Strategic Plan 2023 - 2027

The Board of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium (BGSH) Strategic Plan 2023-2027 sets the direction for Adelaide, Mount Lofty and Wittunga Botanic Gardens, the State Herbarium and the South Australian Seed Conservation Centre for the coming five years.

The Plan contains the Board's vision, mission, values and focus areas, and it was developed following an extensive consultation process with the Department for Environment and Water, BGSH staff, Adelaide Botanic Garden Foundation, Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide and key external stakeholders.

Download a copy of the Strategic Plan 2023-2027

The Board's 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.

From 2023-2027, the the Board's overarching strategic focus areas are:

  • Conserving plant species and natural environments
  • Supporting and engaging communities
  • Enhancing our organisation and our sustainability

The Plan was endorsed on 19 May 2023 and released to the public on 10 August 2023.

The Strategic Plan guides the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium's annual plan each year. The Annual Plan 2022-23 can be viewed here.

The previous Strategic Plan from 2017-2022 can be viewed here.

Image gallery

Recent posts

Goodman Building restoration works wins industry award

18 July 2023

Have you ever driven past the beautiful heritage-listed Goodman Building when passing the Garden on Hackney Road? Did you know this building was formerly the base for the Municipal Tramways Trust but now serves as the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium administration building.