Botanic Gardens, Adelaide

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North Terrace, Adelaide, SA 5000 Phone: (61 8) 8222 9311

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    Green that has to be seen

    by hennanights Written Aug 24, 2006

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    Spend a couple of hours wondering around the Botanic Gardens of Adelaide. They are very beautiful. Grab a map at the entrance so you don't miss anything. My favourite is the small mushroom statue found in the corner of the garden. I have pictures of my mum sitting on it when she was a little girl.

    Weekdays 7:15am. Weekends and public holidays 9:00am

    Closing times vary throughout the year:

    December - January 7:00pm
    February - March 6:30pm
    April 6:00pm
    May 5:30pm
    June - July 5:00pm
    August 5:30pm
    September 6:00pm
    October - November 6:30pm

    The Garden Guides conduct free guided walks of the Adelaide Botanic Garden leaving from under the plane trees outside the Botanic Gardens Restaurant, daily at 10:30am (except Christmas and Good Friday).

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    Picnic in the botanic gardens

    by Claire-Louise Written Jun 19, 2006

    This is a highlight in the centre of Adelaide for me. It is a big walled garden where you can go and relax, sleep, walk or have a picnic.

    In the summer months there is a cinema in the gardens as well so you can bring a rug, bean bag (If you happen to be traveling with one) and bottle of wine, a great evening.

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    Botanic Gardens

    by bijo69 Updated May 20, 2006

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    This a good place to unwind from city life. The Botanic Gardens are quite large, 20 hectares, and has has some artificial lakes, a rose garden and a conservatory with tropical rainforest environment.
    There's a café inside the gardens which offers snacks and drinks.
    Opening hours are from 8am to sunset on weekdays and from 9am to sunset on weekends and public holidays.

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    Adelaide Botanical Gardens

    by Crikies Written May 14, 2004

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    A quick stroll from the centre of Adelaide, the botanical gardens is a refreshing haven. Expansive gardens with many native and exotic exhibits. There is a large recreational park along side the gardens. All open to the public and free of charge.

    lake in the gardens
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    by marisa81 Written Apr 21, 2004

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    The Botanical Gardens in Adelaide are really beautiful. Although many pamphlets say they open at 8am, (which they do) many of their buildings inside the gardens do not open until 10am. (like the palm house and the rose garden etc.)

    Hibiscus at the Botanical Gardens
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    For Brownies everywhere

    by hennanights Written Oct 27, 2006

    Great little spot in the Botanical gardens to take some photos. This little mushroom statue is of the Girl Guide Mushroom with the wise old owl.

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    Centre of the garden

    by hennanights Written Aug 30, 2006

    The botanical gardens centre around this small lake. There are a few benches in the shade of the trees where can sit and enjoy the birds, the view and the odd water rat.

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    Adelaide, Botanical Garden

    by Myndo Updated May 3, 2004

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    A quiet and peaceful place, just right for a stroll and a quick nap on one of the benches.

    Beautiful plants and buildings.

    Adelaide Botanical Garden
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    Botanic Garden

    by wen_viaggio Written Jul 29, 2003

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    The Botanic Garden, located on the East Terrace, is a serene and peaceful place for a stroll or a picnic.

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