Adelaide Botanic Garden - in the heart of the city but another world away!
26th June 2017
Take time out to explore the beauty and diversity of native Australian flora and exotic plants from around the world. Whether you spend an hour or spend the day in the beautiful Botanic Garden, there is always something new to explore among the 50 hectares of magnificently maintained gardens and stunning architecture. Relax in the shade or enjoy a coffee among some of Australia’s finest plant collections.
The Adelaide Botanic Garden is a tranquil retreat in the heart of the city and has been a growing attraction since the mid-1850s. The main attraction being that of the Bicentennial Conservatory. Built in celebration of Australia’s 1988 Bicentenary, it is the largest single span conservatory in the Southern Hemisphere. Inside you’ll find a lush display of lowland rainforest plants from northern Australia, Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and the nearby Pacific Islands.
Also a sight for sore eyes, The Palm House, is a restored Victorian glasshouse imported from Bremen, Germany in 1875. Thought to be the only one of its kind still in existence – a must-see at the Adelaide Botanic Garden.
If you are planning a visit to the Garden consider a free guided walk. Guided walks are run daily departing at 10.30am from the Visitor Information Centre at the Schomburgk Pavilion. For more information on guided walks click here
The Palm House