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Self-guided trails are a free way to explore a botanic garden at your own pace.

  • Self-paced with no time limit for schools.
  • No cost.
  • Booking is still required.
  • The teacher making the booking will be sent a Trail Teacher Resource to guide students through the educational trail of their choice.

What trails are on offer?

Adelaide Botanic Garden

  • Aboriginal Plant Use
  • Aboriginal Science and Sustainability
  • Ancient Egypt* / Cleopatra
  • Food, Glorious Food!
  • Plant Adaptations
  • Plant and Seed Conservation*
  • Rainforest Experience
  • Sensory Trail
  • Spice Trail
  • Wetland Experience
  • Wetland Science**
  • Mobile Device Photography**

*Some stops on the trail are set in the Santos Museum of Economic Botany, which is open Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

**These STEM Experiences can only be self-guided bookings if schools bring their own equipment and resources.

Mount Lofty and Wittunga Botanic Gardens self-guided trails are coming soon!

For all education program options, schools are required to follow all South Australian Government COVID-19 regulations for gatherings and group sizes, and maintain physical distancing at all times. See Planning Your Visit for more information.

To make a booking, please click here.

For all Education program enquiries, including planning a visit or future bookings, please contact the Education Team or call (08) 8222 9343.

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