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Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

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Australia - SA - Port Augusta

Institution Code: AARID

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden

The AALBG holds an extensive collection of Arid zone plants and a major collection of Eremophila species set amongst large areas of local Chenopod shrubland. The garden encompasses part of the Spencer Gulf which includes Mangrove populations.

Main Address:
Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden
PO Box 1704 PORT AUGUSTA, SA 5700, Australia
Port Augusta
SA 5700 Australia

Telephone: 61 (0)8 8641 9118
Fax: 61 (0)8 8641 9108
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Michael Anlezark
    Curator's Name: Michael Anlezark
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Tania Danylycha
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 5
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 2

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: Yes
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1986
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Total Area: 240 Hectares
    Latitude: -32.462246
    Longitude: 137.7445694
    Annual Rainfall: 250 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 55000
    Number of Volunteers: 25

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:100 % of collection is Australian flora.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: Yes
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Yes
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: No
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: Yes