Planning your visit



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

Opening times Closing 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)


May to August

September to November



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


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.

Zone Duration Rate
Mon-Fri per hour
Sat per hour
Sun and public holidays
Plane Tree Drive = Zones 1-6        
1 10 hours  $3.80  $0.70  Free
2-5 4 hours $3.80 $0.70 Free
10 hours  $3.80 or 
$10.00 flat fee
$0.70 Free
7 State Herbarium car park (Next to the Rose Garden)

4 hours

10 hours

$3.80 or 

$25.00 flat fee

 $0.70 Free

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

4 hours $3.80  $0.70 Free

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.

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.



Adelaide Botanic Garden is easy to access from all gates and navigate with paved and bitumen paths running throughout the Garden.

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.


Please note that magical event experiences are being created in the garden at this time.

As you walk through, please take extra care around moving vehicles and obstructions you may find on pathways. Please follow directions from friendly personnel in fluoro vests as they are here to assist you. Please be aware that 24 hour security is also on site at this time.

Thank you for your patience and for respecting the event pieces.


Fruit fly outbreak

Adelaide Botanic Garden and Botanic Park are now in a fruit fly red outbreak area

While the flies themselves will not affect you on your visit, it may impact what food you choose to bring to the garden or park.

If you bring certain fruit or vegetables into the grounds, you must not take them back out again; please consume them on site or dispose of them in dedicated bins provided at:

  •  Main Gate – North Terrace entrance
  •  Friends’ Gate – Botanic Park entrance
  •  Mulberry Arbour - by the restaurant lawn, west of Ficus Avenue
  •  Humpback Bridge – over the Main Lake

Please do not use the general waste bins for at-risk fruit or vegetables. 

Visit or call the Fruit Fly Hotline 1300 666 010

Thank you for your cooperation. The impact of the current fruit fly outbreaks is in your hands.



Botanic gardens are different from public parks in that they're living museums, filled with valuable living collections. For this reason some activities - such as allowing dogs to roam the Garden - have the potential to damage or destroy valuable 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
  • Fly drones in or above the Garden (under CASA guidelines. Learn more at our Filming and Photography page)
  • Ride bikes / bicycles, scooters, skateboards or rollerblades
  • Drive vehicles into the Garden
  • Damage or remove plants
  • Enter garden beds
  • Bring alcohol into the Garden
  • Play ball or throwing games
  • Bring BBQs into the Garden


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.