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Arid Lands Botanic Garden One of The Best Worldwide

Port Augusta's Arid Lands Botanic Garden is one of the world's most unique botanic gardens, according to Central Connecticut State University Professor Richard Benfield.

He was blown away when he visited the region last week, but feels locals may not fully appreciate its uniqueness.

The city's icon, celebrated its 30th anniversary with a dinner over the weekend.

Mr Benfield says the garden has a rare variety and diversity of flora.