The Botanic Gardens of South Australia comprises three beautiful public gardens – Adelaide Botanic Garden (and Botanic Park) in the city, Mount Lofty Botanic Garden in the Adelaide Hills and Wittunga Botanic Garden in suburban Blackwood. These Gardens have provided visitors with a range of cultural, recreational, educational and scientific facilities for over 160 years.
Over 2.6 million people visit these gardens each year including approximately 25,000 school students.
As keepers of collections and knowledge, we are champions and storytellers of how plants shape our future. We connect people with plants.
Our vision is that we will be unsurpassed in sharing our knowledge of plants. We will be at the forefront, amongst the world’s leaders in our scientific endeavours and our resolve to meet future challenges. We will be agile in all respects of our business to maintain our relevance to the community. We will be sought after for strong partnerships. The beauty and diversity of our plants and displays will inspire our visitors.
Read about our organisation, our values and our people.
The Gardens and the State Herbarium, are governed by DEW and the Board of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium
Strategic Plan 2017-2022
The Strategic Plan 2017-2022 sets out our commitment for developing our people and strengthening our organisation.
These reports provide direction for the future enhancement and development of the Gardens.
Learn about our Collection Policies and how we are working to protect the collections.
Friends of the Botanic Gardens
The Friends is a volunteer organisation that supports the Gardens, offering guided walks, community events & more.
The State’s leading botanical reference source, the Botanic Gardens of SA’s library contains more than 40,000 items
Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Nations of the lands and waters we live and work upon.