A Taste of Australia




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As a precautionary measure, all education and public programs scheduled until the end of April 2020 have been postponed. As more information becomes available, we will do our best to keep you updated.

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When: Friday 27 March - Wednesday 1 April, 2020 - POSTPONED

Time: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Where: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Cost: $10

Go wild on a tasting tour of the Adelaide Botanic Garden!

From macadamias to muntries, discover delicious native ingredients growing in a city oasis.

This 90-minute tour, led by the Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide, will cover a range of edible plants that are uniquely Australian.

Drink ‘tea’ from an eremophila, munch on an Ilawarra plum and try Warrigal greens. Venture further to find Bunya nuts — produced in huge cones weighing up to 10 kilograms – plus quandongs, figs and caperberries.

Learn from volunteers with broad knowledge of native ingredients and how they can be used in your kitchen.

The Adelaide Botanic Garden extends across 51 hectares in the city’s north-east corner. A Taste of Australia will travel to diverse gardens across the site, among them the Garden of Health, which features more than 2,300 plants from 257 species. The Economic Garden and Australian Forest will also be explored.

Whether you’re curious about cooking with native ingredients or simply keen to learn more about Australian flora, this is an experience that will leave you intrigued and inspired.