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What's on

Festivals, events, workshops and kids activities are planned year-round at the three botanic gardens and Botanic Park. The hardest part is choosing which ones to enjoy!

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Free guided walks
Every day

Free guided walks

Guided walks take place 363 days a year, with a daily walk at Adelaide and weekly walks at Lofty and Wittunga.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year
14 Apr - 24 Jul

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

In this South Australian first, explore stunning images at the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

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2 Mar - 24 Jul

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Explore how beautiful works of art can be crafted from agricultural refuse, weeds and debris from environmental regeneration projects in this thought-provoking exhibition by Cara Johnson.

History Festival: the Names of Eucalypts
16 - 22 May

History Festival: the Names of Eucalypts

Join experienced garden guides as you focus on one of the iconic groups of Australian trees: the Eucalypts.

History Festival: Creating new history
17 & 24 May

History Festival: Creating new history

Interested in what lies ahead for Adelaide Botanic Garden? Join Dr Leonie Scriven on a leisurely walk around Adelaide Botanic Garden.

History Festival: Journeys in the Discovery of Plants
19 May

History Festival: Journeys in the Discovery of Plants

In this History Festival guided tour, hear how new plants for gardens were discovered through journeys that covered all continents and were made with great difficulty - and often danger.

Plant Sale
22 May

Plant Sale

Join the Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide for their monthly plant sale, which features a selection of rare and unusual plants cultivated by their Growing Group.

History Festival: The importance of plants in our lives; past, present and future
23 May

History Festival: The importance of plants in our lives; past, present and future

Adelaide's Santos Museum of Economic Botany is the last museum of its type in the world. Step back in time to 1881 on a guided tour.

History Festival: Curating a historic garden - a tour of Wittunga
25 May

History Festival: Curating a historic garden - a tour of Wittunga

Explore Wittunga Botanic Garden’s rich history and the current horticultural practices and changes that have evolved into the garden today in this History Festival event.

History Festival: Historical Trees and Plantings
25 May

History Festival: Historical Trees and Plantings

Learn about the Adelaide Botanic Garden’s most historically significant trees and plantings in this History Festival event.

Rooftop Gardens and Green Walls
26 May

Rooftop Gardens and Green Walls

Find out how rooftop gardens, green walls and other small spaces can be transformed into a beautiful and functional garden.

Permaculture
2 & 9 Jun

Permaculture

This information-packed course is suitable for home gardeners, professional horticultural staff and anyone interested in living sustainably

World Environment Day
7 Jun

World Environment Day

Calling all educators! Bring your students to Adelaide Botanic Garden for a fun-filled and educational celebration of World Environment Day.

Understanding the language of plants
23 Jun

Understanding the language of plants

Learn the ‘language’ of plants! Explore how leaf and foliage adaptations - such as modified flowers, colours and textures - can tell us what a plant needs, where it is might be found in its natural habitat and how you can help it to thrive.

Introduction to Landscape Design: Getting the basics
21 & 28 Jul

Introduction to Landscape Design: Getting the basics

Learn the foundations of landscape design and develop the skills to create a garden that feels good, performs for you, has longevity and evolves to provide you with shade, shelter, privacy and protection.

Light Cycles
7-31 Jul

Light Cycles

After a sold-out season for its premiere run, Light Cycles’ encore season in 2022 is your chance to revisit or discover anew this world-leading blend of technical innovation and natural splendour right here in the city’s backyard.

Chinese and Japanese Garden Design
14 Oct

Chinese and Japanese Garden Design

Explore how Australian plants and resources can be used to represent Chinese and Japanese Garden philosophies and bring an oriental theme to your garden.

Titan arum leaf display
Autumn

Titan arum leaf display

See the endangered Titan arum in various stages of its 'leaf cycle' phase, as it stores up energy to produce a foul-smelling flower.

Print and Book Sale
While stocks last

Print and Book Sale

For a limited time, you can get your hands on a number of prints and books published by the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium of South Australia at a discounted cost!