South Australia's History Festival


 

 

Explore the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium's rich history in a selection of special tours and events during this SA History Festival

Delve into the history of South Australia's iconic gardens, buildings and much more!

Teachers - participate in professional development workshops to share with your students.

 

Plants, People and Culture: The Santos Museum of Economic Botany 

Date and time:  From Saturday 27 April - Friday 31 May: Wed-Sun 10am-4pm

Price: Free, no booking required.     

Location: Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Adelaide Botanic Garden

Adelaide's Museum of Economic Botany is the last museum of its type in the world and showcases the intersection of plants, people and culture.

Built in 1881 the museum has an inspiring purpose and a fascinating collection.

 

Plants of Ancient Egypt: Teacher Professional Development Workshop

Date and time: Thursday 23 May: 4.30pm - 6.00pm

Price: $30

Location: Meet at the Friends' Gate, Plane Tree Drive, Adelaide Botanic Garden, Adelaide 

Learn how you can use our gardens in your teaching, with a particular focus on plants important to Ancient Egyptian culture.

Participants will be led through a trail identifying key plants in the Adelaide Botanic Garden using them to generate discussion about the beliefs, values and practices of the Ancient Egyptians. 

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Curator's Tour of the Santos Museum of Economic Botany

Date and time: Wednesdays 1, 22 and 29 May: 10.00am - 11.00am

Price: Free

Location: Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Join the curator of the Santos Museum of Economic Botany to learn about the building, its fascinating collection and its purpose.

Adelaide's Museum of Economic Botany is the last museum of its type in the world, and showcases the intersection of plants, people and culture.

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Topiary Workshop

Date and time: Wednesday 29 May: 9.00am - 11.30am 

Price: $95 per person. 

Location: The Nursery, Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, Lampert Road, Crafers

The practice of creating 'living sculptures' from plants is known as topiary and dates back to Roman times.

Work with our horticultural team to understand how to train plants into interesting shapes and bring your formal garden alive.

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Palm House Tour

Date and time: Sunday 26 May: 11.00am - 12.00pm 

Price: $10 per person. 

Location: Meet at the Palm House, Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Ever wondered why we have a Palm House in the Adelaide Botanic Garden?

Re-live the story of why the garden acquired this amazing piece of architecture and how, while a historical building, it is still playing a part in protecting rare and endangered species as part of the garden's living collection. 

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Tour the Old Tram Barn

Date and time: Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 May: 11am-12pm and 1.00pm - 2.00pm 

Price: $10 per person. 

Location: State Herbarium of South Australia, Adelaide Botanic Garden, Hackney Road.

The heritage-listed Tram Barn A was once part of a sprawling complex housing the Adelaide tram fleet.
 
Now the State Herbarium, it houses over one million plant specimens. See cultural and natural history in the one place and learn about the Herbarium's role in plant science, conservation and management. 

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