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“Probably the wrong time of the year” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Adelaide Botanic Garden

Adelaide Botanic Garden
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Ultimate Adelaide City and Hahndorf Tour
Ranked #2 of 194 things to do in Adelaide
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Owner description: 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.
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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“Probably the wrong time of the year”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

We enjoyed our walk around the gardens but there was a lack of colour and excitement. The grounds and trees are lovely and the highlight was the Amazon Water Lily pavilion.

Visited August 2013
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Cairns, Australia
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“A must see for visitors.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

The Adelaide Botanic Gardens are absolutely beautiful and a visit to this facility is highly recommended .I was there on a miserable cold and wet day and still loved the beautifully kept and maintained gardens. A must see for the visitor to Adelaide.

Visited August 2013
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Bendigo, Australia
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“City Escape”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2013

A short walk from the city centre or one of the many car parking areas along Plane Tree Drive the free Botanic Gardens which sit next to the Zoo and Parklands with its amazing trees are a must for anyone whether you are interested in plants or just want a walk or relax away from the bustle of the city. There is a cafe for those who need a feed and a garden centre for those with a need to shop as well as the Amazon building with its Lily pads and "Bug Disco", the glass house with the cacti, the ponds, the wildlife, statues and all the other various buildings, walkways and nooks and crannies to explore. Take some bread if you can and check out the size of the carp that surface to eat it from the main pond behind the cafe. Above all just enjoy the ambiance and fresh air the gardens provide.

Visited August 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“Great and peaceful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Like all botanic gardens this needs time. It is not something you 'do' in an hour
From the expansive park to the south of the city....a good place to picnic under one of the shady Moreton bay fig trees .....and then enter the park on the lower level
Allow time to absorb this park, and also to visit the museum ...which gives some of the horticultural history. Important to visit the water lilies particularly in April -June when you may encounter the great Victoria water lily......usually mid to late May.....one of the wonders of (at least) the australian world.
a peaceful and lovely place

Visited May 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“A well equipped thing of beauty in a central location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2013

Well laid out and signed for easy findings of all it has to offer. Easy walk from 'downtown', adjacent to hospital and zoo, lotsa free parking on Plane Tree Drive which separates the gardens from the magnificent parklands. Facilities within the gardens are excellent, including cafes, restaurants, botanical museum, many toilets. Great day out!

Visited August 2013
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