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. Take a look at our Adelaide trip itinerary maker site to schedule your visit to Adelaide Botanic Garden and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Very disappointed with the gardens. Many areas have an unkept look with many of the pools being stagnant and smelly. Last visited 4 years ago and the gardens have been somewhat neglected  more »
  • We have enjoyed this visit. You can easily spend a few hours to. The wine museum is highly recommended.
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  • Very relaxing place to visit, free guided tours available although we decided just to wander around on our own, some beautiful and unusual plants on show.  more »
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  • 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!
  • One of the first places I visited in Adelaide and can't stop coming back to enjoy the grounds. Love the herb garden and fruiting area. Great spot for wedding inspiration during the warmer months of the year
  • Lovely place to go when your bored. Best to bring packed lunch and also they charge for parking now so best to take public transportation if possible or you will be paying $2.40 an hour. The park itself needs maintenance looks ruff
  • Great open spaces and beautiful views as you stroll through the gardens. Lots to see with a great range of plants, flowers and trees along with some water features and special exhibits.
  • 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.

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