See what events are on in the Garden.
- 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
** Adelaide Botanic Garden is open on Christmas Day. However there are no guided tours, and the restaurant, cafes, Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Diggers Shop and North Lodge will all be closed. **
** Please note that the Simpson Shade House is currently closed for maintenance works. **
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.
Bus, train and tram: Check Adelaide Metro for public transport services into the city centre.
Ticketed car parking is available in Plane Tree Drive, the Goodman Building carpark and State Herbarium carpark using credit card and coin-operated vending machines. Funds collected from ticketed parking directly support the Garden’s world-class botanical collections and education and conservation programs.
Mon-Fri per hour
Sat per hour
Sun per hour
|Goodman Building and State Hebarium carpark (Hackney Road)
$10.00 flat fee
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.