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Sculpture and artworks

Almost a dozen commissioned sculptures and artwork dot Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, allowing you to indulge your artistic side while surrounding yourself with natural beauty at the same time.

Several works by Greg Johns – one of Australia’s best known and most successful contemporary sculptors – can be seen around the Garden. The first of Johns’ works you might see are the Collin Robjohns Gates (lower carpark entry). These sculptural gates were installed in 1996 to commemorate the role and contribution of South Australian medical practitioner and missionary, Dr Henry Collin Robjohns.

Keep an eye out for other works of Johns on the Dwarf Conifer Lawn and Main Lake, which were commissioned in the 1980s and ’90s.

More recently (2015), a series of eight plant-themed artworks were installed around the Garden’s Main Lake as part of the Lakeside Trail. The design was a collaboration between Martins Brand House and Oxigen Landscape Architects, with construction done by Iguana Creative.

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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.