Adelaide Botanic Garden – Be Here
Discover a new playground for your little adventurers and relax as they unleash their imagination in Adelaide Botanic Garden. Located only steps from the hustle and bustle of Adelaide city centre, the garden is home to an accessible oasis that kids of any age can enjoy.
While every nook and cranny is filled with wilderness wonders, there are some locations where active young explorers especially thrive.
The Botanic Garden’s own Mediterranean oasis showcases flora from a variety of warm weather destinations including the Mediterranean basin, South Africa, Central Chile and California.
But, the real highlight of this stunning garden is the metres-long water feature that streams down the entire length of the footpath. Children love to use this waterway to race sticks and leaves with friends and siblings.
Right next door to the Mediterranean Garden is the Santos Museum of Economic Botany. With rows of ancient artefacts and plant specimens, the museum is a treasure trove of interesting discoveries perfect for every little historian. You never know what you’ll find inside the building’s walls.
Can you find a red mushroom, super-sized seed or spot some Egyptian mummy linen? Challenge your kids to a scavenger hunt or spend time playing I-spy in this collection of curiosities.
The Kitchen Garden
Located on the eastern side, the Little Sprouts Kitchen Garden shows children where our food comes from and highlights how much fun it can be to grow your own fresh ingredients.
Stimulate your senses by exploring the sights, smells and textures of the wide variety of edible plants on show. This colourful selection of plants will inspire delicious home cooked meals for years to come.
The lush Bicentennial Conservatory is the perfect place for exploring nature amongst a canopy of rainforest trees and plants.
Spanning two levels of winding walkways, the massive, enclosed glasshouse is the ultimate spot for getting the wiggles out on those rainy days!
Let your little ones’ imaginations run wild as they wander through every twist and turn of the Australian Forest.
Located next door to the Conservatory, the Aussie Forest welcomes you to explore your own magical wonderland. Immerse yourself in the shady canopy as you have fun playing chasey through the majestic tall trees.
Adelaide Botanic Garden is open every day of the year, including public holidays.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the Be Here Botanic website.
What: Adelaide Botanic Garden – Be Here
When: Open Daily – morning to evening (click here for times)
Where: North Terrace, Adelaide
Who: Everyone – from the young to the young at heart
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