What’s beautiful now?

Autumn colours

From late March to June, see northern hemisphere plants transform the Garden into colourful autumnal scenes. A combination of ash, liquidambers, maples and a range of other trees develop into glorious shades of gold, amber, reds, burgundy and browns, and are a treat for the eyes and soul. See panoramic views from the Main Lake, around the duck pond and in the woodland.

Zinnias and Cosmos

Brighten up your day as you stroll past a delightful display of zinnias and cosmos. Find them on the way to the Main Lake, near the lower car park.

Fern Gully

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.

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.

Heritage Rose Garden

In the northern corner of Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, the Heritage Rose Garden is a special collection of the species roses from which all modern roses have been bred.

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