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

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.