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Development planning

Conservation studies

Future planning analysis was completed in June 2006 for both the Adelaide Botanic Garden (including Botanic Park) and the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden.

The analysis provided:

  • a brief history of the development of each garden
  • an analysis and assessment for each garden in the context of their role as botanic gardens, their landscape design, individual garden components and collections, and of their cultural significance
  • recommendations for conservation works.

Adelaide Botanic Garden

Adelaide Conservation Study - Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Development of Adelaide Botanic Garden
  3. Thematic Analysis and Assessment
  4. Analysis and Assessment of Garden Components and Collections
  5. Assessment of Cultural Significance
  6. Conservation Policy
  7. Conservation Actions
  8. Bibliography

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

Mount Lofty Conservation Study - Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Development of Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
  3. Thematic Analysis and Assessment
  4. Analysis and Assessment of Garden Components and Collections
  5. Assessment of Cultural Significance
  6. Conservation Policy
  7. Conservation Actions
  8. Bibliography
  9. Appendices

Masterplan Reports

Adelaide Botanic Garden

A Masterplan Report (March 2021) for Adelaide Botanic Garden (including Botanic Park) and Mount Lofty Botanic Garden was completed in 2006. The Report provides clear direction for the future enhancement and development of each garden, both in the form of defined strategic directions and actions, and through the preparation of site Masterplans for each garden. The factors that have influenced each garden were analysed and key issues identified.

Related studies

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden

The Mount Lofty Botanic Garden Masterplan (February 2021) provides guidingprinciples and strategies for a framework for long-termdecision making. By identifying future projects andsetting priorities, the Masterplan provides a basis forinfrastructure planning and investment.

Wittunga Botanic Garden

A Masterplan review for Wittunga Botanic Garden was conducted in 2019 and the public were invited to make comments and suggestions on the recommendations. The Masterplan Review Report provides clear direction for the enhancement and development of the garden, both in the form of defined strategic directions and actions, and through the preparation of a revised site Masterplan which is included in the report below.

The Strategic Responses and Actions have been organised into the following categories, then further organised into sub-categories:

  • Garden Composition
  • Visitor Experience
  • Collections - which includes conservation and sustainability objectives

Wittunga Botanic Garden Masterplan Review Report

A donation of $43,000 from the Copland Foundation and $10,000 from the Friends of Adelaide Botanic Garden will also result in enhancements over the next two years.

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