Adelaide Botanic GardenCurrently Open [Closes at 06:30 pm]
- Address: North Terrace, Adelaide 5000, Australia
- Timings: 07:15 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +61-882229311
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
- Tags: Botanical Garden, Entertainment, Family And Kids
Adelaide Botanic Garden - Review
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 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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Things to Know Before Visiting Adelaide Botanic Garden
95% of people who visit Adelaide include Adelaide Botanic Garden in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
76.21% of people start their Adelaide Botanic Garden visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Adelaide Botanic Garden
94.93% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Adelaide Botanic Garden
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Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide Reviews
one of the must visit place here around. Silence, peace and all natural is what prevails here... well maintained garden with types of flowers and plants, nice benches and grasses to relax on... the rainforest building is more realistic and awesome! you can be there with your family, loved one or alone too and enjoy being there. Moreover, the entrance is free! and yeah, if you are searching for good places to shot cool photos away from city’s chaos, drop here without thinking twice!
Very beautiful and peaceful place in the middle of Adelaide city. Full of plants and ponds. Perfect for large groups to have picnics. Nice place to get married too. There are Museum, cafe and restaurants; zoo is just at walking distance. Cars can be parked for longer hours and fee is not much. However, difficult to find a free spot on a busy day.
It has always been a peaceful and happy place, since I was a child. A place for birthdays and weddings - it is a place for everyone. So many happy memories. Although there are parking meters outside, it does allow everyone the opportunity to park close to the gate or to access the Botanic Park lawns. Visit the Zoo and Gardens in one day.....The perfect Day.
Fantastic garden to walk, relax and explore. It’s a great place to unwind after a stressful week. We often go there to help inspire us for gardening ideas for our home and also recharge our batteries when we have been feeling flat. It’s well worth a visit and a great way to enjoy a piece of paradise in the heart of the city.
Beautiful garden...disability friendly space just a stone throw off the Adelaide CBD grid. Plenty of interesting collections of plants and flora from around the world. There is a nice cafe in the middle. Highly recommended for a stroll. Park is family friendly.