Mount Lofty Botanic Garden temporarily closed

27 March 2020

Date posted: 27 March 2020

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden is now closed to the public until further notice in the interest of public health and safety.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, the decision to close the Garden was made in an effort to protect visitors and staff during what is usually a peak time for Mount Lofty Botanic Garden.

We kept the garden open for as long as possible so we could offer respite to our visitors during this uncertain time. However, as a public institution, it is our responsibility to reduce social gatherings where possible in order to stem the spread of the virus.

You can rest assured our expert team of horticulturalists will continue to care for our magnificent collections during this time.

We will continue to channel energy into our digital presence and hope that you will celebrate Autumn Colours with us through our online platforms. We encourage you to share your autumn images with us via our social media channels for everyone to enjoy virtually. These could include autumn images of Mount Lofty Botanic Garden in previous years or of the autumn colours in your own garden.

Adelaide and Wittunga Botanic Gardens currently remain open for you to enjoy, relax and recuperate in. We encourage you to visit and explore these tranquil spaces, but remind you to comply with all Government mandated social distancing and hygiene requirements.

Alternatively you can visit or for additional outdoor spaces that are still open near you.

Whilst the gardens and parks are open spaces, we all have a responsibility to help stop the spread of coronavirus. This means practicing good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene and keeping your distance from others.

We understand this may result in an increased presence in the Adelaide and Wittunga Botanic Gardens so we also urge you to take stock of our garden regulations and check our visitor information to get the latest updates before you visit.

Stay connected with our website and continue following our social media pages for updates.

Thank you for your understanding during this unprecedented time.

Stay safe, take care of each other and we can’t wait to welcome you back to Mount Lofty Botanic Garden in the future.


If you would like to find out more about COVID-19, please visit SA Health or call the Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080.

For more information on the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see our latest news.

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