Wittunga Botanic and Butterfly Garden

Blackwood, SA

Where are we going?

Wittunga Botanic and Butterfly Garden
Shepherds Hill Rd
Blackwood SA 5051

8 8370 8370

What is there to do?

Did you think that in suburban Blackwood you might fun a gem of an oasis? Welcome to the Wittunga Botanic and Butterfly Garden!

This beautiful collection of flora covers 13 hectares, with an extensive and very family friendly collection of water-wise plants from Australia as well as South Africa.  

It is a popular place for family gatherings and lakeside picnics on the shady lawns, so why not join them on your next family day out!

At the Wittunga Botanic and Butterfly Garden 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 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!

You can spend time in the gardens on your own, or you can join the free guided walks depart every Tuesday at 10:30am (except on days over 36C forecast) from the car park of Shepherds Hill Road. A beautiful day in nature, and it has your name all over it! 

How much does it cost?

Adults: Free!

Children: Free!


Need a little extra help?

Wheelchair and pram-friendly paths, picnic tables and rotundas, as well as disabled facilities, are available at Wittunga.


When can we go?

8:30am - 4pm weekdays / 10am - 5pm weekends & public holidays (6pm during daylight savings)

Open year round


Any top tips?

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

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