One of the most extensive and impressive gullies of the Garden, this is one of Australia’s best Rhododendron collections. The Gully extends from near the upper carpark to the Duck Pond below, and it’s a sea of vibrant colour from August to October.
South East Asian Gully
Vibrant Camellias are the dominant feature of this gully, while a wide variety of other species from South East Asia, Japan and the Korean Peninsula are displayed here.
South American Gully
South American Gully was planted with a Gondwanan theme, so you can compare plants from far-flung parts of the globe, looking for clues of their shared origins from the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana.
Explore one of Australia’s richest fern collections, with tall tree ferns extending out of the gully as you climb among the vines and shrubs. High-rainfall plants from Australia and New Zealand create a temperate rainforest that’s cool and inviting year-round.
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.