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Unfortunately, due to the evolving circumstances around COVID restrictions, [sup]Planted has been cancelled.

We hope to reschedule this performance later in the year or in early 2022.

Ticket holders will be contacted and issued refunds in the coming days.

We apologise sincerely for any inconvenience.

Join us on this musical and theatrical journey that weaves through the heritage-listed Goodman Building.

Be uplifted by a unique performance that showcases the powerful mission of the South Australian Seed Conservation Centre to safeguard the state’s endangered plants.

Combining glorious music, song and fine art, [sup]Planted is a multi-art form performance that takes the audience on an intimate journey with an environmental message for our time, culminating in the choreographed planting of vulnerable species’ seeds for future generations.

As night falls, [sup]Planted audience members will also enjoy a sneak peek of the beautiful heritage-listed Goodman Building, usually off-limits to the public.

Designed and written especially for the Botanica Lumina program by award-winning Various People Inc.

Various People Inc

Various People Inc creates chamber vocal performances for intimate audiences in non-traditional venues. Their award-winning productions create intersections between music, design, installation and the social conscience, deconstructing the traditional chamber music format and working across art forms with diverse stakeholders to illuminate some of the compelling issues of our time.

Their reputation as creators of critically acclaimed, genre-bending, uplifting and engaging work has seen Various People present in the Adelaide Festival, Adelaide Fringe, Cabaret Festival, Cabaret Fringe and Come Out Festival, as well as with organisations including State Opera of SA, Tutti Arts, RIAus and the Port Fairy Spring Festival.

The Seed Conservation Centre

The SA Seed Conservation Centre is located within the Goodman Building at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and is a crucial part of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium.

Established in 2002, it helps to protect the state’s threatened plant species from extinction, while supporting the restoration of habitats around South Australia.

Various People Reviews

…thisis an aesthetic work of art... original and moving, and probably the most memorable theatrical production I’ve seen in years...

overflowed with creativity. Theatrically vivid and studded with some exceptional singing…
The Adelaide Review

Various People Inc has presented some quite outstanding shows in recent years, way out of the ordinary in content, innovative in production, sophisticated in performance.
The Advertiser

Confirms Various People’s appetite for the different, the excellent and the innovative.
Kryztoff RAW

..excellent musicianship … this is a fabulous show full of warmth, wry humour, superb music and the celebration of female creativity which deserves to be enjoyed by a much wider audience than lovers of classical music
The Clothesline

Event information

Duration: Approximately one hour

Location: Goodman Building, Hackney Road, Adelaide Botanic Garden – Entry via The Goodman Gate on Hackney Road

Who: This performance is suitable for all ages, but please note that this is not a children’s production

Parking: Ticketed parking is available in the car parks on Hackney Road, next to the National Wine Centre (entry off Hackney Road) and the Goodman Building (entry off Plane Tree Drive). These are listed as "Goodman Building Car Park" and "State Herbarium Car Park" on Google Maps. Parking is also available on Plane Tree Drive.

Accessibility: The performance has wheelchair access

Refund Policy

Refunds are not available for change of mind. If the performance needs to be rescheduled or cancelled we will notify you prior to the performance. Refunds will only apply if the event is cancelled or you are not available to attend the rescheduled event.

COVID-19 information

The safety and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our highest priority.

We are mindful of concerns surrounding COVID-19 and are following all federal and state government policy and directives. We are closely monitoring updates through SA Health and the impact of COVID-19 on our community.

In response we are implementing some COVID-safe protocols and ask you to please remember to:

  • Use the QR Code to check-in when you arrive at the event.
  • Maintain 1.5m social distance between groups – there is plenty of room for social distancing in the venue.
  • Practise good hygiene, wash your hands regularly, and utilise the hand sanitiser available.
  • Wearing of face masks is welcome.
  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms (flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath), please refrain from attending the event and contact staff to discuss options.

The Botanica Lumina program is supported by Major Partner SA Power Networks.


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Saving Plants on Kangaroo Island – winter 2021 update

03 September 2021

Following the devastating 2020 bushfires on Kangaroo Island, scientists at the SA Seed Conservation Centre have visited the island a number of times to investigate what botanical treasures have regrown, and to collect seeds and plant specimens with a conservation aim.