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Olive Pink Botanic Garden

Tuncks Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
08 8952 2154 https://opbg.com.au

The Olive Pink Botanic Garden was opened to the public in 1985 and there are now over 600 central Australian plants represented in the garden, 145 of these occur naturally within the rocky hill habitat. There are 40 rare or threatened species present look for 2 horizontal lines on their label.

A network of walking trails takes visitors around the garden and up on to Annie Myers Hill, where great views of Alice Springs, the Todd River and the MacDonnell Ranges can be seen. There are the self guided walks and interpretive signs to help the visitors learn about desert plants, their uses and about the life of the Garden’s founder Miss Pink.

Excellent birdwatching and wildlife viewing exist in the Garden – Euros (hill kangaroos) are commonly seen, and over 80 bird species have been recorded. Shelters provide areas for picnics or relaxing and these facilities can also be hired for private functions.

August 2021

2021 desertSMART Ecofair

Fri August 6 @ 4:00 pm - Sun August 8 @ 6:00 pm
Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Tuncks Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Ecofair, central Australia's premier science and sustainability festival, is back for 2021! The Ecofair brings together a line-up of national and local thinkers and leaders to help spark action toward a healthy, thriving future in the desert. This jam-packed three-day festival features talks, workshops, outdoor cinema, plant sale, garden tour and much more! A discussion about the exciting future of renewable energy and panel exploring the impacts of climate change on health and housing are two festival highlights. Events…

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Brush and Lens

Fri August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Open daily 10.00am to 3.00pm Saturday 7th August to Saturday 4th September 2021
Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Tuncks Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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An Exhibition by BARBARA STUART Outback Milky Way Photographs and Paintings in watercolour and oils

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Gordon Koang LIVE at Olive Pink

Fri August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Tuncks Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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Music in Exile, Watch This Space & 8CCC Community Radio are proud to announce that GORDON KOANG is bringing his band to Central Australia for the first time to celebrate his acclaimed album, UNITY. With previous tour plans cancelled due to Covid restrictions, Gordon and his band are incredibly excited to have the opportunity to perform this album for you, our audience! This concert is held in the unique setting of the Olive Pink Botanic Garden, located on land developed as a reserve for arid region flora by Miss Olive…

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NT Writers Festival 2021

Thu August 26 @ 8:00 am - Sun August 29 @ 10:00 pm
Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Tuncks Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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In 2021 NT Writers Festival returns to Mparntwe, Alice Springs. Featuring four days of books, words, performance and more, the program will reflect an inclusive Australian narrative, and celebrate the communities, languages and environment of this spectacular region and its people. The Festival takes place in the unique arid-lands of the Olive Pink Botanic Gardens from August 26-29. It is an unforgettable experience for readers and writers alike, and for those interested in ideas, culture, stories and language.

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September 2021

Olive Pink Opera

Thu September 16 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:00 pm, repeating until September 18, 2021

Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Tuncks Rd
Alice Springs, NT 0870 Australia
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The Olive Pink Opera, produced by the Olive Pink Botanic Garden, is the showcase event of the Desert Song Festival. It will be performed under the stars in the garden that Olive Pink created. Come and experience the magic of this ground-breaking event that will be a first for opera in Australia, a first for Alice Springs and a first for the Desert Song Festival. The Opera explores and celebrates the last decade (1965-1975) of Olive's extraordinary life. Composed by…

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