Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide

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Walk from the Adelaide city center to discover the urban oasis that is the Adelaide Botanic Garden. Once here, visit the Palm House, a Victorian glasshouse containing Malagasy arid plant life. Enter the fragrant National Rose Trial Garden to see the different rose varieties that can grow in the local climate. Stand in the curvilinear-glass Bicentennial Conservatory and observe a delicate ecosystem including noisy pittas birds, spiders, and centipedes. Make sure you also stop by First Creek Wetland, a relatively recent addition, where you can learn about the importance of wetlands to urban environments. Arrange to visit Adelaide Botanic Garden and other attractions in Adelaide using our Adelaide holiday planner.
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  • Beautiful gardens for both a quiet stroll or for the 10:30 tour if you want a bit more background. An interesting selection of victorian style garden architecture alongside many plants species from Ma...  more »
  • I love that in the centre of the city you can get away from it all. The variety of specialised gardens compliment the historical structures, so everyone can have their own favourite place within. Best...  more »
  • Even in mid-winter, the Adelaide Botanic Garden is a must place to visit. Idyllic, peaceful and beautifully maintained.  more »
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  • Such a beautiful place in our city to come for a walk on a sunny day. Quite peaceful considering its in the centre of town. Come on a Saturday and have a people watch of the wedding parties or look up at the sky in the evenings and see the bats fly off from the gardens and neighbouring botanic park.
  • Plenty to see in the Adelaide Botanic Garden. Recommend visiting the Bicentennial Conservatory - an impressive structure that houses many rainforest plants and ferns. There are two walkways within the conservatory (upper and lower) which allow you to appreciate both the beautiful forest canopy and lowland plants. Paths in the gardens have been thoughtfully-designed - all accessible and suitable for children/elderly/wheelchairs alike.
  • Beautiful, well kept, gardens with a wide variety of plants and loads of local birds. We absolutely loved these gardens and easily spent a couple hour walking through and taking photos. Put Melbourne's botanic gardens to shame.
  • Love this garden spacious trees all through park plenty of resting areas, has a pond,conservatory, magnificent restaurant with a delicious menu served with friendly staff food cooked and prepared to perfection,always changing with the seasons,and it's free to entry in the heart of the city
  • Lovely gardens for a picnic or just a walk. Plenty of shade if you have kids and great now the spaceship thing is now free entry. Also for the adults excellent seed/veggie shop, one of the best in Adelaide.

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Most budget-friendly rooms in Adelaide cluster in the central business district, with plenty of backpacker accommodations located near the city's central bus station. Adelaide also boasts an outstanding public transport system, which makes staying outside the central areas a viable and economical option for sightseers. Look for quiet and affordable rooms in North Adelaide, a leafy neighborhood filled with an eclectic mix of shopping and dining options. Book early for visits during peak season, and expect higher prices on the weekends and during school holidays.
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