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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.

Summer Sessions
Weekends

Summer Sessions

Sip on fresh cocktails, enjoy tasty food and hear live music each weekend throughout spring and summer in the heart of Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Seaweeding: art exhibition
Until 29 Jan

Seaweeding: art exhibition

See a fascinating and beautiful art installation of large sculptural forms and prints-based works drawing from marine organisms.

Tinkerbell and the dream fairies
5 -16 Oct

Tinkerbell and the dream fairies

Join the magical fairies as they go on an exciting musical adventure this October! Australian Shakespeare Company will bring this enchanting performance to the majestic set of Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Nature Festival: Tea House
6 - 16 Oct

Nature Festival: Tea House

Nestled in the Australian Forest within Adelaide Botanic Garden, the Tea House is an immersive performance of ritual and connection.

Nature Festival: South Australia's Rarest Plants
6 - 7 Oct

Nature Festival: South Australia's Rarest Plants

See some of South Australia’s most endangered plant species up-close, and find out from the 'seed team' what they are doing to reduce their risk of extinction.

Nature Festival: Learn by drawing
7 Oct

Nature Festival: Learn by drawing

In this Nature Festival event, join visual artist Louise Flaherty in a creative workshop to experience a deeper understanding of threatened native SA plants.

Nature Festival: In conversation with Jac Semmler and Paul West
7 Oct

Nature Festival: In conversation with Jac Semmler and Paul West

Join chef, author, broadcaster and Grow It Local cofounder, Paul West, with Nature Festival’s inaugural gardener in residence, Jac Semmler, for a joyous conversation about their respective plant journeys.

Nature Festival: Discovering Pollen - a guided tour
7 Oct

Nature Festival: Discovering Pollen - a guided tour

Enjoy a guided springtime walk to explore the pollen of flowering plants.

Nature Festival: Explore Bat World
8 & 15 Oct - SOLD OUT

Nature Festival: Explore Bat World

Join Fauna Rescue for a tour of our magnificent Flying-fox colony then watch with us the truly spectacular fly-out at dusk.

Nature Festival: Basketmaking from garden prunings
8 Oct

Nature Festival: Basketmaking from garden prunings

Make a simple basket or garden tripod from a pile of prunings. Guided by experienced tutors from Basketry SA in a beautiful setting

Teacher Professional Development: Gamifying Education
10 Oct

Teacher Professional Development: Gamifying Education

Teachers: Do you want to engage your students with fun techniques in the classroom and educate by stealth? Join us on this teachers PD workshop.

Nature Festival: Botanic Beauty: art exhibition
7 - 9 Oct

Nature Festival: Botanic Beauty: art exhibition

In this Nature Festival exhibition, see art works inspired by the beauty of plants from more than 20 talented South Australian artists.

Nature Festival: Evolution of the Eucalypt - A Guided Tour
11 Oct

Nature Festival: Evolution of the Eucalypt - A Guided Tour

Discover the diversity of 124 species of eucalypts growing in Adelaide Botanic Garden and Botanic Park on this fascinating guided tour.

Nature Festival: SA Seed Hunters - keeping the hope alive
11 & 13 Oct

Nature Festival: SA Seed Hunters - keeping the hope alive

Learn how threatened SA plant species are being conserved in this positive news story

Nature Festival: Mischievous, Devious and Poisonous Plants
12 Oct

Nature Festival: Mischievous, Devious and Poisonous Plants

Embark on a tour of Mischievous, Devious and Poisonous Plants growing in Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Nature Festival: The Sea Dragon's Lair
13 Oct

Nature Festival: The Sea Dragon's Lair

Bring your kids to get crafty as you explore life underwater in this artist-led print workshop

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.

Nature Festival: Cultural Tour of Adelaide Botanic Garden
14 Oct

Nature Festival: Cultural Tour of Adelaide Botanic Garden

Led by an Aboriginal tour guide, you'll walk through the Garden together to learn some of its history from a First Nations perspective.

Nature Festival: Biomimicry Design Workshop
14 Oct

Nature Festival: Biomimicry Design Workshop

Enjoy a guided walk through a 6 step process which can be helpful when using nature as a guide for your design concept.

Nature Festival: Piano in the Park
16 Oct

Nature Festival: Piano in the Park

'Piano in the Park' combines the beautiful nature of the Adelaide Botanic Garden with original piano compositions by talented composer Gerd Winter.

Nature Festival: Jack Buckskin and Kuma Kaaru
16 Oct

Nature Festival: Jack Buckskin and Kuma Kaaru

Explore themes of caring, responsibility and relationship with the Nature Festival's cultural Ambassador and the Kuma Kaaru team.

Plant Sale
Every 4th Sunday

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.

WOMADelaide
10-13 Mar

WOMADelaide

WOMADelaide is back! Join this epic celebration of cultural discovery featuring the very best in live music, arts, dance and food from around the world.

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!