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Adelaide Botanic Garden Adelaide

Where is it at?

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Adelaide Botanic Garden
North Terrace
Adelaide
SA
5000
Tel: 08 8222 9311

Directions

Ticketed car parking is available in Plane Tree Drive off Hackney Road.

Where are we going today?

Take the time to discover the beautiful Adelaide Botanic Garden, there's so much to see and do!

Not far from the city centre of Adelaide, you will find these amazing gardens to let you really enjoy and explore nature. There's a green thumb in all of us, waiting to pop out!

Kids can learn all about the First Creek Wetland, which is actually an amazing environmental feat, because in 5 to 8 years they actually recover enough water to irrigate the entire Adelaide Botanic Gardens - pretty impressive!

The Garden of Health is great to explore for learning the power of plants can have on the human body. There are over 2,500 plants that can teach kids all about natural healing! Who knew there were that many!

From Rose gardens, to Australian Native Gardens, there are many different areas that will be fun to explore and teach kids a number of elements when it comes to the environment.

The Adelaide Botanic Garden is also home to three architecturally significant glass houses - the Palm House, the Bicentennial Conservatory and the Amazon Waterlily Pavilion. Each glass house was built for a specific purpose and represents a leading design for its time!

Did you know that the Santos Museum of Economic Botany was first opened to the public in 1881? That means there have certainly been a large number of families who were already entertained - it must be doing something right!

Kids will also love strolling down the oldest avenue of Moreton Bay fig trees in Australia. 

Take your time, and enjoy nature. You will forget that you have phones and televisions by the time you finish at the Adelaide Botanic Garden! 

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How much does it cost?

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When can we go?

7:15am open weekdays. 9am open weekends. Closing time varies on the month.

All year round.

I'm Hungry!

The Simpson Kiosk, in the shade of a beautiful oak tree, has a great range of lunch and snack items for you to enjoy, and Cafe Fibonacci has baguettes, focaccias and cakes! Also a restaurant for something more fancy. .

Healthy Eating!

It never hurts to carry bottled water with you! .

Any Top Tips?

Free guided walks depart from the Visitor Information Centre at Schomburgk Pavilion at 10.30am daily (except Christmas and Good Friday). Amazing!.

Doing our bit

They really have looked after these amazing plants and flowers, so help them out and follow any regulations, such as not damaging or removing the plants.

Need a little extra help?

Wheelchairs are available to hire, but must be pre-booked. The gardens are accessible. .

Can I get one of those?

The Diggers Shop has a range of gardening items, from seeds, books, and botanic gifts. .

More information

They actually offer free audio tours available to download straight from your phone! Ask for more information. .

What people are saying?

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    This is a very beautiful garden to be fair, but I was rather bemused at the complete absence of any vermiculture support or supplies. You'd think by now, that the humble earth worm would have pride of place in any place that gardening is encouraged and educated about.

    I had a little fosic around in the soil there, and found no feild worms at all. That suggests poor organic principals and use of organo-phosphate fertilisers. Bees are also given a mere fleeting mention (just because there is a colony in one of the trees).

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    A lovely garden with two Zoos and a great feature of the Adelaide CBD. I look forward to visiting again.

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    Very nice and peaceful garden for a relax walk

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    Great place for a wander. Interesting planting but also some interesting buildings, features and attractions. From the fragrant Australian forest to steamy sub-tropical rainforest, English rose gardens to mediterranean squares. Just lacking a middle priced food option between the excellent looking but expensive restaurant and the kiosk.

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    A great, relaxing place. I live close to the Botanic Garden in Brisbane but Adelaide's is so much better.

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by Stevo Devo

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This is a very beautiful garden to be fair, but I was rather bemused at the complete absence of any vermiculture support or supplies. You'd think by now, that the humble earth worm would have pride of place in any place that gardening is encouraged and educated about.

I had a little fosic around in the soil there, and found no feild worms at all. That suggests poor organic principals and use of organo-phosphate fertilisers. Bees are also given a mere fleeting mention (just because there is a colony in one of the trees).

For goodness sake, we need places like this to set an example and foster responsible, holistic methods of gardening, that recognise the importance of other symbiotic organisms and not just plants.

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