Botanic gardens have shaped civilisation using the value of plants and provide insights into the natural world. Beginning a place for growing plants for medicinal use, botanic gardens evolved to become science and collections based institutions where plants were classified and an understanding of their purpose was discovered.
Located in the Adelaide Hills, Mount Lofty Botanic Garden features cool climate plants and is less than half an hour from the city centre. The collections in the garden come from various geographic regions such as South America, China, East Africa, New Zealand, South East Asia and North America. Each season there is something new to see and experience.
Discover some of the native ecosystems found at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden by following the Bank SA nature trail. Pick up a special guide brochure which includes the scientific names of the plants and discover some of the native ecosystems found at Mount Lofty Botanic Garden.
Admission is free.