While school groups are currently unable to undertake physical excursions to the garden due to COVID-19 restrictions, students can explore Adelaide Botanic Garden from the class room, or at home, with these downloadable guided trails.
Each resource has inquiry questions for students to answer as they travel through the garden trail.
Adelaide Botanic Garden is open to the public, so parents and caregivers can use these trails to take their own children through the garden, using this resource as a fun learning tool.
Aboriginal Plant Use - Reception - Year 2
Aboriginal Plant Use - Years 3-7
Cleopatra - Year 7 (skip location 3 as the wheat field is no longer there)
Egypt - Year 7
Food, glorious food - Primary
A Greek odyssey - Primary
Rainforests - Years R-2
Rainforests - Years 3-7
Rainforests -Years 8-10
Wetlands - Years 4-6
A Spice Trail self-guided tour is also available as an e-book; download from the Apple Store.
Children’s University Trail
Children's University Australia is managed by the University of Adelaide, and it offers educational experiences for children aged between 7 and 14 years, recognising their achievements through the award of formal certificates and graduations.
Strange Plants is a Children's University Australia Trail for ages 10-14 at Adelaide Botanic Garden.
Download trail here.
Children can validate their trail by contacting us at: DEWBGSchools@sa.gov.au rather than the usual way of obtaining a stamp from the Visitor Information Centre.