Extended opening hours for Wittunga Botanic Garden

30 October 2020

Date posted: 30 October 2020

Following extensive consultation, and in consideration of public interest in the beautiful Wittunga Botanic Garden, visitors will soon have more time to enjoy these gardens with an extension to opening hours for a one-year trial.

From Saturday 31 October 2020, Wittunga Botanic Garden will be open to the public from 8.30am to 7pm every day, allowing extra time for the public to access the garden in the warmer months.

When daylight savings comes to an end, the extended opening hours will be 8.30am – 5pm.

Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium Deputy Director Dr Leonie Scriven said she encourages everyone to make the most of the extended hour’s trial to enjoy a special part of the Mitcham Hills.

“With the much loved Wittunga Botanic Garden now being open for longer, visitors will be able to experience all of the jewels this garden has to offer,” Dr Scriven said.

“It will also provide time to learn about the important plant conservation work of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium.”

While there has been an increase in visitor numbers to Wittunga Botanic Garden over the last year, it is anticipated that extended opening hours and new garden upgrades will establish more opportunities and see a further increase in visitor demand.

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Current opening times (pre-31 October 2020):

8.30am-4pm on weekdays 10am-5pm on weekends and public holidays (6pm during daylight savings).

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