Adelaide Botanic Garden
Adelaide Botanic Garden
4.5
9:00 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
Sunday
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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  • pcandma
    99 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great way to spend a Sunday in Adelaide
    Great to see another Botanic Garden with such a variety of trees, shrubs and flowers. Unfortunately we were't able to get into the new class house. Absolutely stunning display of Aloes in one area. Great variety. Some absolutely wonderful old trees too.
    Visited July 2023
    Written 22 August 2023
  • kansasrod
    1,591 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Do Take the Free Tour
    While the gardens alone are marvelous, we learned so much more from guide June Littleford than just walking around. The free tour lasts 1 1/2 hours. A time well spent. Our tour was at 10:30 but check on times available. Just do it 👍
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 September 2023
  • CasandraTP
    Sydney, Australia3,188 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Highly recommend the free tour
    10.30am each day, the garden hosts free tours. I organised to catch up with friends and we were lucky enough to have the guide to ourselves. He was very knowledgeable and friendly and based the tour around our needs. It was quite a hot day so he based it around the shadier areas. The wisteria was in full bloom and is just beautiful. These gardens are stunning and well worth visiting. We also explored the Santos Museum of Economic Botany which is like stepping back in time. The tour lasted around 90 minutes and it really didn’t feel that long.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 October 2023
  • Teacake_Taster
    Chesterfield, United Kingdom1,143 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Tranquil location in sight of city
    Well worth a visit with done great flowers, birds and frogs. Decent coffee bar and a small but interesting museum with samples of loads of plants, fruit, wood etc. The 98 bus is free and circles around Adelaide by the gardens, zoo, the Oval and back into town.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 November 2023
  • Oldjack
    Greater Melbourne, Australia28,772 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Garden, Needing Work In Some Areas
    Do not get me wrong, the gardens are very good and generally well presented and a great green space on the edge of the city. My first reaction was to compare it with Melbourne and it fell short by a wide margin with a large area very poorly maintained and developed. The cactus area was great as were some others. but it fell down in parts.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 January 2024
  • Clare G
    London, United Kingdom40 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great visit
    What a wonderful garden. There are so many different, interesting and well-labelled plants, the cafe was nice and the Santos Museum of Economic Botany is utterly fascinating - it’s the only one in the world so it’s unique. It’s plants we eat, take as medicine, grow in our gardens - even if you think ‘I’ll just pop in’ I guarantee that you’ll be amazed at how interesting it is and stay a little longer.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 19 January 2024
  • Mazza S
    Toronto, Canada90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Relaxing city experience
    Right on the CBD, walking distance of the main retail area of the city, the Botanic Gardens are a treasure, an oasis of calm. And free entry! Wonderful way to relax for a couple of hours
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 6 February 2024
  • Global-Villagerr
    Denver, Colorado361 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of Our Favorites
    We’ve been to botanical gardens all over the world, and this ranks among our favorites. The museum of economic botany is particularly interesting, and not to be missed if you’re a plant lover. The whole garden, however, is well worth a half-day of your time. If we lived in Adelaide, we’d come here often.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 February 2024
  • Walk & Talk Tours Adelaide
    Adelaide, Australia7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Experience Adelaide Botanical Gardens!
    We were enthralled with the beautiful botanical gardens nestled just a stones throw away from the city centre! The gardens were so diverse, with beautiful matured trees, lawns, lakes and old colonial era buildings whih shows Adelaide's rich history. The highlight for us was the large Bicentenial Conservatory building which boasts a large tropical rainforest and a canopy walk through the trees. Outstanding! Love Adelaide!
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 13 February 2024
  • Lynne M
    Toronto, Canada307 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Victorian glass house is beautiful.
    Seven of us spent 4 hours wandering around the gardens. Including about an hour in the Cafe. The museum is worth a visit the glass house is enchanting with the Victoria lillies. Very relaxing place to spend time. Random seating available in the shade. Grab a visitors map. Go early as parking can be a challenge. Park on plain tree rd. It's shaded and close to gree entry. A place worth several visits. Great photo opportunities.
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 21 February 2024
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avrilritchie
Dundee, UK308 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
A pleasant walk. Unfortunately a lot of the beds were empty/ under maintenance when we were there so didn’t see it at its best. Still a lot to see though - cactus garden was fab. Very good range of plants. Would like to return at another time of year.
Written 30 April 2024
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Hoadjie
Gisborne, Australia307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Came here after visiting the zoo. the place is huge. Could spend all day here if you wanted to.

plenty of open areas to sit and relax. heaps of different plants all layout really well
Written 15 April 2024
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Paul B
Chirnside Park, Australia369 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
The gardens are reall6 nice to walk around and there are some special buildings to visit. Took the free tram and it was a short walk to the main gate.
Written 2 April 2024
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Sue T
Melbourne, Australia3,554 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
We thought the gardens were quite nice, but a lot of the garden beds looked very dry. Nice for a half hour stroll if visiting Adelaide City.
Written 29 March 2024
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Peter B
Hamilton, New Zealand226 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Good place to visit whilst in Adelaide,
If you arrive at the pavilion before 10.30 and it's not 36 degrees, then there is a free guided walk around these beautiful gardens with a knowledgeable guide
Nice Victorian buildings to look at which have been well restored to their original grandeur alongside manicured gardens
Well worth a visit
Written 2 March 2024
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Lynne M
Toronto, Canada307 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Friends
Seven of us spent 4 hours wandering around the gardens. Including about an hour in the Cafe. The museum is worth a visit the glass house is enchanting with the Victoria lillies. Very relaxing place to spend time. Random seating available in the shade. Grab a visitors map. Go early as parking can be a challenge. Park on plain tree rd. It's shaded and close to gree entry. A place worth several visits. Great photo opportunities.
Written 21 February 2024
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Gary Boyle
19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
A place of peace,beauty and tranquility amongst the hustle and bustle.
Well tended with many quiet spots to just chill out and live the moment.
Written 20 February 2024
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Walk & Talk Tours Adelaide
Adelaide, Australia7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We were enthralled with the beautiful botanical gardens nestled just a stones throw away from the city centre!
The gardens were so diverse, with beautiful matured trees, lawns, lakes and old colonial era buildings whih shows Adelaide's rich history.
The highlight for us was the large Bicentenial Conservatory building which boasts a large tropical rainforest and a canopy walk through the trees.
Outstanding! Love Adelaide!
Written 13 February 2024
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Global-Villagerr
Denver, CO361 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We’ve been to botanical gardens all over the world, and this ranks among our favorites. The museum of economic botany is particularly interesting, and not to be missed if you’re a plant lover. The whole garden, however, is well worth a half-day of your time. If we lived in Adelaide, we’d come here often.
Written 12 February 2024
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Mazza S
Toronto, Canada90 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Right on the CBD, walking distance of the main retail area of the city, the Botanic Gardens are a treasure, an oasis of calm. And free entry! Wonderful way to relax for a couple of hours
Written 6 February 2024
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