National Parks / Natural World

Wittunga Botanic and Butterfly Garden Blackwood

Where is it at?

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Wittunga Botanic and Butterfly Garden
Shepherds Hill Road
Tel: 8 8370 8370


Parking available in the car park off Shepherd's Hill Road.

Where are we going today?

The Wittunga Botanic Garden devotes 14 family friendly hectares to indigenous and non-indigenous collections of visually appealing plantlife. It is a popular place for family gatherings and lakeside picnics on the shady lawns. Wittunga showcases an extensive collection of water wise plants from Australia and South Africa.

There are brilliant displays of ericas and proteas in spring; plants from Kangaroo Island and Fleurieu Peninsula; a new grey box forest and a beautiful butterfly garden for all to enjoy.

During your visit to Wittunga why not get the most out of it for the kids and learn more about how plants get their scientific names? The Wittunga Naming Walk was opened in March 2001 and demonstrates how plants are named scientifically and the origins of their names, whether from a person or a characteristic of the plant. There are twenty four interpretative signs installed throughout the garden, stationed alongside the relevant plant, so kids get the excitement of finding the signs, plus you all learn something, bonus!

Free guided walks depart from the car park off Shepherd's Hill Road. 10.30am, 1st Tuesday in August to Last Tuesday in November.
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When can we go?

Weekdays 8.30am to 4pm. Weekends and public holidays 10am to 5pm. During daylight savings the Garden

Any Top Tips?

Take pencils and a hardbacked pad and kids can draw the Naming Walk plants and copy down the name..

The Weather


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