Adelaide Botanic Garden

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  • Address: North Terrace, Adelaide 5000, Australia
  • Timings: 07:15 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +61-882229311
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Botanical Garden, Entertainment, Family And Kids

About Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide

The old entrance gates on East Terrace welcome you into a world of lush greenery and carefully tended plants and flowerbeds. Set on 125 acres this public park is home to native and international horticultural displays. The well-manicured gardens, the Kainka Wirra Main Lake, shaded trees and small ponds at the make it a beautiful haven in the midst of the city. The main attractions in the park are three glasshouses having plants from various regions in the southern hemisphere, the rose garden and the Santos Museum of Economic Botany.

The Palm house is a Victorian styled greenhouse imported from Germany in 1875 and has undergone a beautiful restoration. It now houses a collection of plants from the island of Madagascar, some of which are rare and endangered in their natural habitats.

The Bicentennial Conservatory was built in 1988 to celebrate the Bicentenary of Australia. The unique structure is visible from the aircraft when one is flying into Adelaide. The conservatory houses rare or endangered tropical rainforest plants from northern Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and south Pacific Islands.

The Amazon Waterlily Pavilion is an energy efficient glasshouse built in 2007 for the conservation of the Victoria amazonica waterlily.

The Rose Garden is the first of its kind in Australia. Here several varieties of roses are tested for suitability to Australian climates. There are many types of roses on display and available for sale.

The Santos Museum of Economic Botany is home to several informative exhibits that take you through the history and importance of various plant species. The permanent displays include the Fruit Model Showcase, the Fungi Model Showcase, the Grove and the Exhibition Space.

The gardens are kept in perfect condition and are a visual treat. There is plenty of space to relax under the shady trees and by the lakeside. There are also cafés and restaurants for refreshments and meals. The Goodman Building is the headquarters for the parks management. The park also has a shop called Diggers Garden Shop where one can purchase seeds and gardening equipment.

Adelaide Botanic Garden Information

  • Guided walks are cancelled when the forecast temperature is 36 degrees or above.
  • Wheelchairs are available to hire from reception in the Goodman Building on Hackney Road.
  • MyParx, a free self-guided tour app of Adelaide Botanic Garden are available on iPhone or android phone.
  • No alcohol is permitted in the park.
  • Visitors are requested to keep of the flowerbeds.
  • No balls or throwing games, bicycles or scooters are permitted in the park.

Adelaide Botanic Garden Opening and Closing Hours

  • Palm House Timings- 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Free Guided Walks- 10.30 am

How To reach Adelaide Botanic Garden by Public Transport

  • Bus Stop: Stop 2 Hanckney Rd –West side for Goodman Building.

Restaurants Near Adelaide Botanic Garden

  • Botanic Garden Restaurant
  • Cafe Fibonacci
  • Simpson Kiosk

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  • 95% of people who visit Adelaide include Adelaide Botanic Garden in their plan

  • 64.87% of people start their Adelaide Botanic Garden visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Adelaide Botanic Garden

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Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide Reviews

  • I love the botanical gardens in Adelaide. There are so many different parts to it. We visited the fringe festival both gardens. We also walked through the gardens down from the Anzac memorial. It's so beautiful, so we'll looked after. Just a beautiful place to walk along or stop and relax by one of the ponds & watch the ducks. Will return there through out the year.

  • The Adelaide Botanic Gardens is a beautiful place. I've lived my entire life in Adelaide, and have many great memories of the place. I've had picnics, birthday parties, dates, and just some nice walks. The Adelaide Botanic Gardens has many areas to explore, and lots of interesting plants, if that happens to be something that floats your boat.

  • An oasis in the city, this is a beautiful place to find peace and quiet on a busy day. Beautiful rose garden, and the dry/low water garden is a must visit. The fernery is a place of cool on a very hot day. A beautiful Victorian greenhouse is the perfect antidote for those chilly Winter days.

  • The botanic garden is quite lovely. Trees are a good thing.The rose garden is beautiful in season. The wetland area is more modern and worth seeing. I also liked the cottage garden. The kiosk there makes very average coffee but it is a nice place to sit.

  • Go there... Smell the flowers, look at the colours. Need I say more... Well yes, I do. It's full of beautiful trees of a great age and dense bamboo with carvings from ye old times of before I wrote this. Bird life to be heard from all around. Walk through trail to the glass house to be taken into a different surrounding all together. SO GO THERE TODAY

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