The Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia comprises three beautiful public gardens – Adelaide Botanic Garden (and Botanic Park) in the city of Adelaide, Mount Lofty Botanic Garden in the Adelaide Hills and Wittunga Botanic Garden in suburban Blackwood.
The State Herbarium is a scientific hub of research and keeper of more than a million plant specimens, while the South Australian Seed Conservation Centre undertakes vital conservation of our state's flora.
The Gardens have provided visitors with a range of cultural, recreational, educational and scientific facilities for over 160 years.
More than 2 million people visit these gardens each year including thousands of school students.
We are champions, protectors and storytellers, building on our collections, sites, expertise and partnerships to understand and share how plants shape each others' futures.
Our vision is a community that is inspired to contribute to the sustainability of our living world, and understands the vital role of plants, fungi and algae in our ecosystems and to human life.
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 2023 - 2027
The Strategic Plan 2023-2027 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.