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Spooky Plant Tour - SOLD OUT

Spooky Plant Tour - SOLD OUT

Date: Wednesday 29 September, 2021 (SA School holidays) - SOLD OUT

Times: Sessions at 6pm, 7.15pm, and 8.30pm.

Who: 7 -12 year olds, and their brave adults

Tickets: $20 per person (babies in arms join free)


Join us on a spooky stroll through Adelaide Botanic Garden, where there are eerie plants and creepy hollows.

Have you ever walked through a dark forest and wondered what lurks in the shadows?

As twilight descends join us on a spooky stroll through Adelaide Botanic Garden, where eerie plants and creepy hollows send tingles down your spine.

So what exactly is it that can make a plant so scary? Why should we be fearful and wary of some plants in this wondrous, natural world?

As you tip-toe through the garden with a small group, you’ll learn that danger hides within the leaves around you, and that beautiful flowers with enchanting aromas hide ghastly secrets.

Spooky plants and where to find them is a delightfully terrifying, guided stroll through Adelaide Botanic Garden with Dr. Mortimer Nightshade… and an experience you dare not forget.

Event information

Duration: Approximately one hour.

Where: Start at the Friends' Gate, Adelaide Botanic Garden (Enter via Plane Tree Drive)

What to bring

A torch or headlamp, sturdy walking shoes and a jacket.


Ticketed parking is available in the car parks on Hackney Road, next to the National Wine Centre (entry off Hackney Road) and the Goodman Building (entry off Plane Tree Drive).

These are listed as "Goodman Building Car Park" and "State Herbarium Car Park" on Google Maps. Parking is also available on Plane Tree Drive.


Toilets and change tables available in the garden.

No refreshments available – BYO drinks and snacks.

Weather Policy

Please bring your umbrellas, jackets and gum boots if wet weather is forecast. The Hunt will go ahead even if wet, and will only be cancelled in extreme weather conditions. We will notify you prior to the event if it is cancelled and reschedule the event. Refunds are not available for change of mind and will only apply if the event is cancelled or you are not available to attend the rescheduled event.


The majority of the hunt has wheelchair access, however patrons are advised that it takes place on a combination of sealed paths, grass and undulated surfaces.

COVID-19 information

The safety and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our highest priority.

We are mindful of concerns surrounding COVID-19 and are following all federal and state government policy and directives. We are closely monitoring updates through SA Health and the impact of COVID-19 on our community.

In response we are implementing some COVID-safe protocols and ask you to please remember to:

  • Use the QR Code to check-in when you arrive at the event.
  • Maintain 1.5m social distance between groups – there is plenty of room for social distancing in the venue.
  • Practise good hygiene, wash your hands regularly, and utilise the hand sanitiser available.
  • Wearing of face masks is welcome.
  • If you have any COVID-19 symptoms (flu-like symptoms such as fever, cough, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath), please refrain from attending the event and contact staff to discuss options.


The Botanica Lumina program is supported by Major Partner SA Power Networks.

Spooky Plant Tour - SOLD OUT
Spooky Plant Tour - SOLD OUT

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