• First Creek Wetland

    In addition to providing a sustainable water supply for the gardens, the First Creek Wetland shows how beautiful, essential and useful wetlands are for maintaining a healthy environment. Read more

  • Garden of Health

    The power of plants extends far beyond their beauty – for thousands of years plants have been used to heal the body, mind and soul. An iconic health and wellbeing demonstration garden (and a tranquil city retreat), the Garden of Health houses over 2,500 plants used to heal and promote wellbeing in western and non-western cultures. Read more

  • SA Water Mediterranean Garden

    See the clever strategies of water wise plants from the five Mediterranean zones of the world. The SA Water Mediterranean Garden highlights how careful plant selection and thoughtful garden design can be used to create stunning garden displays that use water wisely and well Read more

  • International Rose Garden

    Stroll among thousands of species of roses in the International Rose Garden and National Rose Trial Garden. Flowering in spring and autumn, the garden displays over 5,000 roses, including areas devoted to Australian-bred roses, single roses, heritage roses and pillar roses. Read more

  • Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden

    Designed as an educational space for children, the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden includes garden beds abundant with seasonal fruit, vegetables and herbs; pots and trays; structures for climbing plants; fruit trees; compost; worms; working bench spaces; and enclosed areas for group discussion and storytelling. Read more

  • National Rose Trial Garden

    The National Rose Trial Garden began in 1996 to help the rose industry establish which roses not yet for sale in Australia are best suited to our climate. Take the time to walk through the stunning trial displays, best viewed in spring and autumn. Read more

  • Australian Native Garden

    An inspirational and innovative garden demonstrating ways to use Australian native plants that are both sustainable and water wise. Learn more about plants that are indigenous to the Adelaide Plains, plants native to other parts of Australia, and Australian cultivars or hybrids. Read more

  • Cactus and Succulent Garden

    Discover how plants from South America and Africa have evolved to deal with their harsh environments, as well as the similarities between them.

  • Economic Garden

    The Economic Garden demonstrates what a variety of fibres, oils, herbs and spices look like in their living plant form, before they’re harvested and processed into the many products we know and use today.

  • Australian Forest

    Discover the diversity of Australian plants including spectacular trees dating back to the original plantings of the Garden over 150 years ago, as well as trees from across Australia.

  • Dahlia Garden

    The Dahlia Garden is awash with vibrant colour in late summer. See it a short stroll east of the Santos Museum. Read more