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Gardens

Cactus and Succulent Garden

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.
Australian Forest

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.
Economic Garden

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

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.
First Creek Wetland

First Creek Wetland

The First Creek Wetland shows how beautiful, essential and useful wetlands are for maintaining a healthy environm Learn More
Garden of Health

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. Learn More
SA Water Mediterranean Garden

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 Learn More
International Rose Garden

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. Learn More
Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden

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. Learn More
National Rose Trial Garden

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. Learn More
Australian Native Garden

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. Learn More
Dahlia Garden

Dahlia Garden

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

Recent posts

Saving Plants on Kangaroo Island – winter 2021 update

03 September 2021

Following the devastating 2020 bushfires on Kangaroo Island, scientists at the SA Seed Conservation Centre have visited the island a number of times to investigate what botanical treasures have regrown, and to collect seeds and plant specimens with a conservation aim.