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: 03 August 2021
The safety and well-being of our visitors, volunteers and staff is our highest priority.
We are following all federal and state government policy and directives relating to COVID-19, and 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.
Please ensure you are following all SA Health restrictions before coming to a botanic garden.
If you are feeling unwell or are required to quarantine, please stay home.
Please follow safe practice when at a botanic garden by:
Café Fibonacci (next to the Museum of Economic Botany) will remain closed until further notice.
Water fountains throughout the gardens have been temporarily turned off. Please ensure you bring enough water to drink on your visit.
The Diggers shop at Adelaide Botanic Garden is open.
Our indoor botanical collection spaces are open. Please adhere to the capacity limits displayed on each building and wear a mask when inside.
The Santos Museum of Economic Botany and administration Goodman Building will open to the public on Thursday 5 August.
Light Cycles is running until Sunday 22 August, with guidance from SA Health.
All ticket holders have been informed.
For more information about COVID safety at the event, please visit the Light Cycles webpage.
A range of online resources can help you, your school or community group, and give you gardening tips and virtual tours.
Volunteer-related activities including the free guided walks have been temporarily paused until further notice.
We have put in place additional cleaning of public toilets throughout each of the gardens.
Botanic Gardens are different from public parks in that they're living museums, filled with valuable living collections. For this reason some activities are not permitted as they have the potential to damage or destroy valuable plants.
Botanic Gardens are also internationally-regarded as places for visitors to seek peace beauty and tranquility, so activities that impede this (such as the use of drones or playing music) are also not permitted.
Thank you for contributing to the safety of our community.
The most recent update from SA Health can be found here.
If you would like to find out more about COVID-19, please visit https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/ or call the Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.