with old ‘Friends’ and a silent auction.

Tickets will go on sale shortly through Trybooking.  Members tickets will cost $80 with non-members $100.




Take a day trip to Kings Park, an ideal place to visit and relax. Enjoy a quiet stroll through magnificent gardens tended by volunteers from the Friends of Kings Park.  Discover some rare and typical Western Australia native flora planted throughout the park. These plants are propagated by the Friends of Kings Park, and also available for purchase by the home gardeners during the Native Plant Sales.

For further information about the park, please contact the Friends office on (+61 8) 9480 3643 or via email [email protected].

Looking for that last minute presentWhy not buy the Friends of Kings Park 2017 Wildflowers of WA unique Calendar.

2017 Calendar Cover

The full colour wall calendar provides a stunning array of Western Australia’s amazing native flora, captured by local photographers to brighten each month of the New Year.

Now available for $15.00 at Aspects of Kings Park open 7 days a week.

It is also available by mail order 2017 Calendar Sales Form

The Friends of Kings Park 2017 Wildflower Calendar makes an ideal gift for family and friends living in Western Australia, interstate and overseas. Money raised from the sales of the calendar will be used to fund worthwhile projects in Kings Park.

The Friends of Kings Park offer two scholarships annually, providing funding for the professional development of Kings Park volunteers.

Both scholarships are open during April and May each year. Applications for the 2018 round close on Tuesday 5th June.

The Tom Alford Scholarship was named in honour of our inaugural president and long time Management Committee member. Tom was President for seven years and a major driver in getting the Friends where it is today.

Up to $4000 is available for volunteers to attend conferences, travel to other botanic gardens, or undertake other professional development opportunities.

This scholarship is open to members of the Friends of Kings Park who are volunteers within Kings Park, and can be split between two or three applicants.

The Mary-Rose Paterson Scholarship is in memory of Mary-Rose Paterson, who served on the Management Committee and had a great love of our unique flora.

The aim of the scholarship is to encourage volunteers to develop their capacity to raise awareness and promote Kings Park.

The Scholarship is open to all Kings Park volunteers, and is valued at $2000.


Scholarship applications for 2018  have closed. The next round of scholarship will be advertised in the Friends newsletter during the first quarter of 2019.

Please note, applicants can only be awarded a scholarship once. Any queries can be address to the President of the Friends of Kings Park c/o the above email address.

Webpage Tom-Alford-Scholarship

Webpage Mary-Rose-Paterson-Scholarship

The beautiful artwork in the Friends of Kings Park logo integrates the Red & Green Kangaroo Paw interwoven with the Banksia and Eucalyptus indigenous to the Kings Park bushland.

You can read about the history of the logo in the feature article of For People & Plants Issue 5, page 1, pictured below.

Mag Cover Issue 5


in action photo

A fun and educational resource for younger visitors to the park this school holidays!

Coastal tea tree anatomy Ella M CW

Designed for high school aged kids, thanks to the Friends of Kings Park Climate Watch volunteer program.

Banksia attenuata Ella M Climatewatch

If you have any ideas, feedback, or recommendations for improvement we would love to hear them.

Climate Watch Teen Booklet





This member’s event has sold out

The next Friends of Kings Park member’s event will be a ‘Behind the Scenes Nursery Tour’ in May. Details coming soon.

Sundowner at Rio Tinto Naturescape Kings Park.

Join the Friends for an exclusive after hours tour of this innovative nature space, followed by refreshments and a dynamic talk,

‘Four Gardens & a Conference’

by Marcelle Broderick, Director of Business and Visitor Services, Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority

When: Monday, 14 March 2016

Time: 5.30pm

Cost: $10

Friends, family and guests welcome.  Book your ticket online at

Enquiries Ph: 9480 3643  [email protected]