Launch of the Olive Pink Botanic Garden Guide Booklet

Revitalising a Globally Unique Treasure

Author and renowned Central Australian botanist Peter Latz will be launching the Olive Pink Botanic Garden’s ‘Guide to the Garden Booklet’ at 10am on Wednesday 5th November.

The ‘Guide to the Garden Booklet’ contains a brief history of the Garden and of Miss Pink, a guide to significant walks and plants in the Garden, information on local native plants for the home garden and a feature story by Peter Latz.

Peter Latz, who has been central to the development of the bushfood and medicinal plant collection, describes the Garden as ‘a globally unique treasure’. Peter also knew Miss Pink and tells interesting stories about her.

With the 30th anniversary of the public opening of the Garden in 2015, the Trustees and the new Curator Ian Coleman are revitalizing both the Garden’s place in the Alice Springs community and economy, and its globally unique and important Central Australian plant collection.

A Curatorial Reference Group, including Peter Latz and other leading Central Australian plant boffins, has been formed to help guide the development of the plant collection, garden beds and displays.

“The ‘Guide to the Garden Booklet’ is the first part of the revitalization. It will be of great interest to both visitors and locals” said Ian Coleman, the new Curator.

Details: 10am, Wednesday 5th November, Olive Pink Botanic Garden Gallery. Light refreshments provided.

For more information, call Ian Coleman on 8952 2154.

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When:
Wednesday 5 November 2014
Time:
10am – 11am
Where:
Olive Pink Botanic Garden Gallery