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Around the Gardens

Intriguing articles, handy gardening tips and interesting interviews from Around the Gardens.

A gift that stinks

05 February 2021

On Christmas night 2020, a gift was revealed at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden that truly stank. A gift that whiffs of rotting flesh or an extremely pungent blue cheese, depending on who you ask.

Revisiting Jack Kuhndt

19 December 2019

Now that it's come to an end, Jack reflects on his experience as part of the Aboriginal School Based Trainee Programme - a hands-on horticulture programme for Aboriginal students, sponsored by Santos.

Spot the Native Orchid!

06 September 2019

Check out the native orchids that have been spotted around the Botanic Gardens coming into spring.

Six things to do at Adelaide Botanic Garden in winter

05 July 2019

A good dose of nature is an effective way to banish the winter blues. Don’t be put off by the cold and rain - we have plenty of indoor spots at Adelaide Botanic Garden where nature and shelter go hand in hand.

Winter Gardening Tips

07 June 2019

While it’s cold outside, work in the garden will give you a warm glow in both body and mind.

Meet Jack Kuhndt – our newest trainee

09 November 2018

Jack joins us as part of the School Based Trainee Programme - a fantastic horticulture programme for Aboriginal students, sponsored by Santos.

Recent posts

Saving Plants on Kangaroo Island – winter 2021 update

03 September 2021

Following the devastating 2020 bushfires on Kangaroo Island, scientists at the SA Seed Conservation Centre have visited the island a number of times to investigate what botanical treasures have regrown, and to collect seeds and plant specimens with a conservation aim.