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Adelaide Botanic Garden Masterplan

Adelaide Botanic Garden Masterplan

Members of the public were invited to share their views on proposed enhancements to Adelaide Botanic Garden between 9 October - 18 November, 2020 at the YourSAy website.

The changes were outlined in a Masterplan and are designed to enrich the garden experience for visitors, protect heritage assets and maintain a site of horticultural excellence in growing, displaying and conserving plants.

The plans are about making the gardens sustainable long-term while giving visitors an exceptional experience and integrating with the new Lot Fourteen global innovation precinct and the cultural hub along North Terrace.

Activities outlined in the Masterplan include:

  • Re-use of the Francis Arbour to create a new entrance hub between Lot Fourteen and Adelaide Botanic Garden, which may include a shop.
  • Revitalisation of the living plant collections and landscapes.
  • Site infrastructure upgrades such as improved pathways, directional signage and public toilets. New additions may include a teaching glasshouse, a bridge over Main Lake, and a raised boardwalk through Ficus Avenue to improve accessibility and longevity of the 150-year-old trees.
  • Improving and increasing curated visitor experiences, such as more botanical interpretation and new infrastructure to support opening the garden in the evening for events.
  • Conservation restoration work on heritage buildings.
  • Implementation of sustainable water management systems, and work to enable the garden to be more water supply self-sufficient.
  • Identification of long-term accommodation solutions to protect the state’s botanical collections.

Feedback from the public was included in the Masterplan, which was finalised in June 2021 and can be read here .

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