Planning your visit


 

 

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

Hours

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)

April
6.30pm

May to August
5.30pm

September to November
6.30pm

Admission

Free

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.

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.

Zone Duration Rate
Mon-Fri per hour
Rate
Sat per hour
Rate
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 parking machine fault - 4 March 2021

We are aware there is currently a fault with some of our parking machines. If you have been impacted, we take this opportunity to assure you that we are working with the software provider to fix the problem and any overcharge will be refunded in as soon as possible. In the meantime, if you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium administration team on 08 8222 9311 or by email here

 

Accessibility

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.

Regulations

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

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.