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The Olive Pink Botanical Garden was founded by Miss Olive Pink, who planted several trees and bushes. At first, the seeds she planted did not all grew as she expected. It was due to the extreme heat produced during summers in 1960?s. However, it did not stop her from planting more seeds. Now visitors can see some of the trees that Olive Pink cultivated.

The Olive Botanic Garden was unoccupied the time Miss Pink decided to move in there. There were only vegetative crops, rabbits, population of cattle and shrubs. She started propagating many trees, flowers and other plants native to the central Australian region. She worked hand in hand with the Warlpiri gardeners. In 1975, Miss Olive Pink died and the government takes the full control of the place.

In 1985, the garden was opened for the public and it was then under the name of Olive Pink Flora Reserve. During 1986, it was renamed as the Olive Pink Botanical Garden, where different exhibitions and events are held each year. These activities added amusement for visitors. This is aside from letting them experience the full beauty of nature in the Olive Pink Garden.

The botanical garden is situated near the Alice Springs Central Business District. This place can easily be accessed because it is just near the town and other tourist spots. It is a non-profit organization and entrance to the garden is by donation only. From Monday to Sundays, the garden is open for public viewing and that happens from 8am-6 pm.
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