We are pleased that we are now able welcome back school groups to the botanic gardens.

The safety and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our highest priority and, in preparation to welcoming back school groups, we are implementing new COVID-19 compliant protocols to offer a safe and fun experience for all groups that attend our programs.

Measures include:

  • Group sizes of approximately 20 to ensure physical distancing can be adhered to while not impacting on the quality of the learning experience
  • Practicing of good hygiene before, during and after sessions
  • Adults must continue to maintain physical distance (1.5m) and density (2sqm) requirements
  • Attending teachers and supervisors will be required to play an active role in managing these measures
  • Students, teachers and supervisors must not attend if they are unwell

For more information and updates on the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see LATEST NEWS.

Special COVID-19 options and pricing

We have created a range of flexible options for schools visiting the gardens including smaller groups sizes, which aim to cater for a range of needs, ensure we adhere to the COVID-19 regulations and maintain a quality learning experience for all.

Self-guided trail

  • Unlimited time
  • Free
  • Schools will be provided with a Teacher Resource to be able to guide students through the education trail of choice
  • Schools are required to follow all South Australian Government regulations for gatherings and group sizes and maintain physical distancing at all times
  • Resources are also currently available for students to explore Adelaide Botanic Garden from the classroom.

Please contact or call 8222 9344 if you would like to discuss a future booking, or if you would like any assistance in planning a future visit.

If your school group is unable to undertake physical excursions to the gardens due to COVID-19 restrictions, your students can still explore Adelaide Botanic Garden from the classroom, or at home, with these downloadable guided trails.

Each resource has inquiry questions for students to answer as they travel through the garden trail.

These self-guided learning experiences include:

  • Aboriginal Plant Use
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Cleopatra: where ancient histories meet
  • Food Glorious Food
  • A Greek Odyssey
  • Plant Adaptations
  • Rainforest Experience
  • Sensory Trail
  • Spice Trail
  • Wetland Experience