What’s beautiful now?

  • Victoria amazonica waterlily

    The beautiful and mysterious Victoria amazonica waterlily only flowers for 48 hours and uses its seductive fragrance to attract beetles for pollination. Flowers from September through April. Read more

  • International Rose Garden

    The stunning International Rose Garden displays over 2,500 roses, and is a sea of vibrant colour in spring and summer! Read more

  • Sapphire towers

    See the electric blue flowers of the sapphire tower plant, Puya alpestris. Loved by the birds, this striking Chilean plant can be seen outside the Amazon Waterlily Pavilion in November.

  • Cactus and Succulent Garden

    Discover how plants from South America & Africa have evolved to deal with their harsh environments and the similarities between them.The Garden, which sits alongside the Palm House, features vibrant Aloes that flower in late winter/early spring. Read more

  • Economic Garden

    The Economic Garden demonstrates what a variety of fibres, oils, herbs and spices look like in their living plant form, before they’re harvested and processed into the many products we know and use today.

  • SA Water Mediterranean Garden

    See the clever strategies of water wise plants from the five Mediterranean zones of the world. The SA Water Mediterranean Garden highlights how careful plant selection and thoughtful garden design can be used to create stunning garden displays that use water wisely and well Read more

  • Wollemi Pine

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