About Us

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.