The Adelaide Botanic Garden is an oasis in the cosmopolitan heart of the city. This 16-hectare historical garden features stunning collections of plants including Australian natives, exotics and ornamental plants. To make the most of your time, stop by the Visitor Information Centre and find out what is happening at the garden and which plant collections are looking their best.
Things to see include the magnificently restored Victorian Palm House, the SA Water Mediterranean Garden, the Amazon Waterlily Pavilion, the Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Bicentennial Conservatory and the Australian Native Garden. The garden also has permanent and temporary public installations by South Australian artists and designers.
Admission charges apply for the Bicentennial Conservatory, otherwise entry is free. You can also join a free guided walking tour provided by the Friends of the Botanic Garden. Tours leave from the Schomburgk Pavilion at 10.30am daily (except Christmas and Good Friday).
Facilities include the Diggers Garden Shop; offering a wide range of seeds, gardening books and garden wares. You can also have a casual meal in one of the cafés, Simpson Kiosk and Café Fibonacci, or go all-out with a fine dining experience at the Adelaide Botanic Gardens Restaurant.