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Planning your visit

Planning your visit

Visit the Botanic Gardens of South Australia

See 'What's On' in the garden here.

Hours

Adelaide Botanic Garden is open every day of the year, including public holidays.

Opening timesClosing times

Monday - Friday
7:15am (all year)

Weekends and public holidays
7.15am (Dec to Mar)
9:00am (Apr to Nov)

December to March
7:00pm (Mon to Wed)
9.00pm (Thu to Sun, and public holidays)

April to June
5.30pm

July
5pm

August to September
5.30pm

October to November
6.30pm (Mon to Wed)
7.00pm (Thu to Sun, and public holidays)

Admission

Free entry.

Location and Map

North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia.

Download the Adelaide Botanic Garden map and brochure.

Entrances: North Terrace, Plane Tree Drive, Hackney Road and Frome Road.

Getting there

Adelaide Botanic Garden has a tram stop outside its Main Gate on North Terrace, called Botanic Gardens. The tram stop is approximately 100 metres from the entrance.

The Garden can also be accessed by bus. Please check Adelaide Metro for public transport services into the city centre.

Parking

Ticketed car parking is available on Plane Tree Drive and in front of the Goodman Building and State Herbarium (in front of the Rose Garden, closest to the Hackney Gate marked as C17 on the map). Both car parks are accessed from Hackney Road.

Ticket machines accept credit or debit cards and coins (excluding 5 and 10 cent coins).

Funds collected from ticketed parking directly support the Garden’s world-class botanical collections and education and conservation programs.

ZoneDurationRate
Mon-Fri per hour
Rate
Sat per hour
Rate
Sun and public holidays
Plane Tree Drive = Zones 1-6
110 hours$3.80$0.70Free
2-54 hours$3.80$0.70Free
610 hours$3.80 or
$10.00 flat fee
$0.70Free
7 State Herbarium car park (Next to the Rose Garden)

4 hours

10 hours

$3.80 or

$25.00 flat fee

$0.70Free

8 Goodman Building carpark (Directly north of the National Wine Centre)

4 hours$3.80$0.70Free

Bus layover zones and loading zones are available in zone 4 for drop off. For longer parking, please contact reception.

Parking fees apply from 8am - 6pm on Monday - Saturday.

There is free parking on Sundays and public holidays.

Event parking in the evenings may incur $10 flat fee from 6pm.

Accessible parking spaces are available within all 4-hour parking zones and are free of charge for people displaying a disability parking permit. For visits longer than 4 hours, permit holders are welcome to park in 10 hour bays, and can pay half the ticketed price for the duration of the stay.

Find out more about parking at Adelaide Botanic Garden and Botanic Park.

See the car parking map for more information on where to park and zones.

Accessibility

Adelaide Botanic Garden is accessible from all entrance gates. It has paved and bitumen paths running throughout the Garden making it accessible for wheelchair users.

Accessible toilets are available in the Garden, and both the cafe, kiosk and restaurant all have ramp access.

Wheelchairs are available to hire (Monday to Friday) from reception in the Goodman Building on Hackney Road, however they must be pre-booked.

For more information or to book please call 08 8222 9311.

Assistance dogs are permitted within the Garden.

Facilities

Toilets (all accessible) can be found near the Simpson Kiosk (E5), Noel Lothian Hall (D15), Class Grounds (B10), Schomburgk Pavilion (E10) and Francis Arbour (G4).

Upgrade of public amenities:

The following free standing toilet facilities will be demolished and rebuilt in the same location with modern and sustainable practices to include male and female toilets, family rooms with provision for children and accessible toilets:

  • Simpson Kiosk (next to the Main Lake) - CLOSED from 14 July 2022 - approximately late February 2023
  • Francis Arbor (on the western border shared with Lot Fourteen) - CLOSED from 15 August 2022 - approximately late February 2023
  • Classgrounds (adjacent to Plane Tree Drive, Botanic Park) - CLOSED from 14 July 2022 - approximately late February 2023

Temporary toilet facilities will be provided near the kiosk/restaurant for visitor use during this time.

Please note that the toilets at the Noel Lothian Hall (D15) will be closed until approximately 29 July for renovations.

Regulations

Botanic gardens are different from public parks in that they're living museums, filled with living plant collections, many with conservation value. For this reason some activities are not permitted as they have the potential to damage or destroy plants.

Botanic Gardens are also internationally-regarded as places for visitors to seek peace, beauty and tranquillity, so activities that impede this (such as the use of drones) are also discouraged.

  • You must not bring dogs or other pets into the Garden
  • You must not fly drones in or above the Garden (under CASA guidelines. Learn more at our Filming and Photography page)
  • You must not ride bikes / bicycles, scooters, skateboards or rollerblades
  • You must not bring alcohol into the Garden
  • You must not use BBQs and portable gas cookers into the Garden
  • You must not smoke in the Garden
  • You must not drive vehicles into the Garden
  • You must not damage or remove plants
  • You must not enter garden beds
  • You must not play ball or throwing games.

Wildlife

The Botanic Gardens of South Australia are home to a huge variety of bird and animal life that are attracted to the Gardens’ flora. We do, however, ask that you do not feed the wildlife. Find out more about animal welfare and the Botanic Gardens of South Australia.

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