The Chris Steele Scott Pavilion opened in 2015 following a partnership with the University of South Australia’s School of Architecture and Design.
Fourth-year student Sam Chua’s pavilion design was chosen from more than 100 entries in the resulting competition, with the project overseen by lead architect, David Gilbert.
The Pavilion provides shelter in all seasons and a meeting place for visitors to meet with Garden Guides for talks and tours, as well as encouraging educational activities surrounding the Garden’s unique climate collections.
The Pavilion is named in memory of the late Mrs Chris Steele Scott OAM – a lifetime supporter of the Botanic Gardens of South Australia and a founding member of the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden Support Group.
If it were not for the fundraising efforts of the Support Group – which launched its appeal in December 2013 – the Pavilion would not have been possible.
The Support Group is grateful to the generous benefactors and to the hundreds of other donors who provided support to the project – their time and skills made this dream a reality.
Take a seat at the Pavilion during your next visit, relax and let the beauty, peace and tranquillity of the Garden wash over you.