The Olive Pink Opera is a heritage opera about the life and work of Olive Muriel Pink (1886-1975), a woman ahead of her time.
Olive Pink was an artist, early native plant gardener, anthropologist, and a outspoken activist for the rights of Aboriginal people. The Olive Pink Opera, composed by Professor Emerita Anne Boyd AM, will be the signature event of the renowned Desert Song Festival September 2021. The libretto, created by the composer, is based on local stories by both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. The Opera will be performed in the garden Olive Pink founded , in September 2021.
Plan a night out at the Opera in Olive Pink’s garden!
The Garden was founded in 1956 by Miss Olive Muriel Pink as the Australian arid regions flora reserve.
Today we carry on this tradition as an arid zone Botanic Garden specialising in flora from Australia's vast interior.
You can support us by making a donation, becoming a friend or by just sharing in our love of plants.
Click HERE or select the image to view and download our Garden Master Plan.
The Bean Tree Café will be closed from the 23rd December to 31st January inclusive of these dates. However Garden remains open normal hours 8am to 6pm daily except Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.