Nature Festival: Wild, Weedy or Dangerous Plants

Dates: Tuesday, 10 October 2023 and Wednesday, 11 October 2023

Times: 10:30am - 12:00pm

Location: Meet at the Visitor Information Centre on the Schomburgk Pavilion, Adelaide Botanic Garden (E9 on the map).

Tickets: $10.00 per person


Learn about plants that were once considered useful, now known as Wild, Weedy or Dangerous Plants growing in Adelaide Botanic Garden.

Led by the State Herbarium’s resident weed expert, Chris Brodie, you will take a leisurely stroll around Adelaide Botanic Garden on a tour of some devious and unruly plant species.

Many of these plants were introduced to Australia by migrants from overseas as garden plants, a source of food, or as medicinal plants.

In this Nature Festival event, you will discover the devious ways and negative impacts of some of these now wild, weedy, or once loved plant species.

There will be lots of opportunities for discussion and questions as Chris shares his expertise and knowledge.

Note: This tour may contain information which could be confronting to younger audiences, parental guidance is recommended.

About our Weeds Botanist

Chris Brodie

Chris is the Weeds Botanist for the State Herbarium of South Australia and has been for almost 15 years now. Chris is interested in the naturalised (also known as 'weed') flora of South Australia.

He works closely with stakeholders, including Landscape officers, biodiversity staff across government and NGOs, and other land managers, to identify, collect and document the naturalised flora (weeds) of South Australia.

Chris is the point of contact for anyone with a suspected new weed species that requires confirmation or identification.

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