Arid Lands Botanic Gardens' book launch

LAUNCH: Arid Lands' flora expert and guide Chris Nayda was a huge contributor to the Arid Lands Botanic Gardens' new publication to be launched. PHOTO: Ben Jones

LAUNCH: Arid Lands' flora expert and guide Chris Nayda was a huge contributor to the Arid Lands Botanic Gardens' new publication to be launched. PHOTO: Ben Jones

ARID Lands Botanic Garden is launching a book on January 28, showcasing its wide array of flora.

Long-time volunteer and guide Chris Nayda poured hours of blood, sweat and tears into Plants of the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden, and she’s pleased to finally show off her work.

The book features all the plants featured on the several walks at Arid Lands, including Ms Nayda’s favourite, the Spider Wattle.

“People can buy it before they go on a tour and see if they can spot the different plants,” Ms Nayda said.

“My favourite is the Spider Wattle, but the city people love the Sturt Desert Peas.”

It’s the second publication to come out of Arid Lands in recent years, with the successful Birds of the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden paving the way.

The book’s release coincides with the Arid Lands’ 20th anniversary.

Ms Nayda said as the park’s popularity continues to grow, it’s the support of returning locals she really appreciates.

It’s another endorsement for the tourism hot spot, with a recent win at the SA Tourism Award for eco-tourism and is a finalist in the national awards on February 5.

Plants of the Australian Arid Lands Botanic Garden is available at the Arid Lands Botanic Gardens gift shop.

The launch is open to the public at Arid Lands tomorrow from 11am.

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