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.

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.




A special opportunity for Friends of Kings Park members to visit the garden of Professor Kingsley Dixon.

Full details and bookings to be released later.

The Friends of Kings Park Annual General Meeting will be held at 6pm on Thursday 17th October 2019 in the Green Room, Education Building.

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

At the conclusion of the AGM, our guest speaker will be Digby Growns

Game of Clones – New Grevillea Releases ‘This has a much better ending!!’

Digby is the Senior Plant Breeder at Kings Park and Botanic Garden, as well as a talented wood turner and didgeridoo player. He has worked for many years on the development of Australian native plants for horticulture and is responsible for the release of more than 50 new varieties including the Grevillea RSL Spirit of Anzac. He is leading research into new technology developments in plant tissue culture, biotechnology and plant breeding.

Neville Marchant AM will deliver the 2019 Festival Address.


Dr Marchant began his career in botany at 15, with his first job as an assistant at the Western Australian Herbarium. The passionate expert in flora has since studied and worked both in Australia and overseas, with highlights including completing his PhD at Cambridge University and a Churchill Fellowship to study at Kiev, Ukraine. A published botanic author, Dr Marchant has written several books and hundreds of scientific articles. He also has a species of Drosera named after him (Drosera marchantii) in addition to five other Western Australian species.

Tickets will be available soon.

An exclusive ‘Behind the Scenes’ tour of the Nursery facilities in the lead up to the biggest September plant sale ever.

From 10am a guided tour through the Park’s nursery and recycling area will be followed by a ‘close encounter’ with volunteers working in the Friends nursery.

Refreshments will be available at the start of the tour in the BCC lunch room.

This is a members-only event and places are limited to 24 members. Reserve your place with Trybooking.

The Friends are holding a Photography Workshop on Sunday, 21st July commencing at 2 pm in the Green Room, Education Centre, Kings Park. Photographer John Robinson is leading the Workshop.

Participants bring along any type of camera (including phones, iPads, laptops), 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.

Places are strictly limited for the Workshop. Tickets going on sale soon!

Come along and meet our ClimateWatch coordinators to discuss our involvement with ClimateWatch in Kings Park while exploring Forrest Drive.
Meeting at the Southern end of the Main Wadjuk Car Park.
Bring along a hat, water & sunscreen – or a raincoat depending on the conditions on the day.

On Sunday 16 June join us for not one, but two presentations!  The first is by Chief Arboriculture of Kings Park Jeremy Thomas. Jeremy is Kings Park’s Arboriculture Curator and has led the arboriculture team since 2005. As the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship in 2009 he travelled to the United Kingdom, Singapore and the US  to investigate the latest techniques in tree management and quantitative risk assessment.

The second is a joint presentation by Geoff Chidlow and Craig Gumley.  Geoff and Craig are passionate volunteers in the Park and would like to share their experiences using a pictorial journey of volunteering through the seasons in the Park.  This presentation will conclude with an update on the Wanju Marr volunteer hub.


Date: Sunday 16th June 2019
Time: Doors open 2:30pm for a 3pm start
Venue: Green Room – Education Centre
Bookings: Tickets are free for Members , 5$ for non-members. Please Reserve your place through Try Booking

Afternoon tea will be provided.