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Amazon Waterlily

Amazon Waterlily

Nestled between giant lily pads, see the beautiful Victoria amazonica waterlily flower in this warm glasshouse. Accompanied by Blue Nile Waterlilies, the pond and its surrounding plants are a botanical wonder of the natural world. Learn More
Judas tree

Judas tree

The Judas Tree is pretty in pink from mid September - early October. Originally from Southern Europe and Western Asia, its scientific name is Cercis siliquastrum. Find it near the Deadhouse. Learn More
Puya chilensis

Puya chilensis

In mid-late September, marvel at the green blooms of the magnificent Puya chilensis plant, native to the hillsides of Chile. Loved by lorikeets and other birds, these bromeliads make an interesting structural display. Learn More
Simpson Shadehouse

Simpson Shadehouse

Gain inspiration for your garden's shaded areas and verandahs in this botanical haven. Learn More
Wisteria arbours

Wisteria arbours

Experience the perfumed blooms of wisteria cultivars that cover two arbours in late September. Learn More
Wollemi Pine

Wollemi Pine

Described as the botanical find of the century, the prehistoric Wollemi Pine dates back to the time of dinosaurs! Learn More

Recent posts

Saving Plants on Kangaroo Island – winter 2021 update

03 September 2021

Following the devastating 2020 bushfires on Kangaroo Island, scientists at the SA Seed Conservation Centre have visited the island a number of times to investigate what botanical treasures have regrown, and to collect seeds and plant specimens with a conservation aim.