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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  • The Adelaide Botanic Garden is an unsung gem which is definitely worth a visit. The grounds are spectacular and the plantings amazing. What a fantastic and beautiful way to spend an afternoon in Adela...  more »
  • The Park is very large and invites you for a picnic. There is also a coffee and sufficient water dispenser.
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  • We had seen many Botanical Gardens on our trip and this one was near the bottom. Possibly because the time of year not many flowers. Great succulent garden. The place is well maintained. Nice place to...  more »
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  • 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.
  • An amazing collection of fauna. Some truly impressive plants and all so nicely laid out. Spend an hour or two at least it's well worth it
  • Botanical gardens is a peaceful section of forestry that houses amazing ferns, lakes, and gum trees as old as time. Its a lightly challenging walk with amazing views and scenery. I highly recommend this during the autumn when there is a light drizzle as well as the beutiful waterfall gully while your there.
  • Beautiful well maintained gardens with lots of different settings to explore. The new wetland area was fascinating. We made several trips to cover it all.
  • Relaxing, well kept gardens near the city - lots of great spaces and really chilled! Something for everyone, though bring a book - not many activities, but great place to relax (much like Adelaide itself!) Definitely head to the water for the nicest spots