Aboriginal Plant Use

Suitable for Pre-school to Year 6 students

In this guided educational experience, students will learn that Australian Aboriginal people have an intricate understanding of the Australian environment and a rich knowledge of plants developed over 50,000 years.

Plants have been used for food, hunting, medicinal purposes, tools, ceremonies and in most other aspects of traditional life.

This inquiry investigates these interrelationships by focusing on plants in the Adelaide Botanic Garden.

The tour is available as Educator-led or Self-guided.



Please visit the Plan Your Visit page for important information to help your excursion run smoothly.

Indigenous Culture for Kids

Indigenous storyteller, educator and guide Trent Hill is also available to lead early years, primary and secondary programs.

These include Aboriginal Plant Use trails, Artefacts lessons and Dreamtime stories.

More information on Trent can be found on our Unique Learning Experiences page.

To contact Trent for a booking inquiry or for further information send him an email.

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