Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide

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Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide - Address, Phone Number

Address: North Terrace, Adelaide 5000, Australia

Phone: +61-882229311

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 07:15 am - 06:00 pm Details

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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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  • Very enthusiastic free tour guide. Seemed not concerned with running over alotted time, being so full of sharing her joy of the flora. Economic botany museum cannot be skipped by anyone eating food; ... which is all of us. The flowers and fruits of most of what we eat daily is beautifully laid out in all its varied detail, with most collections already 100 years old. You will be on for some surprises on food groups. All highly recommended.

  • Beautifully maintained gardens. The most peaceful and delightful area in Adelaide. Native birds, butterflies, ladybirds.... Just stop, look and listen. A South Australian GREEN TREASURE!

  • Beautifully maintained gardens. And so much to explore. Definitely a must see when visiting Adelaide. Not for the more adventurous spirits but a lovely place to picnic.

  • One of the prettiest botanical gardens that I've seen in Australia. Absolutely worth a visit, even if you don't have much time. You can spend 20 min or 2h, depending on how much of a hurry you're in. There are separate facilities for water lilies, rainforest, and other botanical themed things. There's even a restaurant in the middle.

  • This Botanic Garden is a haven of natural beauty within the city. It has a distinctly English feel to it and was well maintained. It is right next to the zoo and I could hear the monkeys calling as I walked under autumnal trees - fantastic!

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