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Five things to do at Adelaide Botanic Garden this autumn
Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons to visit Adelaide Botanic Garden. The colors of the leaves change, the air gets a bit crisp, and the garden is full of life.
Whether you are a local, or just visiting, there are plenty of fun activities to do at the Adelaide Botanic Garden during this season and we've narrowed them down to the top five.
1. Take a leisurely walk and relax in the garden
The Adelaide Botanic Garden is the perfect place to take a leisurely walk during autumn. The garden is bursting with colors, and the leaves crunch beneath your feet as you stroll through the garden.
The best part? There are plenty of paths to choose from, so you can take a different route each time you visit. You can even bring a picnic and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
2. Visit the Bicentennial Conservatory
The Bicentennial Conservatory is a must-visit and home to a wide range of plant species, including tropical rainforest plants, not to mention it's the perfect place to escape the chilly weather outside.
The conservatory is open every day from 10 am to 4 pm, so you have plenty of time to explore and take in the beauty of the plants inside.
3. Check out the Dahlia Garden
The Dahlia Garden is one of the most popular spots at Adelaide Botanic Garden during autumn.
The garden is bursting with colorful dahlias of all shapes and sizes, and it's a sight to behold.
You can take plenty of Insta-worthy photos and learn more about the dahlias while you're there.
4. Join one of our various guided walks
There is always lots of interesting, guided walks on offer at Adelaide Botanic Garden, and autumn is no exception.
You can also take a Tiny Guided Walk which focuses on the tiniest critters in our garden or learn more about the love lives of our botanical collections at the Botanical Love Tour - both presented by our amazing volunteer Garden Guides.
The Garden Guides also run daily tours of Adelaide Botanic Garden and Botanic Park/Tainmuntilla so don't forget to check them out too!
5. Take in gorgeous lake views at the Simpson Kiosk
After a day of exploring the garden, why not sit back and relax at the Simpson Kiosk?
The kiosk is located inside the garden and serves a range of delicious food and drinks.
You can enjoy a coffee or tea while taking in the beautiful scenery around you at the Main Lake/Kainka Wirra.
Plus, the café is open every day from 8:30 am to 4 pm, so you can stop by whenever you want.
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