Planning your visit



COVID-19 update

Adelaide Botanic Garden is currently open

We believe that coming to a botanic garden and connecting with nature can have a calming effect in times of difficulty, and we hope the gardens will provide some respite for visitors in these uncertain times.

However, in response to COVID-19 and in line with health and safety, all visitors must abide by all Government requirements. Please keep at least a 1.5 metre distance from all other visitors and staff, practice safe hygiene, and if you are feeling unwell, please stay home and visit us another day.

Please also adhere to specified capacity limits for all internal spaces.

There have been a number of restrictions to Adelaide Botanic Garden's services and this is changing on a regular basis. Please visit our latest news page for updates.

Water fountains throughout the garden have also been turned off temporarily. Please ensure you bring plenty of drinking water.

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

Please note that the Simpson Shade House (est. 1919) is currently closed for maintenance works.


Opening times Closing times
  • Monday - Friday 7:15am
  • Weekends and public holidays 9:00am
  • December - January 7:00pm
  • February - March 6.30pm
  • April 6:00pm
  • May 5:30pm
  • June - July 5:00pm
  • August 5:30pm
  • September 6:00pm
  • October - November 6:30pm



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

Bus, train and tram: Check Adelaide Metro for public transport services into the city centre.


Ticketed car parking is available at the Eastern gate car park (in front of the Rose Garden) using credit or debit card.

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 per hour
Goodman Building and State Hebarium carpark (Hackney Road) 4 hours  $3.50 $0.70  Free
1 10 hours  $3.50  $0.70  Free
 2-5 4 hours $3.50 $0.70 Free
10 hours  $2.30 or 
$10.00 flat fee
$0.70 Free

Parking spaces are also available for the disabled and motorcycles, as well as bus layover zones and loading zones.

There is free parking on Sundays and public holidays.

Find out more about parking.


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.


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.