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Alice Springs Desert Park

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Australia - Northern Territory - Alice Springs

Institution Code: ALICE

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Alice Springs Desert Park
Larapinta Drive
Mailing: Dept. of Natural Resources, Environment the Arts and Sport, P.O. Box 1120
Alice Springs
Northern Territory 0871 Australia

Telephone: 61 (08) 8951 8788
Fax: 61 (08) 8951 8720
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Paul Ah Chee
    Curator's Name: Scott Pullyblank
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Rebecca Duncum
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 14
    Educational Staff Number: 1
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: No
    Status: State: Yes
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: No
  • Date founded: 1997
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 1250 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 50 Hectares
  • Total Area: 1300 Hectares
    Latitude: -23.706456
    Longitude: 133.83236
    Annual Rainfall: 240 mm
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres
    Total area of shadehouses: 478 Metres
  • Additional Locations
  • Satellite Garden Names: None
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name:
  • Local Address: Larapinta Drive Alice Springs NT 0871 Australia
  • Locality: City: Alice Springs
  • Locality: State: Northern Territory

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 560
  • Seed Bank: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 80000
    Number of Volunteers: 15

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 950
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 430
  • Special Collections:100 % of collection is Australian flora. Arid flora representing desert rivers, sand dune and woodland habitats.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

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

Research Programmes

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: No
    Courses for University/College Students: No
    Courses for General Public: No
    Education Programme: No