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.
Date posted: 29 April 2016
South Australia's History Festival is upon us once more (1-31 May) and history buffs can learn secrets about the state's botanic gardens (Adelaide, Mount Lofty and Wittunga) with three intriguing guided walks (gold coin donation). These walks are thanks to the wonderful Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide.
Follow the history and transition of the land upon which Mount Lofty Botanic Garden sits. Good walking shoes essential.
The Palm House, Museum of Economic Botany, Victoria amazonica, the shade of Ficus (Murdoch) avenue... have you ever experienced these wonders of the Garden? These are just a few of the legacies of the Botanic Gardens of South Australia's second director, Richard Schomburgk (1811-1891). Take this guided walk to discover the man's many contributions to the Garden and to the colony of South Australia.
Why do we use Latin names to describe plants? Can common names be confusing? Get the answers to these questions and many more during this Wittunga guided walk, diving into the rich history of plant names.