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: 17 March 2020
The safety and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our highest priority.
We are mindful of concerns surrounding COVID-19 and are following all federal and state government policy and directives. We are closely monitoring updates through SA Health and the impact of COVID-19 on our community.
We believe that coming to a botanic garden and connecting with nature can have a calming effect in times of difficulty, and we hope the gardens will provide some respite for visitors in these uncertain times.
If you are feeling unwell, please stay home and do not come to a botanic garden or public space.
Please follow safe practice when at a botanic garden by:
The Simpson Kiosk at Adelaide Botanic Garden is open every day from 9am - 3pm.
Botanic Gardens Restaurant at Adelaide Botanic Garden is open for lunch from Thursday to Sunday, and dinner from Thursday to Saturday.
Café Fibonacci is open every day from 10am-2pm.
A pop up food truck by Bracegirdles is in operation every weekend from 10am-3pm at Mount Lofty Botanic Gardens.
There are no refreshments available at Wittunga.
Water fountains throughout the gardens have been temporarily turned off. Please ensure you bring plenty of water on your visit.
The Diggers shop at Adelaide Botanic Garden is open every day from 10am - 5pm.
As part of our COVID-safe plan, the number of people allowed in each venue has been restricted to allow for the government social distancing requirement of 1.5 metres. For everyone's safety, please respect the capacity limits inside each building:
All visitors will be asked to provide their contact details upon entry to the Museum. This information will only be used for the purpose of contact tracing in relation to COVID-19.
The Visitor Information Centre in the Schomburgk Pavilion is open, however North Lodge (by the Friends' Gate) is still closed.
The Simpson Shade House remains closed for repair until further notice.
The Schools Education Program has been put on hold from 17-20 November, 2020. Any school with a booking for this week will be contacted directly to discuss alternative options.
The workshop 'Understanding the Language of Plants' on 19 November has been postponed. Ticket holders will be contacted directly with a new date and alternative options as soon as possible.
Other workshops and events will continue as planned at this stage, however additional changes may be required. Ticket holders will be notified and information will be posted on our website if any further changes to events are made.
A range of online resources can help you, your school or community group, and give you gardening tips and virtual tours.
We have put in place additional cleaning of public toilets and visitor facilities throughout each of the gardens.
Most toilets will remain open, with the exception of those in the Tram Barn opposite the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden and the those in the Schomburgk Pavilion at Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Botanic Gardens are different from public parks in that they're living museums, filled with valuable living collections. For this reason some activities - such as allowing dogs to roam the Garden - have the potential to damage or destroy valuable plants.
Botanic Gardens are also internationally-regarded as places for visitors to seek peace beauty and tranquillity, so activities that impede this (such as the use of drones) are also discouraged. You must not:
Thank you for contributing to the safety of our community.
South Australia is currently leading the way with testing for COVID-19. The most recent update from SA Health can be found here.
If you would like to find out more about COVID-19, please visit sahealth.sa.gov.au/covid2019 or call the Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.