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Mount Lofty Botanic Garden upgrades

Mount Lofty Botanic Garden upgrades

What changes are coming?

Upgrades to trails:

To improve access to the horticultural displays and scenic vistas, some trails will be upgraded, including through Rhododendron Gully, Magnolia Gully, Fern Gully and the Nature Trail - which is part of the Heysen Trail.

Magnolia Gully pathways of this 700m trail have now been upgraded and are open to the public. The resurfaced pathways are now more accessible for people with prams/strollers, and have improved visitor access to this valuable living collection display. Please note that due to the steep gradient of this hilly garden, Magnolia Gully is not wheelchair accessible.

Nature Trail. A significant portion of this trail had been closed for a number of years due to damage through severe weather events. Works have been completed on this 800m trail, including repairs to the Heysen Trail which passes through the garden, improving safety making it more accessible. It has now reopened to visitors.

Rhododendron Gully and Fern Gully are both currently open, with just a few potential small pathway closures as more upgrades take place. You will still be able to walk all the way up and down the Gullies.

Dates for future upgrades will be announced on this web page as soon as possible.

Upgrades to way-finding signage:

Installation of new way-finding signage and trail markers will also add to the visitor experience and appreciation of the Garden and its much loved vistas.

Additional car parking:

A new car park will provide much needed additional car parking to assist with increased demand during busy periods, particularly in autumn and spring.

It will include both iconic deciduous and native plants and trees, providing shade, privacy and colour to the location.

A new passenger drop zone and a new pedestrian entrance in the Garden's Lower carpark will also be created.


New public conveniences:

Old toilet blocks located at both the Lower and Upper car parks will be rebuilt and include family facilities, accessible toilets and sheltering areas.

Two existing trees will need to be removed but their timber will be recycled and used within the new toilet block build.

A new path from the toilets to the main visitor precinct will also be built to enable safer passage of pedestrians.


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