17 November 2021
What’s happening in the First Creek Wetland’s ‘settlement’ pond?An alga has been growing there that hasn’t been recorded in Adelaide for many years.
Unfortunately the Botanic Gardens of South Australia is unable to provide gardening, plant identification and technical advice, but the information below may be able to assist with your enquiry. Or perhaps a gardening Masterclass might arm you with the skills and knowledge to tackle that burning question?
The Botanic Gardens of South Australia’s Plant Selector+ is a handy tool if you’re wondering what plants are most suitable for your garden.
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Many local nurseries and garden centres can be a great help in providing advice and referral to other gardening services. Try Nurseries Online, a directory of the Nursery and Garden Industry Australia.
Although public organisations are not available for verbal garden advice, many produce information material that is relevant and helpful for gardeners.
Local Councils and libraries are an excellent resource for books, magazines, leaflets and internet access.
Open Gardens SA is a not-for-profit organisation first established in 2015 after the disbandment of the famous national open garden scheme. Open Gardens SA opens private gardens to the public and, in doing so, it educates and promotes the enjoyment, knowledge and benefits of gardens and gardening in South Australia, builds strong public support for the development of gardens.
Some gardening books are available for purchase at the Gardens' reception in the Goodman Building, Hackney Road. The Diggers Shop, located in Adelaide Botanic Garden, stocks a range of books on gardening and horticulture.
You can find most South Australian garden clubs at the Greenfingers website.
The following publications and programs offer sound gardening advice to the public on a regular basis.
The Botanic Gardens of South Australia runs a number of gardening Master Classes throughout the year. Visit the Australian Centre of Horticultural Excellence page for more information and to register your interest.