Find out how, when and why the olive groves were planted and why they are nestled in-between the major ring route roads on the city’s north-western corner. Learn the Kaurna names for Parks 7 and 8. Discover hidden walking trails and see some of the biggest pine and eucalyptus trees in the Adelaide Park Lands, dotted in-between the olives. Learn why a convicted offender was given the approval to plant olives as the first and only cash crop in the Park Lands. Discover a walking trail that replaced one of the former roads through the Park and learn about the 1960’s road widening project that slashed the width of the Olive Groves.
Presented by Adelaide Park Lands Association