Please note that although each garden is now open, guided tours have been temporarily put on hold. In the meantime, you may wish to enjoy a self-guided walk.
Specially-trained and passionate volunteer Garden Guides from the Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide conduct FREE guided walks for the public at Adelaide, Mount Lofty and Wittunga Botanic Gardens, and Botanic Park.
Each guided walk lasts about an hour-and-a-half and no booking is required (unless in a group of five or more).
Please note that all guided walks are cancelled on days forecast to reach 36 degrees or more.
Walks are not held on Christmas Day or Good Friday.
Adelaide Botanic Garden
Guided walks at Adelaide Botanic Garden leave from outside the Visitor Information Centre on the Schomburgk Pavilion at 10:30am daily.
Mount Lofty Botanic Garden
Guided walks at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden depart every Thursday from the Lower Car Park (entry via Lampert Road) at 10:30am.
Wittunga Botanic Garden
Guided walks at Wittunga Botanic Garden depart every Tuesday from the car park on Shepherds Hill Road at 10:30am - Guided walks will resume Tuesday 20 October 2020
Guided walks depart every Monday from North Lodge, Plane Tree Drive, at 2:00pm - Guided walks will resume Monday 19 October 2020
Groups of five or more can book walks in any of the three gardens, and you may be interested in a special-interest walk on a topic such as Gondwana or Aboriginal plant use. A small charge may apply. Guides can also be booked for bus tours of the Mount Lofty Botanic Garden (available on weekdays).
To book a walk call the booking officer on 8226 8803.
Hit the trail by yourself! The Friends of the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide prepare monthly or seasonal guided trails for each of the three gardens. Check out the Friends' website for the latest trail notes to download.
The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, volunteers and staff remains our highest priority and we have implemented new COVID-19 compliant protocols to offer a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants, whilst minimising the risk of COVID-19.
- Small group sizes to ensure physical distancing can be adhered to
- Participants and guides must maintain physical distance (1.5m)
- Participants and guides must practise good hygiene before, during and after sessions
- Participants must not attend if they are unwell and/or exhibit any COVID-19 symptoms
For more information and updates on the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, please see LATEST NEWS.