Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Botanic Garden
4.5
7:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
7:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
7:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
7:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
7:15 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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In the heart of the city but another world away ... Take time out to explore the beauty and diversity of plants from across Australia and around the world. Spend an hour or spend the day 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.
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  • macfod
    Dunedin, New Zealand546 contributions
    Wonderful
    On a gorgeous hot day in the lovely City is was a great time to walk around the gardens whilst grabbing some shade. Its pretty spacious but there are trails to choose from. Its well kept and no litter
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 23, 2022
  • Karen D
    Cairns, Australia153 contributions
    Lovely Gardens
    Lovely way to pass a couple of lazy hours. The roses were out in bloom and there were a couple of conservatories with tropical and rainforest plants. All the amenities (shops and cafes) were closed as we visited on Christmas Day. If these were open, we would have spent longer.
    Visited December 2022
    Written December 28, 2022
  • PaulBmusicman
    Calcot, United Kingdom165 contributions
    Lovely Place
    First of all thanks to Lyn one of the volunteers for a wonderful and knowledgeable 90 minute tour of the gardens. We had visited a couple of days before to see the corpse plant but returned to see the rest of the gardens. Fantastic. Rare species and found out things we would not have known but for Lyn's guided walk. Yet another venue in Adelaide with free entry. So used to paying in the UK.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 16, 2023
  • beachlover
    53 contributions
    Free Daily Tour is a Must Do in This Spectacular Place!
    We joined the 10:30am Daily Tour and our guide brought these beautiful gardens to life. There is so much to see even if you are not a garden enthusiast. The Santos Museum of Economic Botany inside the park is quite extraordinary and quick to visit. Worth a visit and is a beautiful stroll
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 25, 2023
  • Louise O
    Perth, Australia104 contributions
    Beautiful gardens worth a visit (and its free)
    I just love visiting gardens when in different cities and this one didn’t disappoint. Its walking distance from the city. Can walk along the river past the zoo to that entrance. Just beautiful pockets of gardens, flowers, birds and trees. Got a bit lost walking around and probably didn’t see it all but what I did was beautiful and well maintained. Take your shoes off and ground yourself on the beautiful grass.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled solo
    Written January 28, 2023
  • Jan66784
    Los Angeles, California19 contributions
    Adelaide Botanic Garden
    Great activity for a day out in Adelaide. We spent just over 2 hours in the gardens and could have spent more time if we hadn’t been on our feet all day already. Take a picnic and enjoy one of the large grassy areas. Or stroll the many paths through the wide variety of plantings. There are specialty gardens, a restaurant and green houses to explore too.
    Visited January 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 29, 2023
  • Sonya
    Christchurch, New Zealand9 contributions
    amazing place for a wander
    I wandered around the for a couple of hours gardens after visiting the zoo. Plenty of shade trees, benches, water stations and so on. My visit coincided with a 36 degree Celsius day so stopped for an ice cream. I suggest going on a cooler day though there is plenty of shade. easy to find way around and caught the free tram from just outside the main gate back along north terrace.
    Visited January 2023
    Written January 29, 2023
  • Toby K
    Adelaide, Australia12 contributions
    Timeless!
    Recently visited after a really long time. Interesting I can't remember much having changed although I'm sure the gardens are older! Still well maintained and a really cheap option if something to do in the city!
    Visited November 2022
    Written February 12, 2023
  • seawife
    Perth, Australia260 contributions
    What a peaceful spot!
    We hadn't intended to visit, but it was on our way back into the city from visiting the National Wine Centre. What a lovely walk it was, mid morning, dew still on the grass in spots. the palm house, the water lilies, the lotus flowers, and just the lovely walks. On a warm day you could take your lunch and just lie in the shade on the grass.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 14, 2023
  • ccraw10
    Brisbane, Australia64 contributions
    Gardens wander
    Caught the free tram up North Tce to one of the entry gates and enjoyed a few hours in the beautiful gardens. Lucky to see their rare water lily out and saw lotus flowers and so many gorgeous roses in flower. Well worth the visit.
    Visited February 2023
    Written February 16, 2023
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wtandy
Launceston, Australia861 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
As a regular visitor of Botanical Gardens wherever I travel, Adelaide's remains a real favourite of mine. Really enjoyed most recent visit with my wife. So much to see & do, so many paths to traverse, and significant buildings to appreciate. Extremely fortunate on this occasion to also happen upon Wildlife Photography Exhibition (a bargain at $10 entry, even cheaper for children)! Gardens are set in a great part of the City, adjacent to a couple of fine looking Universities and the Zoo
Written June 12, 2022
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Liisa and Dave B
Adelaide, Australia2,504 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Even though I have been to the Botanic Gardens more times than I can count, it never grows old. It is easy to spend half a day here and I have occasionally spent a whole day here. I love visiting the gardens at all different times of the year to enjoy the seasonal colours 💕 I love that it’s free too. Sometimes it’s tricky finding a car park. Multiple toilet facilities available. Couple of cafés to choose from. I highly recommend this place as an outing if you enjoy the outdoors, enjoy nature and beauty in peaceful surroundings.
Written March 27, 2022
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johnnoshungry
Mornington, Australia401 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
We covered off most the gardens (free admission of course) and found some beautiful areas within. In particular the tropical rainforest glasshouse and the area surrounding the restaurant and small cafe. The trees here including the beautiful old oak and avenue of fig trees via the entrance near the zoo, were stunning. Lots of lush lawns to lay back on and seating and cover along the way. A bit disappointed with wetlands area however in that it was not too wet! 3 venues to eat within. Allow 2 hours at least.
Written January 24, 2020
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Christine O
Letchworth Garden City, UK365 contributions
Jan 2020
This beautiful garden right in the heart of the city is a lovely place for a wander, have a coffee, eat a picnic and admire all the plants and water and the big conservatory which showers plants and visitors with a gentle mist at regular intervals.
The vegetable gardens are fun and there is much to admire. I prefer my tree and plant labels to have an English name as well as the latin one but that's a minor beef.
It certainly isn't Kew but it is a place well worth a visit.
Written January 17, 2020
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Travelling Pixie
Adelaide, Australia382 contributions
Nov 2020
Beautiful and so easy to get to, even the tram stops near by. Lovely way to pass an hour to two or have a picnic. Family friendly with lots of space to run around. Kids love the 'dome' with the rainforest inside.
Highly recommend looking out special events here, evenings ones are really something special.
Written May 4, 2021
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tracygum
Adelaide, Australia6 contributions
Dec 2019
I have spent many a time sitting and exploring this wonderful garden in the centre of a city. You actually forget where you are once you relax. Take a picnic lunch and find one of the secluded places where you can recharge your batteries surrounded by amazing plants there is a restaurant as well if you want to splurge its one of Adelaide's best places to visit
Written March 8, 2020
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javaminit
Halifax, Canada22 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
On March 2 we visited the Botanic Gardens in Adelaide. It is very relaxing and rejuvenating to find the peaceful park only a few steps from the action of the city. Mind you, Adelaide seems to be a city within a park so we didn’t find a strong urge to escape the hustle and bustle but a walk in in the gardens will always re-charge your batteries.
Bill & Shelly
Written March 3, 2020
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716delm
Surrey, Canada28 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Need some quiet time? A place to recharge from a hectic day? Take the free tram to Adelaide’s Botanic Garden. Entry is free. The pathways are lined with many species of lovely big trees. There are lots of benches to sit and plenty of grassy lawn to spread a lunch blanket, The setting is park like without being overly big or busy. Just a nice interlude in the day. The Water Lily Pavillon was closed
for repair so had to miss that. But the Rain Forest Pyramid was open and it did not disappoint. The lotus pond was impressive with its giant flowers in bloom. The Botanic Museum hosts an informative display of seed and crop history. After you’re done wandering there is a cafe with
an outside patio and a little gift shop for all things garden.
Written January 16, 2020
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JC1LondonEngland
East Sussex, UK628 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
The Botanical Gardens are very close to the city centre and very easy to get to by walking through the city or taking the free tram. The gardens are free to enter and there is plenty of information points to tell you what to look for. We were there in the summer and there was still plenty of interest to see.
Written February 3, 2020
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Amy
Melbourne, Australia48 contributions
May 2021 • Solo
As I’d been told from Victorians, the Adelaide Botanical Gardens are incomparable and just the most precious place to visit.
My favourite views were of locals that seemed to enjoy the space for quiet thinking or children who found joy in playing amongst trees and plants.
The gardens here all show labels of each plant of what, when it was registered and where it is native. The gardens have a row of roses on the Hackney Rd side and then more forest or tropical gardens through the inner side to the city with lovely little ramps and pavilions dotted throughout.

For a fairly busy city, the gardens were not packed, but they were not empty either. A truly gorgeous and quiet space not far at all from the busy everyday life of Adelaide.
Written May 5, 2021
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