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Olive Pink Botanic Garden description and photos - Australia: Alice Springs. Detailed information about the attraction. Description, photographs and a map showing the nearest significant objects. The name in English is Olive Pink Botanic Garden.
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The Olive Pink Botanical Garden, which specializes in plants in the Australian desert zone, is located on an area of 16 hectares in Alice Springs. The garden was established in 1956 as the Australian Desert Plant Conservation Area as a result of years of efforts by the anthropologist and Aboriginal rights activist Miss Olive Muriel Pink, who became the garden's first curator.
The Botanical Gardens are part of the imposing territory of King's Land, stretching east of the Todd River to the southern borders of the central business district of Alice Springs. Until 1956, this land was no man's land. Wild goats, rabbits and cattle grazed here, which significantly changed the nature of the vegetation - when Miss Pink took over these places, there were no trees or bushes.
For two decades, Miss Pink and her Aboriginal assistants have struggled desperately with arid environments and a near-total lack of funding. Together, they planted trees and shrubs typical of central Australia, as well as cacti, garden flowers and other plants that can withstand extreme summer temperatures.
After the death of Miss Pink in 1975, the reserve came under the control of the Northern Territories state government, which decided to continue the enthusiast's work. A network of hiking trails was laid along the territory of the garden, a visitor center was built, river eucalyptus, acacia and other trees were planted. Here a well was built and the ecosystem of sand dunes was recreated.
In 1985, the garden, named after its founder, was opened to the public. Ten years later, he was listed as a National Treasure of Australia.
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