The gardens are open over the festive season!

15 December 2023

Date posted: 15 December 2023

Head along to your local botanic garden this festive season!

Whether you're looking for some peaceful time to reflect or want to celebrate with friends and family, the gardens are open every day, including public holidays.

Visitor information

Adelaide, Mount Lofty and Wittunga Botanic Gardens are open every day, including public holidays.

Please see the visitor information pages for each garden to see opening times.

Adelaide Botanic Garden visitor information.

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden visitor information.

Wittunga Botanic Garden visitor information.

Refreshments and dining

Adelaide Botanic Garden

The Simpson Kiosk and Evergreen Deli are open every day from 8.30am - 4pm, except for Christmas Day, 25 December, when they will be closed. They will be open on 1 January, 2024.

Restaurant Botanicis open for dinner Thursday - Saturday and lunch Fridays and Saturdays. It will be closed from 31 December - 19 January.


The Diggers shop at Adelaide Botanic Garden is open every day, except on Christmas Day and Boxing Day when it will be closed. The shop will be open on 1 January 2021.


The Palm House and Amazon Waterlily Pavilion will be open but please note that the Bicentennial Conservatory will be closed on Christmas Day.

The Santos Museum of Economic Botany is open every day from 10am - 4pm, however it will be closed on Christmas Day.

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