botanic gardens

Within walking distance of the city centre, this historical garden features an exceptional Victorian gardenesque landscape complemented by outstanding plant collections, cultural collections and garden buildings.


Take the time to discover the beautiful Adelaide Botanic Garden, there's so much to see and do.



The Adelaide Botanic Garden is home to three architecturally significant glass houses - the Palm house, the Bicentennial Conservatory and the Amazon Waterlily Pavilion. Each glass house was built for a specific purpose and represents a leading design for its time.


Visit the internationally significant Santos Museum of Economic Botany, which first opened to the public in 1881, or stroll down the oldest avenue of Moreton Bay fig trees in Australia.


View the exotic Victoria amazonica in the exquisite glass Amazon Waterlily Pavilion and continue into the tropics by visiting the Bicentennial Conservatory, the largest single span glasshouse in the southern hemisphere. Wander through the SA Water Mediterranean Garden displaying plants from the five mediterranean climates of the world or go native in the Australian Native Garden.




Depart from the Visitor Information Centre at Schomburgk Pavilion at 10.30am daily (except Christmas and Good Friday).


For more information, including special interest or private walks, see the Garden Guides website. Please note that guided walks are cancelled on days forecast to reach 36 degrees or more.


Free self-guided tours of Adelaide Botanic Garden are also now available on your iPhone or android phone. For more information or to download the MyParx app, visit the MyParx website