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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.

From Tuesday 16 November to late December 2021, Magnolia Gully will be closed to the public while the pathway is upgraded.

From Thursday 2 December for up to two weeks, the pathway that runs north along Rhododendron Gully will be closed, but the southern pathway in Rhododendron Gully will still be accessible to the public, so you can still enjoy the floral display (which is going strong still, due to the mild spring!).

From Friday 26 November for up to a week, minor works to the Nature Trail will take place. The Nature Trail will still be accessible to the public during this time.

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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